Nikolaus Pitkowitz is appointed new real estate committee chair of the international bar association (iba)

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

The IBA Annual Conference 2015 will take place in Vienna.

As of 1 January 2015 Nikolaus Pitkowitz, partner in the law firm Graf & Pitkowitz, shall take the chair of the Real Estate Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Mr. Pitkowitz will serve as the chairman of this biggest international association of real estate professionals until the end of 2016. 

"As for a representative of such a relatively small country as Austria, it is for me a particular honor and privilege to spearhead this professional organization boasting international experts", said Mr. Pitkowitz, who is for years a committed member of IBA.

The IBA with its 55,000 members is one of the biggest and oldest global lawyer associations, and the Real Estate Section comprising around 1000 representatives is one of the most significant professional organizations forming part of the IBA. This section includes top real estate experts from the whole world and is subdivided into several law-specific areas. The Real Estate Committee also organizes its own Annual Real Estate Investments Conference; the next one is going to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, on 23-24 April 2015 and will cover such topics as current trends in the real estate market and in real estate law specifically. 

This year, the IBA Annual Conference shall take place in Vienna in the first week of October. More than 6,000 participants are awaited, untold numbers of real estate experts among them. "I am especially happy about the success in bringing this crucial Annual Conference to Austria this October. We hope for heated debates as well as top-class real estate professionals", said Mr. Pitkowitz, who co-organizes the conference as a chairman.

Graf & Pitkowitz as a law firm with over 80 employees serves numerous clients at home and abroad on issues related to commercial law. Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz is founding partner and head of dispute resolution and real estate.

For further information, please contact: Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Stadiongasse 2, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Michaela Mojzis-Böhm, PR-Manager,, +43 664 420 8515


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

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