Christian Dorda

Senior Legal Expert, Arbitrator

Christian Dorda
Christian Dorda

Christian Dorda is the founding partner of DORDA. 

He presently serves as an arbitrator, in particular in disputes relating to joint ventures, distribution and construction. He is regularly sought out in international and domestic commercial disputes, mostly as the chairman of the panel or as a sole arbitrator.

Having served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Christian is now Vice-Chairman of ICC Austria. He is a delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and serves on its Task Forces. He is a member of the Austrian and the Swiss Arbitration Associations and on the Board of Trustees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria. Also, he is the permanent legal counsel to the French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce.



University of Vienna, Dr iur 1971

Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit Deutschland – Österreich – Schweiz / Verfahrensablauf, 3. Auflage, Seiten 461 bis 492
Handbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und ADR
Vienna Perspective – 2014

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Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators, Senior Statespeople - 2024
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators, Senior Statesman - 2023
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators - 2022
Chambers Europe, Lifetime Achievement Award - 2016
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators - 2023
IFLR1000, M&A, Expert Consultant - 2022
Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation, Recommended - 2023

  • Member of the Board (Deputy Chairman) Agenda Austria, Association for Scientific Dialogue and Social Renewal 

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees American Chamber of Commerce in Austria 

  • Member of the Board ("Syndikus") French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce - Chambre de Commerce Franco-Autrichienne

  • Guest lecturer on arbitration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

  • Consul General of the Principality of Monaco in Austria

  • Honorary President of the Museum Friends Association Belvedere

  • Ceremonial renewal of the doctorate in law, University of Vienna, May 2022

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers, the renowned legal directory, May 2016

  • Chairman of the M&A Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (until 2007)

German (mother tongue)