WilmerHale (JD Supra Austria)
Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration? - Austria Report
The Austrian Code of Civil Procedure (“ZPO”) contains a special part dedicated to arbitral proceedings (Sections 577 to 618 ZPO). This forms the Austrian lex arbitri. Section 598 ZPO provides that each party in arbitration has a right to an “oral hearing”: “Oral Hearings and Written Proceedings: Unless the parties have otherwise agreed, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to hold...