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Markus Schifferl

Markus Schifferl

zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbHStubenbastei 2Entrance Zedlitzgasse 7ViennaAustriaA-1010

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Schifferl earns acclaim as "an amazing practitioner" who is "very organised and methodological, and great as both arbitrator and counsel".


Markus Schifferl is a partner of zeiler.partners. 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 zeiler.partners, 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.

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.

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