The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and the Austrian Vienna International Arbitral Centre have agreed to collaborate on training programs and promotional efforts and to refer parties in need of dispute resolution services to one another.
Under a memorandum of understanding, the Vienna organization also will have access to hearing space and administrative services at the Georgia State University-based center.
The Vienna center has been administering arbitrations arising from economic disputes in Central Europe and world-wide for 40 years, since it was established by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
In recent years, its visibility and reputation have been on the rise, and a relationship with Atlanta center will extend its reach into the Western Hemisphere, according to an April 6 news release.
Manfred Heider, the Vienna center’s secretary general, said in the release, “I look forward to strengthening ties with North America through this affiliation with the new arbitration center in Atlanta.”