KNOETZL is a leading Austrian law firm founded on a handshake by some of the most effective, experienced and perceptive legal minds dedicated to providing the highest quality of advocacy in dispute resolution and corporate crisis. Our mission is to achieve optimal outcomes for corporate, financial and governmental clients in their most significant and complex disputes. With an all-star team, combined with a diversity of styles and specialisms, we’re here to deliver new standards of excellence in the market.
We bring an agile, focused team, dedicated to developing and implementing cohesive strategies and cutting-edge thinking in collaboration with clients. Our team is seasoned; we believe that senior lawyers deliver better value-for-money. Put simply, we’re tough, smart and know how to win your case.
You will be represented by Austria’s finest dispute resolution team; our lawyers have developed and led the market here. You will receive highly-crafted, quality counsel built around transparent fees and an emphasis on value, all delivered by prolific experts and progressive thinkers. We have the flexibility to offer a tailored team and price. If you’re looking for the very best representation in disputes by those who do nothing else, you need look no further.Read the Elements of our Firm.
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We tackle complex work effectively and efficiently. Competence, reliability, and professionalism are all strong characteristics of our people and our working environment is non-bureaucratic and flexible. We truly believe in teamwork, but we also understand that clients want their team to be the right size for their case. We’re happy to go the extra mile because our work is highly fulfilling and meaningful. Our open and inclusive culture provides a unique environment where talent can really thrive and our people have the support and encouragement to progress in their careers.
KNOETZL ascends in the rankings based on excellent client feedback and continuously handling notable cases.
"Bettina Knötzl is a top player in the dispute resolution space, commended for her experience advising clients on a range of big-ticket litigation mandates, including real estate, data protection, banking and liability disputes."
He is "the" name of the next generation of arbitration lawyers.
"She is incredibly well regarded for her insightful and useful advice"
"I highly rate her commercial and responsive practice."
"She is, of course, a clear market-leader."
"Bettina is always ready to go the extra mile to secure a positive result."
Bettina Knoetzl at KNOETZL is lauded as "one of the best litigators" on fraud and disputes cases in the financial and life sciences sectors.
"Natascha Tunkel at KNOETZL impresses market commentators for her diligent mindset and is highlighted as a name to watch out for."
"Ms Netal is an accomplished lawyer who can offer insightful advice on complex international disputes."
"She is an excellent, efficient and thorough arbitration practitioner; a great pleasure to work with."
"She has a vision for the development of international arbitration and takes an extra step to invest in the professional development of the next generation."
"Natascha has a deep knowledge of her cases."
"She is a highly regarded and knowledgeable arbitration specialist."
"She is a very talented, proactive and prudent arbitrator."
"He knows what to focus on and does not beat around the bush, but is always clear and to the point."
"His engagement is impressive and adds a lot of value to the Austrian arbitration market."
"He is a top strategist, writer and advocate - he has all three skill sets."
"One of the leaders of the new arbitration generation in Austria."
Patrizia Netal is an "extremely focused" lawyer who is highly recommended for her outstanding work as both counsel and arbitrator in international proceedings.
Patrizia Netal of KNOETZL is "extremely helpful and very knowledgeable", and is recognised by market sources as a "rising star" in the field. She is further praised for her "expertise and organisational skills".
Florian Haugeneder is "a leader of the new generation of arbitrators" in Europe, say peers who consider him "a top strategist, writer and advocate" who "adds a lot of value to the Austrian arbitration market".
"KNOETZL is known among clients for its very experienced team and high quality of work."
A Client attests: "Their strategy has consistently worked out for us, their defence work has been appropriately strong, and their advice and guidance is always helpful.”
"KNOETZL is outstanding and clearly above-average in cross-border work,"
"Florian is dedicated to commercial arbitration. He is a specialist, a genuine expert. He is calm and reasonable in arguing his position."
"She is very knowledgeable, a very good communicator, strategic in her advice and yet also collaborates and understands the perspective that we brought into the discussion and resolution. She is also super effective and very responsive."
A client is impressed with KNOETZL, highlighting the team's ability to "form a well thought-through strategy, profiting from vast experience over many years of doing this kind of work," and describes it as "smart and responsive, passionate with a strong drive to win and caring for us as the client."
"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."
She is very structured, ingenious and full of desire to argue for the client. She presents outstanding material and has procedural knowledge. She reacts extremely quickly to attacks in court.
Natascha Tunkel has "outstanding expertise in arbitration" and is recognised for her "highly developed communication skills".
The "excellent" Bettina Knoetzl is a "commercial and responsive practitioner" who stands out as one of Europe's leading lights when it comes to asset recovery matters.
Bettina Knoetzl is a prominent figure in the Austrian market thanks to her adept handling of complex litigation across the banking, pharma and construction sectors.
Florian Haugeneder impresses peers and clients alike, who highlight his "ligitation skills an dedication to the client" while describing him as the "best advocate in Vienna" and an "investment arbitration expert".
Florian Haugeneder continues to impresss market sources with his first-class work in arbitration proceedings on behalf of high-profile