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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"She is simply brilliant and absolutely charming. Easily the first lawyer I call when I have an issue in Austria"
"Clients adore her for her sound commercial judgement and persuasive advocacy"
"She is clearly a rising star in the Austrian market"
"Anne-Karin is dedicated and professional, with a curious mind"


Anne-Karin Grill is the principal and founder of AKG ADVISORY in Vienna, Austria. She is an experienced international arbitration lawyer and well-versed in other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), especially mediation. She advises clients in commercial arbitration proceedings in accordance with the rules of key arbitral institutions and has an excellent track-record in investor-state arbitration. In addition to her advocacy work before international tribunals, Anne‑Karin serves as arbitrator and acts as CEDR accredited mediator in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. She also advises in litigation proceedings before the Austrian state courts, including proceedings for the domestic enforcement or setting-aside of international arbitral awards.

Anne-Karin serves as member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut) leadership team, and the mediation advisory board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Furthermore, she is listed as arbitrator/mediator by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Energy Community. In Paris, she is part of Médiation & Résolution, a professional association of leading international mediators. In addition to engagements as lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Toulouse, Anne-Karin is a sought-after speaker and author of numerous publications in her fields of specialization.

Anne-Karin is admitted to practice in Austria and speaks German, English, French and Swedish. Prior to pursuing her career as an attorney, she worked at the legal advisory department of the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in New York. Anne-Karin was educated at the University of Vienna, and Georgetown University (Washington DC), where she received prestigious scholarships.

AKG ADVISORY is a boutique law firm based in Vienna, Austria. The core areas of the firm's legal advisory business are arbitration, mediation and litigation.
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