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KNOETZL

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

High-class boutique offering extensive expertise in local and cross-border litigation as well as international arbitration. Active across a range of industries including banking, energy, construction and life sciences. Active on white-collar crime matters. Further boasts strength on a variety of corporate disputes, including cases related to share transfers and swap transactions.

Strengths

Clients regard the team's international competence as "superb," adding: "Its excellent international arbitration reputation is well deserved."

A client lists the team's strengths as being "to the point, good feeling for setting up the team, high competence and fast but still sensible."

Work highlights

Represented Casinos Austria in a claim against Argentina under a bilateral investment treaty relating to the revocation of gaming licences.

Notable practitioners

Top-class lawyer Bettina Knötzl is best known for her formidable strength in investor disputes, liability claims, white-collar crime and banking litigation. Impressed interviewees say: "She is fantastic. She is highly experienced, and really knows what the judges will be thinking and how to put the argument best so that it will appeal to them. She is excellent on strategy as well."

Florian Haugeneder leads arbitration proceedings on a variety of finance and construction issues.

Patrizia Netal is increasingly visible in the arbitration market, with cases primarily relating to post-M&A disputes and construction. A client lauds her, saying: "She was fully dedicated to the case."

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Overview

KNOETZL is Austria’s first large-scale dispute resolution powerhouse dedicated to high–profile and significant cases that matter. KNOETZL is well recognized for its passion, high fighting spirits where needed, its creativity while leading the market with integrity and a clear business-oriented approach.

KNOETZL’s diverse expertise encompasses civil, commercial, sovereign, corporate and fraud litigation, focusing significantly on liability claims, corporate – including M&A and joint venture disputes – banking, insurance and financial derivatives cases, investor protection, business crime, energy, technology and life science. Expertise also includes asset-tracing and effective provisional measures, such as freeze orders and attachments, in the domestic and international context, and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

The firm’s practice handles international commercial arbitration, investment protection and arbitration-related court proceedings. Key industries include construction and engineering, energy, gaming, hospitality, automotive, IT & telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, aviation and sports. The members of the arbitration team have acted successfully in some of the largest, most well-known and complex disputes in Latin America and the CEE region. Our lawyers are frequently asked to act as arbitrators.

In 2019, Chambers and Partners awarded KNOETZL its Boutique Law Firm of the Year award for Austria.

Members

Haugeneder, Florian (Head of Department)

Knötzl, Bettina (Head of Department)

Hanschitz, Katrin

Kaufman, Emmanuel

Netal, Patrizia

Netal, Patrizia

Pfister, Timothy J

Schacherreiter, Judith

Spatz, Valentina

Tirić, Selma

Tunkel, Natascha

Voppichler, Thomas

Clients

Austrian Printing House (Österreichische Staatsdruckerei)

Bayer

Casinos Austria International

Industries

Automotive

Aviation

Banking & Finance

Construction and Engineering

Corporate and Commercial Law

Distribution

Energy

Food and Beverage

Foreign Investment

Gaming

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Hospitality & Leisure

IT & Telecommunications

Life Science

Retail and Consumer Goods

Sports

Dispute Resolution

KNOETZL

firm
Location

Herrengasse 1

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

1010

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Austria

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Florian Haugeneder
Band 2
Patrizia Netal
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Bettina Knötzl
Band 1