Important COVID-19 Update

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These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

DR. CHRISTIAN W. KONRAD

ViennaAustria

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Dr. Konrad is founding partner of the firm Konrad & Partners in Vienna, Austria. He is an Austrian Rechtsanwalt, a Solicitor of England and Wales, and admitted as a Euroadvokat in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

His practice focuses on commercial law, public international law, international commercial and investment arbitration, construction and real estate law, and private clients.

He has represented international organisations and businesses in a broad range of disputes over subjects including long-term energy contracts, complex construction contracts, concession agreements, entitlements to natural resources, immunity from jurisdiction, infrastructure projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

He regularly advises clients on the protection of their investments with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe and on the enforcement of arbitral awards and court judgments.

Dr. Konrad frequently serves as an arbitrator as well as an advocate, and regularly lectures on his fields of expertise. He is a visiting professor at the South East European University and he co-authored the first English-language treatise about the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC): ‘The Vienna Rules: A Commentary on International Arbitration in Austria’.

He is listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. In its 2011 dispute resolution rankings, Chambers & Partners described Dr. Konrad as “an impressive advocate with a pragmatic mindset” who proves popular with clients due to his “in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and strategic ability”.

Prior to founding the firm Konrad & Partners, Dr. Konrad worked as general counsel for an international construction and development group and as a lawyer in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Vienna and London.