Peter
Rižnik

Counsel

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Experience

Expertise

Peter Rižnik joined our firm in 2017.

His practice focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration, with past experience in public international law and law of outer space. He represents clients in a variety of international arbitrations, covering a wide range of industries.  He also advises clients on issues of conflict of laws and international enforcement of arbitration awards.

Previously, he acted as Senior Legal Counsel at the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre (LAC) and as Expert Advisor in the ICC National Committee of Slovenia. He was a member of working groups preparing the 2014 Ljubljana Arbitration Rules, the 2019 Ljubljana Mediation Rules and the LAC Procedures for the Administration of Cases under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Recently, he has been appointed by the Board of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre as the Chair of the working group amending the LAC Arbitrator’s Guidelines.

He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He regularly speaks on the topic of international arbitration.

He has been named a Future Leader by Who's Who Legal (since 2019) and listed among 13 most highly regarded arbitral arbitration practitioners under 45 (non-partners) in the EMEA region.

Professional Memberships

ICC Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration

ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut)

Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

Young ICCA - International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) at LCIA

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Student Member

Swiss Arbitration Association below 40 (ASAbelow40)

German Arbitration Institute below 40 (DIS40)

European Centre for Space Law (ECSL)

Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

CREDENTIALS

Professional Experience

Counsel, Konrad Partners, Vienna, Austria, since 2022

Senior Associate, Konrad Partners, Vienna, Austria, 2019 - 2021

Associate, Konrad Partners, Vienna, Austria, 2017 - 2018

Associate, international arbitration boutique law firm, Vienna, Austria

External Senior Legal Counsel, Ljubljana Arbitration Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna, Austria

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna, Austria

Legal Advisor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Education

Visiting scholar, UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria

Doctoral candidate, University of Vienna, Austria

Degree in law, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Visiting student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Exchange student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

RECOGNITIONS

He has been named a Future Leader by Who's Who Legal (since 2019) in the field of international arbitration in Austria.

Languages

English

German

Slovenian

Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian

Romanian

French

Danish

Publications

Austria – Trends and Developments

International Arbitration Practice Guide 2020, Chambers and Partners (2019)

Article/Contribution

Awarding Costs in Arbitration. What works and what can be done better

Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration (Manz, 2019)

(co-author)
Article/Contribution

Austria – Trends and Developments

International Arbitration Practice Guide 2019, Chambers and Partners (2018)

Article/Contribution

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LECTURES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Trends in arbitration rule-making, ICC YAF, online conference, 29 July 2021


ISDS Reform: Is a World Investment Court a solution to all our problems?, Conference on the present and future of ISDS, ELTE Law University Budapest, European Law Institute, Hungarian hub, Budapest – online, 25 June 2021 


Post COVID Era: How will/should we do arbitration in the future?, Richard DeWitt Arbitration Conference, AmCham Slovakia and Comenius University of Bratislava, Bratislava – online, 3 June 2021


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