The IBA-VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition Vienna will take place virtually from 16th – 20th July 2022

The 2022 Competition Rules are now online and can be downloaded here

Online Applications for Universities are now live here and will run until 31 January 2022. 

Practitioners specializing in international commercial mediation or negotiation who would like to volunteer as an Expert Assessor for the competition are invited to apply online here until 15 March 2022. Experts are invited to apply early since successful applications will be accepted on a multi-step basis and slots are limited. 

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In an effort to promote greener and more sustainable arbitrations, VIAC has signed the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations’s Green Pledge.

We are pleased to present our latest brochure. The practical guide "(Kein) Streit am Bau" (How to avoid construction disputes) was developed together with the Austrian Society for Construction Law and the Construction Industry (ÖGEBAU) in a specially established working group and is intended to provide construction firms, principals and practitioners alike with an overview of established and alternative dispute resolution methods in construction disputes. The brochure is available for download in German here

We are excited to share our latest brochure with you. The brochure was developed jointly with the LGT Bank and taps into a new field of arbitration: private clients. It aims at offering practical guidance for families and family businesses to utilize mediation and arbitration to resolve issues. You can download the brochure here.

On 1  July  2021, a new version of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation as well as a complete new set of  VIAC’s Investment Arbitration and Mediation Rules 2021 entered into force. They are applicable to all proceedings commenced after 30 June 2021.