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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Natascha Tunkel is “a very proactive and prudent arbitrator”, say sources who commend her “deep knowledge of her cases”.


Natascha Tunkel is a counsel at Knoetzl, a leading Austrian law firm specialised in arbitration, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business crime and corporate crisis management.

With over 10 years of experience in the field of complex dispute resolution, Natascha was commended by WWL 2018 for her “outstanding expertise in arbitration”. She successfully practises as arbitrator and arbitration counsel under the major arbitral rules. Her focus lies in commercial disputes and covers a wide array of industries, including new technologies, life sciences, energy, engineering, and intellectual property.

Qualified as meditator since 2005, Natascha is equally adept as mediation counsel and a highly skilled negotiator. Her knowledge and experience in handling disputes in different forums are an asset for clients dealing with disputes with escalation clauses. Her interdisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive handling of cases and enables her to efficiently guide clients to successful resolution of their disputes.

Natascha’s profound knowledge of procedural law is based a strong academic background as fulltime assistant lecturer and researcher for civil procedure, ADR and insolvency law at the University of Vienna. In 2015, Natascha was appointed to the steering committee that drafted the VIAC Mediation Rules and has recently been invited to serve as member of the VIAC mediation advisory board. She is currently co‑chair of the working group of the IBA-VIAC CDRC mediation and negotiation competition, and contributes to the ICC international commercial mediation competition as expert assessor.

Natascha is fluent in German and English, and has a working knowledge of French.

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