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Work +43 1 343 40 00
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www.knoetzl.com

Bettina Knoetzl

Tel:
Work +43 1 34 34 000 200
Email:
Web:
www.knoetzl.com
KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL

Work Department

Litigation, Dispute Resolution incl Mediation, Business Crime, Asset Tracing & Recovery

Position

Bettina Knoetzl is a Partner at KNOETZL, and has about 25 years’ experience in handling complex national and international disputes and is currently ranked as one of the leading litigation, dispute resolution and white collar crime lawyers in Austria.

Bettina specializes in international and commercial litigation, focusing on investor protection, liability claims, business crime, fraud & asset tracing, corporate disputes, banking, insurance and financial derivatives cases and life science litigation. She also provides ongoing legal counsel to significant government institutions. With her vast experience and understanding of cross border work, she is a sought after co-counsel by top tier international law firms.

Career

Bettina Knoetzl started her career in academia, at the University of Vienna in 1998, Institute for Civil Law, joined Bank Austria in 1991, and became an associate of Wolf Theiss, an Austrian based law firm active in the CEE/SEE region, in 1993. She became a partner in 1999 and the firm’s first woman shareholder in 2005. In 2002 she joined Allen & Overy’s London based litigation department for six months. For more than a decade Bettina Knoetzl led WT’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and significantly helped to develop the major civil litigation and white collar crime market in the region. In 2016 she co-founded the law firm KNOETZL together with five partners, with the goal to provide unmatched quality of services in dispute resolution and to achieve optimal outcomes for her firm’s clients. For many years, Bettina Knoetzl has been ranked in tier 1 by leading international and regional directories, in Litigation, Asset Tracing and White Collar Crime.   

Languages

German, English

Member

International Bar Association: Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the IBA; Transparency International - Austrian Chapter, President; ICC-FraudNet: Exclusive Austrian representative; ZBP, the Career Center of the Vienna University of Economics and Business; Centrale for Mediation, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, Austrian Lawyers’ Association.

Education

1988: Master of Law (University of Vienna); 2000: Mediator (AVM); 2004: “Accredited Mediator” (Offical Austrian Register).


Austria

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL's 'deep expertise' spans several sectors but recently, the team has been particularly active in handling commercial and investment protection arbitration in the energy, construction and engineering sectors. Clients also benefit form the firm's strong white-collar criminal defence capabilities leading to regular mandates at this intersection, including asset tracing work. Emmanuel Kaufman and team head Florian Haugeneder acted for Casinos Austria International and Casinos Austria in a dispute over the revocation of an exclusive gaming license held by the client's subsidiary in Salta, Argentina; the revocation was based on alleged failure to comply with the regulatory framework in Salta. Patrizia Netal is another key member of the team, and Bettina Knoetzl and counsel Natascha Tunkel are the main contacts for mediation.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Bettina Knoetzl - KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Dispute resolution firm KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL covers the gamut of civil and criminal litigation and places significant focus on liability claims alongside corporate, commercial and investor-state disputes. Its broad offering is matched by an equally sizeable team, which was further strengthened by the arrival of senior counsel and construction litigation expert Valentina Spatz from Starlinger Mayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH and counsel Thomas Voppichler from Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH in 2018, as well as counsel Oliver Loksa from Binder Grösswang in September 2017. Other key members of Bettina Knoetzl's team include corporate litigator Katrin Hanschitz, damage claims specialist Judith Schacherreiter and counsel Natascha Tunkel, who is experienced in the enforcement of foreign judgments and internal investigations. Teresa Bogensberger left in December 2017 to work independently.

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Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)

Within: Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)

With particular strength at the intersection between civil litigation and criminal law, KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL's 'very experienced and reliable' team represents companies and individuals in criminal and international investigations, defending them against various business crime allegations; it also handles asset tracing and recovery work, where counsels Judith Schacherreiter and Natascha Tunkel are the main contacts. The team is led by the highly regarded Bettina Knoetzl. The group increased its bench strength by adding counsel Thomas Voppichler, who focuses on business crime and asset recovery matters, from Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH in 2018 and counsel and fraud litigation specialist Oliver Loksa from Binder Grösswang September 2017.

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