Bergsten Lecture: "Wikileaks & Beyond: Admissibility of Improperly Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration"


The University of Vienna and the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut) cordially invite you to the fifth Bergsten Lecture which takes place annually in the week of the Vis Arbitration Moot finals.

The Lecture is held in honour of Professor Eric Bergsten, the "father" of the Vis Arbitration Moot who had organized this event for more than 20 years.

This year's Lecture will be given by Cherie Blair, CBE, QC (London) who will discuss

"Wikileaks & Beyond:
Admissibility of Improperly Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration".

The Lecture will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Paul Oberhammer (Faculty of Law, University of Vienna) with Florian Kremslehner (Dorda, Vienna) and Professor Stefan Kröll (Director Vis-Moot, Cologne) as panel speakers.

The lecture will take place

on Sunday, 9 April 2017 from 15.00 to 18.00 hrs
at "Sallinger-Saal", Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (AFEC)

Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1040 Vienna, Austria

After the lecture, Arb|Aut hosts a cocktail reception for participants of the lecture and VIS arbitrators in AFEC’s Sky Lounge.

Online-registrations for the lecture as well as the cocktail reception are available at

Due to the size of the venue, admittance will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event!

Professor Paul Oberhammer (University of Vienna)
Christian Klausegger (Arb|Aut)