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Gerold Zeiler

Dr.iur., LL.M. (WashU)

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Gerold Zeiler is an expert in commercial and investment arbitration. A graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag.iur. 1988; Dr.iur. 1996) and the Washington University (LL.M. 2016), he is regularly involved as counsel or arbitrator in national and international arbitration proceedings – over 200 at the last count. He is a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, the author of a comprehensive commentary on Austrian arbitration law (Schiedsverfahren, 2nd edition, 2014) and a former president of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. Moreover Gerold Zeiler is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

// Admitted to the bar: 1993, Austria

// Position: Partner

// Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Energy and Competition
  • Investment Protection and Public International Law

// Education

  • California Bar Exam (2017)
  • Washington University, St. Louis/US (LL.M. 2016)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006)
  • University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Dr.iur. 1996, Mag.iur. 1988)
  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (1993)

 // Experience

  • Co-Editor Austrian Arbitration Yearbook (since 2007)
  • President and Board Member of ArbAUT (2008-2013)
  • Partner at zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (since 2014)
  • Partner (Attorney, Associate) at Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH (1988-2014)
  • Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (1987-1988)

// Languages: German, English, Italian

Zeiler (moderator), ICC conference on Damages in International Arbitration, Vienna (Austria), 24/25 May 2018.

Zeiler (speaker), Liability of Third Party Funders, Including Security for Costs, Belgrade Arbitration Conference, 16 March 2018.

Zeiler, “The Impact of Directive 2014/104/EU on Actions for Damages for Infringements of Competition Law in International Arbitration”, Expert Guides 2017

Zeiler (panelist): "A New Era for Arbitration in Korea and Austria?" Conference organised by VIAC, KCAB and SIDRC, Vienna (Austria), 29 November 2016, 17:00 - 20:00.

 

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

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

 Zeiler: Time-cost-efficiency (Moderator). Vienna Arbitration Days: The Austrian Conference for Arbitration Practitioners.Wien (Österreich). 13.2.2015-14.2.2015

 

Zeiler: Panelist in the discussion about Threshold Steps in the Investment Treaty during the Arbitral Process; 4th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference 2014 on Settlement of Investment Disputes: Practical Steps; Prague, 30 October 2014

Zeiler, Litigation Funding in Austria, in Expert Guides – Litigation and Product Liability (2014)

Zeiler, Der OGH und § 617 ZPO, ecolex 2014, 425 [mit Liebscher]

Zeiler, International Arbitration in Austria, in C.H.Beck Practitioner’s Guide to International Arbitration (2014) [with Nueber]

Zeiler, Schiedsverfahren - §§ 577-618 ZPO idF des SchiedsRÄG 2013 (NWV 2014, 2. Auflage, Monografie)

Zeiler, The VIAC Arbitration Rules – The International Arbitration Court of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, in Chlup (ed.) Commentaries to the Rules of the Leading Arbitration Institutions 234-251 (2012, Russian)

Zeiler, Annulment of an Award Based on the Challenge of Arbitrators is Only Possible Under Very Restrictive Circumstances, IBA Arbitration News Vol 19 No. 1., February 2014

Zeiler, Arbitral awards can only be challenged in Austria by the Austrian Supreme Court, PLC Update January 2014 [with Nueber]

Zeiler: New Developments in Austrian Arbitration Law, VIAC Roadshow, Bucharest, January 2014 (with VIAC and the Court of International Commercial Arbitration of the CCIR)

Zeiler, Arbitration in Austria: Recent Developments, Romanian Arbitration Journal, 2014/1, 27 [with Nueber]

Zeiler, Decisions of the Austrian Supreme Court on Arbitration in 2012 and 2013, in Klausegger et al (eds.), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 243 [with Nueber]

Zeiler: Austrian Supreme Court as First and Final Instance for Annulment of Awards, VIAC Roadshow, Kiev, November 2013

Zeiler, Amendments to Austrian Arbitration Law abbreviate proceedings to set aside an arbitral award, PLC Update November 2013 [with Nueber]

Zeiler: New Developments in Austrian Arbitration Law, VIAC Roadshow, Bratislava, October 2013

Zeiler, Article on Vienna International Arbitral Centre's arbitration rules 2013, PLC Update, October 2013 [with Nueber]

Zeiler, Geltendmachung von erst nach Fällung des Schiedsspruchs hervorgekommenen Ablehnungsgründen mittels Aufhebungsklage? Glosse zu OGH 17.6.2013, 2 Ob 112/12b, ecolex 2013, 793

Zeiler: Mehrparteienverfahren, Streitgenossen und Nebenintervenienten, Dreiländerkonferenz, Innsbruck, September 2013 (Einleitung und Moderation)

Zeiler, The View from Europe, DRJ 2013, No 4, 101 [with Wilske, Michou and Fox]

Zeiler, Interim and Conservatory Measures, Article 33, in VIAC (ed.), Handbook Vienna Rules (2013) 

Zeiler, Vorläufige und sichernde Maßnahmen, Artikel 33, in VIAC (Hrsg), Handbuch Wiener Regeln (2013)

Zeiler, The View from Europe, DRJ 2013, No. 3, 89 [with Wilske, Michou and Fox]

Zeiler, Zur schiedsgerichtlichen Anfechtung von Gesellschafterbeschlüssen, in Schumacher/Zimmermann (Hrsg), Festschrift Delle Karth (2013) 1055

Zeiler, Fragen der Mehrparteienschiedsgerichtsbarkeit gemäß den Wiener Regeln 2013, in Fitz et al (Hrsg), Festschrift Torggler (2013) 1403

Zeiler, Arbitration in Austria, in Heidinger/Hubalek (Hrsg), Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache (2013) 201

Zeiler, Die Stiftung als Partei von Schiedsvereinbarungen im österreichischen Recht, in Schurr (Hrsg), Wandel im materiellen Stiftungsrecht und grenzüberschreitende Rechtsdurchsetzung durch Schiedsgerichte (2013) 217

Zeiler, Arbitration in Austria, in Expert Guides Arbitration 2013

Zeiler, Vienna International Arbitral Centre’s (VIAC) New Arbitration Rules, Kluwer Arbitration Blog 2013 [with Nueber]

Zeiler: Protection of Investments in Alternative Energy Projects in Romania, Romanian Wind Energy Association, Bucharest, June 2013

Zeiler: New Developments – the Annulment of Arbitral Awards in Austria, ArbAUT Bilateral Conference Belgrade, June 2013

Zeiler, The View from Europe, DRJ 2013, No 2, 21 [with Wilske, Michou and Fox]

Zeiler: Einbeziehung Dritter und Verbindung von Schiedsverfahren, VIAC Roadshow, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, November 2012

Zeiler, Zuständigkeit staatlicher Gerichte zur Erlassung einer Einstweiligen Verfügung bei Vorliegen einer Schiedsvereinbarung - Glosse zu OGH 18.4.2012, 3 Ob 44/12k, ecolex 2012, 981

Zeiler: Die Stiftung als Partei von Schiedsvereinbarungen im österreichischen Recht, 5. Liechtensteinischer Stiftungsrechtstag, Vaduz, 2012

Zeiler: The Relationship between Anti-Suit Injunctions and Arbitration, ArbAUT Conference, Istanbul, May 2012 (Moderator)

Zeiler, Price Review Arbitrations in the European Gas Industry – A Surge Still on the Rise?

Zeiler: EU Plans on Extending Regulation 44/2001 to Arbitration, III Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, April 2012

Zeiler, Einstweilige Maßnahmen, in Liebscher/Oberhammer/Rechberger (Hrsg), Schiedsverfahrensrecht I (2012) 561

Zeiler, The Future of ADR in Austria: Where Does it Go? ADR Client Strategies in Europe 2011, 41

Zeiler: An Overview of Austrian Arbitration Law, VIAC Roadshow in Kuala Lumpur, Singapur und Seoul, 2011

Zeiler: Highlights aus Schiedsverfahrensrecht und internationalem Zivilprozess, Vortragsreihe für ARS Akademie für Recht, Steuern & Wirtschaft, Wien, 2011

Zeiler: Interaction Between Common Courts and Arbitral Tribunals in the Ideal World, LEWIATAN/ArbAUT conference, Vienna, December 2010

Zeiler: Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration and Litigation, ICC, Vienna, November 2010 (Moderation)

Zeiler, Report from Austria - Recent Supreme Court Decisions, Revista Romana de Arbitraj 2010, 80

Zeiler, Principle of Kompetenz Kompetenz According to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, in Association for International Arbitration (ed.), The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, 2010 [with Hruskovicova]

Zeiler: Non-compliance With Multi-Tier-Clauses, Belgrade Arbitration Conference 2010

Zeiler, Commentary to SCH-5024, International Journal of Arab Arbitration 2/2010, 341

Zeiler: An Overview of Austrian Arbitration Law, VIAC Roadshow in Peking, Shanghai and Hongkong 2010

Zeiler: Arbitral Institutions and Arbitration Law in Romania and Austria, ArbAUT-Konferenz, Wien, November 2009 (Moderation)

Zeiler: Anti-Suit and Anti-Arbitration Injunctions – The implications of West Tankers on the International Arbitration Practice in Europe, YAAP conference, Keynote Speech, November 2009

Zeiler, Supreme Court Takes Stance on Form Requirements for Arbitral Award Enforcements, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 16.04.2009

Zeiler, West Tankers – Der Europäische Gerichtshof auf Kollisionskurs mit der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Der Standard, 07.04.2009

Zeiler, Unlawful Investors Cannot Depend on Bilateral Treaties in a Dispute, Commercial Dispute Resolution News, April 2009 [with Hruskovicova]

Zeiler: What Makes an Arbitration Law a Good Arbitration Law? Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, March 2009

Zeiler: Investment According to the Law of the Host State, Vienna Arbitration Days, Vienna, February 2009

Zeiler: Ordre Public Under Austrian Law, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conference, Tunis, 2009

Zeiler, West Tankers, the Heidelberg Report and the Principle of Competence-Competence, Belgrade Law Review 2009, 45

Zeiler, Jurisdiction, Competence, and Admissibility of Claims in ICSID Arbitration Proceedings, in Binder et al (eds.), International Investment Law for the 21st Century - Essays in Honor of Christoph Schreuer (2009) 76

Zeiler, Investitionsschutz durch internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Russland, ecolex 2009, 384 [mit Hruskovicova]

Zeiler: Common Issues During the First 20 Years of UNCITRAL Model Law, International Arbitration Conference, Brunei, August 2008

Zeiler: The Energy Charter Treaty and the EC, Vienna Arbitration Days 2008, Vienna, February 2008

Zeiler: The Role of the Courts in Providing Support and Supervision: A Civil Law Perspective (Austria), IFCAI Conference, New Delhi, October 2007

Laimer & Zeiler, Restructuring a Business in Europe – Legal Questions for Employers (the Austrian part of the book), LexisNexis 2007

Zeiler, Interim Injunctions - Prevention of Unfair Calling under Guarantees (2007) Bankarska Praska 32

Zeiler, Treaty v Contract: Which Panel? Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management 73/2007

Zeiler, Investitionsschutz und Schiedsverfahren, in Torggler (Hrsg) Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (2007) 301

Zeiler, Treaty v Contract: What is the Proper Venue for Investment Disputes? in Klausegger et al (eds.), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2007, 323

Zeiler, Austrian Arbitration Law, in Norton Rose Guide on Arbitration in Europe (2007)

Zeiler, Book review Riegler et al, Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure, in SIAR 2007 Vol. 3, 275

Zeiler, Dispute Resolution in Austria – Getting the Deal Through 2007 [with Steindl]

Zeiler, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration (C.H.Beck – Stämpfli – Manz) [co editor 2007 – to date]

Zeiler: Investor State Arbitration and Investment Protection, Bucharest, June 2007

Zeiler, New Act Leads to Revision of Vienna Rules, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 17.05.2007

Zeiler: Interim Injunctions – Preventing of Unfair Calling Under Guarantees, ICC, Vienna, May 2007

Zeiler: Elements in Legislation and case law in selected countries consistent or inconsistent with a contractual or other analysis of relationship(s) between arbitrators and parties – AUSTRIA, Stockholm Center for Commercial Law, Stockholm, May 2007

Zeiler, Elements in Legislation and Case Law in Selected Countries Consistent or Inconsistent with a Contractual or Other Analysis of Relationship(s) Between Arbitrators and Parties - Austria, Transnational Dispute Management 5/2007

Zeiler, Observations to Court Decisions from the Austrian Supreme Court Case No 9 Ob 126/04a and Case No 6 Ob 207/06v Rendered in June 2005 and November 2006 „The B-Bank and Manfred S Cases“, in SIAR 2007 Vol. 3, 97

Zeiler, Vienna Court Upholds Validity of Arbitration Clause Upon Spin-Off, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 22.03.2007

Zeiler, A Basic Primer to Arbitration in Austria (2nd edition, NWV 2007) [with Steindl]

Zeiler: Die Bedeutung der Investitionsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Zentral- und Osteuropa, ICC Symposium, Wien, Februar 2007

Zeiler: Treaty v. Contract: Which Panel? Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vienna, December 2006

Zeiler, Supreme Court Clarifies Convention Form Requirements, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 03.08.2006

Zeiler, Concept of Separability Under National Law, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 06.07.2006

Zeiler, Schiedsverfahren neu, RWZ 2006, 133

Zeiler, Erstmals einstweilige Maßnahmen in Schiedsverfahren? SchiedsVZ 2006, 79

Zeiler, The New Austrian Arbitration Law, Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management 72/2006, 147

Zeiler, Austrian Chapter in GLG International Arbitration 2006 [with Steindl]

Zeiler, Schiedsverfahren - §§ 577 - 618 ZPO, Wiener Zeitung 18.04.2006

Zeiler, Overview (March 2006), International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 23.03.2006

Zeiler, The New Austrian Arbitration Law, Transnational Dispute Management 2/2006, [with Steindl]

Zeiler, Supreme Court Reaffirms Conclusiveness of Form Requirements, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 19.01.2006

Zeiler: Erstmals einstweilige Maßnahmen im Schiedsverfahren? ArbAUT/DIS Konferenz, Wien, Dezember 2005

Zeiler, Supreme Court Stresses Equitable Appointment in Arbitration, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 17.11.2005

Zeiler: 30 Jahre Internationales Schiedsgericht – Ansichten österreichischer Anwender, VIAC Konferenz, Wien, Oktober 2005

Zeiler, Enforcement Based on Treaties and Public Policy, International Law Office Newsletter, 08.09.2005

Zeiler: A Basic Primer on the Protection of Investments in Foreign States, Kiew, June 2005

Zeiler, Significant Arbitration Changes on the Horizon, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 19.05.2005

Zeiler: Einstweilige Maßnahmen im österreichischen Schiedsverfahrensrecht – Gegenwart und Zukunft, ICC, Wien, April 2005

Zeiler, Law Applicable to Arbitration Clause Revisited, International Law Office – Legal Newsletter, 17.03.2005

Zeiler, Austria: Significant Changes on the Horizon, Expert Opinion in Chambers, February 2005

Zeiler, Document Retention Quick Guide, PLC Global Counsel 2004

Zeiler, Austrian Chapter in Röder/Göpfert (Hrsg) Restructuring a Business in Europe, LexisNexis 2004

Zeiler, Schadenersatz bei politischem Streik, Der Standard, 24.06.2004

Zeiler, Schiedsverfahren im Infrastrukturbereich, in Nemec (Hrsg), Liberalisierung österreichischer Infrastrukturmärkte 2003, 91 [mit Lütgendorf]

Zeiler, Austrian Chapter in Document retention – Law and Practice in Europe and Asia, HS Guide 2003

Zeiler, Einspielung österreichischer Kunden- und Mitarbeiterdaten in internationale Konzerndatenbanken: Vorsicht, Die Presse, 28.05.2002 [mit Knyrim]

Zeiler, Überblick über die arbeitsrechtlichen Grundlagen der “Abfertigung neu”, RWZ 2002, 201 [mit Kühteubl]

Zeiler, Recht und Unrecht am eigenen Bild – Fragen des Bildnisschutzes am Beispiel der Kriminalberichterstattung, in Mayer (Hrsg), Persönlichkeitsschutz und Medienrecht (1999) 23

Zeiler, Srodki tymczasowe i zabezpieczajace, in Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci (Hrsg), Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego (1999) 749

Zeiler: Vertragsrecht für Nichtjuristen, Management Circle, Wien, Mai 1999

Zeiler: Grenzüberschreitender vorsorglicher Rechtsschutz, Zweites St. Galler Internationales Immaterialgüterrechtsforum, November 1998

Zeiler, Persönlichkeitsschutz (Manz 1998, Monografie)

Zeiler, EuGH zur aktorischen Kaution, Glosse zu EuGH 2.10.1997, Rs C-122/96 Saldanha/Hiross, ecolex 1998, 18

Zeiler, Mehr Freiheit in der Bildberichterstattung?

Zeiler: Recht und Unrecht am eigenen Bild, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Gesetzgebungspraxis und Rechtsanwendung, Wien, November 1997

Zeiler: Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen (Art 17 und 18 EuGVÜ), Konferenz des Obersten Gerichts der Republik Polen und der Europäischen Rechtsakademie Trier, Popowo, Oktober 1997

Zeiler, Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz: Ermöglichen die Europäischen Gerichtsstands- und Vollstreckungsübereinkommen europaweite einstweilige Verfügungen? in Bajons/Mayr/Zeiler (Hrsg), Die Übereinkommen von Brüssel und Lugano (1997) 235

Zeiler, Zeitpunkt der Rechtshängigkeit in den Mitgliedstaaten des Brüsseler/Luganer Übereinkommens, Forum des Internationalen Rechts 1997, 11

Zeiler, Fernsehen ohne Grenzen, ecolex 1997, 619

Zeiler: Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz: Ermöglichen die Europäischen Gerichtsstands- und Vollstreckungsübereinkommen europaweite einstweilige Verfügungen? Symposium Verlag Österreich, Baden, 1997

Zeiler, Internationales Sicherungsverfahren (Verlag Österreich 1996, Monografie)

Zeiler, Forum Shopping in Europa, ecolex 1996, 725

Zeiler, Europäisches Sicherungsverfahren: Die Regelungen der Europäischen Gerichtsstands- und Vollstreckungsübereinkommen über einstweilige Maßnahmen, JBl 1996, 635

Zeiler, Neue Zuständigkeitsordnung für medienrechtliche Entschädigungsansprüche, MuR 1996, 224

Zeiler, Wettlauf ums Gericht, Wirtschaftswoche 1996

Zeiler, Prozesskostensicherheit und gemeinschaftsrechtliches Diskriminierungsverbot, Glosse zu OGH 11.3.1996, 1 Ob 560/95, ecolex 1996, 669

Zeiler, Securing Money Claims: Austrian Preliminary Injunctions in Foreign Matters, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business 1995, 153

"Gerold Zeiler is recognised as one of the most prominent names in the field of arbitration, where he excels as both counsel and arbitrator. In addition to his outstanding expertise, a client also notes his "great business acumen," adding that he is "sharp and comes straight to the point in a few minutes.""
Chambers Global 2018

"”fantastic court room performer” Gerold Zeiler"
Legal 500 2018

"Gerold Zeiler is ”a professional and efficient arbitrator” who receives acclaim for his ”extensive experience”."
Who is Who Legal, 2018

"He is excellent at what he does. His know-how is not only local, but international, which sets him apart. He doesn't get emotional, which makes him excellent for meetings that take unexpected turns. He is also flexible and extremely efficient."
comment in Chambers Global 2016

"Founding partner Gerold Zeiler is an unrivalled arbitration expert, acting as both arbitrator and counsel on high-stakes international cases. Clients extol him as “one of the grands seigneurs of the Austrian arbitration community. He is very experienced, very smart but very friendly, with very good business acumen.” He is instructed by a strong banking and energy names as well as government entities."
Chambers Europe 2017

"Highly rated Austrian arbitration lawyer Gerold Zeiler recently acted on several significant BIT and other investment-related cases on behalf of major European clients. He is noted for his focus on energy-related disputes."
Chambers Europe 2014

"Gerold Zeiler of zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH is widely regarded as a leading arbitrator in the market."
Chambers Global 2015