Nikolaus <br>Vavrovsky
T  +43 1 512 03 53
  • University of Lucerne and the University of Neuchâtel in cooperation with the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) (Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Arbitration with an award classification of “excellent”, 2017)
  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna, Austria (2000), with distinction
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (M.B.L.-HSG in European and International Business Law, 1998)
  • University of Salzburg, Austria (Dr. iur., 1998)
German, English, French
Memberships & Activities
  • Member of the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut)
  • Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Member Liechtenstein Arbitration Association (LIS)
  • Member of the Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy Alumni Association
  • Vienna Bar Association
Recent Rankings


The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Nikolaus Vavrovsky in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Real Estate as well as Insolvency and Corporate RecoveryChambers Europe 2019: Nikolaus Vavrovsky is Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: LitigationChambers Global 2019: Nikolaus Vavrovsky is Leading Individual Dispute Resolution: ArbitrationHandelsblatt Beste Anwälte Österreichs


Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders Arbitration 2019 - Nikolaus Vavrovsky Empfohlen von JUVE Magazin für WirtschaftsjuristenTrend 2017  


Best Laywers 2019 - Nikolaus Vavrovsky The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides Contributor



Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a founding-partner of Vavrovsky Heine Marth in Vienna. He specializes in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure as well as corporate and finance matters. Nikolaus is a highly experienced counsel in international arbitration proceedings in accordance with the rules of leading arbitral institutions (ICC, VIAC, DIS and others). In addition, he is an accomplished advisor in proceedings conducted under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. Nikolaus is frequently appointed as (sole) arbitrator or tribunal chair in high-stakes international arbitration proceedings. He serves as chairman of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy Alumni Association and regularly publishes and lectures in his fields of expertise.


Who’s Who Legal (2019) ranks him as Future Leader in Arbitration and praises him as "an emerging leader in Austria's arbitration field". Sources note that "he never fails to impress as counsel and as arbitrator". Chambers Europe (2019) recognizes Nikolaus as well-respected litigation and arbitration practitioner who is particularly active in real estate and construction disputes. Clients describe him as "experienced, diplomatic, result-oriented and eloquent". Furthermore, he was hailed as "brilliant arbitrator" and "fine strategist" by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018) and for his "precise commercial judgement" and "extraordinary foresight" by The Legal 500 EMEA (2019).


In addition to his specialization in dispute resolution and international arbitration, Nikolaus is highly experienced in real estate and construction law with a particular focus on corporate and finance issues as well as contract and claim management.

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Fleischmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria, T +43 1 512 03 53, F +43 1 512 03 53 40,[at]
Mozartplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, T +43 662 84 95 16, F +43 662 84 95 16 25, office.salzburg[at]

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