The Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) were founded in Vienna in December 2004 as an initiative of young legal practitioners interested in arbitration. The founding members were Ingo Braun, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Florian Haugeneder, Werner Jahnel, Christian Konrad, Stefan Riegler and Sabine Schmidt.

YAAP seeks to promote arbitration among young practitioners from various countries and professional backgrounds. YAAP provides young practitioners and academics with a forum for exchanging ideas and establishing a professional network. It regularly organizes conferences, including the Vienna Arbitration Days, the Young Approaches to Arbitration Conference (which has become an integral part of the Willem C. Vis Moot week) and the Annual Conference in December. YAAP's specialty are the monthly YAAP roundtables, a coffee-house style forum for debate which enjoys great popularity among young lawyers practicing in Austria and its neighbouring countries.

YAAP forms part of a network of young arbitration organisations, the Co-Chairs' Circle, an informal platform for the exchange between young arbitration practitioner groups.

YAAP membership is open to anyone interested in arbitration under the age of forty.

We look forward to your participation!

  • The next Arb|Aut Forum takes place on 20 October 2016, 18:00 at the Juridicum Dachgeschoss (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna).

    We are happy to announce that Werner Jahnel (LALIVE) will deliver the keynote.

    Please register here.

  • VAD Logo 2017

     The Vienna Arbitration Days celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2017.

    Conference Topic:

    Repositioning Arbitration

    Keynote Speaker:

    Donald Francis Donovan
    (ICCA President)

    Date: 24-25 February 2017

    Location: Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna

    Please click here to download the flyer. More details on the academic programme and registration will follow shortly.