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Alfred Siwy

// Position:
Partner

// Admission to the bar:
2011, Austria
2019, England and Wales (Solicitor)

// Nationality:
Austrian

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// Contact:

Dr. iur. Alfred Siwy, LL.M.
T +43 1 8901087 – 84
M: +43 664 88928784

E alfred.siwy@zeiler.partners

Personal Assistant:
+43 1 8901087-24 (Martina Goldschmid)

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Alfred Siwy is a partner at zeiler.partners 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 sets of 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 in all industries and has recently focused on disputes involving competition law, international investment law and consumer protection 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, 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. His working languages are English and German.

Education

  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (2011)
  • University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag.iur. 2003, Dr.iur. 2011 with distinction)
  • King’s College London, London/UK (LL.M. 2006, with merit, scholarship of the Austrian Ministry of Science)
  • T.M.C. Asser Institute, Den Haag, Netherlands (Certificate in International Arbitration, 2005)

Languages

German (native), English (fluent)

Experience

  • Partner, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (since 2014)
  • Attorney (Associate), Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2006-2014)
  • Associate, Hauser Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2004)
  • Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (2003-2004)

Selected Reference Cases

Highlights of Alfred's work include the following:

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor in the energy sector (amount in dispute EUR 700 million)
  • Representation of a global energy major in an ICC arbitration against a Western European energy company regarding the amendment of a gas supply contract in Eastern Europe (accumulated amount in dispute EUR 316 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a UK company in the health care sector (amount in dispute EUR 22 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in two investment arbitrations under the SCC Rules against UK companies and natural persons (amount in dispute EUR 10 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a Western European entity (amount in dispute EUR 90 million)
  • Representation of a major global oil & gas company in an ICC arbitration, before the Austrian energy regulator, as well as in proceedings before the Austrian Administrative Court against a Western European gas pipeline operator regarding European competition law matters (amount in dispute EUR 70 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European company in an ICC arbitration against an Eastern European municipality (amount in dispute USD 25 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor (amount in dispute USD 54 million) 
  • Representation of an Eastern European energy company in two proceedings before Austrian state courts against two Central European entities regarding interim measures (amount in dispute EUR 16 million)

For further reference cases contact office@zeiler.partners.

Others About Us

"Entering the rankings this year, Alfred Siwy attains a significant level of market recognition for his investment arbitration practice."
Chambers Global 2019

Alfred Siwy is a "highly experienced" counsel, praised for his "straightforward, pragmatic approach" to matters in the energy and healthcare sectors.
Who is Who Legal, 2019

"The “excellent“ Alfred Siwy receives plaudits for his “sharp intellect“ and extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitration."
Who is Who Legal, 2018

"the recommended Alfred Siwy"
Legal 500 2018

"Alfred Siwy is described as a “star performer” by our sources, the quality of Alfred Siwy’s work and firm is widely recognised"
Who is Who Legal, 2017

"Alfred Siwy impressed us with his hands-on approach and extensive knowledge of public international law."
Client comment, GAR 9th edition

Publications & Lectures

Siwy, "Deliktsgerichtsstand und Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen bei Kartellschadenersatzklagen", ecolex 2019, MANZ Verlag Vienna, p. 591, July 2019

Siwy & Kwon, "The Protection of the Right to be Heard and the Prague Rules", in Korean Arbitration Review, KCAB International, Tenth Issue, 20-25, 2019.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, May 2019

Siwy (panelist) “Brother from Another Mother/Sister from Another Mister: Can Information Be Imported from Other Proceedings?", XVI Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, Vienna (Austria), 12 April 2019.

Siwy & Zeiler (eds.) Beisteiner, De la Brena & Schifferl (authors) The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration A Commentary. Kluwer, 2019.

Siwy (panelist), “Dispute Resolution for MSMEs”, Trade Law Forum - Incheon 2018, Incheon (Korea), 10-12 September 2018.

Herbst & Siwy, Schiedsverfahren in Kartellsachen, in Czernich/Deixler-Hübner/Schauer (Hrsg), Handbuch Schiedsrecht, 2018.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2018.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2018

Siwy (speaker), "New trends in expropriation – Do tribunals interpret treaties too extensively?", 7th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Prague (Czech Republic), 26 October 2017.

Siwy, "Temporary restraining orders", Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Interim Measures in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Athens (Greece), 25 October 2017.

Siwy, "Contract Claims and Treaty Claims" in ICSID Convention after 50 years, Crina Baltag (ed.), Kluwer Law International 2017.

Siwy, Beweisvorlageanträge in Schadenersatzverfahren aus Wettbewerbsverstößen vor staatlichen Gerichten und Schiedsgerichten, Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter 31, 193-199, 2017.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2017.

Herbst & Siwy, Q & A on Arbitration in Austria, The In-House Lawyer 2017.

Siwy, "Investment Arbitration in a crisis?", Keynote Speech at the 14th Generations in Arbitration Conference, Vienna, April 2017.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2017

Siwy, "Shareholder Protection in International Investment Arbitration" 6th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Prague, 13 October 2016.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2016.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2016

Zeiler (ed.), Beisteiner, Schifferl, Siwy, Zeiler (authors), Austrian Arbitration Law. NWV, 2016.

Siwy, Austrian Arbitration Law. NWV, 2016. [editor: Zeiler, authors: Beisteiner, Schifferl, Siwy, Zeiler]

Heider, Nueber, Schumacher, Siwy, Zeiler, Dispute Resolution in Austria (Kluwer Publishing 2015)

Siwy, Recalcitrant Parties and the Tribunal’s Power to Order Cost Advance Payments, in Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 201 

Wong/Siwy, Recalcitrant Parties and the Tribunal’s Power to Order Cost Advance Payments, in: Klausegger et al (Hrsg), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 201

Siwy: Inclusion of Third Parties in Arbitration, YAAP Roundtable, Vienna, 2014

Siwy: The Power of the Arbitrator to Apply Mandatory Rules, Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, 2014

Siwy: Declaratory Claim in International Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum, Vienna, 2013

 

Siwy, Austrian Arbitration Law – An Introduction, Pravo Ukrayny (2012)

Siwy, Mandatory Rules in International Commercial Arbitration, in Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2012, 165

Siwy: Privilege and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, ArbAUT – ASA Anniversary Conference, Vienna, 2011

Siwy, Supreme Court strengthens the right to be heard, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 07.10.2010

Siwy, Court decides on interim measures to ensure enforceability of foreign awards, International Law Office - Legal Newsletter, 10.06.2010

Siwy, Court Decides on Interim Measures to Ensure Enforceability of Foreign Awards, Canadian International Lawyer 2010, Vol 8 No 2, 104

Siwy & Zeiler, Supreme Court Decides on Enforceability of Awards Against Consumers, International Law Office - Legal Newsletter, 26.11.2009

Siwy, Conclusion of Arbitration Agreement Ruled as Partial Waiver of Rights, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 16.10.2008 [with Zeiler]

Siwy, Indirect Expropriation and the Legitimate Expectations of the Investor, Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2007, 355

Siwy, Der Schutz ausländischer Gesellschafter unter dem ICSID Übereinkommen, eastlex 2007, 88

Alfred Siwy

// Position:
Partner

// Admission to the bar:
2011, Austria
2019, England and Wales (Solicitor)

// Nationality:
Austrian

LinkedIn

// Contact:

Dr. iur. Alfred Siwy, LL.M.
T +43 1 8901087 – 84
M: +43 664 88928784

E alfred.siwy@zeiler.partners

Personal Assistant:
+43 1 8901087-24 (Martina Goldschmid)

V-Card 
Download CV

Alfred Siwy is a partner at zeiler.partners 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 sets of 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 in all industries and has recently focused on disputes involving competition law, international investment law and consumer protection 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, 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. His working languages are English and German.

Highlights of Alfred's work include the following:

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor in the energy sector (amount in dispute EUR 700 million)
  • Representation of a global energy major in an ICC arbitration against a Western European energy company regarding the amendment of a gas supply contract in Eastern Europe (accumulated amount in dispute EUR 316 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a UK company in the health care sector (amount in dispute EUR 22 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in two investment arbitrations under the SCC Rules against UK companies and natural persons (amount in dispute EUR 10 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a Western European entity (amount in dispute EUR 90 million)
  • Representation of a major global oil & gas company in an ICC arbitration, before the Austrian energy regulator, as well as in proceedings before the Austrian Administrative Court against a Western European gas pipeline operator regarding European competition law matters (amount in dispute EUR 70 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European company in an ICC arbitration against an Eastern European municipality (amount in dispute USD 25 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor (amount in dispute USD 54 million) 
  • Representation of an Eastern European energy company in two proceedings before Austrian state courts against two Central European entities regarding interim measures (amount in dispute EUR 16 million)

For further reference cases contact office@zeiler.partners.

"Entering the rankings this year, Alfred Siwy attains a significant level of market recognition for his investment arbitration practice."
Chambers Global 2019

Alfred Siwy is a "highly experienced" counsel, praised for his "straightforward, pragmatic approach" to matters in the energy and healthcare sectors.
Who is Who Legal, 2019

"The “excellent“ Alfred Siwy receives plaudits for his “sharp intellect“ and extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitration."
Who is Who Legal, 2018

"the recommended Alfred Siwy"
Legal 500 2018

"Alfred Siwy is described as a “star performer” by our sources, the quality of Alfred Siwy’s work and firm is widely recognised"
Who is Who Legal, 2017

"Alfred Siwy impressed us with his hands-on approach and extensive knowledge of public international law."
Client comment, GAR 9th edition

Siwy, "Deliktsgerichtsstand und Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen bei Kartellschadenersatzklagen", ecolex 2019, MANZ Verlag Vienna, p. 591, July 2019

Siwy & Kwon, "The Protection of the Right to be Heard and the Prague Rules", in Korean Arbitration Review, KCAB International, Tenth Issue, 20-25, 2019.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, May 2019

Siwy (panelist) “Brother from Another Mother/Sister from Another Mister: Can Information Be Imported from Other Proceedings?", XVI Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, Vienna (Austria), 12 April 2019.

Siwy & Zeiler (eds.) Beisteiner, De la Brena & Schifferl (authors) The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration A Commentary. Kluwer, 2019.

Siwy (panelist), “Dispute Resolution for MSMEs”, Trade Law Forum - Incheon 2018, Incheon (Korea), 10-12 September 2018.

Herbst & Siwy, Schiedsverfahren in Kartellsachen, in Czernich/Deixler-Hübner/Schauer (Hrsg), Handbuch Schiedsrecht, 2018.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2018.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2018

Siwy (speaker), "New trends in expropriation – Do tribunals interpret treaties too extensively?", 7th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Prague (Czech Republic), 26 October 2017.

Siwy, "Temporary restraining orders", Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Interim Measures in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Athens (Greece), 25 October 2017.

Siwy, "Contract Claims and Treaty Claims" in ICSID Convention after 50 years, Crina Baltag (ed.), Kluwer Law International 2017.

Siwy, Beweisvorlageanträge in Schadenersatzverfahren aus Wettbewerbsverstößen vor staatlichen Gerichten und Schiedsgerichten, Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter 31, 193-199, 2017.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2017.

Herbst & Siwy, Q & A on Arbitration in Austria, The In-House Lawyer 2017.

Siwy, "Investment Arbitration in a crisis?", Keynote Speech at the 14th Generations in Arbitration Conference, Vienna, April 2017.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2017

Siwy, "Shareholder Protection in International Investment Arbitration" 6th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Prague, 13 October 2016.

Schifferl & Siwy, Litigation in Austria, GAR Know-How Litigation, 2016.

Schifferl & Siwy (lecturers), Commercial Arbitration, ARS, Vienna, April 2016

Zeiler (ed.), Beisteiner, Schifferl, Siwy, Zeiler (authors), Austrian Arbitration Law. NWV, 2016.

Siwy, Austrian Arbitration Law. NWV, 2016. [editor: Zeiler, authors: Beisteiner, Schifferl, Siwy, Zeiler]

Heider, Nueber, Schumacher, Siwy, Zeiler, Dispute Resolution in Austria (Kluwer Publishing 2015)

Siwy, Recalcitrant Parties and the Tribunal’s Power to Order Cost Advance Payments, in Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 201 

Wong/Siwy, Recalcitrant Parties and the Tribunal’s Power to Order Cost Advance Payments, in: Klausegger et al (Hrsg), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 201

Siwy: Inclusion of Third Parties in Arbitration, YAAP Roundtable, Vienna, 2014

Siwy: The Power of the Arbitrator to Apply Mandatory Rules, Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, 2014

Siwy: Declaratory Claim in International Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum, Vienna, 2013

 

Siwy, Austrian Arbitration Law – An Introduction, Pravo Ukrayny (2012)

Siwy, Mandatory Rules in International Commercial Arbitration, in Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2012, 165

Siwy: Privilege and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, ArbAUT – ASA Anniversary Conference, Vienna, 2011

Siwy, Supreme Court strengthens the right to be heard, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 07.10.2010

Siwy, Court decides on interim measures to ensure enforceability of foreign awards, International Law Office - Legal Newsletter, 10.06.2010

Siwy, Court Decides on Interim Measures to Ensure Enforceability of Foreign Awards, Canadian International Lawyer 2010, Vol 8 No 2, 104

Siwy & Zeiler, Supreme Court Decides on Enforceability of Awards Against Consumers, International Law Office - Legal Newsletter, 26.11.2009

Siwy, Conclusion of Arbitration Agreement Ruled as Partial Waiver of Rights, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 16.10.2008 [with Zeiler]

Siwy, Indirect Expropriation and the Legitimate Expectations of the Investor, Klausegger et al (eds), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2007, 355

Siwy, Der Schutz ausländischer Gesellschafter unter dem ICSID Übereinkommen, eastlex 2007, 88

  • Partner, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (since 2014)
  • Attorney (Associate), Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2006-2014)
  • Associate, Hauser Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2004)
  • Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (2003-2004)
  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (2011)
  • University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag.iur. 2003, Dr.iur. 2011 with distinction)
  • King’s College London, London/UK (LL.M. 2006, with merit, scholarship of the Austrian Ministry of Science)
  • T.M.C. Asser Institute, Den Haag, Netherlands (Certificate in International Arbitration, 2005)

German (native), English (fluent)

"Entering the rankings this year, Alfred Siwy attains a significant level of market recognition for his investment arbitration practice."
Chambers Global 2019

Alfred Siwy is a "highly experienced" counsel, praised for his "straightforward, pragmatic approach" to matters in the energy and healthcare sectors.
Who is Who Legal, 2019

"The “excellent“ Alfred Siwy receives plaudits for his “sharp intellect“ and extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitration."
Who is Who Legal, 2018

"the recommended Alfred Siwy"
Legal 500 2018

"Alfred Siwy is described as a “star performer” by our sources, the quality of Alfred Siwy’s work and firm is widely recognised"
Who is Who Legal, 2017

"Alfred Siwy impressed us with his hands-on approach and extensive knowledge of public international law."
Client comment, GAR 9th edition