Malta: CSB Advocates Appoints Austrian Lawyer As “Of Counsel” And Launches Austrian Desk
Last Updated: 9 September 2015

CSB Advocates has announced that Austrian lawyer Dr Peter Binder has been appointed as their new 'Of Counsel' with the aim of providing CSB Advocates and its clients with a wealth of knowledge and experience within his area of expertise, being international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as all matters pertaining to Austrian law and some aspects of German and Swiss law.

Dr Binder is admitted as "Rechtsanwalt" (Attorney-at-Law) under Austrian law (Vienna Bar Association) and registered to practice in Malta (Ministry of Justice, Valletta) under this home country title. He holds degrees from the University of Vienna (Magister iuris), University of Salzburg (Doctor iuris with honours) and King's College London (LL.M. in International Business Law) whereby his specialisation on international commercial arbitration developed in early years. Over the years, Dr Binder has worked in several top law firms in Austria, for the United Nations (UNCITRAL), for various European universities as lecturer and as law reform consultant advising governments on the implementation of modern arbitration and alternative dispute resolution laws thereby also assisting in the setting up of arbitration centres.

The launching of a dedicated Austrian Desk enables Malta-based businesses and individuals to co-ordinate the assertion of their legal claims and rights in Austria or to apply for the enforcement of Maltese or other EU court judgements as well as arbitral awards in Austria. CSB Advocates is now fully geared to handle such engagements through this strategic alliance and based on Dr Binder's wealth of experience.  

CSB Advocates Managing Partner Dr Andrew J. Zammit said that the strategic alliance with Dr. Binder and the launching of the Austrian Desk represents ''a material milestone in the development for CSB Advocates. It enables the firm to have wider reach in servicing its clients' needs and Dr Binder has the best academic attributes and practical know-how to head the firm's Austrian Desk. He is widely respected in his area of practice, has published prolifically and has an unquestionable enthusiasm for his work."

Dr Binder added that he was delighted to be appointed 'Of Counsel' for CSB Advocates and to lead the firm's Austrian Desk. ''It is a great honour to join CSB Advocates as a leading Maltese law firm involved in cross-border matters and I look forward to contributing towards the firm's development and growth. It is also important to note that the imminent closure of the Austrian embassy in Malta means it is going to be more important both for Austrians based in Malta to have direct access to professionals they are familiar with to assist them locally as well as for all Malta based clients to have access to a local contact for any legal actions in Austria."

CSB Advocates is consistently recognized as a leading boutique business law firm in Malta, providing deep legal, regulatory, commercial and practical insight to a predominantly international client base. 

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