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Peter Rižnik

Independent Arbitrator, Rižnik Disputes

Biography

Gender: Male

Year of birth: 1984

Nationality: Slovenia

Type of practitioner:

Arbitrator, Tribunal Secretary

Jurisdiction(s) in which admitted to practice (if applicable):

Fields of legal expertise:

Civil law, European law, International law

Practice areas:

Distribution, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Cooperation, Agency (Representation), Energy and Natural Resources, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Sales, Purchases, Consultancy Services, Investment Law/ Public International Law

Contact details

Address:

Vienna
Vienna
Vienna, Vienna 1010
Austria

Phone:

Email:

Peter Rižnik <peter@riznik.eu>

Website:

www.riznik.eu

Languages

  • Slovenian: Native
  • English: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Croatian: Fluent
  • Serbian: Fluent
  • Romanian: Basic
  • French: Basic
  • Danish: Basic

Relevant arbitration experience:

Arbitrator: 6 cases
- Rules: ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL;
- applicable law: Austrian, Bulgarian, Italian, Polish, Serbian, CISG, Kosovo
- seats: Munich, Paris, Vienna, Geneva

Secretary to Arbitral Tribunals: numerous cases
- administered by: ICC, SCC, LCIA, FAI, LAC
- applicable law: international (ISDS), Albanian, English, Finnish, French, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian
- seats: Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Ljubljana, London, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Stuttgart

Education & certifications:

Doctoral candidate | University of Vienna, Austria
Visiting scholar | United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria
Degree in law | University of Maribor, Slovenia
Visiting student | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Exchange student | University of Zurich, Switzerland

Publications:

- Quick Answers on Drafting Agreements, Austria | Kluwer Arbitration | Wolters Kluwer | The Netherlands, since 2020 (Co-author)
- Austria – Trends and Developments | Chambers and Partners International Arbitration Practice Guide 2020 | London, 2020 (Co-author)
- Austria – Trends and Developments | Chambers and Partners International Arbitration Practice Guide 2019 | London, 2019 (Co-author)
- Arbitrability of concession disputes: digest of the case law of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre and the Slovenian courts, Javna uprava, 1/2, 54 2018, pp. 55-78 (Co-author)
- Ljubljana Arbitration Centre at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia | World Arbitration Reporter (WAR) | Juris Publishing 2015 (Co-author)
- Legal Instruments and Practice of Arbitration in the EU | European Parliament | A study conducted by the Brunel University London | Country reporter for Slovenia, 2015
- Mednarodna prodaja blaga, Konvencija Združenih narodov o pogodbah o mednarodni prodaji blaga [International Sale of Goods, United Nations Convention on the Contracts for the International Sale of Goods] | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia | Ljubljana 2009 (Co-author), 234 pages
- Some Aspects of Loss Mitigation in International Sale of Goods | The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration | Moot Alumni Association | September 2010, Vienna | pp. 251-274
- Cases relating to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards - The New York Convention | United Nations General Assembly, Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts | UN Doc. A/CN.9/SER.C/ABSTRACTS/121
- Abstracts of cases relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and to the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods | United Nations General Assembly, Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts | UN Doc. A/CN.9/SER.C/ABSTRACTS/118
- Practical implications of the case of EDF (Services) Ltd. v. Romania | Fodor, E-M., Popovici, P., Buzdugan, C. (eds.), Efficiency of legal norms | Editura Hamangiu | Bucharest 2012
- Z novimi pravili do sodobne arbitraže: vloga in naloge arbitrov po novih Ljubljanskih arbitražnih pravilih [The role of arbitrators under the new Ljubljana Arbitration Rules]| Pravna praksa | Ljubljana, May 2014 | pp. 12-14 (Co-author)
- Arbitražna pravila UNCITRAL: (spremenjena 2010) [Translation of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2010) into Slovenian] | Slovenska arbitražna praksa 2/1 | Ljubljana 2013 | pp. 59-73 (Co-author)
- Smernice IBA za zastopanje strank v mednarodni arbitraži [IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration] | Slovenska arbitražna praksa 2/2 | Ljubljana, June 2013 | p. 80
- Časovna omejitev za izdajo arbitražne odločbe [Time-limit for the rendering of arbitral awards] | Slovenska arbitražna praksa 1/1 | Ljubljana, November 2012 | pp. 18-21
- Digesta (2012) Vzorčnega zakona UNCITRAL [The 2012 Digest of the UNCITRAL Model Law] | Slovenska arbitražna praksa 1/1 | Ljubljana, November 2012 | p. 69
- Težave pri uporabi konvencij Uncitrala s področja mednarodne prodaje blaga [Problems and issues in the application of UNCITRAL Conventions on international sale of goods] | Pravna praksa 31/15 | Ljubljana, April 2012 | pp. 13-15
- Klavzula FCA Incoterms 2010 kot del prodajne pogodbe [Clause FCA Incoterms 2010 as part of a sales agreement] |Pravna praksa 30/2 | Ljubljana, January 2011 | pp. 10-11
- Klavzula FAS Incoterms 2010 kot del prodajne pogodbe [Clause FAS Incoterms 2010 as part of a sales agreement] | Pravna praksa 30/8 | Ljubljana, March 2011 | pp. 13-15 (Co-author)
- Vključitev novih klavzul DAT in DAP Incoterms 2010 v prodajno pogodbo [Incorporating the new DAT and DAP Incoterms 2010 clauses in a sales agreement] | Pravna praksa 30/5 | Ljubljana, February 2011 | pp.15-17 (Co-author)
- Klavzula CFR Incoterms 2010 [CFR Incoterms 2010] | Pravna praksa 30/11 | Ljubljana, March 2011 | pp.15-17
- Alternativno reševanje delovnih sporov s podporo socialnega dialoga ali Kaj je o tem dobro vedeti, [Alternative resolution of labour law disputes with the support of the social dialogue] | Natlačen, M. et al. (eds) | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia | Ljubljana 2011 (Contributor)
- Incoterms 2010: pravila ICC za uporabo trgovinskih klavzul v domači in mednarodni trgovini [ICC rules for the use of domestic and international trade terms], Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Ljubljana 2010 (Co-author)
- Incoterms 2010 | Pravna praksa 29/45 | Ljubljana, November 2010 | pp. II-VIII (Co-author)
- Temeljna načela postopkov pri alternativnem reševanju sporov v delovnih razmerjih, njihov potek in odločitev [Basic principles of alternative resolution of labour law disputes], | in Natlačen, M. et al., Alternativno reševanje delovnopravnih sporov s podporo socialnega dialoga - študija | [Alternative dispute resolution in labour law with the support of social dialogue] | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia | Ljubljana 2010

Additional information:

ArbCEE Board, member
ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, member
Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, member
Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Co-Director of the Mentoring Programme (2021-2023)