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Prof. MMag. Dr. August Reinisch, LL.M.

Vice Dean of the Law Faculty, Head of the Section, Programme director LL.M. Program

Contact info

  • Office address: Schottenbastei 10-16, A-1010 Vienna (Austria)
  • Telephone number: +43 1 4277 35307
  • Fax number: +43 1 4277 835307
  • e-mail: august.reinisch@univie.ac.at
  • office hours: by appointment Wednesday 11:00-12:00 a.m.


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Research focus

  • Investment Law (indirect expropriation, fair and equitable treatment and other standards of investment protection)
  • International Economic Law (Extraterritoriality, economic sanctions, WTO dispute settlement)
  • The Law of International Organizations (Responsibility of International Organisations)
  • State Responsibility (State of Necessity)
  • Arbitration (Investment Arbitration)
  • European Law (External Trade, EC and WTO)
  • International Law and Domestic Law
  • State Immunity

Professional Memberships

  • Head of the Section of International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna (since 2005)
  • Deputy Head of the Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna (since 2005)
  • Member, Arbitration Panel for in rem restitution pursuant to the General Settlement Fund Law 2001
  • Director, LL.M.-Program “International Legal Studies“
  • Member of the Council and Board member of the German Society of International Law
  • Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Society of International Law
  • Member, European Community Studies Association
  • Member, Executive Board, European Society of International Law
  • Member, International Law Association (Study Group on International Investment Law); President of the Austrian Branch
  • Member, Austrian Society for European Law
  • Member, Österreichischer Völkerrechtstag (Austrian International Lawyers’ Association)
  • Member, Freunde der rechts- und staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Vienna
  • Member, Salzburg Seminar Alumni
  • Member, Connecticut Bar
  • Member, New York Bar
  • Member, Vienna Law Society
  • Member, Society of Legal History

PhD Thesis Supervision

Professor Reinisch accepts to supervise PhD thesis in law on the condition that 1) prospective PhD students first attend and finish one of his seminars with an excellent mark 2) the proposed subject-matter of the thesis relates to his research focus.

Section for International Law and International Relations
University of Vienna

Schottenbastei 10-16/2/5
1010 Vienna
University of Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Vienna | T +43-1-4277-0