Alexander Zojer is a Senior Associate and attorney at law at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, where he specializes in intellectual property as well as dispute resolution before arbitral tribunals and state courts.

Alexander regularly acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals and has participated in proceedings under the ICC, VIAC, SCC, DIS and ICSID rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Alexander graduated from the University of Vienna (Mag.iur 2014; Mag.phil 2012) and spent a semester at the University of Iceland. He passed the Austrian bar exam in 2017.

Alexander regularly speaks on procedural law topics, organizes the Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution conference series as well as the firm’s event series “tech.talks”, and teaches civil law at the University of Applied Science BFI Vienna.

Alexander works in English (fluent) and German (native).

Highlights of Alexander’s work include:

  • Representation of a South-Eastern European companies in a dispute regarding the construction of a power plant against an insolvent claimant (EUR 73 million, ICC).

  • Representation of an US entity in Czech-centred post M&A and fraud case (EUR 10 million, ICC ).

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration against a UK company in the health care sector (EUR 30 million, UNCITRAL).

  • Representation of a global plant manufacturer based in Austria in court proceedings against a leading cellulose/fibre producer concerning the construction of an industrial piping system (EUR 2 million, Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a Turkish construction company in the enforcement of a European arbitral award (EUR 2 million, Austrian court).

  • Representation of an Eastern European company in arbitral proceedings against an Eastern European municipality (USD 25 million, ICC).

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in two investment arbitrations against UK investors in the automobile accessories industry (EUR 30 million, SCC).

  • Representation of an Eastern European energy company in court proceedings against two Central European entities regarding interim measures (EUR 16 million, Austrian state courts).

Are you interested in specific aspects of Alexander’s recent work? Contact vienna@zeilerfloydzad.com for further reference cases.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Attorney at Law, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (2019-2020)
  • Associate, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (2015-2019)
  • Legal Assistant, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (January-May 2015)
  • Court Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (Commercial Court of Vienna, 17 District Court Vienna, January-May 2015)
  • Internship, VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre), Vienna/Austria (June-November 2014)

Education

  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (2017)
  • Magister Philosophiae (Theatre-, Film- and Media Sciences) & Magister Iuris, University of Vienna (2012 & 2014)
  • Vis Moot Court in International Commercial Arbitration (2012-2013)
  • Erasmus Exchange Student, University of Iceland, Reykjavik/Iceland (2014)
  • Austria: Arbitration 2020
  • Austria: Future Leaders - Arbitration (2021)
    "Alexander is a knowledgeable arbitration practitioner with a thorough understanding of the arbitration world" "He has a very balanced understanding of practical needs, in particular of the users of arbitration"
  • Austria: Future Leader - Arbitration 2022
    "Alexander is a young up-and-coming lawyer with great prospects" "He is a smart, knowledgeable and agile lawyer" "Alexander is a very impressive practitioner" "Alexander is very active in Austrian arbitrations and I highly value his work"
  • IPDC2022

    IPDC2022

    To foster the exchange necessary for rethinking what the legal landscape could look like in a world dominated by automated, data-driven discovery, we brought together international legal experts and experts from science and technology. At the conference, the teams and individual speakers will present their approaches to topics including patent law and blackbox algorithms, protectability of AI generated inventions, access to and protection of datasets, algorithmic bias and more. Join the conference for introductions and updates on legal developments in a data-driven economy fueled by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    Speakers include Ryan Abbott (University of Surrey and UCLA, DABUS project), Dr. Ulrike Till (WIPO), Philipp Homar (University of Linz), Jacques de Werra (University of Geneva), Alexandra Ebert and Paul Tiwald (MOSTLY AI), Żaneta Zemła – Pacud (Polish Academy of Sciences), Fabian Stanke (SONN Patentanwälte), Andreas Tinhofer (ZFZ), Matteo Aldeghi (MIT), Christoph Langer (IMBA), Melina Peer (ZFZ). The conference will be moderated by Alexander Zojer (ZFZ) and Lukas Hutter (biotop).

    This is an in-person event. Attendance is free of charge, but seating will be limited – for a guaranteed place at the conference, please make sure to register here.

  • Disputes for Tea | Intellectual Property

    Disputes for Tea | Intellectual Property

    “The Human Factor – Creation, Ownership and Infringement of IP Rights in the Age of AI”
    With Alexander Zojer and Lukas Hutter.

    Monday, 25 April 2022
    15:00 CET / 09:00 EST

  • 2021: Who’s Who Legal

    2021: Who’s Who Legal

    We are exicted to have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal 2021!

  • Economic Sanctions

    Economic Sanctions

    “The Impact of Economic Sanctions on International Arbitration” Vienna Arbitration Days 2020, Vienna (Austria)
    22 February 2020