KNOETZL is a leading Austrian law firm founded on a handshake by some of the most effective, experienced and perceptive legal minds dedicated to providing the highest quality of advocacy in dispute resolution and corporate crisis. Our mission is to achieve optimal outcomes for corporate, financial and governmental clients in their most significant and complex disputes. With an all-star team, combined with a diversity of styles and specializations, we’re here to deliver new standards of excellence in the market.
The "excellent" Bettina Knoetzl is a "commercial and responsive practitioner" who stands out as one of Europe's leading lights when it comes to asset recovery matters and is selected as one of our Global Elite Thought Leaders.
Emmanuel Kaufman is a disputes specialist who receives widespread plaudits for his excellent work handling high-stakes international construction claims.
Emmanuel Kaufman is "a smart, efficient and hard-working lawyer" and draws praise for his strong experience across Latin America.
WWL says: Bettina Knoetzl boasts "a plethora of experience" defending some of the world's best-known pharmaceutical companies and wins praise for being "an excellent strategist".
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."
Founding partner of a new firm in 2016, KNOETZL, Bettina Knoetzl is a prized litigator covering both commercial and criminal cases at the highest standard. She heads the firm's white-collar crime division and advises large corporates in domestic and cross-border investigations and proceedings.
Bettina Knoetzl is praised as a "simply outstanding litigator" with "a host of leading international clients", which include goverments, companies and investor clients. Her skills in asset tracing and recovery are unsurpassed and we recognise her with the Asset Recovery Laywer of the Year award.
Florian Haugeneder is a strong arbitrator and arbitration counsel who regularly appears before the ICC. One client acclaims him as “a great strategist who anticipated all the moves of the opponent in advance. His performance during the oral hearing, in particular his presentation skills and cross-examination, was a real advantage over our opponent.”
Emmanuel Eugenio Kaufman is an increasingly visible and highly regarded arbitration lawyer. Clients state that he "is very particular in his assessments and has attention to detail whilst not losing sight of the big picture."
Bettina Knötzl 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."
Florian Haugeneder is "strongly recommended" by practitioners across Europe, as well as Canada and the USA for his dispute resolution work in the construction sector.
Emmanuel Kaufman is particularly recommended for his leading international arbitration practice, which features deep experience in the construction field.
Bettina Knoetzl at her own firm is regarded as Austria’s premier practitioner. Her “litigation capabilities in the commercial sector are second-to-none.”
Bettina Knoetzl is named as one of five “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Europe. Peers describe her as a lawyer who “regularly delivers excellence.”
Häufig empfohlen: Bettina Knötzl („gehört zu den Qualitatsführern im Prozessrecht", Wettbewerber; Prozesse), Florian Haugeneder („fachl. sehr versiert", Wettbewerber; Schiedsrecht)
Department head Bettina Knötzl has been seen handling some of Austria's most prominent cases in recent months. One impressed client notes: "I would recommend her to everybody. She is the perfect lawyer for dispute resolution matters; she spares no effort and you feel like your case is her personal case. She is very capable, friendly, precise and quick." Another observer comments: "She is experienced and very knowledgeable but also very sensible and sensitive to the client's needs."
Bettina Knötzl heads the department. Interviewees note: "She is smart and has a personality and demeanour that works incredibly well with American clients. She really bridges the gap between understanding the cultural and legal nuances of the Austrian authorities and understanding what American clients need and look for."
Chambers and Partners Europe 2008 commented that Bettina Knoetzl is “developing the practice extremely well,” according to sources that see her as part of the energetic younger generation of contentious lawyers in Austria. Acknowledged as an astute tactical lawyer, she “enjoys a reputation for being tough and pragmatic.”
Bettina Knoetzl is a “true star” in the field. Head of the firmwide dispute resolution practice she is “greatly admired” by peers and clients alike and is described as a “smooth operator”.
Team head Bettina Knoetzl is “frank and outspoken” … One satisfied client relates how “they mastermind the strategy, developing the big picture and managing to lift the case from a low chance to a 50:50 case”.
Bettina specializes in international litigation and commercial litigation, focusing on business crime, including asset tracing, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and fraud investigations, investor protection, liability claims, corporate disputes, and compliance issues. She has more than 20 years of experience in international dispute resolution and built the firm-wide dispute resolution practice group to its current size as the market leader (in Austria).
Bettina is the President of the Advisory Board of Transparency International – Austrian Chapter (TI-AC), and since 2013, she is the Senior Vice Chair of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association.
…expertise of Bettina Knoetzl who heads the dispute resolution practice and is of particular advantage to clients in health sectors facing product liability actions.
Sources praise Florian Haugeneder for his arbitration work. One happy client reports: "He is very skilled in negotiations and is a true litigator. He is pleasant and accessible in communications with the client, and leaves a strong impression on the counterparty. He is also great at thinking on his feet, and tactics." (Chambers Commentary(Global); Austria, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; Band 4)
[The team] quickly "adapts to changing, complex circumstances" and has "a wide spectrum of capability". The key focus is on commercial disputes, although the team has also developed an alternative dispute resolution practice, particularly in mediation. New head of arbitration Florian Haugeneder took over from Christoph Liebscher, who left the firm to work independently.
Patrizia Netal has been associated with the organisation of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for more than 15 years, and since 2012 as a Director.
In 2012, Format nominated Patrizia to first place in the category “the most sought for in the next generation of lawyers”.
Many companies state diversity, excellence, partnership and integrity as their values, but hearing Bettina Knoetzl speak about them, the team and their ambitions, assures you that at Knoetzl, these words determine the company’s very essence.
We bring an agile, focused team, dedicated to developing and implementing cohesive strategies and cutting-edge thinking in collaboration with clients. Our team is seasoned; we believe that senior lawyers deliver better value-for-money. Put simply, we’re tough, smart and know how to win your case.
You will be represented by Austria’s finest dispute resolution team; our lawyers have developed and led the market here. You will receive highly-crafted, quality counsel built around transparent fees and an emphasis on value, all delivered by prolific experts and progressive thinkers.We have the flexibility to offer a tailored team and price. If you’re looking for the very best representation in disputes by those who do nothing else, you need look no further.
We tackle complex work effectively and efficiently. Competence, reliability and professionalism are all strong characteristics of our people and our working environment is non-bureaucratic and flexible.
We truly believe in teamwork, but we also understand that clients want their team to be the right size for their case. We’re happy to go the extra mile because our work is highly fulfilling and meaningful.