Dr Christian W. Konrad is the founding and managing partner of Konrad Partners.
He is an advocate in the fields of international arbitration, international litigation and public international law. He has extensive experience with arbitral practice, procedure and advocacy both in civil and common law systems. His practice covers inter-state, international and commercial disputes.
He has represented international organizations and private commercial parties in a broad range of cases involving inter alia long-term energy contracts, complex construction contracts, concession agreements, insurance contracts, entitlement to natural resources, immunities from jurisdiction, infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, and failed investments in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Christian also advises clients in contract negotiations, public tender proceedings, on the protection of their investment and enforcement of arbitration awards and state court judgements throughout the world.
He frequently serves as arbitrator and legal expert in ad hoc arbitrations and in proceedings under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions. He is a Chartered Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and past Vice-President of the Kosovo Permanent Tribunal of Arbitration.
Arbitration Institutions Listings
He is listed as qualified and preferred arbitrator under the auspices of various international institutions.
Professional Memberships and Task Forces
He is a member of numerous prominent arbitration institutions and acts as regular expert in arbitration task forces.
Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
LL.M., Master of Laws in International Business Law, University of London - King’s College, United Kingdom
Doctor iuris, University of Vienna, Austria
Magister iuris, University of Vienna, Austria
Rechtsanwalt, Vienna Bar Association, Austria
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales, United Kingdom
Euroadvokat, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic Bar Associations
He is a regular lecturer and is holding teaching positions at Universities and academic institutions all over the world.
"Christian is a very smart arbitrator and counsel", he is "highly recommended for his leading commercial arbitration expertise" and is "a very strong and experienced arbitrator". Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021
"He has got a good market feeling and a good legal expertise"
Chambers Global 2021
"Excellent lawyer who sees the overall picture and comes up with creative and pragmatic solutions." Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019
"A highly regarded arbitration specialist." Chambers Global & Europe 2018
"The brilliant Christian Konrad is in high demand as arbitrator thanks to the efficient way he conducts proceedings." Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018
Global Arbitration Review 2022
Global Arbitration Review (2021)
Lecture in International Arbitration, Austrian Arbitration Academy Summer and Winter School University of Vienna, January and July 2018
Enforcement around the region: How to get the client paid, GAR Live Vienna, Vienna, October 2017
How to build Trust in Institutional Arbitration, AHK Romania (German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Bucharest, October 2017