Gerold Zeiler is a key name in the market who is lauded by sources as "one of the top counsel and arbitrators of his generation".
Gerold Zeiler is a founding partner of zeiler.partners. His practice focuses on national and international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and international litigation.
Gerold has over 20 years of experience, acting as chairman, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and expert witness, as well as counsel in more than 200 ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings, including proceedings under the Vienna Rules (VIAC), ICC Rules of Arbitration, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Rules of the Arbitration Court of the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic, as well as ICSID arbitration proceedings. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and a former board member and president of the Austrian Arbitration Association. He is listed on the panel of arbitrators of VIAC, the Foreign Trade court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, International Arbitrators of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), and the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. He is fluent in English and German, and speaks Italian.
Gerold Zeiler is the author of numerous articles and books on international litigation and arbitration, including a commentary on the Austrian Arbitration law, Schiedsverfahren (“Arbitration”) (second edition 2014), and is a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration. He is the editor of an extensive English language commentary (Austrian Arbitration Law, 2016), and co-editor of The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration – A Commentary (2019, Kluwer).
Gerold obtained his law degrees from the University of Vienna (Mag iur, 1988; Dr iur, 1996) and Washington University in St Louis (LLM, 2016). He was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 1993 and the Californian Bar in 2018.
zeiler.partners is a dispute resolution boutique focusing on international commercial and investment arbitration, commercial litigation and employment law. The firm has recently been very active in investment disputes, energy-related disputes and post-M&A disputes. The partners of the firm are well known for their experience in international public law and investment arbitration.