Katrin Hanschitz > KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL Rechtsanwaelte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration


Katrin Hanschitz, Partner at KNOETZL, is an experienced first-chair litigator with a strong background in M&A and finance transactions and ancillary disputes. Her primary focus is on corporate and transactional litigation and arbitration, and includes all forms of shareholder disputes, manager liability, governance issues and disputed M&A transactions.

Katrin regularly represents and counsels multinational clients from a wide variety of industries. She has been particularly active in representing life sciences clients in court, including Austrian and multinational pharmaceuticals. She is also experienced in complex, disputed matters in advertising, investment banking and international insolvency.

Katrin is a member of the American Bar Association and Co-Chair of the International Life Sciences and Health Laws Committee.


Before joining KNOETZL as a partner in 2016, Katrin practiced law in a senior capacity with a large, multinational law firm covering the CEE and SEE for eight years, both as a corporate and banking lawyer and then, in the last five years, as a litigator. She was admitted to the Austrian bar in 2001. Her career also encompasses experience as in-house/general counsel in the banking sector.


German, Englisch, French, Dutch.


Member of the American Bar Association (International Section and Vienna Chapter), Member of the Viennese Bar.


Katrin holds a law degree from the Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Dispute resolution boutique KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL has a specialism in matters at the intersection between commercial litigation and white-collar crime, including asset tracing. This offering attracts many household names spanning various sectors such as IT, banking and finance, automotive, life sciences, energy and construction, among others. Key contacts include practice head Bettina Knoetzl, who provides assistance with alternative dispute resolution alongside litigation and white-collar crime-related proceedings; Katrin Hanschitz, who has strong background in M&A, and finance transactions ;and asset tracing specialist Judith Schacherreiter.