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DORDA

Christian Dorda

Christian Dorda

Arbitrator

Expertise

  • Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

DORDA
Austria

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Profile
Christian Dorda is the founding partner of DORDA.
He presently serves as an arbitrator, in particular in disputes relating to joint ventures, distribution and construction. He is regularly sought out in commercial disputes, mostly as the chairman of the panel or as a sole arbitrator.
Having served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Christian is now Vice-Chairman of ICC Austria. He is a delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and serves on its Task Forces. He is a member of the Austrian and the Swiss Arbitration Associations and on the Board of Trustees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria. Also, he is the permanent legal counsel to the French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Austrian Bar in 1976

Education

Christian studied at the University of Vienna (Dr iur 1971).
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Having served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2006-2009), Christian Dorda is now Vice-Chairman of ICC Austria. He is a delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Paris, and serves on its Task Forces. He is a member of the Austrian and of the Swiss Arbitration Association. He is active on the Board of Trustees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria and is the permanent legal counsel to the French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce. For several years, Christian was the chairman of the M&A commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • Union Internationale des Avocats

- Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria
- Founding member of and Counsel to the French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce
- Vice Chairman of ICC Austria
- Christian Dorda is a highly respected practitioner, most notably for his work in commercial and post-M&A arbitration. A source says: "He is incredibly dedicated, hard-working and a very capable advocate for what he believes in. I recommend him unreservedly." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
- Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
- Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco
- Founding member of the thinktank Agenda Austria


Articles

- Christian Dorda authored the Austrian Chapter in "The Dispute Resolution Review" (Third Edition), Law Business Research Ltd (2011) and "Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit" (2007), Nomos Verlag
He regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration and corporate law. He also co-authored the books "Gedächtnisschrift für Michael Gruson" (2009), "Handbuch Mergers & Acquisitions" (2007), "Directors' Liability: A Worldwide Review" (2nd edition 2010), "Europäisches Steuerrecht" (Festschrift Friedrich Rödler; 2010) and "Res judicata und Schiedsverfahren" in FS H Torggler (Verlag Österreich)

Some of the latest publications:
- Der Verfahrensablauf von Schiedsverfahren (in Hellwig Torggler et alii [Hrsg], Handbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, 2. Auflage, Wien (2017)
- Die schiedsunterworfene Umgründung und die umgegründete Schiedsklausel (in Festschrift für Hanns F. Hügel zum 65. Geburtstag), Wien (2016)
- Properly Setting the Table in International Arbitration: Drafting a Robust Procedural Order No. 1 (in Festschrift für Gerhard Wegen zum 65. Geburtstag), C.H. Beck, München (2015)


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