Valentin Marginter

Valentin Marginter

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG


Mag. Valentin Marginter is an associate at the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Baker McKenzie's Vienna office, focusing on international arbitration. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Valentin worked at a highly ranked arbitration practice of a renowned Swiss law firm. He also gained experience working for one of the largest Austrian law firms, focusing on EU and competition law.

Valentin successfully competed in the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, with his team winning the Werner Melis Award for the Best Memorandum for Respondent, and being the second runner up for the Best Memorandum for Claimant, both out of more than 370 participating teams. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Vienna, with his research focusing at certain interplays between EU competition law and arbitration.

Practice Focus

Valentin focuses on international arbitration and has been involved in commercial arbitration proceedings in the field of construction, insurance and post-M&A disputes before ICC, SIAC and VIAC. He also advises in the field of investment disputes under international law. Beyond that, Valentin has experience in the field of antitrust and merger control, both on a domestic level as well as under EU law.

Representative Legal Matters

Before joining the Firm, Valentin

  • Represented a US insurance company in a commercial arbitration before a tribunal seated in Zurich.
  • Advised and represented a middle eastern company in an investment dispute with a middle eastern country.
  • Represented a Turkish logistics company before the European Court of Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) – Member
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) – Member


  • University of Vienna (Mag. iur.) (2020)


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