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Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Dispute Resolution (Litigation, International Arbitration)
Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction
Insolvency, Restructuring & Corporate Recovery


Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a founding-partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth in Vienna and specializes in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on real estate, corporate and finance matters. In addition to being a highly skilled litigator, Nikolaus is a leading arbitration practitioner with more than 15 years of experience. He has acted as counsel and served as arbitrator in cases under the most major institutional rules.

His experience covers a broad range of disputes, including joint venture and shareholders’ disputes, construction and infrastructure projects, corporate restructurings and insolvency, environment, sales of goods and general contractual disputes.

As renowned expert, Nikolaus he is regularly invited to speak at national and international academic institutions, professional conferences and events. Furthermore, he has authored a number of publications in his fields of expertise.


Partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte (since 2014)

Partner at leading Austrian law firms (2002 – 2013)


English, German


Vienna Bar Association
Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
Liechtenstein Arbitration Association (LIS)
Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA)
Federation of Integrated Conflict Management (FICM)
Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy Alumni Association
Member of the Domestic Advisory Board at the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)


University Lucerne and the University of Neuchâtel in cooperation with the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA), Switzerland, Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Arbitration with an award classification of “excellent” (2017)
Austrian Bar Exam with distinction, Vienna Bar Association, Austria (2000)
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, M.B.L.-HSG in European and International Business Law (1998)
University of Salzburg, Austria, PhD in Law (Dr. iur.) (1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte has carved out a strong practice handling competition law, IP, IT and media law disputes, which is an area of particular expertise for Dieter Heine and Nina Sterzl. Heine jointly heads the practice with Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who handles a wide rage of litigation and arbitration, including real estate, construction and finance-related disputes. Philipp Strasser left the firm in December 2021.

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Team head Nikolaus Vavrovsky at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte receives regular (co-)arbitrator mandates across various sectors, most notably infrastructure, construction and real estate, but the team is also experienced in national and international party counsel work. The latter has recently included competition law, corporate, contractual and construction-related disputes. The last-mentioned segment is a particular area of expertise for the team due to the firm’s strong real estate and construction offering.