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Provided by Irene Welser

Practice Areas

Litigation & Arbitration, D&O Liability, Warranty and Liability Law, Shareholder Disputes, Post M&A Disputes.

Career

Irene Welser is an equity partner with CERHA HEMPEL and heads the Contentions Business Department. She has practiced law for more than 25 years and has acted as an arbitrator and as counsel in more than 60 international and national arbitrations under the ICC, Vienna and UNCITRAL Rules. As of 2015, she became a board member of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), a position that she retains.

Irene is a passionate litigator and arbitrator and advises domestic and international clients on commercial and civil law. Irene Welser was admitted to the Vienna Bar in 1992, holds a doctorate degree and in 2003 become the youngest Honorary Professor at the University of Vienna. Furthermore, Irene is the Global Chair Emeritus of the Litigation Arbitration Dispute Resolution Section of Lex Mundi.

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar; IBA; ArbAut; ASA; LCIA; Arbitral Women; Wiener Advokatengesellschaft UNION and a member of the board of VIAC and the Chinese European Legal Association.

Publications

Warranties in contracts on works and services (author); Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2007-2021 (co-editor and author); some 100 further publications.

Personal

University of Vienna (Mag.iur. 1986, Dr.iur. 1988); Hon.-Prof. 2003

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Austria
2
Band 2

Irene Welser is widely recognised for her activity as litigator as well as arbitration counsel. She routinely advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including corporate, real estate and inheritance disputes. She also represents clients in damage claims proceedings related to antitrust matters. She further acts on commercial arbitration cases relating to construction as well as breaches of contract. Clients praise her for being "very goal-oriented and committed," adding: "She never loses sight of the goal and always knows how to be eloquent and, sometimes, tough in the courtroom." Another client adds: "She has been very empathetic in addition to her very good professional competence."


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Austria
2
Band 2

Irene Welser is widely recognised for her activity as litigator as well as arbitration counsel. She routinely advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including corporate, real estate and inheritance disputes. She also represents clients in damage claims proceedings related to antitrust matters. She further acts on commercial arbitration cases relating to construction as well as breaches of contract. Clients praise her for being "very goal-oriented and committed," adding: "She never loses sight of the goal and always knows how to be eloquent and, sometimes, tough in the courtroom." Another client adds: "She has been very empathetic in addition to her very good professional competence."

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