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Christian Aschauer

Christian Aschauer

University of Graz and Independent Arbitrator1030 Vienna, AustriaInvalidenstrasse 7/9ViennaAustria1030

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He has an excellent track record as arbitrator"
"A great legal mind"
"He is an excellent academic who earns great respect as an arbitrator"


Christian is an “[a]n excellent academic who earns respect as an arbitrator”. Having acted in 50+ arbitrations, he is a safe pair of hands for complex cases, taking frequently the role of president or sole arbitrator upon joint nomination of the parties or by appointment of the institution. Over the past three years, he has been conducting arbitrations under the rules of the (in alphabetical order) Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, DIS, ICC, SCC and VIAC, as well as in ad hoc proceedings, dealing inter alia with technical equipment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, the international sale of goods, joint property conflicts, banking, employment, construction, and M&A. While most of his arbitrations are in English, Christian also makes awards in German, Italian and French.

Being a member of the Council of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR as well as the domestic advisory board of VIAC, Christian has established himself firmly in the international arbitration community. However, as a standalone arbitrator with his own firm based in Vienna, Christian is able to remain independent and impartial under all circumstances.

Christian’s academic work at the University of Graz (part time) focuses on the impact of modern technologies, including AI, on international arbitration. In 2020, he co-authored the textbook “Austrian Arbitration Law in Motion”, placing particular emphasis on subjects such as multiparty and multi-contract arbitration; internationally recognised standards for evidence taking; expedited arbitration and other modern developments. Future professional and academic projects include conciliation and mediation as well as investment arbitration.

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