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Wolf Theiss

Work Department

Disputes, Construction.


Counsel, specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration as well as construction disputes. He has gained considerable experience working under the major arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and Vienna Rules. Emmanuel focusses on disputes in the CEE/SEE region and on disputes involving, in particular, Spanish and South American parties.


Admitted to the City of Buenos Aires Bar, 2012


Spanish, English, German


ICC YAF (Representative for Europe and Russian)
Spanish Club of Arbitration (Board member and former President of the Austrian-German Section)
ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
Founder of Argentina Young Arbitration Practitioners
Editorial Committee of the law review “Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones” published by the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje, Mediación y Negociación (CIAMEN)


University of Buenos Aires (Abogado), 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Wolf Theiss has cross-border work at its heart with a particular focus on the CEE and SEE regions. Counsel Venus Valentina Wong extends this geographical focus with expertise in acting for parties from Greater China, while counsel Emmanuel Kaufman, who returned to the firm in September 2021 from KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL, is a key contact for disputes involving Hispanic parties. Kaufman has a focus on construction arbitration, which is an area of particular expertise for the team and is routinely led by Thomas Anderl. Other key sectors include manufacturing, infrastructure, engineering and energy, which corresponds with team head Stefan Riegler‘s sector focus. The practice handles arbitrator and party counsel mandates and is well versed in the major arbitration rules as well as in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings.