Florian Haugeneder is a partner at KNOETZL, a law firm specialized in arbitration, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business crime, and corporate crisis management. Before co-founding KNOETZL in 2016, Florian was the head of the arbitration practice of an international law firm.
Florian has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, SCC, and VIAC, as well as in international and domestic ad-hoc arbitration such as UNCITRAL. He has successfully represented clients in some of the largest and most complex disputes in the CEE and SEE regions. A special focus of his practice is the international law on the protection of foreign investments under bilateral and multilateral investment protection treaties.
Florian’s practice specializes in engineering and construction, energy, joint ventures, as well as commercial and corporate disputes. His experience includes numerous M&A projects, hotel management contracts, the construction and operation of a major fiber-optic cable infrastructure, a large IT outsourcing project, various thermal and hydro power plants, gas transportation and storage, banking and finance disputes, road and railway construction and rehabilitation and a sewer system. Florian has advised on a large number of FIDIC contracts.
Florian was a board member of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) from 2016 until 2020 and president of ArbAut from 2020 until 2022. He lectures at the University of Vienna and frequently speaks and publishes on international arbitration and investment protection. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him as a leading arbitration expert.