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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is very well organised and very experienced in both state court litigation and arbitrations, and always pays lots of attention to detail"
"A brilliant mind. He is active in the arbitration community, sharp and focused"
"An amazing practitioner, very organised and methodological - a great arbitrator and counsel"
"Markus has a very deep knowledge of arbitration, is very proactive and conducts proceedings as arbitrator in a very professional and efficient manner"


Markus Schifferl is a partner of bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte. His principal areas of practice include domestic and international arbitration and corporate/commercial litigation. He has acted as arbitrator, counsel and secretary to the arbitral tribunal in more than 45 arbitrations, under the ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC, DIS and ON-Rules among others, as well as in ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations. Markus regularly acts as party representative in corporate and commercial proceedings before Austrian courts. He advises clients in all areas, with a particular focus on disputes regarding energy-related issues, post-M&A, corporations and private foundations, joint ventures and construction law.

Markus is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is the author of numerous legal publications – most recently as co-author of an extensive English language commentary on arbitration law in Austria (2018) – and co-authored The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration – A Commentary (2019, Kluwer). He regularly speaks at events on arbitration and litigation. He is a listed arbitrator of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

Markus received his legal education at the University of Graz (Mag iur, 2002), Sciences-Po Paris, University College London (LLM in dispute resolution, 2004) and the University of Vienna (Dr iur, 2006). Prior to joining bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte, Markus was a partner in an arbitration boutique in Vienna and associate in an international Austrian law firm. He is fluent in German (native) and English.

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