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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?

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

Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER

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

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

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

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

Dr. Paul OBERHAMMER

Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna

Associate Professor, University of Vienna Full Professor, University of Halle-Wittenberg Full Professor, University of Zurich Full Professor, University of Vienna
1997-2001
2001-2003
2003-2011
since 2011