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Partner and Practice Head Martin Foerster gave a presentation at the annual ÖGSW Real Estate Conference on contractual aspects of the transfer of property.
To tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - Nikolaus Pitkowitz moderates at the XIII. Moscow ABA RAA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes the panel on witness testimony with highly distinguished speakers Vladimir Khvalei, Chiann Bao and Ed Crosse. In his presentation Nikolaus Pitkowitz addressed amongst others the currently much debated psychological analysis of witness behaviors and means to detect untruthfulness.
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz is co-author of the "Handbuch der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und ADR“ (Handbook of Arbitration and ADR) - a comprehensive reference work by renowned authors on the most important topics in arbitration law.
Pitkowitz & Partners is silver sponsor at the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC Vienna), which takes place from July 10 – 14, 2021. The opening speech of this event, which is unique worldwide, is held by Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz.
JUVE magazine was the first German-language medium to report on the newly founded Pitkowitz & Partners.
Global Arbitration Review (GAR) was the first international medium to exclusively report on the exciting news around the new formation of Pitkowitz & Partners.
Nikolaus Pitkowitz, who is head of the firm's dispute resolution and real estate practice group, held a guest lecture on January 28, 2021 at the University of Innsbruck on the annulment of arbitral awards.
At the Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz discussed recent developments in Third-Party Funding in international arbitration with a distinguished panel on 10 December 2020.
Partner Martin Foerster was speaking on “Serviced Apartments: Legal barriers for Airbnb & Co” at the AmCham Business Breakfast on October 16, 2020.
Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD) brings together scholars, practitioners, arbitrators, judges, and students for an annual discussion about the challenges of the international arbitration community.
Partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz was once again appointed for a term of 3 years as Member of the Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC).

Nikolaus Pitkowitz as speaker at the “Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Roundtable Forum” in Beijing

Nikolaus Pitkowitz spoke at the “Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Roundtable Forum” on the occasion of the China Arbitration Summit on 7 November 2019 in Beijing.
Partner and real estate expert Martin Foerster spoke at the Annual Real Estate Meeting of the OEGSW (Austrian Society for Tax Advisors and Auditors) on the topic "Rent and Lease".
This year’s AIJA Annual Congress on the topic “Sustainability and the Law: Planet, People, Future” took place from 3 to 7 September 2019 in Rome. The firm was represented by Partner Martin Foerster and Attorneys Stefanie Swatek, Anna Katharina Ratschek and Roxanne de Jesus.
On the occasion of the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court (‘Vis Moot’), the traditional Pre-Moot Event, organized by the firm, once again took place in the distinguished hearing rooms of the Austrian Supreme Court at the Vienna Palace of Justice on April 12th, 2019.
On the occasion of the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court (`Vis Moot’) the firm hosted a reception of the Vienna City Chapter of the ABA (American Bar Association, Section of International Law) on Thuesday, 16 April.
More than 130 lawyers joined the seminar 'The Real Deal in M&A: All about transactions involving real estate property' in Utrecht, from 4-6 April, organised by aija, the only global network of young lawyers.
The Dispute Resolution Team worked with Allen & Overy as Austrian counsel advising lenders in connection with a EUR 420 million financing of Vinci Airport's concession agreement for Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport, which closed on December 21, 2018. The team of the firm was led by senior partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz, head of the Dispute Resolution team.
Nikolaus Pitkowitz was speaker at the ASA Annual Conference 2019, Geneva. The ASA Annual Conference is the leading Swiss Arbitration Conference attracting around 300 delegates from around the world each year.
The Real Estate Team headed by Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz and Dr. Martin Foerster has won McArthurGlen Group as a client. McArthurGlen is Europe’s leading designer outlet operator with 24 centers in nine countries. In Austria, McArthurGlen operates the two well-known and successful designer outlets in Parndorf and Salzburg with a total of over 250 shops.
Partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz was panel moderator on the session “Expedited Procedures in Arbitration“ on 6 November, 2018. The discussion was part of the 7th Asia Pacific ADR Conference “Innovating the Future of Dispute Resolution” in Seoul, South Korea.
AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers, organized the 56th International Young Lawyers’ Congress in Brussels this year, from 28 August to 1 September 2018. Martin Foerster, President of the Real Estate Commission of AIJA, was one of the key contacts for Workshop B “The Journey of Your Favourite T-shirt via the new Silk Road to Your Local Retailer: Challenges from a transport, distribution and lease law perspective.” and gave a talk on the topic “Logistics agreements: an alternative to distribution agreements?”.
On 15. Mai 2018, CBRE and the firm organised the RETAIL 2030 BREAKFAST above the roofs of Vienna. In the Rooftop bar of the 25 Hours Hotel, Walter Wölfler (CBRE) and Dr. Martin Foerster talked about the development of the retail business and the relevant current legal topics.

“Out of reach of US and UK anti-corruption laws? Think again.“

Partner Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz war am 11. April 2018 Mit-Organisator der Diskussionsrunde mit Professor Andy Spalding “Out of reach of US and UK anti-corruption laws? THINK AGAIN”. Das Event war eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung des Vienna City Chapters der American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law und der International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). Nikolaus Pitkowitz ist Chair des Vienna City Chapters der ABA Section of International Law.
On the occasion of the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court („Vis Moot Court“) the traditional Pre-Moot Event, organized by the firm took place in the distinguished hearing rooms of the Austrian Supreme Court at the Vienna Palace of Justice on March 23rd 2018.
Nikolaus Pitkowitz and his team succeeded in persuading the European Court of Justice to disallow the Class Action brought by Maximilian Schrems against the firm’s client Facebook. This CJEU decision is significant, as it stopped at the outset what could potentially have become the largest Austrian Class Action. Maximilian Schrems cannot bring claims of additional 75,000 Facebook users in Austria.