Nikolaus Pitkowitz, M.B.L.-HSG
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz is founding partner and head of dispute resolution at Pitkowitz & Partners. He holds law degrees from University of Vienna (JD and PhD) and University of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (MBL) and is also qualified and certified as a Mediator. His practice of over 30 years as attorney has always been predominantly international and developed from transactional and real estate work to litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz acted as arbitrator and party counsel in over 130 international disputes, in a range from smaller to multibillion cases. He also acted as counsel in many complex and high-profile litigations in front of Austrian Courts and the European Court of Justice.
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz is Vice-President of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), arbitrator and panel member of all leading arbitration institutions, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He also acts as Vice-chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA) and as Court Member of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CIMAC).
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz frequently speaks and lectures, and is author of over 50 publications. He is co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration and co-organizer of the Vienna Arbitration Days.
Pitkowitz & Partners is a leading law firm with a distinct focus on international arbitration, ranked by GAR100 among the world’s leading practices.