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
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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 2020: Nikolaus Vavrovsky is Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: LitigationChambers Global 2020: Nikolaus Vavrovsky Dispute Resolution: ArbitrationHandelsblatt Beste Anwälte Österreichs


Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders Arbitration 2020 - Nikolaus Vavrovsky Empfohlen von JUVE Magazin für WirtschaftsjuristenTrend 2017  


Best Laywers 2020 - Nikolaus Vavrovsky 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 (2020) ranks him as Future Leader in Arbitration and praises him as an "real powerhouse in Austria". Sources note that he is "very well respected by in-house counsel and management". Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2020) recognize Nikolaus as a well-respected litigation and arbitration practitioner, with a focus on real estate and construction matters and additional strength in unfair competition proceedings and banking-related disputes. Clients laude him as an "exceptionally gifted strategist" and underline him as "proactive, personally available and completely reliable". 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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