Günther is an expert in international arbitration with a primary focus on energy, corporate, post-M&A, industrial engineering and construction matters.
He regularly acts as counsel, chairman and party-appointed arbitrator in proceedings conducted under the auspices of the ICC and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and ad hoc proceedings. He takes an analytic and strategic approach and clients view him as a trusted adviser.
He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Vice-President of the VIAC Arbitral Centre.
In corporate law, he specialises in acting for family-owned companies on corporate reorganisation and restructuring, succession and strategic planning. His clients value his management and implementation skills on complex cross-border transactions.
One of Günther’s areas of focus is Switzerland. Clients interested in Switzerland and Swiss companies investing abroad will benefit from his understanding of this market.
His arbitration and corporate law publications include the corporate law section of Austrian Business Law, Cost in International Arbitration, and, most recently, Guerrilla Tactics in Arbitration, an Ethical Battle: Is There Need for a Universal Code?’ published in the Austrian Arbitration Yearbook 2011.
‘A brilliant commercially minded lawyer and an outstanding strategist with a superb legal mind.’
Chambers Europe 2011
‘Peers identify Günther Horvath as an excellent arbitrator and admire him for his wide range of expertise and his gravitas. He has certain calmness and seniority about him; he's impressive.’
Chambers Europe 2012
- A European energy group in a price review arbitration under ICC Rules
- A leading European bank in a post-acquisition arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment claims
- A global leader in the industrial engineering field, in a multi-party arbitration under ICC Rules in South-America.
- The world leader in flat glass engineering technology, in the reorganisation and restructuring of its Asian operations
- Family shareholders of a global luxury group in the restructuring of its corporate governance.
- Porsche Holding and the family shareholders of Porsche Automobil Holding SE concerning the creation of an integrated automobile group of Porsche and Volkswagen