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.
He frequently serves as arbitrator in proceedings under the auspices of major arbitral institutions.
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)
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
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
He has been named a Future Leader by Who's Who Legal (since 2019) in the field of international arbitration in Austria.
Peter Riznik with Konrad Partners is "a truly impressive arbitration practitioner with great judgement, deep knowledge and incredible instinct". He possesses "a strong understanding of the CEE market in particular". Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders - Arbitration
International Arbitration Practice Guide 2020, Chambers and Partners (2019)
Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration (Manz, 2019)
International Arbitration Practice Guide 2019, Chambers and Partners (2018)
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