Gregor Grubhofer

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very responsive” (Legal 500, 2018) “always prepared to engage in fine legal details to overcome objections in support of and fight for the client” (Legal 500, 2020) “Leading Austrian Lawyer for Commercial Litigation” (WhoisWhoLegal, 2021)

Dr. Gregor Grubhofer, LL.M.
Attorney at Law

Admitted in:

Austria (2006)

Practice area:

  • Construction Law (Austrian Standards, FIDIC Contract Law)
  • Corporate Law | Commercial Law | M&A
  • Dispute Resolution | Arbitration | Litigation
  • Franchise- and Distribution Law
  • Insurance Law


  • Marmara University, Istanbul (LL.M.), 2003
  • University of Vienna (Dr. iur.), 2006


  • Ministry of the Interior, Vienna (1999 – 2000)
  • Esin & Co, Attorneys at Law, Istanbul (2002 – 2003)


  • German
  • English
  • Turkish


  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut)
  • Austrian Turkish Business Co-Operation Council (ATBCC)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Austrian Society for Construction Law and the Construction Industry (ÖGEBAU)


  • Austrian Supreme Court decides on the admissibility of a remote arbitration hearing against the will of a party“,, 20 Nov. 2020
  • COVID-19 complicates the conduct of litigation and arbitration“,, 23 April 2020
  • Claims for rescission under the Insolvency Act may be sold by the insolvency administrator to third parties“, ecolex 2019, 871
  • Pursuit of warranty claims and claims for damages under the construction contract“, commemorative publication: 40 year anniversary of the Austrian Society for Construction Law and the Construction Industry (2019), 113
  • Co-author of the  “The Practice of Franchising“, 3. Ed. Manz, 2014
  • The contract price in the construction  contract (ABGB, ÖNORM B 2110, FIDIC-contract)“, bbl 2013, 87
  • Checklist: Formation of a company with limited liability in Turkey“, eastlex 2013, 62
  • Acquisition of real estate by foreigners in Turkey“, eastlex 2011, 175
  • The investment advisor may be liable in the event of  loss of the investement“, Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard, 15.10.2008
  • Not a work of art, but nevertheless valuable“,  Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard,13.11.2007
  • Obstacles for key personnel“, Wirtschaft & Recht, Der Standard, 2007, 12
  • Credit and financial institutions, money laundering and terrorist financing” Bankarchiv 2006, 242
  • A Comparative Study of Trademarks under German and Turkish Law” Marmara Journal of European Studies Vol.10 / No. 2 (Istanbul, 2002)
  • Editor of “The German-Turkish Relationship” – conference book of Marmara University (Istanbul, 2002)

Lecture Activities:

  • “Turkish Investors and ICSID Arbitration”, presentation at the VIAC Joint Conference in Ankara and Istanbul (2022)
  • Austrian Arbitration Landscape – Vienna Rules vs. Istanbul Rules“, presentation at the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) in Istanbul (2012)
  • The Austria / Turkey BIT 1988, Issues to be Considered before Submitting an Investment Dispute to Arbitration“, presentation at the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) in Austria (2011)
  • Clause 20 of the FIDIC Standard Form Contract (Yellow Book) – the Mandatory and Optional Content of an Arbitration Agreement“, presentation at the Law Firm Network Meeting in Stuttgart (2011)