"Gerold Zeiler … is a key name in the market who is lauded by sources as "one of the top counsel and arbitrators of his generation".Who is Who Legal 2020
Gerold Zeiler is partner with our firm and an expert in national and international dispute resolution, with a strong focus on international commercial arbitration and complex litigation.
Gerold has extensive experience representing clients and serving as an arbitrator in both commercial and investment arbitration forums – more than 200 at the last count and is a seasoned litigator before Austrian courts.
In 2018, the ICC World Council appointed Gerold as the Austrian member of the ICC Court. He is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, the Indian Council of Arbitration, the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) and the Czech Arbitration Court.
A graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag.iur. 1988; Dr.iur. 1996) and the Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. 2016), Gerold is a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, a member of the Publications Board of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a former president of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT). His published work includes a comprehensive commentary on Austrian arbitration law (Schiedsverfahren, 2nd edition, 2014). He regularly speaks at international conferences and guest lectures a university course at Graz University.
Gerold works in English (fluent) and German (native), has a basic Italian and a reading Spanish.
Highlights of Gerold’s work include the following:
Representing a manging director of a municipal transport service company on the renewal of his appointment toward the company.
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).
Representing a former board member of an Austrian international gambling company in the negotiations of his separation from the company.
Representation of a Korean luxury car dealer in a court proceedings against an Austrian supplier (Austrian courts).
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 Austrian construction company in arbitral proceedings against a large European engineering and construction group regarding damage claims arising from the construction of an industrial plant (EUR 15 million, ICC).
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 Central European construction company in court proceedings on disbursement of performance and advance payment guarantees (EUR 1.4 million, Austrian court).
Representation of a major European insurance group in arbitral proceedings against a major American insurance group regarding reinsurance claims arising from a global insurance programme (EUR 8 million, VIAC).
Representation of an European industry holding company in arbitral proceedings against an Asian industrial group regarding indemnity and warranty claims following an M&A transaction in the paint and coatings industry (EUR 7 million, ICC).
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Zeiler (speaker), “ICC Arbitration Rules – 2020 Revision”, ICC Austria Online Seminar, 3.12.2020.
Join ICC Austria for Gerold Zeiler and Christian Aschauer’s online training, introducing all the 2020 revisions to the ICC Rules.
Zeiler (speaker), “Der Anwaltsberuf im Wandel der Zeit – Vom Fürsprecher zum spezialisierten Rechtsdienstleister”, Legal Tech Konferenz 2020, 11.11.2020.
Gerold Zeiler will be giving a talk on the transformation of the legal business in the last decades and the effects of increasing specialization at Future-Law’s Legal Tech Konferenz 2020 on 11 November 2020 at 13:30 Central European Time.
Zeiler (author) and Michael Nueber, Austrian Chapter in Balthasar (ed.), International Commercial Arbitration: A Handbook, 2nd Edition, November 2020.
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Zeiler (speaker), “Verletzung von Stimmbindungsvereinbarungen: Sicherung mit einstweiliger Verfügung”, RuSt 2020 Conference, Vienna, 15.10.2020.
Zeiler (speaker), “How to improve the attractiveness of the place of arbitration? The influence of the administrative and judicial policies on arbitration practice”, THAC International ADR Webinar Series 2020, 27.08.2020.
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