“Bettina Knoetzl is a leading litigator, celebrated for her outstanding experience of disputes, including cross-border conflicts. She is described as a top-level expert who is always “on top of the facts” and has “substantial creativity in conducting the litigation.” Chambers Europe 2018 Austria, Dispute Resolution, Litigation

Bettina has 25 years’ experience handling complex, high-value 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 high stakes 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 achievements in cross-border 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 of and experience in cross border work along with her strategic thinking, she is a sought after co-counsel by top tier law firms.

Bettina is part of the leadership of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), 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 is the chairman of the 150-year old, select, Vienna Lawyers’ Association, SOUPIRIUM, 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 both national and leading international directories, including Chambers and Who’s Who Legal (including, in 2017, being the first European named “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Asset Tracing, by Who’s Who Legal).


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