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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Herrengasse 1
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Austria
  • 1010

Firm profile submitted by KNOETZL

KNOETZL is a groundbreaking, 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 complex dispute resolution and corporate crisis. Our mission is to achieve optimal outcomes for corporate, financial and governmental clients in their most significant and challenging disputes. With an all-star team, combined with a diversity of styles and specializations, KNOETZL delivers new standards of excellence in the market.

Managing Partners: 1
Number of Partners: 7
Number of Lawyers: 21
Languages: English, German, Spanish, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Italian, Serbian

4 partners; 11 fee earners
Arbitration and Litigation are the bedrock of KNOETZL’s practice. KNOETZL advises and acts in institutional and in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings under all significant arbitration rules. Because of the diversity of the arbitration team, KNOETZL offers clients advice in many languages with a deep, hands-on, market and expert legal knowledge in a wide range of jurisdictions (e.g., in South America, CEE and SEE). A recent highlight of the arbitration practice includes advising Casinos Austria AG in an investment arbitration against the Argentine Republic.
Contact: Florian Haugeneder ([email protected]); Emmanuel Kaufman ([email protected]); Patrizia Netal ([email protected])

Business Crime:
KNOETZL represents companies and individuals during fraud, criminal and irregularity investigation proceedings, and guides them through trials when they arise. The team expertly handles the legal aspects of white collar crime matters and is equally skilled at understanding and addressing commercial and reputational (including PR) risks.
Contact: Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected]); Philip Marsch ([email protected])

KNOETZL reviews actual, planned and contested business procedures and practices for compliance with laws, regulations and policies, and assists in identifying risks to organizations as well as helping to develop appropriate policies and effective control. This work encompasses a broad spectrum of anti-corruption, reporting or disclosure, financial controls, money laundering, criminal and embargoed activities.
Contact: Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected]); Timothy J Pfister ([email protected])

Crisis Management:
KNOETZL supports local and international companies across all business and governmental sectors in dealing with critical situations, in a routine and focused manner even under serious time pressure, as is often necessary. The firm’s primary objective is to help clients prevent crises. The firm’s extensive experience and prompt response time can arm stressed clients with rapid and thorough assessments of all legal and practical issues encountered in times of corporate crisis, and provide viable and business-oriented solutions.
Contact: Timothy J Pfister ([email protected]); Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected])

Fraud and Asset Tracing:
KNOETZL acts for multinational corporations and high net worth individuals when victims of fraud. The close relationships and seasoned teamwork with experienced local and international forensic experts and fraud recovery lawyers around the globe ensure help identification, tracing, freezing and recovering financial, book entry, and physical assets with the most effective use of dedicated resources. Bettina Knoetzl is the president of the Transparency International (Austria Chapter) advisory board.
Contact: Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected]); Tobias Schaffner ([email protected])

4 partners;12 fee earners
Litigation and Arbitration are the bedrock of KNOETZL’s practice. Lawyers of KNOETZL have been ranked over many years as top tier litigators. The litigation team has a clear mission and a driving purpose: to achieve optimal outcomes for corporate, financial and governmental clients in their most significant, sensitive and complicated litigations before the Austrian courts, and well beyond. KNOETZL lawyers work seamlessly with international partner law firms and industry experts in the CEE and SEE regions and are widely regarded as true leaders and innovators in this market. Top-tier ranked international law firms routinely select KNOETZL as Austrian co-counsel.
Contact: Teresa.Bogensberger ([email protected]); Katrin Hanschitz ([email protected]); Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected]); Philip Marsch ([email protected])

Mediation | ADR
1 partner;2 fee earners
KNOETZL uses alternative dispute resolution methods successfully to resolve disputes out of court. Often, the combination of classic mediation techniques and the know-how derived from experience in litigation lead to successful settlements. KNOETZL’s accredited mediators conduct business mediations and also act as counsel.
Contact: Natascha Tunkel ([email protected]) ; Bettina Knoetzl ([email protected])


  • Herrengasse 1,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010