Natascha Tunkel > KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and ADR, Business Crime, Asset Tracing & Recovery


Natascha Tunkel is a Counsel at KNOETZL and applies over 10 years of experience in the field of complex dispute resolution in her practice. She acts as counsel and as arbitrator in disputes from a wide array of industries and is experienced in handling complex civil cases. Natascha also acts as counsel in mediations and – herself a qualified mediator – is notably adept at negotiating acclaimed settlement agreements.

In the past few years, Natascha broadened the focus of her practice and has effectively advised in a number of asset-tracing and white-collar crime cases. Natascha heads KNOETZL’s internal investigations team.


Natascha has gained experience in both small specialized arbitration boutiques and the Dispute Resolution Department of a large international law firm with a focus on the CEE and SEE region. Natascha also has a strong academic background having been engaged as a lecturer and as research assistant at the Department of Civil Procedure at Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. She is currently involved in the Working Group of the IBA-VIAC-CDRC Mediation Moot Court and continues to both lecture and publish on pertinent issues of procedural law.


German, English, French


Member of the Austrian Lawyers’ Association. Member of the Austrian (ArbAut) and German (DIS) Arbitration Association. Member of the Austrian Federal Mediators Association (OEBM).


Natascha holds a law degree from the University of Vienna, Austria. She is admitted to the Austrian Bar and is also qualified as a mediator.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

(Rising stars)


KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL‘s arbitration practice is led by Florian Haugeneder, who acts as counsel and arbitrator, and handles international commercial arbitration, construction arbitration, investment protection and arbitration-related court proceedings. While Haugeneder has a focus on construction, engineering and energy sector disputes, the team acts for an array of industries and represents its clients in proceedings under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including DIS, ICC, ICSID, KCAB, LCIA, SCC and VIAC, as well as in international and domestic ad-hoc arbitration such as UNCITRAL. Commercial arbitration expert and experienced mediation counsel Natascha Tunkel was promoted to the partnership in 2020.

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)

KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL‘s strength lies in handling matters that crossover between civil and criminal law, and it is noted for its robust asset tracing capabilities. Natascha Tunkel, who is also well versed in asset recovery and criminal investigations as well as asset tracing, and Judith Schacherreiter, who is equally experienced in handling fraud-related matters, were promoted to the partnership in 2020. The practice is led by Bettina Knoetzl, who handles a broad spectrum of civil and criminal work. The team acts for companies and individuals in fraud, criminal and business-irregularity investigations and provides regular compliance advice.

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.