Hubertus Schumacher is a Practicing Attorney in Innsbruck, Full Professor for Civil Procedure Law at the University of Innsbruck and Judge at the Supreme Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz.
The Austrian Enforcement Act (EO)1 is particularly stringent regarding the determination of an executory title. Some of the following points apply to monetary as well as to non-monetary awards. Some of these may seem trivial, but, if overlooked, there can be dangerous implications for the party trying to enforce the arbitral award in Austria. This can go so far as to reduce the award to not being worth the paper it is written on.