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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

“Ms Netal is an accomplished lawyer who can offer insightful advice on complex international disputes"

“She is an excellent, efficient and thorough arbitration practitioner; a great pleasure to work with”

“She has a vision for the development of international arbitration and takes an extra step to invest in the professional development of the next generation”  

Biography

Patrizia Netal is a co-founder and partner at KNOETZL, a leading Austrian firm specialised in arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Patrizia practices both as counsel and arbitrator. She has extensive experience in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Vienna Rules (VIAC), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Her core practice is international commercial arbitration, focusing on construction and engineering, M&A projects, energy and international sales.

Patrizia has been ranked amongst top 10 Europe’s most highly regarded future leaders in arbitration (WWL 2019 and 2020). She was described as “an ‘extremely focused’ lawyer who is highly recommended for her outstanding work as both counsel and arbitrator in international proceedings”. Clients cited in WWL 2019 and 2020 commended her “truly excellent work” and highlighted her “very clear and straightforward way of thinking and arguing” as well as her “tenacity, reliability and diligence”.

Patrizia is a member of the Board of VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre) and co-author of the Vienna Protocol – A Practical Checklist for Remote Hearings (VIAC; edition 2020) as well as the VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules, A Practitioner’s Guide (edition 2019). She is Co-Director of the Willem C. Vis Moot, the world’s largest student competition in the field of international commercial arbitration. Patrizia lectures on arbitration subjects at the Austrian Arbitration Academy of the University of Vienna and she is a faculty member of the Remote Oral Advocacy Program (ROAP) at Delos.

Patrizia is Austria’s Steering Committee member of the Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA – The Pledge).

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Patrizia Netal wins international praise for her exceptional handling of complex construction arbitration proceedings.

Biography

Patrizia Netal is co-founder and partner at KNOETZL, a leading Austrian firm specialised in arbitration, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business crime defence and corporate crisis management. Before co-founding the firm KNOETZL in 2016, Patrizia was a partner and arbitration expert in a dispute resolution boutique in Vienna.

Patrizia practises as both counsel and arbitrator. She has extensive experience in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Vienna Rules (VIAC), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Her core practice is international commercial arbitration, focusing on construction and engineering, M&A projects, aviation and distribution, as well as international sales disputes.

Patrizia was listed among European top 10 future leaders in WWL: Arbitration 2019 – Future Leaders. She was described as “definitely a future leader” with peers commending her “tenacity, reliability and diligence”, her “truly excellent work” and her “very clear and straightforward way of thinking and arguing”. In 2012, Patrizia was ranked as Austria’s Best Newcomer of the Year in the weekly business magazine Format.

Patrizia is the co-director of the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the world’s largest and most renowned law student competition in the field of arbitration. She is also Austria’s steering committee member of the Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration.

Patrizia is co-author of the VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules, A Practitioner’s Guide (editions 2019 and 2014) and was a member of the expert group working on the revision of the Vienna Rules 2013 (Vienna Rules 2018). Patrizia lectures on arbitration at the Austrian Arbitration Academy of the summer school of the University of Vienna.

Patrizia is fluent in English and German.

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