Friedrich J. Schwank
Stock Exchange Building
Senior Partner, Law Offices Dr. F. Schwank, Vienna (1986-present)
Rechtsanwalt (lawyer), Greiter & Schwank, Innsbruck (1976–1985)
Trainee, Woodham Smith Greenwood & Holland, London (1975)
Trainee, Legal Secretariat of ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris (1975)
Former lecturer on International Commercial Arbitration at University of Economics Vienna (1995-2005)
Inst. of International Business Law and Practice; STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; ILA: Austrian Rapporteur of Committee on International Securities Regulation, Dispute Resolution Board.
Arbitral Centre of the Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna
Chartered Inst. of Arbitrators
Swiss Arbitration Association
Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Economy, CCIS Arbitration Court Slovenia; Serbia
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
Dispute Resolution Board
Sole arbitrator, chairman of tribunals, co-arbitrator, counsel, ICC, SCC, Arbitral Centre Vienna, UNCITRAL, Baltic Exchange, Hamburg Arbitrage, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, re: agency (1976); re: lease of equipment (1977); re: commodity exchange, timber contract (1978); re: distributorship (1980); re: plant contract (1982–1983); re: license (1983–1984); re: voyage charter (1984) re: oil & gas contract (1984–1985); re: steel contract (1985–1987); re: demurrage (1987); re: demurrage (1986–1987); re: chemicals (1990–1993); re: plant equipment (1989–1991); re: service and secondment contracts (1988–1992); re: franchise (1992–1995 ); re: joint ventures (1992–1993); re: plant contracting (1992–2008 including delays due to war); re: financing agreement (2001); re: partnership agreements (2005); re: oil field exploration and production licences (2007–2009); re: agency agreement and sales distribution agreement (2010); re: environmental equipment (2010); re: downstream distribution systems (2010-2012); re: optical fibre network licences (2011); re: leasing of network of petrol stations (2013); re: mediation of M&A dispute (2015-2016); re: termination compensation for exclusive distributorship (2017), re: Bilateral Investment Treaty (2019).
Author of books and articles on international commercial arbitration, Austrian arbitration law, construction, oil and gas industry, international commodity trading, banking and finance, corporate governance, tax, and wealth planning.