KNOETZL is Proud Sponsor of the 2018 Joint ASAB40 – DIS40 – ARBIT – YAAP Summer Retreat


Promoting and nurturing the next generation of legal talents is a strong passion for KNOETZL. On July 13-14, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) will hold a practice building Summer Retreat on The Art of Persuasion in cooperation with ASAB40, DIS40 and ARBIT near Berlin, Germany. KNOETZL is happy to support the brilliant minds of tomorrow as a main sponsor.

More than 60 participants from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy are expected to attend the event that takes place for the second time this year and is co-hosted by YAAP. Partner Patrizia Netal, who is also a co-chair of YAAP, as well as Natascha Tunkel and Elisabeth Rath of KNOETZL’s arbitration team will be on-site to meet with colleagues and friends from the arbitration community.

Under the guidance of arbitration experts and presentation specialists, the retreat will cover the following topics in interactive workshops:

• Effective witness examination
• Tech tools and presentation skills 2.0
• Vocal expression

Of course, all the hard work needs to be rewarded with some fun. The retreat will kick-off with a get-together Thursday evening in Berlin before getting started with the various sessions Friday morning at Landgut Stober. The young minds will recap their day at a joint dinner. On Saturday, the participants will embark on a bike tour to Ribbeck Castle after a brief Saturday morning session with lively debates on legal news from Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

What is YAAP?

Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) is an initiative of young legal practitioners and academics under the age of forty interested in arbitration. YAAP provides a forum for exchanging ideas and establishing a professional network. The organization was founded in Vienna, Austria but is open to members from all over the world.

If you would like to learn more about KNOETZL’s involvement in YAAP, please contact our arbitration partner Patrizia Netal.