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University of Vienna in the Quarterfinals of the Second Virtual Vis Moot

The oral hearings of the 28th prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot were held virtually. The Vis Moot team of the University of Vienna (Alena Bischinger, Jonathan Brunner, Emily Madl, Anna Weinzierl, Gabriel Wunderlich and Sarah Zedlacher) finished among the best eight teams in the oral phase of the competition among 384 teams.…

Austria’s newly-enacted‚ Home Office Act Summarized: Working From Home, Not Working From Away

The ‘Home Office Act’ (the ‘Act’) entered into force on April 1, 2021. The original text in German may be found in the Official Gazette: https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2021_I_61/BGBLA_2021_I_61.html ‘Home Office’ means that the employee works his job at the employee’s (or a close relative’s) private residence (including vacation homes), but excluding co-working spaces, hotel rooms, cafeterias, parks…

Interim Injunctions in Austria

Protection awarded by interim injunctions strengthened by recent Supreme Court decision Interim injunctions difficult to obtain, but immediately enforceable The threshold for obtaining Interim injunctions is higher in Austria than in many other EU jurisdictions such as France or the Netherlands. However, once obtained, the Austrian interim injunction is highly effective: It becomes immediately enforceable,…

Happy International Women’s Day

On March 8th we celebrate all powerful women deserving of equal opportunities to succeed. We, at KNOETZL live and breathe diversity and gender equality. We are quite fortunate to have many strong women and men working together. We are proud of our women partners, up to our firm’s top management. With our focus only on…

Zum Weltfrauentag fordert Bettina Knötzl, auch in ihrer Rolle als Vizepräsidentin der RAK Wien, mehr Diversität in den Führungsrollen der Anwaltskanzleien ein. Ihre Kernaussage: „Hohe Flexibilität kann kleine Wunder wirken.“

Mit Blick auf den Weltfrauentag veranstaltete Women in Law ein „virtual breakfast“ am 4.3.2021 zum Thema: Mit welchen Strukturen bekomme ich mehr Frauen in die Anwaltskanzleien? Bettina Knötzl gewährte Einblick in die Strukturen von KNOETZL. „Bei uns ist Diversity – nicht nur als Gebot wirtschaftlicher Vernunft – großgeschrieben. Bei KNOETZL herrscht bis ins Topmanagement Gleichberechtigung.…

Chambers Global 2021: KNOETZL Celebrates Superior Global Ranking in Dispute Resolution

The 2021 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, recognizes KNOETZL with two practice rankings, and honors four individual KNOETZL Partners, named as leading lawyers and/or distinguished for their cross-border experience. Highlights from the 2021 edition include the firm’s “Band 1” ranking in Dispute Resolution in Austria and the rankings of Bettina…

Innovation and Constants: the Vienna Arbitration Days 2021

While many arbitration conferences over the past year were cancelled due to the persisting Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Vienna Arbitration Days 2021, with KNOETZL partner and ArbAut President Florian Haugeneder at the helm, opted for a different path: On 12 February 2021, Austria’s leading arbitration conference was for the first time held remotely. More than…