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Dr Axel Anderl, LL.M. (IT Law)

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Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH

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IT Law and e-Commerce, Outsourcing, Intellectual Property Law (Trade Marks, Designs, Patents and Copyright), Media Law , Act on Unfair Competition, Data Protection, Social Media


Axel Andel heads the IT, IP and Media Department. He is an expert in IT law, particularly e-commerce, outsourcing and IT projects, IT M&A, copyright, media and entertainment law, unfair competition and trademarks. Practice covers drafting and negotiation of international outsourcing and IT project agreements, license-, franchising- and distribution- contracts, data protection and IT/IP and media litigation.


Axel Anderl joined as Partner in 2005. He gives lectures on a regular basis; for example on "Business-Related Information Law" at the Management Centre Innsbruck, University of Applied Sciences or "IT Contracts in practise" at the University Vienna in the course of its postgraduate studies on Information-and Media Law. Axel Anderl is the author of numerous expert publications on IT and IP Law.


German, English.


ITechLaw, Austrian Bar Association, community of interest


University of Vienna, Mag iur 2000, Dr iur 2004; Institute for Legal Informatics, University of Vienna, LL.M. (IT-Law) 2001


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Dorda predominantly acts across the healthcare, life sciences, energy and transport sectors and frequently advises on merger control proceedings and cartel investigations. ‘Excellent’ competition and antitrust practice head Heinrich Kühnert advised Sazka on merger control matters pertaining to the acquisition of shares in Casinos Austria, and represented the healthcare provider Orpéa and its Austrian subsidiary SeneCura in merger control proceedings before the Austrian Competition Authority. Axel Anderl heads the unfair competition group.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Highly recommended for contentious and non-contentious copyright and trade mark work, Dorda represented the Austrian Red Cross in trade mark registration proceedings, and assisted Wein & Co with the management of its trade mark portfolio, among other issues. ‘Experienced’ team head Axel Anderl ‘has a stellar reputation in the market’, while ‘very competent’ junior partner Andreas Seling ‘provides quick responses’ and is ‘a pleasure to work with’.

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Within: Leading individuals

Axel Anderl - Dorda

Within: TMT

The ‘outstanding’ team at Dorda is an ‘excellent partner in difficult times’, providing ‘exceptional service’ and utilising its ‘deep knowledge’ to advise on the full spectrum of technology, media and telecoms law with a focus on IT and data protection. ‘Intelligent and pragmaticIT specialist’ and team head Axel Anderl, who is noted for his ‘excellent negotiation skills’ and is ‘pleasant to work with’, advised Kommunalkredit on outsourcing and data protection matters. Other key members include Felix Hörlsberger and Heinrich Kühnert. Also recommended are Bernhard Heinzl and the ‘knowledgeable’ Nino Tlapak, who were both promoted to junior partner in 2017.

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