Dr. Claudio Arturo


Dr. Claudio Arturo

Claudio Arturo is a partner at PFKA, attorney, and business mediator in Vienna. He advises on commercial law with a focus on M&A transactions and corporate law, drafting of (international) agreements, real estate law, and arbitration. He has a particular preference for commercial mediation. Claudio Arturo is also much sought-after outside the realm of classical mediation and legal consulting—when it is necessary to develop solutions using mediation skills, e.g. to analyze shareholder structures or corporate succession. Many of his mandates have an Italian connection.

What clients appreciate about Claudio is that, in addition to providing legal consulting, he also gives strategic advice with a great deal of empathy. He tries to understand the core of his clients’ issues so that he can contribute to concrete solutions. He values clear communication and specific recommendations for action for his clients and gets to the heart of complex scenarios.

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Key data & areas of practice

Key data

Born in Vienna.
Lawyer since 2001, registered with the Vienna Bar Association.
Corporate mediator, registered civil law mediator with the Federal Ministry of Justice since 2004.

Preferred areas of practice

Mergers & acquisitions, company law, corporate law, real estate law, arbitration, mediation


German, Italian, English

Education and career
  • University of Vienna – Law School Mag. iur., 1994; Dr. iur., 1996
  • Corporate mediator – Attorneys’ Association for Mediation and Cooperative Negotiation, 2001/2002
  • University assistant to Prof. Peter Doralt at the Department for Civil Law, Commercial and Securities Law, Corporate Law Division at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, 1995-1997
  • University of California Berkeley School of Law and Davis School of Law, 1997
  • Work for Prof. Avv. Alessandro Borgioli, Florence, 1998
  • Associate and attorney at Petsch Frosch & Klein Rechtsanwälte, Vienna – Milan, 1998-2004
  • Independent lawyer in Vienna, 2004-2007
  • Partner at PFKA – Petsch Frosch Klein Arturo Rechtsanwälte in Vienna, since 2007
  • ISBM – International School on Business Mediation, 2008 and 2012, commercial mediation, family business



Claudio has long since discovered surfing as his favorite sport. As the waves break far away from Vienna, he keeps fit in his homebase by enjoying yoga and tennis. Claudio also loves music and going to concerts of many different genres, starting with alternative and independent music. One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s always now” (Eckhart Tolle). Claudio was born in Vienna, is half Italian and loves Italianità. He enjoys discovering the world with his family.

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Functions, memberships & special activities

Memberships and functions
  • AIGLI – International Association of Italian-speaking Lawyers, Vice President
  • ArbAut – Austrian Association for Arbitration
  • Austrian Advertising Council, Member
  • AVM – Association of Lawyers for Mediation and Cooperative Negotiation
  • DIS – German Institution of Arbitration
  • ITC Pro Bono Committee “Model Contracts for SMEs in Developing Countries”, Member
  • UIA – Arbitration Commission, Member
  • UIA – Contract Law Commission, Board Member
  • UIA – In-house Counsel Commission, Member
  • UIA – Mediation Commission, former Vice President, Member
  • UIA – M&A Commission, Member
  • UIA – Union internationale des avocats, former national representative of Austria
  • VIAC –Mediation Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Center, Member
  • Vienna Bar Association
Lecturing and teaching activities
  • Lectures on civil law, corporate and securities law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, 1995-1997
  • Workshops at ELSA Vienna Dispute Resolution Academy and ELSA Vienna Summer Law School, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Regular lectures at various (international) organizations on commercial mediation, drafting of international agreements, transactions, Italian-Austrian legal relations

Author of various articles in the field of corporate law and mediation.

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