Anne-Karin Grill


Anne-Karin is an experienced international arbitration lawyer and well-versed in other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), especially mediation. She advises clients in commercial arbitration proceedings in accordance with the rules of key arbitral institutions and has an excellent track-record in investor-state arbitration. In addition to her advocacy work before international tribunals, Anne-Karin serves as arbitrator and acts as CEDR accredited mediator in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. As an IMI certified mediation advocate, Anne-Karin accompanies clients in negotiation and solution-generating processes, managing party dynamics and assisting in the formulation of legally sustainable solutions. She also advises in litigation proceedings before the Austrian state courts, in particular in proceedings for the domestic enforcement or setting-aside of international arbitral awards.

Anne-Karin is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a member of the Board of the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut), and a member of the Mediation Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Upon the nomination of the Republic of Austria, Anne-Karin was appointed to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She serves as lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria, and in renowned international legal programs.

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  • Commercial Mediation and Arbitration
  • Investor-State Mediation and Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Investment Protection
  • Foreign Investment Control
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swedish
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Recommended (2018–2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Mediation – Recommended (2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Global Leader (2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Thought Leader (2021)
  • The Legal 500 Europe: Arbitration and Mediation – Next Generation Partner (2021)
  • The Legal 500: Arbitration Power List CEE (2021)
  • Chambers Europe: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration (2017–2021)
  • Chambers Global: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration (2019–2021)

Anne-Karin has received much acclaim for her work as a dispute resolution partner at a leading CEE law firm and later at a prominent Austrian entity. Since 2020, her vision of modern dispute resolution services supports her own legal advisory business.

  • 2021: International Mediation Institute (IMI), Mediation Advocate Certification Program
  • 2020: Intercultural Certificate Training, BRGDES Academy, USA
  • 2018: Investor-State Mediator Training, CEDR and World Bank, France
  • 2013: International Mediator Training (Accreditation), CEDR, UK
  • 2004: Master of Arts (M.A.), Georgetown University, USA (Fulbright Scholar)
  • 2002: International Relations Law (Diploma), University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2001: Magistra iuris (Mag. iur.), University of Vienna, Austria