Valentina Spatz > KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial litigation


Senior Counsel


Valentina Spatz, Senior Counsel at KNOETZL, is a seasoned Austrian lawyer who specializes in litigation work with a particular focus on significant construction-related disputes, an area in which she has played a major, first-chair role and has garnered a significant reputation for many years. Architectural, engineering and construction-firm clients routinely turn to Valentina for her technical skill, effective advocacy in their disputed matters, and for her notable winning record.  Valentina also regularly advises on matters of real estate and labor law, both within the construction-engineering-architecture arena, and well beyond. She routinely represents clients in liability disputes ranging from such varied sources as coverage under, and breach of, performance and financial guarantees, to medical malpractice.


English, German


Valentina holds law and postgraduate degrees from the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and the University of Salzburg.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Dispute resolution boutique KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL has a strong profile for matters at the intersection between commercial litigation and white-collar criminal law, which also constitutes team head Bettina Knoetzl‘s key area of expertise, and spans various sectors such as construction, finance, energy, gaming, automotive and pharmaceutical. Valentina Spatz, who was promoted to partner in February 2020 alongside Judith Schacherreiter and Natascha Tunkel, is a key contact for construction litigation. Sacherreiter and Tunkel handle a wide range of commercial litigation including asset tracing. Katrin Hanschitz is frequently called upon to assist with disputes pertaining to M&A and finance transactions.