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Irene Welser

Irene Welser
Name and surname

Irene Welser

Hon.-Prof. Dr.
Professional titles
Attorney at Law


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Commercial law and commercial contracts
  • Company law
  • Insurance law and liability for damages
  • International investment arbitration
Year of birth







Head of Department Contentious Business with CERHA HEMPEL Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Chair of the Management Committee

Honorary Professor of Private Law (Civil and Commercial Law), Institute of Economics and Law, Faculty of Economics and Information Technology, University of Vienna, since 2003

Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) (Board Member)

Bundesbeschaffung GmbH (Supervisory Board Member)

LEX MUNDI Global Chair Emeritus Litigation Arbitration Dispute Resolution

Contact Person of LEX MUNDI The World‘s Leading Network of Independent Law Firms

Examiner for the bar examination in Vienna (Board Member), since 1995

ÖGEBAU (Member of the scientific advisory council)

Legal publication „bauaktuell“ (Advisory Board Member)


Irene is a prolific author on a wide variety of legal issues. Her first main publication, Warranties and Contracts on Works and Services (1989), has become a standard text in the field. She has been a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration since its inception and author and co-author of several books dealing with issues of contract law, warranty and liability questions (including D&O liability) as well as arbitration-related matters and shareholder disputes. She has published more than 100 articles in Austrian and international law magazines and journals.

For a list of her publications, please visit: https://www.cerhahempel.com/publications/hon-prof-dr-irene-welser

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