Professor Walter Rechberger

Prof. Dr. Walter H. Rechberger is Professor emeritus at the Vienna University Faculty of Law and Head of the Research Institute of Legal Development. He held the position of Dean, of the Head of the Department of Civil Procedure Law (Institut für Zivilverfahrensrecht) and member of the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL) for many years. He received his J.D. from Vienna University and holds degrees of an honorary doctor of the University of Pècs, Hungary and of the University of Athens, Greece. In 1989, he was a visiting professor at the Kansas University School of Law, Lawrence, US. From 1992 to 2007, Prof. Rechberger was a member of the Faculty of European Studies, Department of European Integration, at Danube University Krems. He is also a member of several boards, such as the Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC) and the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM). Publications of Prof Rechberger comprise of more than 300 legal works, seven books of which represent standard literature on Austrian Civil Procedural Law. He gave almost 100 lectures abroad (in Europe and worldwide, e.g., China, Cuba, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mongolia, Singapore, South Africa, and the US).