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.
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)
Senior Associate, Konrad Partners, Vienna, Austria, since 2019
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
Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration (Manz, 2019)
International Arbitration Practice Guide 2019, Chambers and Partners (2018)
World Arbitration Reporter (WAR), Juris Publishing (2015)
Illegally obtained evidence shall not be admissible in international arbitration, Arbitration Practitioners’ Coffee Debate, Ukrainian VIS Pre-Moot, Kyiv, March 2019
Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Efficiency and Costs in International Arbitration, Panel Moderator, Zagreb, December 2018
60th Anniversary of the New York Convention: Recent trends in the application of the Convention, Panel Chair, 2018 Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement, Ljubljana, March 2018