Austrian Hub

The Austrian Hub is chaired by Susanne Augenhofer, Walter Doralt and Christian Koller. Its launch took place in Vienna on 4 September 2013 and featured many prominent panelists debating the current status of European legal integration. The discussions were moderated by Irmgard Griss (former President of the Austrian Supreme Court and Deputy-Speaker of the ELI Senate).

The keynote address was delivered by Franz Fischler (President of the European Forum Alpbach and a former EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries). From the host venue, Haus der Europäischen Union, the guests then proceeded to the beautiful courtyard and ceremonial chamber of the University of Vienna, where an official opening of the ELI General Assembly took place under the auspices of Rector Heinz W Engl.

Upon joining ELI, one becomes a member of the Hub of their country of residence or seat, provided no objections are raised. You can find the list of Individual Members by country of residence here.




The first Graz Company Law Forum took place on 25–26 May 2023 at the University of Graz.


ELI Austrian Hub Held a Lecture on Direct Claim Against Producers

On 9 May 2023, the ELI Austrian Hub held an evening lecture entitled ‘Do We Need a Direct Claim Against Producers?’. The lecture took place online.


ELI Austrian Hub Held a Conference on Digital Assets in Enforcement and Insolvency

The ELI Austrian Hub organised a conference on ‘Digital Assets in Enforcement and Insolvency’ at the University of Vienna from 4–5 May 2023. It was...


ELI Austrian Hub Hosted the 3rd International Commercial Contracts and Dispute Resolution Forum

On 27 January 2023, the University of Graz and ELI hosted the 3rd ICCDR Forum under the leadership of Prof Walter Doralt and Prof Christian Aschauer.


ELI Austrian Hub Held a Lecture on Supply Chain Accountability

On 16 January 2023, the ELI Austrian Hub held a workshop entitled ‘Verantwortlichkeit für die Lieferkette: Was bringt uns Brüssel?’, as part of the...


ELI Austrian Hub Held a Lecture on Antitrust Law

On 12 December 2022, the ELI Austrian Hub held a workshop entitled ‘Need for Change in Antitrust Damages Law?, as part of the ‘Monday Seminar Series’....