University of Vienna
Thomas John MCIArb

Thomas John MCIArb


Thomas practices globally as an international mediator, arbitrator, negotiator, and legal consultant. Based in the Netherlands, he is common and civil law trained and fully bilingual (English / German). Thomas has a keen interest in resolving commercial, corporate, and investor-State disputes, but also disputes relating to MSMEs, travel and tourism, business and human rights, as well as to international organisations, their staff, contractors, and consultants. Thomas also specialises in disputes relating to art and cultural objects. He is a Local Partner* with Themis, a leading boutique art law firm, and a panel arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of Art in The Hague, Netherlands.

Ema Potocnik

Ema Potocnik

Deputy Director

Ema is based in Vienna, Austria, where she works as the VIAC CAN Director at the International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Originally from Slovenia, she obtained her master’s degree at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Her work has always had a strong CEE / SEE focus, starting in diplomacy and the energy sector on the international level, and now focusing on institutional mediation and arbitration. Ema is a certified mediator and a woman of many interests.

CDRC Vienna 2024

Friday, 5 July 2024 - Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Vienna | Austria