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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Nikolaus Vavrovsky is "an emerging leader in Austria's arbitration field" according to sources who note that "he never fails to impress as counsel and as arbitrator".


Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a founding-partner of Vavrovsky Heine Marth in Vienna. He specialises in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on real estate 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 (ICC, VIAC, DIS). In addition, he is an accomplished adviser 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. He regularly publishes and lectures in his fields of specialisation.

Chambers Europe (2018) noted Nikolaus' international standing as arbitration counsel in infrastructure and energy disputes. He was hailed as "brilliant arbitrator" and "fine strategist" by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018).

Nikolaus received his law degree from the University of Salzburg, Austria (Dr iur, 1998) and holds a master's degree in European and international business law from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland (M.B.L.-HSG, 1998). He earned the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Arbitration from the University of Lucerne and the University Neuchâtel in cooperation with the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA)(2017). He speaks German, English and French.

Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a corporate law firm with offices in Vienna and Salzburg. The focus areas of the firm's legal advisory business are dispute resolution as well as real estate and construction.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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