Firm Profile > AKG ADVISORY Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH > Vienna, Austria

AKG ADVISORY Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Reichsratsstrasse 11/11
1010
Austria

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 4

Founded in summer 2020 by former Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte partner Anne-Karin Grill, dispute resolution boutique AKG ADVISORY Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH acts for clients in commercial and corporate arbitration and mediation, while another specialism lies in investor-state arbitration. Clients from various sectors, including energy, construction and manufacturing, retain Grill to act as counsel, arbitrator and mediator.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Karin Grill

Testimonials

‘This firm provides excellent service to clients, namely in terms of clarity of services, attentive approach and strategic planning for the entire case. Flexibility in reaction to new developments, thorough analysis and communication with clients are key assets of this firm.’

‘AKG’s team is enthusiastic and dynamic, attentive to detail, quick to react and very creative.’

‘AKG ADVISORY has a team led by an experienced principal who is focused on arbitration, litigation and mediation. The team is able to work in English, German and French in all aspects of international arbitration and litigation. This makes them quite unique in their market.’

‘When we select outside counsel to support us in dispute resolution processes, we look for specialist know-how, advocacy skills, and personality. Anne-Karin Grill combines all of the above.’

‘As an individual, Anne-Karin Grill has proven that she is at the very top of the dispute resolution segment in Austria. Her new venture, AKG ADVISORY, reflects her professional spirit, her international outlook, and her unrelenting spirit. When you look for excellent legal advice, both in terms of substance and procedure, this is where you will find it.’

‘Anne-Karin Grill has a serious track-record in international dispute resolution. She is a top professional. She clearly has what it takes and her energy is splendid. So far, we have only worked with her as counsel, but I am aware that she is also sitting as arbitrator and as mediator on international cases. I believe that when your lawyer knows what it feels like to be on the “other side”, that can only be an advantage. What I value about Anne-Karin Grill is that she’s completely unpretentious. She’s a pleasure to work with.’

‘Anne-Karin Grill is not only an excellent arbitration practitioner but also a leading commercial mediator with the specific skills required for successful mediations.’

‘Anne-Karin Grill’s calmness, patience, and extremely clear communication is outstanding. In addition, her encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and practical experience in mediation and arbitration are at the highest level.’

‘The team from AKG Advisory has a very structured and open approach to address all problems. With her very friendly way of discussing different issues, Anne-Karin Grill was able to solve all problems in a timely manner.’

‘Mrs. Grill has a very friendly and competent way to address different problems. She was able to capture both sides and make me feel comfortable.’

‘The ability and skill of our mediator, Anne-Karin Grill was exceptional. Her ability to conduct a bilingual (English/German) mediation was a key factor in choosing her for our mediation. However, she brought a level of experience and competence that was very useful to the process.’

‘Ms. Grill brought a degree of confidence and competence to the process that engaged the participants and made all participants feel that they were valued.’

‘I regularly work with Anne-Karin Grill who is an outstanding lawyer and a great advocate. She is my go-to contact for contentious legal matters in Austria and is always available, no matter how busy she is. She is probably one of the greatest legal minds of the country and knows both the legal and business aspects of the matters she handles very well. Her communication and organisational skills in the context of the performance of her legal work are stellar.’

‘Anne-Karin Grill is among the best arbitration practitioners in Austria. In our work with her, Anne-Karin has demonstrated perfect mastery of the Austrian arbitration law and knowledge of all ins and outs of arbitration proceedings.’

‘I recommend AKG ADVISORY as a new specialist dispute resolution boutique on the Austrian market. During the past year, we have been working with founder Anne-Karin Grill on two international cases that require legal skill and procedural tactics. She has guided us through an Arb-Med-Arb procedure under the VIAC Rules and supported us in proceedings before the Austrian Supreme Court in connection with the challenge of an arbitrator. Ms Grill is pleasant to work with and a reliable partner. The advice we receive from her and her team always keeps our company’s best interests in mind. As an individual, Anne-Karin Grill has proven to be a responsive and personally involved legal advisor.’

AKG ADVISORY has a proven track record of successfully resolving complex and sensitive international disputes. We apply innovative dispute resolution designs across the full range of established methods: mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Our size and approach provide the flexibility needed to successfully manage complex dispute resolution processes.

AKG ADVISORY acts as counsel at all stages of dispute resolution processes, including actions to secure interim measures, proceedings for the setting-aside or annulment of arbitral awards, and the enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards.  Each phase of our work is defined by meticulous legal analysis, structure, and strategy—realizing the full potential of each case and unlocking compelling conclusions. Our priority rests on our commitment to our clients’ matters and their commercial interests. We take pride in the quality of our legal advice.

Mediation
AKG ADVISORY covers facilitative and evaluative mediation in both institutional and ad hoc settings. As mediation counsel, we have successfully accompanied international commercial and investment mediation proceedings. Our experts are internationally certified mediators.

Arbitration
AKG ADVISORY advises on all aspects of international commercial and investment arbitration in both institutional and ad hoc settings. Our track record covers arbitrator and counsel work under the procedural rules of the world’s leading dispute resolution service providers (FAI, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, MAE, PCA, SCAI, UNCITRAL, VIAC). We act for international public and private sector clients in complex high-value commercial disputes. Our focus is on ensuring best possible outcomes, mitigating disruption and cost to our clients’ businesses. In investment arbitration, we employ our experience in representing both States and investors to formulate innovative and effective strategies. Our international engagements cover a broad range of industries, including renewable energy, construction, and technology.

Litigation
AKG ADVISORY draws on extensive experience in the full range of corporate and commercial litigation. We offer comprehensive guidance and clear communication coupled with high quality strategic advice at first instance and across all stages of appeal.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Anne-Karin Grill akg@akg-advisory.at +43 (0) 1 226 44 11
Dispute Resolution Nicolas Jose Caffo njc@akg-advisory.at +43 (0) 1 226 44 11
Dispute Resolution Rita M. Kaufmann rmk@akg-advisory.at +43 (0) 1 226 44 11
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Nicolas Jose Caffo  photo Mr Nicolas Jose Caffo Senior Associate
 Anne-Karin Grill photo Anne-Karin Grill Founder and Principal
Ms Rita M. Kaufmann  photo Ms Rita M. Kaufmann Junior Associate
English
German
Spanish
Russian
French
Swedish
Kazakh
Arabic

AKG ADVISORY stands for sophisticated international dispute resolution advice. The firm brings together legal professionals from various geographic, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and nationalities and as such embodies diversity beyond any standard “classification”. The firm’s truly global outlook and reach reflect AKG ADVISORY’s transcendent professional philosophy. The firm’s lawyers operate by the same universal principles and ideals: honesty, integrity, and accountability as the foundations upon which trusted relationships are built. AKG ADVISORY strives to make impactful contributions at the highest levels of professionalism – in Austria and throughout the global village.

AUSTRIA

AKG ADVISORY is a highly-specialized boutique firm based in Vienna, Austria. Focused on providing domestic and cross-border mediation, arbitration, and litigation advice, the firm has a proven track record of successfully resolving complex and sensitive commercial and investor-state disputes. Its size and approach provide the flexibility needed to successfully manage complex dispute resolution processes.

AKG ADVISORY’s dispute resolution advice is tailored to be relevant and strategically aligned. It reflects international best practice and meets the highest standards of professional integrity, no matter in what role AKG ADVISORY is brought on board: counsel, arbitrator or mediator. Each phase of work is defined by meticulous legal analysis, structure, and strategy — realizing the full potential of each case and unlocking compelling conclusions.

AKG ADVISORY’s international engagements cover a broad range of industries, including renewable energy, construction, and new technology and the firm’s expertise has been formally recognized by the legal markets at home and abroad.

MEDIATION
AKG ADVISORY covers facilitative and evaluative mediation in both institutional and ad hoc settings. As mediation counsel, AKG ADVISORY has successfully accompanied international commercial and investment mediation proceedings. The firm’s experts are internationally certified mediators.

ARBITRATION
AKG ADVISORY advises on all aspects of international commercial and investment arbitration in both institutional and ad hoc settings. The firm’s track record covers arbitrator and counsel work under the procedural rules of the world’s leading dispute resolution service providers (FAI, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, MAE, PCA, SCAI, UNCITRAL, VIAC). AKG ADVISORY lawyers act for international public and private sector clients in complex high-value commercial disputes with a focus on ensuring best possible outcomes, mitigating disruption and cost to their clients’ businesses. In investment arbitration, AKG ADVISORY employs the team’s experience in representing both States and investors to formulate innovative and effective strategies. The firm’s international engagements cover a broad range of industries, including renewable energy, construction, and technology.

LITIGATION
AKG ADVISORY draws on extensive experience in the full range of corporate and commercial litigation. Clients receive comprehensive guidance and clear communication coupled with high quality strategic advice at first instance and across all stages of appeal.