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“We Ain’t Need No Judge!” – Will Law Drift Away from the State?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

Are arbitration proceedings an effective way of self-regulation or are they undermining the rule of law? Do they lead to a privatisation of law? Does the rule of law end in international contexts? Are there also positive aspects to this apparent restitution of legal conflicts to society?

Speakers

Vice-Chancelor, Republic of Austria; Austrian Federal Minister for Justice, Vienna Key Note
Attorney at Law; Partner, Eckert Fries Prokopp Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Baden
Former Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Justice of the Italian Republic, Rome
Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna Chair

Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER

Vice-Chancelor, Republic of Austria; Austrian Federal Minister for Justice, Vienna

1976 School-Leaving Certificate (A-level), High School in Horn, Austria
1976-1978 Master in Translation and Interpreting (English, Russian), University of Vienna (not completed)
1976-1980 Master and Doctoral Studies, Law, University of Vienna
1991 Habilitation
1993-2013 Counsel for the Defence
1984-1998 Teaching Assignment, University of Vienna
1998-2007 Professor for Criminal Law and Law of Criminal Procedure, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna
since 2007 Head of Institute, Austrian and European Criminal Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
since 2013 Federal Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria

Mag. Vitus ECKERT

Attorney at Law; Partner, Eckert Fries Prokopp Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Baden

 Elementary School Alland, Austria
 Gymnasium Baden, Matura 1987
 Magister of Law
 Academic Expert for European Law

Renato Finocchi GHERSI

Former Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Justice of the Italian Republic, Rome

1990-2001 Clerk, Constitutional Court
1996-2001 Head of the Legislative Office, Ministry of Social Affairs
2001-2006 Appeal Judge, Office of the Prosecutor General, Court of Cassation
2006-2008 Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Health
2011-2013 Deputy Secretary General, General Prosecutor Office, Court of Cassation
2012-2013 President, Commission for the entry exam into the judiciary
2013-2014 Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Justice of the Italian Republic, Rome
since 2014 Coordinator of the working groups concerning civil law for the Italian Presidency of the EU
2014 Deputy Prosecutor General, Court of Cassation

Dr. Paul OBERHAMMER

Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna

1997-2001 Associate Professor, University of Vienna
2001-2003 Full Professor, University of Halle-Wittenberg
2003-2011 Full Professor, University of Zurich
since 2011 Full Professor, University of Vienna
since 2012 Permanent Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen