Christian Dorda

Dorda - Austria

Universitätsring 10


+43 1533 479 514

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Year Joined Firm: 1976

Education/Alumni: Law studies, University of Vienna (Dr iur, 1971), Bar exam (1976)

Languages Spoken: German, English, French

Christian Dorda is the founding partner of DORDA Rechtsanwälte, now a successful large and leading law firm in Vienna, Austria. He is known as a seasoned M&A and corporate lawyer who has combined this background with international commercial arbitration.

His current practice focuses on arbitration, in particular disputes relating to joint ventures, distribution and construction. He is regularly sought out as arbitrator and party counsel in both international and domestic commercial disputes. He has acted as arbitrator in approximately 60 cases, most of them as the chairman of the panel and several times as a sole arbitrator; almost always in the English language.

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 also 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. Christian is also past chairman of the M&A commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Last updated 27th November 2018

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