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Oberster Gerichtshof der Republik Österreich (Supreme Court of Austria)
Mr Georg Kodek
President of the Supreme Court

President since:  1 January 2024
Member of the Supreme Court since:  2006

Biography and career

Nov. 6, 1963 born in Vienna, Austria
1981 to 1987 University of Vienna Law School
1988 -1989 Master’s program (LL.M.) at Northwestern University School of Law
summer 1989 intern in King’s County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1990 Practice with the Vienna office of Heller, Löber, Bahn
June 1991 Appointment as district court judge in Vienna
1991 onward Expert for the Council of Europe teaching lawyers from Eastern
Europe, lectures in Strasbourg, Brussels, Moscow, Vilnius
July 1993 Appointment to Regional Court (Landesgericht) Eisenstadt
fall 1997 Expert for the Council of Europe reviewing the new Code of Civil Procedure of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
spring 2000 Expert for the Council of Europe reviewing the draft of a new Ukrainian Code of Civil Procedure
2000 - 2001 Expert for the Council of Europe to review proposed amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure for Bosnia and Herzegovina
fall 2001 Award of ‘venia docendi’ in the field of civil procedure by the University of Vienna
January 1, 2003 Appointment to the Court of Appeals of Vienna
2004 Expert for Council of Europe to review the proposed Serbian Code of Civil Procedure
2006 Appointment to the Austrian Supreme Court (‘Oberster Gerichtshof’)
2007 Appointment as (part-time) Professor for Civil and Commercial Law at the Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
March 2017 Visiting Researcher QUT University Brisbane
July 2018 Visiting Professor Max Planck Institut Luxemburg
2018-2019 Expert for EU Twinning Project in Kyiv, Ukraine, on the reform of Civil Procedure
March 2022 Chamber President of the Austrian Supreme Court
December 2023 Appointment as President of the Austrian Supreme Court (effective 1 January, 2024)