Dr. iur. Gregor Grubhofer, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt / Attorney at law


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Expertise and work focus

Gregor Grubhofer is a specialist in international commercial arbitration and litigation.

He acts as party representative and is also often appointed as an arbitrator. He has been involved in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, subject to a variety of governing substantive and procedural laws, including arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, Vienna, Swiss, SCC and lesser known rules.

Gregor Grubhofer has considerable experience in contract law and dispute resolution in the fields of engineering, delivery and installation of infrastructure projects, plant and equipment, in particular power stations, hospitals / health care centres, road construction and airports (FIDIC Conditions of Contract), insurance and reinsurance, construction of private projects, production, acquisition of real estate, delivery of raw materials as well as corporate law related disputes (e.g. shareholders’ disputes, post-M&A disputes) and investment disputes.

In addition, Gregor Grubhofer specialises in corporate and commercial laws and advises business of all sizes and in various business sectors in relation to their business transactions and contracts.

Market feedback

Outstanding lawyer, excellent tactician and superb research skills“  (The Legal 500, 2022)

Leading Austrian Lawyer for Commercial Litigation“ (WhoisWhoLegal, 2021)

Always prepared to engage in fine legal details to overcome objections in support of and fight for the client“ (The Legal 500, 2020)

Very responsive“ (The Legal 500, 2018)


After graduating from the University of Vienna and completing a Master's degree at Marmara University in Istanbul with a focus on international law, Gregor Grubhofer worked as a lawyer in the field of corporate law and arbitration law in renowned international law firms in Austria and abroad.


  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Austria
  • Austrian Turkish Business Co-Operation Council (ATBCC)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Austrian Society for Construction Law and the Construction Industry (ÖGEBAU)
  • Vienna Bar Association

Selected Publications

  • Author of the chapter “Schiedsgutachterverfahren” (expert determination proceedings) in the “Praxisguide: Streitbeilegung in Bauverfahren” (practitioners’ guide: dispute resolution in construction projects), VIAC in cooperation with ÖGEBAU, Nov. 2021

  • Austrian Supreme Court decides on the admissibility of a remote arbitration hearing against the will of a party“, wirtschaftsanwaelte.at, 20 Nov. 2020

  • COVID-19 complicates the conduct of litigation and arbitration“, wirtschaftsanwaelte.at, 23 April 2020

  • Claims for rescission under the Insolvency Act may be sold by the insolvency administrator to third parties“, ecolex 2019, 871

  • Pursuit of warranty claims and claims for damages under the construction contract“, commemorative publication: 40 year anniversary of the Austrian Society for Construction Law and the Construction Industry (2019), 113

  • Co-author of the  “The Practice of Franchising“, 3. Ed. Manz, 2014

  • The contract price in the construction contract (ABGB, ÖNORM B 2110, FIDIC-contract)“, bbl 2013, 87

  • Checklist: Formation of a company with limited liability in Turkey“, eastlex 2013, 62

  • Acquisition of real estate by foreigners in Turkey“, eastlex 2011, 175

  • The investment advisor may be liable in the event of  loss of the investment“, Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard, 15.10.2008

  • Not a work of art, but nevertheless valuable“,  Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard,13.11.2007

  • Obstacles for key personnel“, Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard, 2007, 12

  • Credit and financial institutions, money laundering and terrorist financing” Bankarchiv 2006, 242

  • A Comparative Study of Trademarks under German and Turkish Law” Marmara Journal of European Studies Vol.10 / No. 2 (Istanbul, 2002)

  • Editor of “The German-Turkish Relationship” – conference book of Marmara University (Istanbul, 2002)

Lecture activities

  • The Role of Expert Witnesses in Arbitration Proceedings”, presentation at VIAC/ESIN joint event on the occasion of ISTAW, Istanbul (2023)

  • Turkish Investors and ICSID Arbitration”, presentation at the VIAC Joint Conference in Ankara and Istanbul (2022)

  • Export Credit Insurance vs. Sanctions”, presentation at the Vth AIDA Europe Conference in Copenhagen (2015)

  • Claim Management in International Construction Projects: prevention of disputes and dispute resolution”, presentation at the “2nd Annual Turkey Hospital Expansion Summit” in Ankara (2015)

  • Austrian Arbitration Landscape – Vienna Rules vs. Istanbul Rules”, presentation at the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) in Istanbul (2012)

  • The Austria / Turkey BIT 1988, Issues to be Considered before Submitting an Investment Dispute to Arbitration”, presentation at the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) in Austria (2011)

  • Clause 20 of the FIDIC Standard Form Contract (Yellow Book) – the Mandatory and Optional Content of an Arbitration Agreement”, presentation at the Law Firm Network Meeting in Stuttgart (2011)