“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).
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Beisteiner (lecturer), “Grundlagenseminar der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit”, AWAK Seminar, Vienna, 11-12.03.2022.
Beisteiner (author), “The View From Europe: What’s New in European Arbitration?” co-authored with Stephan Wilske, Björn P. Ebert, Thomas Rohner, Michelle Lindholm, Lois Horne & Chloë Edworthy, American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal vol. 75, July 2021.
Beisteiner (panelist), “Big Data and Foreseeability of Decision Making in International Arbitration”, DIS40 Spring Conference, 13.04.2021.
Beisteiner (panelist), International Arbitration Webinar by KCAB INTERNATIONAL, 29.03.2021.
Beisteiner (panelist), “21 Join Street: The Impact of Joinder on Arbitral Proceedings”, 18th Generations in Arbitration Conference of the MAA International Commercial Law and Arbitration Conference (Webinar), 23.03.2021.
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