Arbitration Law of Austria, with over 800 pages of commentary and analysis, provides the reader in a "one-stop-shop" manner with a concise but comprehensive tool for understanding and conducting arbitrations under the Austrian Arbitration Act and the Vienna Rules.
Austria has taken account of international developments and revised its law on arbitration. The new Arbitration Act, which is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, entered into force on 1 July 2006. Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure has been designed to be a reference book for arbitration practitioners and everyone who wants to familiarize themselves in depth with Austrian arbitration law and practice (including the "Vienna Rules"). It gives a concise introduction and provides a practical commentary to each section of the new Arbitration Act and each article of the Vienna Rules. Section by section the book analyzes which case law rendered under the old regime still applies and, for the first time, summarises Austrian case law in English. In addition, five topics of particular interest are covered in detail: arbitration agreements and third parties; confidentiality in arbitration; arbitrators' liability, enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards, and arbitration and bankruptcy.