Courtroom Skills & Communication Techniques: KNOETZL Again Hosts Summer Workshop for European Law Student Association, ELSA, on Dispute Resolution

ELSA Austria Workshop Dispute Resolution 2018
ELSA students learn about Courtroom Skills and Communication Techniques

The unusual summer heat in Vienna was no deterrent for over 55 international students and volunteers from ELSA Austria to join a workshop last Thursday on Best Representation in Court hosted by KNOETZL as part of the 7th ELSA Summer Law School on Dispute Resolution. Seasoned KNOETZL advocates, Bettina Knoetzl, Emmanuel Kaufman and Natascha Tunkel…

What Does It Take to Become a Dispute Resolution Lawyer?

ELSA career Kaufman Knoetzl students dispute resolution lawyer
Emmanuel Kaufman and other legal experts share their career path with ELSA students

Are you a law student and have a vision of yourself standing suited-up in the courtroom or in meeting room getting your client’s opponent to admit defeat but don’t know how to get there? On August 1st, six high profile lawyers from Baker McKenzie, Baier, Freshfields, PFKA, WilmerHale and KNOETZL’s Emmanuel Kaufman shared their stories…

Squeezing Out Minority Shareholders: Vested Interest vs Economic Interest

In a high-profile case of global interest, the Austrian Constitutional Court ruled on the Squeeze Out Act (the “Act”)  that was introduced in 2006. The Act, on its face, permits a squeeze-out of minority shareholders by shareholders holding at least 90% of the shares. Conspicuously over and above the EU requirements on squeeze-outs in takeovers, under…

National Law School of India University, Bangalore Takes First Place in This Year’s IBA-VIAC CDRC VIENNA Mediation and Negotiation Competition

Student Teams from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and MGIMO-University, Moscow with Assessors

Ceremonial Hall 1 of the Library and Learning Center at the WU Vienna fell silent as the finalists of the IBA-VIAC CDRC VIENNA Mediation and Negotiation Competition 2018 took the stage last Friday afternoon. Nikita Garg and Kshitija Sharma representing National Law School of India University, Bangalore as well as Victoria Pankratova and Constantine Malyukov of MGIMO-University,…

Florian Haugeneder and Emmanuel Kaufman Once Again Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Construction Arbitration Practitioners

Emmanuel Kaufman Florian Haugeneder

Who’s Who Legal, a publication by Law Business Research Ltd, identifying more than 24,000 international leading private practice lawyers, has again named KNOETZL arbitration partners Florian Haugeneder and Emmanuel Kaufman as leading construction arbitration practitioners in Austria. Florian Haugeneder “continues to impress” with his “first class work in arbitration proceedings” on behalf of high-profile construction…

Corruption in the Public Sector: No Immunity for PEPs


The recent announcement that the immunity of FPÖ politician Christian Leyroutz has been suspended shows that neither politicians nor lawyers or even politicians who are lawyers are protected from prosecution. The case originated in 2012, when Leyroutz received a consultancy fee from a publicly owned company in the amount of €130,000 for negotiations on the…