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Eisenberger & Herzog

VIENNA TWIN TOWER, WIENERBERGSTRASSE 11, 1100 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Tel:
Work +43 1 606 36 47
Web:
www.ehlaw.at
Graz, Vienna

Dr Andreas Zellhofer

Tel:
Work +43 (1) 606 3647 243
Email:
Eisenberger & Herzog

Work Department

Competition Law Practice Group; IP/IT Practice Group.

Position

Andreas Zellhofer is a partner in our Vienna office and head of the IP/IT practice group, as well as a member of the competition law practice group. As an eminent advisor in competition law, he has extensive experience in supporting and representing domestic and foreign corporations in cartel, abuse of dominance, and merger control proceedings, as well as state aid cases. He implements programs to prepare clients for internal investigations and for competition compliance. In addition, he regularly advises clients on intellectual property rights (copyright, trademarks, designs, and patents) and IT- and data protection law.

Career

Andreas joined E&H in 2009. Prior to that, he did internships at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and the Austrian Cartel Court and worked for a leading international law firm in Vienna and Brussels for eight years. He regularly publishes articles and speaks at seminars and conferences.

Languages

German, English

Member

Austrian Bar Association; Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Education

University of Vienna: Mag. iur. (1998); Dr. iur. (2003) University of Leiden

Leisure

Hiking, Skiing, Tennis.


Austria

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Eisenberger & Herzog has a strong profile for merger control, antitrust and private enforcement work as well as internal investigations. Recommended team head Dieter Thalhammer represented ÖBB-Infrastruktur and Wiener Hafen in phase II merger control proceedings, while the ‘very good and client-oriented’ Judith Feldner assisted Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail with the establishment of a joint venture and subsequently represented the clients in merger proceedings before the Austrian Competition Authority. Andreas Zellhofer is ‘knowledgeable, very responsive and focused’.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Eisenberger & Herzog’s ‘professional and responsive’ practice is highly adept at handling trade mark work and exhibits particular expertise at the intersection of IP and competition law. Team head Andreas Zellhofer regularly advises Honda on a range of IP matters including trade mark infringement proceedings.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Eisenberger & Herzog is particularly active in the IT space, most notably in outsourcing projects, but also advises on data protection issues. Team head Andreas Zellhofer assisted Microsoft with its roll-out of cloud computing services to Austrian customers and with software licensing issues.

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