Alfred Siwy is a partner at our firm and an expert in national and international dispute resolution, with a strong focus on international arbitration and litigation.

Alfred regularly advises clients in commercial and investment arbitration under various rules, including the ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules. Alfred also represents clients before Austrian courts in commercial and corporate matters. Alfred has acted as counsel in disputes across all industries, recently including in particular disputes involving competition law, consumer protection law and international investment law.

Alfred lectures on dispute resolution at international conferences and has authored numerous publications in his and adjacent fields. He was admitted to the Austrian bar in 2011 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2003, Dr. iur. 2011) and King’s College London (LL.M. 2006). Prior to co-founding zeiler.partners in 2014, Alfred worked as a dispute resolution attorney for a major international Vienna-based law firm.

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

Highlights of Alfred’s work include the following:

  • Representation of a Lithuanian transport company in a debt collection case against an Austrian transport agency.

  • Representation of two subsidiaries of a global packaging and pager company in an arbitration proceeding against a Czech chemical supplier (EUR 2.4 million, VIAC).

  • Representation of a Central European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a German natural person claiming violation of his/her rights by a court decision on squeeze-out (USD 100 million, PCA).

  • Representation of a global leader in packaging and paper in a post M&A dispute regarding the purchase of an Asian company ( EUR 70 million, ICC/Singapore).

  • 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 Southern European state in an investment arbitration against a Slovenian investor regarding the privatisation of a power plant (EUR 720 million, ICSID).

  • Representation of a major global oil & gas company in arbitral and court proceedings against a Western European gas pipeline operator regarding European competition law matters (EUR 70 million, ICC, Austrian energy regulator, Austrian Administrative Court).

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration against a Dutch investor in the commodity trading sector (EUR 120 million, PCA).

  • Representation of a Southern European state in an investment arbitration against EGS regarding the privatisation of a power plant (EUR 72 million, ICSID).

  • Representation of a North American OEM-supplier in arbitration proceedings against Central European integrator in the aerospace industry (USD 11 million, VIAC).

Interested in specific aspects of Alfred’s recent work? Contact office@zeilerfloydzad.com for further reference cases.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Partner, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (2014-2020)
  • Attorney/Associate, Schönherr, Vienna/Austria (2006-2014)
  • Associate, Hauser Partners, Vienna/Austria (2004)
  • Court Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (2003-2004)

Education

  • Solicitor, England & Wales (2019)
  • Austrian Bar Exam, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (2011)
  • Doctor of Law (with distinction), University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (2011)
  • LL.M. (with merit, scholarship of the Austrian Ministry of Science), King’s College London, London/UK (2006)
  • Certificate in International Arbitration, T.M.C. Asser Institute, Den Haag/Netherlands (2005)
  • Magister Iuris, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (2003)

Chambers Global 2021

  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Austria: Band 4)
  • Austria: Arbitrators and Counsel (2021)
    "One of the stars of the younger generation" "An experienced practitioner, in particular in investor-state disputes" "He is deeply knowledgeable and absolutely terrific" "A superb counsel"

Chambers Global & Chambers Europe 2020

  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 2020 - Band 4
    "The 'impressive' Alfred Siwy is focused on cross-border investment arbitration, as well as handling competition-related claims. He acts for both multinational companies and government bodies."
  • Next generation partner 2020
  • Austria: Thought Leader in Arbitration 2020
    "Alfred Siwy "is identified as a "superb counsel" who is "easy to work with" and has "a sharp mind". His expertise lies in commercial and corporate disputes in the competition and consumer protection fields."

Chambers Global 2019

  • Up and Coming 2019
    "Entering the rankings this year, Alfred Siwy attains a significant level of market recognition for his investment arbitration practice."

LMG Expert Guides 2019

  • Recommended Expert: Commercial Arbitration 2019
  • "Alfred Siwy is a "highly experienced" counsel, praised for his "straightforward, pragmatic approach" to matters in the energy and healthcare sectors."
  • "the recommended Alfred Siwy"
  • "The “excellent“ Alfred Siwy receives plaudits for his “sharp intellect“ and extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitration."
  • Who's Who Legal 2017
    "Alfred Siwy is described as a “star performer” by our sources, the quality of Alfred Siwy’s work and firm is widely recognised."

GAR 9th edition

  • "Alfred Siwy impressed us with his hands-on approach and extensive knowledge of public international law."

Chambers Europe 2021

  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Austria: Band 4)