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Veit Oehlberger

Veit Oehlberger


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Veit Öhlberger is a partner with DORDA and specializes in international arbitration and international commercial contracts.

His arbitration experience includes working under the ICC, UNCITRAL, CIETAC, DIS, KCAB and the Vienna Rules in a wide range of commercial disputes, in particular relating to sale, supply, agency and distribution contracts, corporate law, M&A and joint ventures. In addition to his work as party counsel, he also regularly sits as arbitrator.


- Additional legal studies at the London School of Economics and the Renmin University of China
- University of Vienna, Dr iur (2004),
- University of Oxford, Master in European and Comparative Law, M.Jur. (2004)
- University of Vienna, Mag iur (2002)
- Exchange programme Erasmus, University of Sheffield, (September 2001 - February 2002)
- London School of Economics, Summer Course on English Law (1998)
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution | Distribution

Professional Career

Professional Associations

- "He has broad expertise and is always available. He prepares himself carefully, but always keeps track of the entire complexity of the dispute and is therefore not only a reliable support legally, but also on a strategic level." (Chambers Europe,2019)
- Veit Oehlberger is Secretary of the International Arbitration Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) since 2013


Veit Oehlberger regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration and trade and distribution as well as doing business and disputes with Chinese parties

What are the Legal Consequences of the Official Measures to Curb the Spread of COVID-19 for Entrepreneurs for their Commercial Contracts? Who is Liable for Delivery Failures?
DORDA, March 2020

Are delivery obligations between businesses still to be fulfilled? In principle, commercial contracts and the rights and obligations contained therein remain legally binding, despite the official measures taken to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. However, in connection with travel contracts, the Austrian Supreme Court qualified the outbreak of the infectious disease SARS as a force majeure event that made it unreasonable to perform the contract...

Additional Articles

- "Durch Schiedsinstitution beglaubigte Kopie des Schiedsspruchs genügt" (OGH 24.8.2011, 3 Ob 65/11x), EvBl 2012/9
- "Vollstreckung auslandischen Schiedsspruchs trotz eingeschrankter Beratung der Schiedsrichter, fehlender Unterschrift und Nichtvorlage von Sondervotum" (OGH 13.4.2011, 4 Ob 154/10h) ecolex 2011, 1016

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