Since 2001 Manfred is Secretary General of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Before joining the VIAC he was a partner in a Vienna law firm with a focus on M&A transactions. Before entering into private practice Manfred has been CEO of the Vienna Stock and Commodity Exchange and member of its arbitration committees. In this capacity he has participated in more than 300 arbitral proceedings.
Manfred is lecturer on law at the Vienna University Law School and at Danube University in Krems where he has taught European Community Law and international dispute resolution. He was also a guest lecturer at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
Manfred is co-author of Heider, Manfred et. al., Dispute Resolution in Austria, Wolters Kluwer (2015), Heider, Manfred / Fremuth-Wolf, Alice, Vienna International Arbitral Centre, in: Arbitration World International Series (5th edition), Thomson Reuters (2015), of
VIAC [Edit.], Selected Arbitral Awards, Volume 1, Vienna, Verlag WKÖ Service GmbH (2015 and of VIAC [Edit.], Handbook Vienna Rules – A Practitioner’s Guide, Vienna, Verlag WKÖ Service GmbH (2014). He has also published various articles on both, arbitration and capital markets law in the last 20 years.
Manfred received his legal education and his law degrees from the University of Vienna Law School. He is a member of the Austrian Arbitration Association, the Vienna Juridical Society and the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Investment Counsel.
Manfred speaks German, English and Italian.