Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte in Vienna and specialises in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on property-related (especially construction and infrastructure) and corporate disputes. He represents clients in international arbitration proceedings under the rules of leading arbitral institutions (in particular ICC, VIAC, HKIAC, DIS) as well as in investment arbitration proceedings under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
He also regularly acts as (single) arbitrator or chairman of arbitration tribunals. Nikolaus is also the President of the Swiss Arbitration Academy Alumni Association. He has authored numerous specialist publications and regularly lectures on topics in his field.
Who's Who Legal names Nikolaus as a Future Leader in Arbitration and calls him “the go-to lawyer for international arbitration disputes in Austria”, who stands out for his expertise and pragmatic approach (“his advice is both knowledgeable and pragmatic”).
Chambers Europe and Chambers Global highlight his standing as a procedural and arbitration expert in post-M&A disputes, investment arbitration and real estate and construction disputes.
His reputation as a referee is also highlighted. Clients admire his aplomb in complex situations (“a calm head which he keeps even in complicated situations"). The Legal 500 EMEA calls him a "brilliant arbitrator" and a "fine strategist".
His accuracy and tactical skill are also praised ("he handles even the most complex issues or the tightest time lines with utmost thoroughness and perfect tactics").
In addition to his specialisation in dispute resolution and international arbitration, Nikolaus is well-versed in real estate and construction law, corporate and financing law issues, as well as contract and claim management.