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Thought Leaders - Arbitration 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Riegler is described as "one of the leaders of the young Austrian arbitration bar" and "excellent counsel in the space".


Stefan Riegler heads the firm-wide arbitration practice at Wolf Theiss. He has extensive experience handling complex disputes, both before state courts and international arbitral tribunals. He regularly sits as an arbitrator and acts as counsel for parties in ad hoc arbitrations as well as in institutional arbitral proceedings, including proceedings under the ICC Rules, the Vienna Rules, the DIS Rules and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. His practice focuses on disputes dealing with competition and energy (oil and gas), post-M&A, construction, banking and bankruptcy issues.

Stefan Riegler regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration topics; he has authored numerous articles and books, including Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure; the Austria and Vienna Rules chapters in World Arbitration Reporter; and the Austria and “Taking of Evidence” chapters in GAR's Guide to M&A Arbitration. He is a member of the board of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT); the ICC Commission on Arbitration (and various ICC task forces); and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He was a member of the drafting commissions on the new Vienna Rules and the DIS Rules.

Stefan Riegler was educated at Vienna University, where he received his doctorate in law, and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his LLM. He is also an alumnus of the School of International Arbitration.

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