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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: arbitration and mediation

At Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte, name partner Nikolaus Vavrovsky specialises in commercial and investor-state arbitration, handling particularly complex and sensitive matters spanning multiple jurisdictions. Florian Stefan was promoted to partner in 2022 with an impressive track record of international arbitration. The team is adept in enforcement proceedings and regularly acts in proceedings under a breadth of arbitration rules including ICC, VIAC and HKIAC, as well as ICSID and UNCITRAL.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte has a strong track record across a broad spectrum of complex technical contentious matters in both the national and international context. The group’s leadership trio comprises name partner Nikolaus Vavrovsky; alternative dispute resolution expert and seasoned litigator Dieter Heine; and Florian Stefan, who made partner in 2022 and specialises in international law. The team has deep know-how and expertise representing clients in construction, real estate, infrastructure and IP disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Nina Sterzl is also noted.

Austria > Construction

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is ‘highly experienced in high-profile disputes in the field of construction’ and is headed up by ‘gifted transaction lawyer’ Christian Marth, ‘well-versed construction disputes practitioner’ Nikolaus Vavrovsky, and public construction law expert Christian Marth. The group acts in a range of matters from development and construction to construction related litigation, and offers clients support throughout a project’s life cycle.