Patrizia Netal has been associated with the organisation of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for more than 15 years, and since 2012 as a Director.

Patrizia is 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 is a member of the Board of VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre) and co-author of the Vienna Protocol (VIAC; edition 2020) as well as the VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules, A Practitioner’s Guide (edition 2019). 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 an Honorary Member of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) and Austria’s Steering Committee member of the Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA – The Pledge).

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”.