The Directors

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kee
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll
Mag. Patrizia Netal

Christopher Kee
Christopher Kee is an Australian lawyer and academic whose expertise substantive legal expertise ranges from international commercial law (broadly defined) through to legal education. Christopher also has extensive experience across a range of university management portfolios. At present Christopher is a Professor of Law and the Dean (Education) for the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Australia. Prior to joining Flinders Christopher spent seven years the University of Aberdeen where he held leadership positions at School, Faculty and University levels. Before Aberdeen, he was a co-author and senior researcher on the Global Sales Law Project at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has held appointments as an Honorary Fellow of Deakin Law School, Australia, and as an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong.

Christopher has published widely, particularly in the field of arbitration, and has been invited to lecture in numerous countries around the world. As a representative of APRAG (Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group) he participated in the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules revision process from 2007 to their completion in 2010. Until recently Christopher served on the ACICA (Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration) Rules Drafting committee, and is a past Co-Chair of AFIA (Asia Pacific Forum for International Arbitration).

While a law student Christopher took part in the 6th Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 1999 and has been involved ever since. He has been a General Editor of the Vindobona Journal, and is a former Vice President of the MAA.
Stefan Kröll
Stefan Kröll is an independent arbitrator in Cologne and the Directr of the Center for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (international contract law/conflict of laws/international arbitration). In addition he is a visiting professor at the School of Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary, University of London). He has sat as arbitrator or emergency arbitrator in more than 80 arbitrations (ICC, DIS, VIAC, SCC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, ad-hoc) involving private as well as state parties and is regularly listed as one of the leading arbitration experts in Germany (Band 1-Arbitrator). He is member of the advisory boards of the German Arbitration Institution (DIS) and the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

Stefan Kröll has published widely in the field of international and national arbitration, dispute resolution and contract law, including inter alia Comparative International Commercial Arbitration, 2003 (co-authored with Lew/Mistelis); Arbitration in Germany – The Model Law in Practice, ed.2015 (co-editor with Böckstiegel/Nacimiento); International Commercial Arbitration – A Transnational Perspective, 7th ed. 2019 (co-authored with Várady, Barceló, von Mehren) and UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – Commentary, 2nd ed. 2018 (co-editor with Mistelis/Perales). He has been retained by UNCITRAL as one of the three experts preparing the Digest on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and is one of the German national correspondents to UNCITRAL for arbitration and international commercial law. He is member of the board of editors or the academic advisory board of several international journals.

Stefan Kröll has studied at the Universities of Marburg, Geneva, London and Cologne, hold a Master Degree from LSE and a doctorate from the University of Cologne. He has been associated with the Moot since 1997, first as a coach for the University of Cologne and arbitrator and since 2012 as a Director primarily responsible for the case.

Patrizia Netal
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 Netal is co-founder and partner of the newly established Viennese-based law firm KNOETZL, specialized in dispute resolution, business crime, crisis management and compliance. Patrizia has a longstanding experience as Counsel in international commercial arbitration. Her arbitration expertise focuses on construction and engineering disputes, distribution and international sales disputes. She acted as Counsel and arbitrator in several institutional and ad-hoc arbitration proceedings. She publishes in the field of international commercial arbitration and is co-author of the VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules – A Practitioner’s Guide (2014)..

Patrizia Netal is a member of the advisory board and former co-chair of YAAP Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners / Section of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) and Honorary Member of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA). Patrizia Netal has studied at the University of Vienna and Uni Mail, Université de Génève.