Secretary General of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre
Niamh Leinwather took over the position of Secretary General of VIAC in 2022. Previously, she was a Principal Associate in the disputes, litigation and arbitration team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna. Over her career, she developed a vast experience in international cross-border commercial arbitration proceedings. She is admitted to the Austrian Bar and is currently Co-Chair and Board member of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners. She holds university degrees from the Universities of Dublin and Vienna (BCL, MES and Mag.iur). She is fluent in English and German.