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What we deliver

We have combined years of front-line experience in the roles of counsel, arbitrator and mediator.

The exceptional and truly international team that we have built provides impactful dispute resolution advice even under the most demanding time pressures. Clients and law firms choose to work with us because we deliver dispute resolution services that reflect international best practice and meet the highest standards of professional integrity.

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SELECT CASES
  • Investment Arbitration
    Pending

    Representing international investors in ISDS proceedings concerning their investment in the renewable energy sector of an ECT jurisdiction in Eastern Europe.

    Representing international investors in ISDS proceedings concerning their investment in the gas sector of an ECT jurisdiction in South-Eastern Europe.


    Concluded

    Represented a Belgian company in an ICSID investment arbitration brought under the BLEU-Serbia BIT.

    Represented an Austrian company in an ICSID investment arbitration concerning their investment in the gaming industry in Argentina.

    Represented Montenegro in two ICSID investment arbitrations brought under the Yugoslavia-Netherlands BIT and the Cyprus-Serbia and Montenegro BIT, respectively.

    Represented Venezuela in a PCA investment arbitration brought by dual national Spanish investors over the alleged expropriation of a company from the food products sector.

    Represented Venezuela in an ICC commercial arbitration initiated by US companies over the alleged contractual breach on the restoration and refurbishment of two war frigates.

    Represented Venezuela in an ICSID investment arbitration initiated by a purpose trust from Barbados over the alleged expropriation of tourism and hospitality facilities.

    Represented Venezuela in an ICSID investment arbitration initiated by Dutch investors over the alleged expropriation of a glass manufacture.

  • Commercial Arbitration
    Pending

    Acting as Austrian co-counsel for a Romanian company in an ICC commercial arbitration relating to a long-term agreement for the sale of natural gas for the Romanian market.


    Concluded

    Commercial

    Represented a Belgian company in a VIAC commercial arbitration initiated by its Russian business partner in connection with a technically complex industrial transaction in the metallurgical sector.

    Represented a Russian company in a VIAC commercial mediation concerning a dispute with its Italian business partner in relation to a large industrial project in Russia.

    Acted for an Austrian company in an ICC commercial arbitration against the state enterprise operating Ukraine’s nuclear power stations.

    Energy

    Acted as Austrian co-counsel for a French company in an ICC commercial arbitration relating to a long-term agreement for the sale of natural gas for the Romanian market.

    Represented the subsidiary of an Austrian company in an ICC commercial arbitration concerning a valuable petroleum concession in Pakistan.

    Acted for an Austrian company in an ICC commercial arbitration against the state enterprise operating Ukraine’s nuclear power stations.

    Construction & Real Estate

    Represented a Slovak company in a VIAC commercial Arb-Med-Arb procedure concerning a dispute with its Austrian business partner over a prominent construction project in the Slovak capital.

    Represented a German company in an ICC construction arbitration in connection with a subcontract for the installation of wind turbines in a wind farm located in Romania.

    Represented an Austrian company in a VIAC construction arbitration concerning delays in performance.

    Corporate & Transactional

    Represented a (formerly) family-owned Austrian corporate in the advertising/marketing sector in a post-M&A arbitration under the ICC Rules.

    Acted as counsel for a Zurich Stock-exchange listed Swiss corporate in a post-M&A arbitration under the Vienna Rules. The dispute concerned representations and warranties.

    Acted as counsel for an Austrian wind-down vehicle in the international banking sector in an arbitration under the Vienna Rules. The dispute concerned the termination of a subparticipation in a complex loan facility grated to a bank in the CEE region.

  • Mediation and ADR
    other than Arbitration
    Pending

    Acting as mediation counsel in an ad hoc dispute resolution process involving German and French parties. The subject matter of the dispute concerns complex valuation questions that arose in the aftermath of an M&A transaction. The working language of the mediation is French.


    Concluded

    Commercial

    Representing a Vienna-based International Organization in sui generis dispute resolution proceedings under its Staff Rules.

    Represented a Vienna-based International Organization in sui generis dispute resolution proceedings under its Staff Rules.

    Represented a US company in an ad hoc commercial mediation procedure concerning a dispute with its Austrian business partner over the termination of an agency agreement.

    Acted as mediator in an ad hoc commercial mediation involving Austrian and Swiss companies in the bio-pesticides industry.

    Acted as mediator in an ad hoc commercial mediation involving Austrian and Moroccan companies embroiled in a dispute over the renewal of an agency agreement.

    Energy

    Advised a group of international investors in an Energy Community led investor-state mediation concerning their investment in the renewable energy sector in an ECT jurisdiction in Eastern Europe.

    Acted as mediator in the Energy Community Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre’s first mediation concerning the alleged incompliance with Energy Community law of two environmental permits issued for two thermal power plants in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Acted for a Russian company in an ad hoc non-litigious dispute resolution process relating to the supply of steel pipes for a cross-connection VTL Gas Pipeline across Poland and Slovakia.

    Construction & Real Estate

    Acted as legal member of a standing dispute board instituted in connection with a dispute involving leading European and Chinese companies in the photovoltaics industry.

    Corporate & Transactional

    Acting as mediator in an ad hoc commercial mediation involving international stakeholders in a complex shareholder dispute in the new tech industry.

    Acted as mediator in an ad hoc commercial mediation involving Austrian, German and Irish stakeholders in a complex shareholder dispute in the pharma industry.

    Acted as mediator for Austrian and Swedish private clients in a cross-border asset succession case.

  • Litigation and Austrian
    State Court Proceedings
    Pending

    Advising a French company in insurance litigation proceedings pending before the Austrian state courts.


    Concluded

    Commercial

    Represented a Romanian company in an Austrian Supreme Court procedure for the disqualification of an arbitrator.

    Acted for a US company in complex state court proceedings covering multiple instances for the enforcement of an international arbitral award issued under the AAA Arbitration Rules.

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

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“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 approach, 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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“I recommend AKG ADVISORY as a new specialist dispute resolution boutique on the Austrian market. 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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“Anne-Karin is dedicated and professional, with a curious mind.”
“Clearly a rising star in the Austrian market.”

WHO’S WHO LEGAL
Arbitration (2021)

“Anne-Karin is “very knowledgeable of the market, extremely pleasant, always available and she doesn’t leave things unanswered.”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Austria (2021)

“Clients note Anne-Karin’s prolific work in the field of mediation and say that she “stands apart in the Austrian market.”

THE LEGAL 500
Arbitration Powerlist 2021 – Central and Eastern Europe
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“Anne-Karin is simply brilliant and absolutely charming. Easily the first lawyer I call when I have an issue in Austria. Clients adore her for her sound commercial judgment and persuasive advocacy.”

WHO’S WHO LEGAL
Arbitration (2021)
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Leading Law Firms
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“Anne-Karin Grill is not only an excellent arbitration practitioner but also a leading commercial mediator with the specific skills required for successful mediations.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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 LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“Ms. 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 LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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. What I value about Anne-Karin Grill is that she’s completely unpretentious. She’s a pleasure to work with.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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.

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners
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“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.”

THE LEGAL 500
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation 2021 – Next Generation Partners

“Anne-Karin Grill comes “highly recommended” by peers as “one of the top picks for international law and investment cases.”

WHO’S WHO LEGAL
Arbitration (2020)
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“Anne-Karin Grill is “smart, constructive and a great communicator. Also, she convinces with precise legal analysis and a tactical mind.”

THE LEGAL 500 EUROPE
Arbitration and Mediation: Next Generation Partner (2020)
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“Anne-Karin Grill is active in alternative dispute resolution. She is appreciated as a “very positive and solution-oriented lawyer.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE | CHAMBERS GLOBAL
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Austria (2020)