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Vienna, 18 June 2018. Vavrovsky Heine Marth welcomes international arbitration expert Anne-Karin Grill as a new partner of the firm. Anne-Karin is accompanied by fellow arbitration lawyer Stéphanie Caligara, who is a member of the Paris Bar. Their move marks a decisive step forward for the thriving dispute resolution practice of Vavrovsky Heine Marth.
Anne-Karin Grill is an experienced international arbitration lawyer specializing in commercial dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and advises clients in arbitration proceedings in accordance with the rules of key arbitration institutions (ICC, VIAC, LCIA, DIS, SCAI, etc). She also has an excellent track-record in advising international clients in investor-state arbitrations conducted under both the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. In addition to advocating for her clients’ interests before international tribunals, Anne-Karin regularly serves as (sole) arbitrator and acts as CEDR accredited mediator in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.
From 2015 through 2018, Anne-Karin Grill was a partner at the Vienna office of Schoenherr, an international law firm active in Austria and the CEE/SEE region. There, she was a driving force behind the consolidation of the firm’s international arbitration practice. Legal directories rank Anne-Karin Grill amongst the leading Austrian arbitration experts – most recently Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review who recognized her as a “Future Leader in International Arbitration” and who described her as “a strong presence that cannot go unnoticed.” Anne-Karin Grill studied at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve and is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur., 2001) as well as of Georgetown University (M.A. International Security Studies, Fulbright Fellow, 2004).
Stéphanie Caligara joins Anne-Karin Grill at Vavrovsky Heine Marth
Together with Anne-Karin Grill, former Schoenherr associate Stéphanie Cligara moves to Vavrovsky Heine Marth: Stéphanie, who is a member of the Paris Bar, has worked for leading international arbitration firms at their offices in Geneva, Paris and Vienna. She read law at Jean Moulin Lyon III University as well as at Leiden University. Also, she holds a Masters’ degree (LL.M.) from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. In 2014, she received a study grant from UCLA School of Law and was awarded the Masin Family Academic Award to reward her for her academic achievements.
Expansion of Vavrovsky Heine Marth’s Dispute Resolution Practice
„Anne-Karin Grill is a well-respected colleague with a wealth of international experience. We are very happy to welcome her as a partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth. Anne-Karin combines legal competence with a great sense for dispute resolution matters – be it in respect of the effective pursuit of a claim before a state court, be it in respect of alternative dispute resolution through arbitration or mediation proceedings. She is a great asset for our firm”, says Nikolaus Vavrovsky, partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth. „Stéphanie Caligara will help us to further broaden the foundation of our firm’s dispute resolution practice – a very pleasant and certainly welcome reflection of the successful past years.“
“Vavrovsky Heine Marth stands for a dynamic dispute resolution practice. The prospect of advancing the firm’s arbitration practice both at the domestic and international level together with Nikolaus Vavrovsky appeals to me. I take up the challenge with verve and enthusiasm and look forward to working with my new team“, says Anne-Karin Grill.
Vavrovsky Heine Marth has earned recognition as a leading address in Austria in the field of dispute resolution by leading legal directories. Nikolaus Vavrovsky (International Arbitration), Dieter Heine (Complex Commercial Litigation) and Philipp Strasser (Insurance Litigation) advise clients on conflict prevention and management strategies and act as legal counsel before domestic and international courts as well as arbitral tribunals.
About Vavrovsky Heine Marth
Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a corporate law firm with offices in Vienna and Salzburg. A team of more than 50 professionals offers support to corporates as well as private clients on all aspects of commercial life. The focus areas of the firm’s legal advisory business are dispute resolution as well as real estate and construction. The firm’s Salzburg office focuses on insolvency and restructuring and is a go to address for private clients. As an exclusive member of ALLIURIS, Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers its clients access to over 450 legal professionals around the globe.
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