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Peers and clients say

"A go-to name for arbitration matters involving Austria"
"Vavrovsky is a real powerhouse in Austria"
"He is very well connected to the business community and respected by in-house counsel and management"
"He is very diligent and well prepared, has excellent knowledge of the file and is very open to discussions"


Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a founding-partner of Vavrovsky Heine Marth in Vienna. He specialises in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure as well as corporate and finance matters. Nikolaus is a highly experienced counsel in international arbitration proceedings in accordance with the rules of leading international arbitral institutions. In addition, he is an accomplished advisor in proceedings conducted under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. Nikolaus is frequently appointed as (sole) arbitrator or tribunal chair in high-stakes international arbitration proceedings.

Nikolaus serves as chairman of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy Alumni Association and is member of the domestic advisory board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre. He regularly publishes and lectures in his fields of specialization.

Chambers Europe (2019) recognises Nikolaus as well-respected litigation and arbitration practitioner, particularly active in real estate and construction disputes. Clients describe him as "experienced, diplomatic, result-oriented and eloquent". Furthermore, he was hailed as "brilliant arbitrator" and "fine strategist” and for his "precise commercial judgement" and "extraordinary foresight" by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018 and 2019). Nikolaus holds a law degree from the University of Salzburg, Austria and a master's degree in European and international business law from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. He earned the certificate of advanced studies in arbitration from the University of Lucerne and Neuchâtel University, in cooperation with the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA). He speaks German, English and French.

Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a corporate law firm with offices in Vienna and Salzburg. Its focus areas are dispute resolution, as well as real estate and construction.

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