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THE ELEVATOR CARTEL AND THE ECJ II: CASTING A WIDER NET OF PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT

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The Elevator Cartel – Recoverability of State-Aid against Cartel Members

How far-reaching is the concept that “any person” who suffered cartel-related damages is entitled to claim compensation? Can public institutions who subsidized market participants also recover their losses from the cartel members? The Austrian Supreme Court asks the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for clarification. ELEVATOR CARTEL Civil liability cases stemming from the so-called elevator cartel…

Challenges, Winning Strategies and Enthusiasm for Arbitration – Partner Patrizia Netal Shares What Drives Her Work in Interview with Ukrainian Legal Publication

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Patrizia Netal’s interview with Yurydychna Gazeta

Integrity, honesty and understanding the client’s needs are at of utmost importance in the daily operations of Patrizia Netal’s arbitration work. In a recent interview with the Ukrainian legal publication Yurydychna Gazeta, the founding member of and partner at KNOETZL shares her views on the legal market in Austria and what made her choose arbitration…

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

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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?

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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…