“Lisa Beisteiner is very bright, outstanding both academically and as counsel." | "She is very strong, she digs into the topic and very passionately makes it her own.”Who’s Who Legal | Chambers Global
Lisa Beisteiner is partner with our firm and an expert in national and international dispute resolution, with a strong focus on international arbitration and litigation.
Lisa has extensive experience advising and representing clients in commercial and investment arbitration under various sets of rules, including the ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. She regularly sits as an arbitrator in proceedings under the ICC, VIAC and DIS Rules and on ad hoc panels, including as chair of the tribunal and as sole arbitrator. Lisa also represents clients before the Austrian courts in commercial and corporate matters.
She advises clients in all industries with a recent focus in the fields of energy, construction and post M&A disputes. Drawing upon her dispute resolution expertise, her work also includes advising foreign and national parties in the drafting of complex contracts and in the negotiated settlement of their disputes.
Lisa regularly lectures on dispute resolution at international and national conferences. She has authored numerous publications in her field and is part of the board of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (which she co-chaired until 2020). Lisa is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2005, Dr. iur. 2008), both with distinction. She is also a certified mediator by ZivMediatG.
Lisa works in English (fluent) and German (native), has good working knowledge in French and a solid Spanish.
Highlights of Lisa’s work include the following:
Representation of a Southern European logistics company in Vienna-seated arbitration proceedings and settlement negotiations against a German service provider (VIAC).
Representation of an US entity in Czech-centred post M&A and fraud case (EUR 10 million, ICC ).
Negotiation of a settlement agreement with Austrian seated multinational technology company for its Korean business partner (avoiding ICC proceedings).
Representation of a Southern European gas trader in arbitral proceedings against a Central European multinational regarding the revision of gas storage contracts (EUR 15 million, ad hoc arbitration/Leipzig, Germany).
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 Turkish construction company in the enforcement of a European arbitral award (EUR 2 million, Austrian court).
Representation of a market-leading, global consumer goods manufacturer and retailer against a Central European supplier regarding damages for breach of contract (EUR 5 million, ICC).
Representation of a global energy major in arbitral proceedings against a Western European energy company regarding the amendment of a gas supply contract in Eastern Europe (EUR 316 million, ICC).
Representation of a Central Asian state in an investment arbitration against a foreign investor active in the mining industry (Moscow Chamber of Commerce, USD 118 million).
Representation of an European oil&gas incumbent in a post-M&A dispute regarding the sale of a network of petrol stations against a Central European energy incumbent (EUR 4 million, ICC).
Interested in specific aspects of Lisa’s recent work? Contact email@example.com for further reference cases.
Beisteiner-Matz (speaker), “Dos and Don’ts on Your Career Path to Becoming a Successful Arbitration Practitioner”, “All-Star” YAAP Roundtable & Drinks, 15.06.2023.
Beisteiner (seminar leader, speaker), “Grundlagenseminar der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit” 2-Day Seminar, AWAK, Vienna/Austria, 05-06.05.2023.
Beisteiner-Matz (speaker), „Schiedsverfahren und Versicherungsrecht“, Women in Law Austria, 28.03.2023.
Beisteiner (speaker), “Litigating energy disputes: is arbitration the answer?”, AIJA Half-Year November Conference, Edinburgh/Scotland, 17.11.2022.
Beisteiner, Cech, Herbst & Weisgram (authors), “The Russian Ruble Decree-Crisis: Can European Gas Buyers “Pay in Rubles without Paying in Rubles”? What May Be the Consequences if Not?“, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 28.05.22.
The media these days is full of speculations on the future of gas supplies to Europe in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Will gas continue to flow and what if one side turns off the taps? Discussions have recently been fueled by the infamous Ruble Decree as well as evolving EU sanctions law and the latest curtailments of flows to Poland and Bulgaria.
In our latest Disputes for Tea | Energy webinar, Gerold Zeiler, Lisa Beisteiner and the energy team give an overview of some of the underlying legal fundamentals to help you better grasp and navigate the fast-changing landscape. With this webinar we hope we can bring some clarity – at least on the basic questions of regulatory and contract law arising in the rapidly moving political and economic discourse.
The German DIE ZEIT & ZEIT ONLINE published an article discussing Austria’s current gas sourcing, being still highly dependent on Russian supply.
Hosted by Gerold Zeiler and Lisa Beisteiner.
Thursday, 12 May 2022
16:00 CET / 10:00 EST
Pressure on European leaders to do more to sanction Russian energy is increasing by the hour – including calls to pull out of Russian gas.
We are proud to be ranked by the Legal 500 once again for our work in Arbitration and in Employment!
We are delighted to have all of our Vienna partners ranked in the 2021 edition of Chambers Europe!
We’d like to thank all of our wonderful colleagues and clients who recommended us both as a firm and as individuals to be included in the Chambers and Partners Global 2021 Guide.
We are exicted to have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal 2021!
We are delighted to have multiple partners of ours ranked by Best Lawyers 2021 across a variety of categories.
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