Christoph Liebscher

Personal Data

  • Born 1957 in Salzburg, Austria
  • Admitted in Austria since 1985 and in the Czech Republic, 1999-2014
  • Partner, Wolf Theiss, 1997-2014
  • Liebscher Dispute Management 2014

Main Practice Areas

  • Arbitration, Competition Law, Construction & Engineering, Energy & Raw Materials, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property & Licensing, International Trade & Trade Finance, Joint Ventures, M&A & Corporate Law.

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer (International Dispute Resolution, LL.M.), Donau-Universit├Ąt Krems, since 2015
  • President of the Hermann and Marianne Straniak Stiftung, since 2013
  • Member of the New Vienna Master in Human Rights, since 2013
  • Expert in ICANN proceedings administered by the ICC, since 2013
  • Member of working groups on the reform of the Austrian arbitration law, since 2002
  • Member of bodies of arbitral institutions and associations; contribution to the arbitration work of international organization, since 1998
  • Speaker and (university) lecturer, since 1993
  • Arbitrator and counsel under numerous arbitral rules applying over 20 different legal systems, since 1992
  • Responsible for business development in Europe and for the management of some local entities in CEE for two European multinationals, 1987-1991
  • Counsel before Austrian, other European and international courts, since 1978


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2000
  • Insead, Fontainebleau (MBA), 1986
  • University of Vienna, University of Salzburg (Dr. jur.), 1979


  • German, English and French (Fluently)
  • Spanish and Italian (Passively)
  • Russian (Basic Knowledge)

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