"She is a very talented, proactive and prudent arbitrator"
"Natascha has a deep knowledge of her cases"
"She is a highly regarded and knowledgeable arbitration specialist"
Natascha Tunkel is a partner at Knoetzl, a leading Austrian law firm specialised in arbitration, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business crime and corporate crisis management. She also heads its Investigations Team.
Her focus lies on commercial arbitration where her experience spans over ten years covering a wide array of disputes and industries. With a keen interest in and understanding of new technologies, she has a particular specialization in the field of life science, energy, engineering, and intellectual property. She has been described as “a very proactive and prudent arbitrator” and commended for “her deep knowledge of her cases” which is the foundation for her successful practice as arbitrator and arbitration counsel in international arbitrations under the major arbitral rules.
Moreover, qualified as meditator since 2005, Natascha is equally adept as mediator and mediation counsel. Her knowledge and experience in handling disputes in different forums are an asset for clients dealing with escalation clauses or disputes that require coordination of actions before state courts, international forums and arbitral tribunals.
Natascha’s profound knowledge of procedural law is based on a strong academic background as a full-time assistant lecturer and researcher for Civil Procedure, ADR and Insolvency Law at the University of Vienna. She is regularly invited to speak and publish on pertinent issues of procedural law. Her expertise is highly valued and she currently serves as Officer of the IBA Mediation Committee, Member of the VIAC Mediation Advisory Board, and as Austrian delegate to the ICC Task Force on ADR and Arbitration.
Natascha is fluent in German and English, and has good working knowledge of French.