Günther Horvath is a partner and head of the dispute resolution practice in the Vienna office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He received his legal education at the Universities of Graz (Doctor of Laws - Dr iur, 1976) and New York (MCJ, 1977). He joined the firm in 1978 and has been a partner since 1982. Günther Horvath speaks German, English and some Italian, he was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1952.
Günther Horvath specialises in international commercial arbitration with a primary focus on corporate law, post-M&A matters, industrial engineering and construction. He acts as Counsel, Chairman and party-appointed arbitrator, frequently, in ICC and Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) cases as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
Günther speaks at conferences and is the author of a number of articles and publications on arbitration, corporate law and industrial property. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the Executive Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre. He is a former Council Member of the International Bar Association's Legal Practice Division, Chair of the IBA Committee on Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises, Chairman Emeritus of Lex Mundi Ltd., Houston, and a member of the Austrian Bar Association.