Bettina has 25 years’ experience handling complex national and international disputes and is currently ranked as one of the leading litigation, dispute resolution and white collar crime lawyers in Austria.
Bettina specializes in international and commercial litigation, focusing on investor protection, liability claims, business crime, fraud & asset tracing, corporate disputes, banking, insurance and financial derivatives cases and life science litigation. She has successfully defended against class action lawsuits, including one of Austria’s largest civil litigation cases, and represents corporate and investor clients in well-known shareholder disputes. She also provides legal counsel to significant government institutions. Her successes in asset tracing and recovery have been recognized across the globe. She has led her clients to remarkable successes, among others in several cases up to the Austrian Supreme Court. With her vast understanding and experience of cross border work, she is a sought after co-counsel by top tier law firms.
Bettina is notably involved in the leadership of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association, including service as Co-Chair during 2016 through 2017. She is the President of the Advisory Board of Transparency International (Austrian Chapter), the Austrian representative of the ICC-FraudNet and Member of the Advisory Board of ZBP, the Career Center of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She lectures at the Austrian Lawyers’ Academy in Dispute Resolution and has been ranked in the top tier for more than a decade in “Litigation” and “White Collar Crime” by national and leading international directories, such as Chambers and Who’s Who Legal (including being the first European to be named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 by Who’s Who Legal, in Asset Tracing).