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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), Switzerland (Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Arbitration with an award classification of “excellent”, 2017)
  • Austrian Bar Exam with distinction, Vienna Bar Association, Austria (2000)
  • 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
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Recent Rankings


 Chambers Europe 2021 ranked Nikolaus Vavrovsky in Dispute Resolution   The Legal 500 EMEA ranked Nikolaus Vavrovsky as Recommended Lawyer

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Who's Who Legal Arbitration ranks Nikolaus Vavrovsky as Future Leader    Empfohlen von JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristenrecommended by trend  


Best Lawyers ranks Nikolaus Vavrovsky in Real Estate Law Contributor to The Legal 500 Comparative Guide Litigation 2020



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, HKIAC, 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 ranks him as Future Leader in Arbitration and praises him as "the go-to lawyer for international arbitration disputes in Austria". Sources note that "his advice is both knowledgeable and pragmatic" and "highly recommend him for his great commercial arbitration expertise". Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recognize Nikolaus as well-respected litigation and arbitration practitioner in post-M&A and investor-state disputes, in estate and construction matters. He is also praised as a reputable arbitrator. Clients especially admire "his calm head which he keeps even in complicated situations". He was further hailed as "brilliant arbitrator" and "fine strategist" by The Legal 500 EMEA. The editorial quotes clients stating that he handles "even the most complex issues or the tightest time lines with utmost thoroughness and perfect tactic".


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, office.wien[at]vhm-law.at
Mozartplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, T +43 662 84 95 16, F +43 662 84 95 16 25, office.salzburg[at]vhm-law.at

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