Benedikt Spiegelfeld

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Practice Areas

Arbitration, M&A, Corporate, Distribution Law


Benedikt Spiegelfeld is at CERHA HEMPEL since 1979 and has 40 years’ experience of advising international clients. He is regularly acting as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous arbitrations throughout Europe. As an arbitrator he is mainly active in ICC proceedings, ad-hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the Vienna Rules. As counsel he has represented various Austrian and international clients in connection with commercial disputes.

Benedikt is a board member at the ITI International Theological Institute, WORTHINGTON Cylinders (Deputy Chairman) and of the Austrian Japanese Society (Vice President).

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar, IBA, UNION Viennese Society of Attorneys at Law, Austrian Arbitration Association, ICC Austria, ACG Austria Verein für Unternehmenswachstum, Austrian Franchise Federation, Managementclub Vienna, Austrian-Japanese Society


Domestic and international franchising, master franchising, and regulation of franchise agreements in Austria: overview (with Mag. Lukas Moser), Practical Law Global Guide, November 2018;

„Fundamentals of Franchising, Europe“ / Robert A.Lauer and John Pratt, Editors, ABA Forum on Franchising, Austrian Chapter, September 2017


University of Vienna (Dr iur 1974)