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Gerold Zeiler

Gerold Zeiler Dr. iur., LL.M.


Gerold Zeiler is a partner at ZEILER and focuses on national and international dispute resolution, with a strong focus on international commercial arbitration and litigation.

Gerold has extensive experience representing clients and serving as an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and is a seasoned litigator before Austrian courts.

In 2018, the ICC World Council appointed Gerold as the Austrian member of the ICC Court. He is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, the Indian Council of Arbitration, the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC), the Czech Arbitration Court and the BICAM’s Panel of Arbitrators.

Gerold is also co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a former president of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT).

He was admitted to the Austrian bar in 1993 and the Californian bar in 2017. Gerold is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1988, Dr. iur. 1996) and the Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. 2016).

Gerold works in English (fluent) and German (native) and has a basic knowledge of Italian.

Professional Experience
  • Partner, Zeiler Rechtsanwälte GmbH (since 2014)
  • Austrian member of the ICC Court (since 2018)
  • Co-Editor Austrian Arbitration Yearbook (since 2007)
  • Partner (Attorney, Associate) at Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH (1988-2014)
  • President and Board Member of ArbAUT (2008-2013)
  • Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (1987-1988)
  • California Bar Exam (2017)
  • LL.M., Washington University, St. Louis/US (2016)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London/UK (2006)
  • Doctor of Law, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (1996)
  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (1993)
  • Magister Iuris, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (1988)
Reference Cases
“Gerold Zeiler is an outstanding lawyer in the Austrian arbitration scene. He is highly recognised for his work as both arbitration counsel and as arbitrator. He represents clients in a range of areas including corporate, construction and investment disputes.”
Chambers Global 2024: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Austria, Band 1)