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Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe
About the Book:
The focus of Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe is to provide an understanding of the involvement of state authority in arbitrations and offer practical ideas on arbitration procedures for countries in this region. Adopting a questionnaire format devised by the editors, issues are investigated from both the arbitrator's and the counsel's perspectives and important tactical issues are discussed. It is inevitable, however, that the reader may occasionally be disappointed to find an unanswered question. The editors, authors and contributors ask for patience as the reader tries to find specific answers to questions which would not have been posed ten years ago. Case law is generally sparse in these countries, legal reforms are recent, and therefore the legal writing is limited and does not cover the entire array of questions that may arise. The book is an indispensable reference and guide for arbitrators and party representatives who are engaged in arbitrations in the region.
Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe currently covers 13 Jurisdictions,
more will be added in the future, including:
# Albania - Enyal Shuke
# Austria - Christoph Liebscher
# Belarus - Yan I. Funk and Vladimir Khvalei
# Bulgaria - Silvy V. Chernev
# Croatia - Alan Uzelac and Tomislav Nagy
# Czech Republic - Dušan Ruzič and Jan Horky
# Hungary - István Varga
# Kazakhstan - Azamat Kuatbekov and Alexander Korobeinikov
# Latvia -Ziedonis Ūdris and Inga Kačevska
# Lithuania - Vilija Vaitkute Pavan
# Poland - Bartosz Krużewski and Tomasz Wardyński
# Russian Federation - David Goldberg, Gordon Blanke and Julia Zagonek
# Serbia - Tijana Kojović
# Slovakia - Luboš Frolkovic and Pavol Biksadsky
# Slovenia -Krešo Puharič
# Ukraine - Tatyana Slipachuk
About the Editors:
Christoph Liebscher is Head of Arbitration at Wolf Theiss. Having obtained an MBA at Insead (Fontainebleau), he worked in management positions in Germany, France, former Czechoslovakia, Poland, and other European countries before returning to the legal profession. Amongst others he is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration, the LCIA and was a member of the Expert Group for the Reform of the Austrian Arbitration Law and of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2003 - 2009. Dr. Liebscher is listed as an arbitrator with the International Arbitral Centers of several Economic Chambers in Central Europe. He currently lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Salzburg.
Alice A. Fremuth-Wolf is Deputy-Secretary General of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC) in Vienna since January 2012. She studied law at the University of Vienna (Dr. iur.) and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.). She served as an assistant at the Institute of Civil Procedural Law at the University of Vienna, and as an associate with Wolf Theiss (Vienna) and Baker & McKenzie (Vienna) before opening her own law office in Vienna in 2004. Ms. Fremuth-Wolf is experienced as an arbitrator and party-representative in international commercial arbitration proceedings in English and German.
About the Contributors (Listed Alphabetically):
Pavol Biksadský (Slovakia) is an independent attorney in Bratislava.
Gordon Blanke MCIArb (Russian Federation) is Counsel with the International Arbitration Group Habib Al Mulla & Co, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Silvy Vasilev Chernev, Ph.D. (Bulgaria) is President of the Court of Arbitration at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Sofia Cozac (Bucharest, Romania) is associate with Schönherr in Bucharest.
Lubos Frolkovic (Slovakia) is a Partner at the Bratislava office of Wolf Theiss.
Yan I. Funk (Belarus) is President of the International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Belarus.
David Goldberg FCIArb (Russian Federation) Partner with White & Case's International Arbitration Practice
Jan Horky (Czech Republic) is an attorney in Prague.
Inga Kačevska, Dr.jur., (Latvia) is Attorney at Law in the Law Office of Inga Kačevska
Vladimir Khvalei MCIArb (Belarus) is a Partner of the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the CIS Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei is Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and member of the Board of the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Tijana Kojović (Serbia) is Founding Partner in the Law Office Bojović Dasić Kojović in Belgrade.
Alexander Korobeinikov (Kazakhstan) is an Associate in the Almaty office of Baker & McKenzie where he has been practicing since 2008.
Bartosz Krużewski (Poland) is the Head of the Litigation and Arbitration Group in the Warsaw office of Clifford Chance Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy spółka komandytowa.
Azamat A. Kuatbekov (Kazakhstan) is a Partner at the Almaty (Kazakhstan) office of Baker & McKenzie where he has been practicing since 1998. He heads the Almaty office's litigation and arbitration practice.
Tomislav Nagy (Croatia) is a Partner in the Law Office Nagy in Zagreb.
Luminita Olteanu (Bucharest, Romania) is associate with Wolf Theiss in Bucharest
Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan (Lithuania) is a Partner heading the Baltic Dispute Resolution Practice Group at LAWIN. She is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, IBA Litigation Committee Chair for Lithuania and the Chairwoman of the Commission on Arbitration of the ICC Lithuania.
Kreso Puharič, Ph.D. (Slovenia) is the President of the Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia since 1992.
Dusan Ruzič Ph.D. (Czech Republic) is a managing partner at the law firm Ruzic & Partners since 2007.
Enyal Shuke (Albania) is a Founding Partner with ShukeLaw in Tirana.
Tatyana Slipachuk, Dr. Jur. (Ukraine) is Partner and Head of the International Arbitration and International Trade practices at Sayenko Kharenko.
Liliana Toader (Bucharest, Romania) is an associate with Wolf Theiss in Bucharest.
Alan Uzelac Ph.D. (Croatia) is Professor of Law at the Zagreb University. He was previously Secretary General at the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Zagreb.
Ziedonis Udris (Latvia) is the Chairman of the Council of Arbitration of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Managing Partner of the Law Office Skudra & Udris.
István Varga, (Hungary) is Head of the Department (Chair Professor) of Civil Procedure and Vice Dean at ELTE Faculty of Law Budapest, Director of Studies at The Hague Academy of International Law and Partner of the Budapest based international law firm KNP LAW Nagy Koppany Varga and Partners
Tomasz Wardyński, CBE, (Poland) is Founding Partner of Wardyński & Partners, one of the largest independent Polish law firms.
Julia Zagonek (Russian Federation) is a Solicitor with White & Case's International Arbitration Practice.
"Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe in a nutshell: This is what this fine work provides for. Only very few countries of the CEE area are not covered by this book. Based on a sophisticated questionnaire the contributors - leading arbitration experts in their countries - describe the legal framework and the most important features to be observed, from the writing of a contract to the enforcement of an award. Each country chapter is enriched with bibliography and the most relevant court decisions. I highly recommend it to anyone involved in commercial arbitration in this part of Europe."
-Dr. Manfred Heider, Secretary General at the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Economic Chamber in Vienna