Liebscher Dispute Management
1981 – 1983 – Associate – Schönherr Barfuß Torggler & Partner, Vienna; 1983 – 1984 – Associate – Grohs Goriany & Hofer, Vienna; 1985 – 1997 – Partner – Liebscher Hübel & Heinrich, Salzburg; 1997 – 2014 - Partner, Head of Arbitration - Wolf Theiss
ARBAUT, ASA, FCIArb, DIS, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL; Listed as arbitrator with: International Court of Arbitration of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce; Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia; Arbitration Court attached to the Economic and Agricultural Chambers of the Czech Republic
Counsel, chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, advisor, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator in almost 130 cases including: sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration under Slovak law (1997); advisor to a leading CEE financial institution in a Polish Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2001); chairman in an ICC arbitration between Telsim and Motorola under Swiss law (300 million GBP) (2002); sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration under Czech law (2003); co-arbitrator in a DIS arbitration under German law (2004); counsel to a large Montenegrin corporation under Montenegrin law and lex mercatoria in an ICC arbitration (2005); counsel to a Croatian businessman in an UNCITRAL arbitration due to violation of a bilateral investment treaty (2005); arbitrator in a dispute under the Vienna Rules (800 million Euro) (2005); co-counsel in an arbitration under the Vienna Rules (1,4 billion Euro) (2006); chairman in a dispute under the Swiss Rules and Swiss law (51 million USD) (2006); counsel in an ICSID arbitration concerning the UK-Romania bilateral investment treaty
(120 million USD) (2006); chairman in an LCIA arbitration under English law (2008); arbitrator in an arbitration before the International Arbitration Court of the Republic of Moldova (2008); co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings under Turkish law (66 million USD) (2009); counsel to a large Swiss insurance group in arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and under Croatian law (EUR 30 million) (2009); counsel to a multi-national banking group's subsidiary in ICC proceedings with respect to a large IT outsourcing project governed by Austrian law (USD 127 million) (2010); co-arbitrator in a dispute between a French and a Romanian state party under the ICC Rules and Romanian law (EUR 15 million) (2010); counsel to a major European real estate investor in three arbitration proceedings under the Vienna and ICC Rules. In addition, dealing with the arbitration issues relating to high court proceedings with a dispute value of EUR 2 billion (2010/2011); counsel to DPTG in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings and defending the EUR 400 million award before the Commercial Court in Vienna (settlement, 2012).
—Select Bibliography—The ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract (ICC, 2000); The ICC Model International Franchising Contract (ICC, 2000); Licensing Agreements (Orac, 2001); Practitioner’s Handbook of International Arbitration (Beck’s, 2002); The Healthy Award (Kluwer, 2003); Handbuch der EG-Gruppenfreistellungsverordnungen (Beck’s, 2003); ranchising—Die Königsklasse der Vertriebssysteme (2nd ed., Luchterhand, 2003); Arbitration in Central Europe (nwv/bwv, 2005); Wiener Vertragshandbuch (Manz, 2006); Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (Carl Heymanns, 2006); Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe (Juris Publishing, 2006); The Austrian Arbitration Act 2006 (Kluwer, 2006); Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (Verlag Österreich, 2007); Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards—the New York Convention 1958 in Practice (Cameron May, 2008); “Corruption and Investment Arbitration: Substantive Standards and Proof” in The Austrian Arbitration Yearbook 2009 (Manz, 2009); "International Investment Law for the 21st Century. Essays in Honour of Christoph Schreuer" (OUP, 2009); "Practitioner's Handbook of International Arbitration" (OUP, 2010) 2nd edition; “EU Member State Court Application of Eco Swiss: Review of the Case Law and Future Prospects” in “The Treatment of US Antitrust and EC Corruption Law in International Arbitration—a Handbook for Practitioners” (Kluwer, 2011); "Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit" (Carl Heymanns, 2011), 2nd edition; "Handbuch der EU-Gruppenfreistellungsverordnungen" (Beck's, 2011) 2nd edition; "Schiedsverfahrensrecht" (Springer Verlag, 2011); "Wiener Vertragshandbuch" (Manz, 2011); "The Swembalt Case" in "International Arbitration Court Decisions" (Juris Publishing, 2011) 3rd Edition; about 60 articles in German, English, French and Russian