TMT in Austria

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The market-leading TMT practice at DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides advice that is ‘straight to the point and solution driven’. Cloud agreements, digitalisation projects and AI are part of the comprehensive service portfolio the firm offers its domestic and multinational clients. A strong presence in matters relating to life sciences has led to the team’s heavy involvement in Covid-19 digital projects, such as testing and vaccine platforms. Practice co-head Axel Anderl is specialised in non-regulatory issues, while fello co-head Heinrich Kühnert covers the regulatory aspects of TMT work. Outsourcing, cybersecurity and cloud contract expert Nino Tlapak was promoted to partner in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Axel Anderl

Other key lawyers:

Heinrich Kühnert; Nino Tlapak; Bernhard Heinzl

Testimonials

‘Thorough analysis, prompt feedback, comprehension for the problems and needs of the client, a very professional and pleasant cooperation, very good availability’

‘Good interaction of the team; transparency, expertise’

‘Completeness of in depth Know-How and Experience, there’s a specialist available for everything.’

‘Understand requirements perfectly and quickly, can explain complex topics even to non-experts, response-time is exceptionally quick, superb communication style. Exceptional individuals: Axel Anders, Nino Tlapak, Bernhard Heinzl, Heinrich Kühnert.’

‘Coming to DORDA helped me greatly with my diverse legal issues. As a founder of an IT Startup, my need was not special to one section and at DORDA I have a strong powerful legal firm representing my issues with a wide team of experts. Closely I work together with one assigned lawyer at DORDA but my questions and legal issues are covered by a team of seniors and experts of many different areas always looking for the best way. The team has a great reputation which is confirmed when the opposing counsel tries to “shake the tree”. The great range of expertise brings legal issues fast to an end. I have not lost a single one of my disputes.’

‘Working closely with Bernhard Heinzl as my responsible lawyer. He and his team under the lead of Axel Anderl look at every aspect when understanding my legal position and wish of my results. Mr. Heinzl takes time to understand the issue and in ongoing advice, he navigates to reach best results. It is also enormously great that he has a team of specialists in diverse areas, which he can coordinate with. This support I missed at my previous law firm with a small team. Mr. Heinzl can deliver fast and perfect results from within his firm and i do not need to look up external advice.’

‘Professional, deep knowledge, expert. Its strengths are they have worked on this area for a long time, they have a rapid response to new law or regulations implemented in Austria, and their feedback response are very experienced, I can learn a lot from them!’

‘DORDA people are very professional, highly diligent. They are trustworthy, they bill very reasonable. They are very smart and have a very strong English ability.’

‘By far the biggest and most experienced IT team on the Austrian market. The started almost two decades ago long before others detected that field of law. Since then they are always one or two steps ahead and do live up to international trends. We as a company are active in IT payment solutions offered worldwide. We need a partner like Axel and his team. We have lots of possibilities to compare and stick to Axel as his team also stands out in international comparison. They are extremely quick, straight to the point and solution driven. They have experts for all IT issues and areas. It is a real pleasure working with them.’

‘Axel Anderl is the key figure. He developed and shaped the team which is now providing services at highest standards. He is incredibly hard working but also always funny and open hearted. No problem or challenge is too big, no timeline too tight. He makes things happen in a smooth way with lots of understatement.’

‘Nino Tlapak is doing lots of privacy stuff on international level. He is the data protection lawyer to go to in Austria if you are looking for quick and pragmatic advice rather than over cautious, academical input.’

‘I am always delighted with the expertise, speed and pragmatic approach’.

‘We work closely with Axel Anderl and Nino Tlapak. Both enjoy our full confidence and we appreciate their quick response time and comprehensive advice.’

‘The team lead by Axel Anderl is quite outstanding as to its service attitude and in dept knowledge both of legal requirements and business needs. The team always provides pragmatic advice that also considers business needs. They have also considerable experience with cross border projects and on issues on the interface between IT and IP law. Both are key requirements for the success of our newly established, extremely innovative business. Thus we do need lawyers who do understand the background and speak the same language like us. Which is absolutely the case with Axel and his team.’

‘The TMT team of DORDA is not only the most quickly reacting one I have experienced but also the one with an excellent skill level providing us with excellent expertise and advice in this and other areas. They know the matter, they know the opponents and they know and understand us and our concerns and requirements. World class collaboration and negotiation support skills.’

‘All those individuals of the TMT team I have worked with (Axel Anderl, Nino Tlapak and Bernhard Heinzl) are all outperforming expectations (which are high) in any aspect. Both from a responsiveness as well as from a skills and knowledge level absolute top notch. For us the guys to go to in any legal matter.’

‘The team surrounding Axel Anderl is exceptional communication skills, is available almost around the clock and always delivers exactly what is needed while being absolutely on point (concerning not only timing but especially language used and objectives fulfilled). An outstanding quality is also their ability to work with a broad range of people, no matter their professional background, thinking out of the box and finding absolutely new ways to solve problems.’

‘Axel Anderl as head of the team leads a team that is absolutely concise. The level of quality assurance that he managed to establish is exceptional. Every person in this team delivers great work. They always go the extra mile and make sure, that the work delivered is of excellent quality. Furthermore, what needs to be mentioned is that because of the successful establishment of the team in this sector, he knows the industry and the hot topics like no other. Nino Tlapak being a rising star in this industry needs to be mentioned specifically, since the quality of his work is outstanding, while being approachable at all times and always on spot when needed.’

‘I have finished law school myself and today I am an entrepreneur and I deal with legal issues almost every day. Dorda is the perfect partner for me as a Startup founder and I very much appreciate the diversity in the team. Although my startup is very young and has a limited budget (for the moment), I feel treated as the most valuable client.’

‘Here I want to highlight the amazing work Mag Alexandra Ciarnau, Attorney at Dorda, has done for my Tech Startup in the AI field. When it comes to IP /Trade Marks or GDPR and launching products and services in the field of Artificial Intelligence, she is the person to go to. An incredible and passionate expert in the IT sector with real-world experience and a proactive approach to finding the right solution for every problem.’

‘The feedback loop of the team is pretty fast if required. Communication is straight and efficient. Collaboration works smooth.’

‘Clear and fast communication with excellent knowledge. main contact person is Bernhard Heinzl.’

Key clients

Digital Europe

Willhaben

Styria Media Group

“Die Presse” Verlags-Gesellschaft m.b.H. Co KG

LeasePlan Österreich Fuhrparkmanagement GmbH

Natterbox Limited

GTT Communiations Inc

Ooma Inc

NTT Group

AIRCALL SAS

LogMeIn Ltd

inContact Inc

Cisco

YouGov

Continental

Nintendo

MaxMara

Amann Girrbach AG

Bucherer AG

MediaPrint Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlag Ges.m.b.H & Co KG

Erste Bank

S IT Solutions AT Spardat GmbH

Erste Group

Volkswagen AG

IMMOunited GmbH

RS Digital GmbH

Umdasch Group AG

Digital Europe

Willhaben

Styria Media Group

“Die Presse” Verlags-Gesellschaft m.b.H. Co KG

LeasePlan Österreich Fuhrparkmanagement GmbH

Natterbox Limited

GTT Communiations Inc

Ooma Inc

NTT Group

AIRCALL SAS

LogMeIn Ltd

inContact Inc

Cisco

YouGov

Continental

Nintendo

MaxMara

Amann Girrbach AG

Bucherer AG

MediaPrint Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlag Ges.m.b.H & Co KG

Erste Bank

S IT Solutions AT Spardat GmbH

Erste Group

Volkswagen AG

IMMOunited GmbH

RS Digital GmbH

Umdasch Group AG

Work highlights

  • Assist in the Group’s largest project, concerning the group-wide re-tender of workplace services. Currently, we started to negotiate fully in parallel with eight different providers who applied for six different lots.
  • Advise the innovative Styria Media Group, one of the largest media groups in the CEE region, in the decision-making processes regarding any purchase of new technologies and tools by assessing whether and how they might be implemented legally compliant in the complex IT infrastructure of the Group. Once the decisions are taken, we will assist client with the contractual negotiations and the specific implementation from an IT- and data protection point of view.
  • Assisted RS Digital GmbH with the market entry of their AI-based camera system that enables soccer clubs to comprehensively (digitally) commercialise the recordings of their competitive matches.Based on our initial assessment and rights clarification, we then developed an exclusive license agreement. The matter was legally very challenging due to the intersection of patent and copyright law, the use of modern technologies and AI.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

The TMT practice at Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG is 'strong and well placed to provide fast-paced businesses with excellent legal advice’, according to a client. Multinational and domestic clients profit from the firm’s expertise as well as its global network. The firm’s particular strengths lie within the areas of computer hard- and software, social media, search engines, as well as cloud computing. It has recently expanded its focus into matters pertaining to tech litigation. 'Distinguished IT law expert‘ Lukas Feiler leads the practice with specialisations in e-commerce, e-signatures, telecoms and TMT-related transaction work.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Other key lawyers:

Maximilian Raschhofer

Testimonials

‘Baker advises us in various legal matters; among other things, the Vienna team conducts our civil court proceedings in Austria, in particular in the area of personality rights, copyright, trademark, data protection and commercial matters.’

‘BK Vienna has an excellent reputation in the field of data protection and IT law and is the first address for legal matters in Austria, especially for global companies. In particular, we estimate working with Lukas Feiler.’

‘Lukas Feiler is a distinguished IT law expert. His pragmatic and client-oriented style, profound expertise and flexibility and his outstanding commitment are remarkable.’

‘Maximilian Raschhofer: Next to Lukas Feiler, Maximillian is our most important contact. Although he joined BK only recently, he got up to speed very quickly and is not supporting us on an array of litigious matters with a lot of diligence and procedural know-how.’

‘BM Vienna’s TMT practice convinces with in-depth knowledge. In particular, we felt like they had a very good understanding of what we were looking for as company and made sure to provide practice-oriented advice.’

‘Our main contact is Lukas Feiler, who is one of Austria’s leading TMT experts and has a great reputation and media presence (interviews, commentaries, articles etc.). In particular, he is known for his client-oriented approach and his ability to find practical solutions, even for complex problems.’

‘Baker McKenzie’s Austrian TMT practice is strong and well placed to provide fast paced businesses with excellent legal advice for reasonable fees. I cannot properly comment how this compares to other players but understand that likely companies won’t find better support in the TMT sector in Austria.’

‘Standout partner is Dr. Lukas Feiler. He is extremely knowledgable with excellent industry expertise. Delivers legal advice to extremely high standards on fast timescales. Reliable, engaged, responsive and able to provide fast paced businesses with exactly the right level of legal advice.’

Key clients

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

The intellectual property and technology group at Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) excels in the whole spectrum of TMT-related work with a particular strength in advising technology start-ups, often in relation to new business models or technology agreements. Most recently, the firm has also been involved in large projects pertaining to NFTs. Practice head Thomas Kulnigg has a focus on technology matters. Michael Woller’s area of expertise includes intellectual property and counsel Veronika Wolfbauer is well versed in the areas of technology regulation, audiovisual media law as well as e-commerce.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Kulnigg

Other key lawyers:

Michael Woller; Veronika Wolfbauer

Testimonials

‘Fast, super engaged, really good know-how and good advice. Responding even on weekend or late night!’

‘Very market oriented, up to date, smart.’

Key clients

Bitpanda

Uber

Deutsche Telekom

Institute of Science and Technology

Microsoft

Samsung Electronics

Schrack Seconet

ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Association)

Facebook

FIRST WAP International DMCC

Sony Interactive Entertainment

yuutel GmbH

EVN Group

Novomatic

COVID-19 Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH (COFAG)

Sanus X GmbH

Credi2

Arineo

Grand Production / United Group

GROPYUS AG

Work highlights

  • Advised UNICORN-Biotech Holding GmbH, the former majority shareholder of purification specialist BIA Separations, on the 100 % sale of its shareholding in BIA Separations to German life science company Sartorius Stedim Biotech.
  • Representing Uber in matters which are part of a series of legal disputes that taxi operators and associations have brought from across Europe against Uber.
  • Represented Bitpanda in two major venture capital transactions (i.e. on the largest European Series A financing round in 2020 and on becoming the first “Unicorn” of Austria) and with regard to a number of complex regulatory questions concerning crypto currencies and digital assets.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss provides clients with legal advice that runs the whole gamut of TMT aspects, with particular specialisations in IT sourcing, e-commerce, online entertainment and media, as well as data protection. Austrian and international companies from a broad range of sectors are supported in regulatory, corporate, and contentious matters. Digital space expert Georg Kresbach heads the firm’s IT/IP practice, while Roland Marko has a broad range of experience in IT-law and IT-compliance. Leading the regulatory practice group, Kurt Retter’s expertise lies within the regulated industries, data protection, and online gambling.

Practice head(s):

Georg Kresbach; Kurt Retter; Roland Marko

Other key lawyers:

Paulina Pomorski

Testimonials

‘I am mostly working with Wolf Theiss on topics in Austria and Eastern Europe and would like to strongly recommend the firm for these markets. Wolf Theiss is very well connected internationally through its global best friends network. There are very often international aspects in our cooperation and Wolf Theiss is well prepared to consider these aspects appropriately.’

‘The billing is transparent and appropriate, often with lower fees than other international top firms are charging.’

‘Roland Marko is my main contact. He is very experienced in the areas of IP, IT, data privacy and litigation. I do appreciate his professionalism and pragmatic approach. Roland’s department is very responsive, understands our business and products. In addition to Roland, I would also like to mention his associate Paulina Pomorski.’

‘Excellent in the area of IT & Entertainment. Perfect service.’

‘Georg Kresbach is a very efficient and professional partner.’

‘We have been working with WT for many years already since they are able to provide premium legal advice in all the key areas which are relevant for us.’

Key clients

Cellnex Telecom

Facebook

WhatsApp

Instagram

The Walt Disney Company

Samsung Electronics

Mondi AG

Photeon Technologies

Austrian Post

YouTube

Twitter

Oculus

Voxbone

Work highlights

  • Advising Cellnex Telecom on all Austrian legal and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the European telecoms tower assets of CK Hutchison Holdings, the first-ever acquisition of a large passive mobile infrastructure company in the country.
  • Advising Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on handling user requests related to the new Austrian laws aimed at protecting users from falling victims of online hate speech in force since 2021.
  • Advising Photeon Technologies on multiple logistics agreements to procure semiconductor chips from a supplier in Singapore and suppliers in the US and deliver them to the client in the US and its various locations in Asia.

Cerha Hempel

Regulatory aspects concerning telecoms and technology, outsourcing, and contracts are part of the service portfolio of the TMT practice at Cerha Hempel, which acts for domestic and multinational blue-chip clients. With strong ties to the firm’s corporate and M&A practice group, the team is able to provide seamless advice on TMT matters related to transactions and mergers. Lead partner Hans Kristoferitsch is regularly involved in issues ranging from e-commerce and outsourcing to behavioural advertising and cloud computing.

Practice head(s):

Hans Kristoferitsch

Other key lawyers:

Georg Konrad; Franziska Paefgen; Armin Schwabl

Key clients

SPAR

AT & T

Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH and all of its subsidiaries

Wien Energie GmbH

Wiener Netze GmbH

ASFINAG Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft

SES Imagotag Group

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Carpacity GmbH

web eXXpress Medien Holding GmbH

via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH

Humetrix Security

Consortium D-TOLL (Atlantia S.p.A., Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Autostrade Tech S.p.A.)

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Work highlights

  • Advising web eXXpress Medien Holding GmbH on all legal matters in relation with the launch of its online media outlet eXXpress and its platform www.exxpress.at.
  • Advising ASFINAG on the use of tolling data for logistics purposes and the development of a “ETA-Service” (Estimated Time of Arrival) for freight companies as well as their customers.
  • Advising Wiener Netze GmbH in connection on the roll-out of smart meters and related administrative and court proceedings.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The technology, media and telecoms department at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles matters covering topics such as fintech, licensing agreements, e-commerce, and regulatory issues. The firm counts large international corporations including Sky and Universal Edition among its clients. Johannes Juranek heads the department and is regularly involved in TMT litigation, as well as data protection and commercial matters. Egon Engin-Deniz and Gabriela Staber are also noted for their expertise in this field in addition to strong experience in the realm of IP.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Juranek

Other key lawyers:

Egon Engin-Deniz; Gabriela Staber

Key clients

REWE

Universal Edition AG

Bolttech Device Protection and Bolttech Digital Insurance

Reactive Reality

Panthronics

ALPLA

Sberbank Europe AG

Sky

Novid20

Cryptix

Blocktrade

Twistmed

zerolens

Zinsquartier

Work highlights

  • Advising Sberbank Europe AG on IT law and various data protection issues.
  • Advising Bolttech Device Protection and Bolttech Digital Insurance on the establishment of its entire business operations in Austria.
  • Ongoing representation of Panthronics in complex technology licensing agreements and cross-border negotiations with business partners from all over the world.

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH ‘s TMT practice provides ‘precise and thorough analysis without losing sight of the big picture’. The firm represents clients active in areas including social media, AI software development, financial services, and commercial apps. Andreas Zellhofer leads the practice with particular expertise at the intersection of IP/IT and unfair competition law. Helmut Liebel is also noted for his experience in TMT and trademark issues.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:

Helmut Liebel

Testimonials

‘The TMT practice of EH stands out for its dedication to precise and thorough analysis without losing sight of the big picture.’

‘Whenever we sought advice of their experts, we received not only quick and concise solutions to our initial problems, but also practical guidance to help us in our future developments. With their help we were able to successfully execute a complex IT-project without exposing us to unnecessary risks or liabilities.’

‘Helmut Liebel’s business-orientated solutions together with his keen eyes and sharp mind solve even the most difficult problems. This skillset never failed to scale all challenges with ease and they have proven to be an indispensable business asset for our company.’

Key clients

Microsoft

SAP

Toyota

Allianz Capital Partners

Honda

Canva

Bregal

Teamviewer

Umdasch-Group

Bergfex

Work highlights

  • Act as preferred local counsel for the entire Microsoft Group, including advising Microsoft on the roll-out of its “Office 365” cloud computing services to numerous Austrian key customers.
  • Advised Canva on the acquisition of the Austrian start-up Kaleido, which has developed an AI-based software that enables the removal of background from an image or video (and e.g. the insertion of an artificial background).
  • Advised our client SAP, the publicly listed software group, on the acquisition of Emarsys, a leading cloud-based provider of omnichannel customer-loyalty platforms, located in Vienna.

GEISTWERT

TMT boutique GEISTWERT excels in advising clients on matters in a host of IT-related projects. Constantin Kletzer, Juliane Messner, Max Mosing, Alexander Schnider and Rainer Schultes are well versed in topics ranging from interactive gaming and data protection to start-ups and outsourcing. Another distinctive feature of the boutique is its dedicated Italy-desk headed by Messner, who is admitted in both Austria and Italy.

Practice head(s):

Constantin Kletzer; Juliane Messner; Max Mosing; Alexander Schnider; Rainer Schultes

Testimonials

‘The team is uniquely good professionally. The partners are very sociable and work hand in hand. You always get feedback quickly and the requirements of the business are also taken into account.’

‘Juliane is an excellent lawyer. She is excellent in handling complex IT-projects, not only regarding the content, but also in respect of dealing with deadlines and pushing other project members to keep the timeline. As a client she tells you exactly what to do, when to do it, how to do it and why to do it: crystal clear and to the point. You can feel in every project that she loves her work and she understands your specific business needs.’

Key clients

Red Bull Media House

DFL – Deutsche Fussballliga (German Football League, including “Bundesliga”)

Radio Austria

RATPACK

ASFINAG

SanDisk / Western Digital

DOUGLAS

Mi’pu’mi Games

Vienna Tourist Board (WienTourismus)

Mayr-Melnhof

PGDA – Pioneers of Game Development Austria

Work highlights

  • Advised a major Internet company in connection with the launch of its international video-/computer-gaming platform in Austria.
  • Representing Red Bull Media House in all media, IT and IP related matters, especially trademark and copyright questions (TV and print) and regarding launches of new services.
  • Advised two major motorsport racing teams in connection with the issuing of non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”).

Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG

Data protection and IT boutique Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG advises clients active in the pharmaceutical, automotive, energy, steel, software, consumer goods, and new technologies sectors, among others. Gerald Trieb ‘has a deep knowledge of IT law, is very experienced and renders very good advice’. Rainer Knyrim is a key name for data protection.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Knyrim; Gerald Trieb

Testimonials

‘Dr. Trieb has a deep knowledge of IT law, is very experienced and renders very good advice.’

Key clients

KTM Innovation GmbH

Wienerberger AG

Austrian Association of Electricity Companies (Österreichs Energie)

Lenzing AG

KIA AUSTRIA Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Immofinanz AG

LOOMIS ÖSTERREICH GMBH

DSGVO Datenschutz Ziviltechniker GmbH

MANZ´sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH

Greiner AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Wienerberger AG on software and contract law during their project to shift the entire global Wienerberger group into SAP Cloud.
  • Advising Lenzing AG on setting up and maintaining a data protection compliance system within the entire group and keeping it up to date, assistance with the records of processing activities, DPIAs, DPAs, online marketing and a global online licensing platform.
  • Acting for the Austrian Association of Electricity Companies on all questions of the Austrian energy industry concerning data protection and e-privacy as well as cloud services.

andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH

andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH advises clients on TMT matters including media projects and telecoms projects, data protection, e-commerce and litigation. The IT boutique counts international companies including Sony and Media-Saturn among its clients in addition to entities from the financial services, and media and entertainment sectors, and start-ups in technology and e-commerce. Markus Andréewitch leads the team together with Wolfgang Tichy, who joined the firm in February 2021 from Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte).

Practice head(s):

Markus Andréewitch; Wolfgang Tichy

Key clients

Ulbrich of Austria GmbH

Media-Saturn Beteiligungsges. mbH

yuutel GmbH

Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich

ARZ

GMS Gourmet GmbH

Schrack Technik GmbH

Phoenix Media Austria GmbH

AMWAY

St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute

Labors.at

DerAutomat

Mein Business GmbH

NEVEON – Eurofoam GmbH

myAcker GmbH

ORS

Ramsauer & Stürmer Software OG

Gerhard D. Wempe Gesellschaft m.b.h

Austrian Federation of Trade Unions

Work highlights

  • Advising Sony in civil proceedings which are directly attacking the concept of ‘lootboxes’ in video games on the Austrian market.
  • Advised the shareholders of Ramsauer & Stürmer in the sale of their shares and the entire business to Aptean Inc.
  • Advised Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) on outsourcing its IT services from IBM to the Austrian Federal Computing Center (BRZ) which is the leading IT partner of the public sector in Austria.

Binder Grösswang

Major Austrian telecoms providers, multinational media and technology companies are among the clients instructing Binder Grösswang in TMT matters. The firm’s practice covers e-commerce matters, domain law, and IT due diligences among others, as well as handling TMT litigation matters. Practice lead Ivo Rungg is particularly experienced in licensing, IT contracts and new technologies including IoT and cloud.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Key clients

MBmedien Group GmbH

Arval Austria GmbH

BNP Paribas

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Vinted UAB

MBmedien Group GmbH

Arval Austria GmbH

BNP Paribas

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Vinted UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on its E-Banding System, an online platform where interested parties can apply for licenses for Lenzing’s trademarks, where more than 2,000 license agreements are processed per year.
  • Advised Travel Partner Group on its efforts to acquire licenses in a new IT and software system.
  • Advised OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik in connection with the protection and exploitation of its technical standards and norms for the electrotechnical industry.

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in its TMT practice, which is led jointly by Gerald Ganzger and Katharina Raabe-Stuppnig. The firm advises corporations from Austria and Central Europe such as software companies and internet providers. Ganzger is particularly versed in media law and litigation PR, while Raave-Stuppnig is specialised in copyright law, telecoms law, and unfair competition proceedings in addition to media law.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Ganzger; Katharina Raabe-Stuppnig

Key clients

Bohmann Druck und Verlag GmbH

EASY DRIVERS Fahrschul-System GmbH

Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

Radio Energy (member of the French NRJ Group)

Schau TV (regional Austrian broadcaster, member of KURIER Group)

VGN digital GmbH (formerly news networld internetservice GmbH)

VGN Medien Holding GmbH

Appguru Projektentwicklungs GmbH

Desert Flower Foundation

FasTest GmbH

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices has extensive experience in the TMT sector, often advising domestic and international telecoms companies. Norbert Wiesinger leads the practice and is described by a client as having ‘a great practical sense of the business, great knowledge of the Austrian institutions and incredible patience and persistence in dealing with the regulatory authorities’.

Practice head(s):

Norbert Wiesinger

Testimonials

‘Norbert is a very experienced lawyer who tailors his advise to the exact needs of the customer. He understands the technology, his is always available and highly efficient.’

‘Norbert has a great practical sense of the business, great knowledge of the Austrian institutions and incredible patience and persistence in dealing with the regulatory authorities.’

‘Dr. Wiesinger is great in Telecommunications law and has outstanding work ethics.’

Key clients

Astrocast GmbH

ArgoNET GmbH

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Verizon

Inmarsat Ventures SE

Inmarsat Global Ltd

Kwak Ltd

Tata Communications

Österreichische Sender GmbH & Co KG

ORS comm GmbH & Co KG

Amiga Telekom GmbH

Yuutel GmbH

Colt Telecommunications GmbH

Linkmobility GmbH

Smartel Services GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Astrocast GmbH on the establishment of an operation that allows it to be registered in the Austrian space register in order to establish a global satellite data network.
  • Advising Inmarsat Global Ltd on issues regarding the protection of aviation satcom and datalink systems against ground interferences.
  • Representing Linkmobility in procedures to obtain direct interconnection with an MVNO at cost oriented prices for messaging services.

Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG's strengths in TMT include e-commerce and media law. Print, broadcast media and other electronic media clients rely on the firm to advise on a range of matters such as licensing and most recently, Covid-19 related issues in the media and entertainment industry. Thomas Höhne, Georg Streit and Markus Dörfler jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Höhne; Georg Streit; Markus Dörfler

Key clients

KRONEHIT Radio

Satelfilm GmbH

Weekend Magazin

Verlag Österreich

WEKA-Verlag

Barracuda Holding GmbH

Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH

Verein für Konsumenteninformation

Pammer Film

Work highlights

  • Advised Film AG Produktions GmbH on the drafting of the license agreement with Netflix.

Jank Weiler Operenyi

Jank Weiler Operenyi advises on TMT with a focus on the areas of media, unfair competition and technology. The team also assists the corporate and M&A department in relevant matters. Clients stem from sectors such as entertainment, film production, healthcare, IT, telecoms, media, and real estate. Sascha Jung is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Sascha Jung

Testimonials

‘We value the firm’s attitude to meet and succeed our expectations. Two aspects are worth to mention in that respect: their responsiveness and their ability to communicate complex issues in an easy-to-understand way.’

‘We appreciate Sascha Jung’s expertise on data protection and IP/IT issues. His advice in these areas of expertise is highly valued by our legal department.’

‘Sascha Jung, the leading partner of Jank Weiler Operenyi for TMT, is definitely one of the leading TMT lawyers in Austria with particular knowledge in complex international TMT matters.’

‘Very professional team with excellent know-how, fast responses. They provide excellent support and it’s a pleasure to work with.’

‘Sascha Jung is one of the top legal experts in the Austrian TMT field. He is fully motivated, 100 % reliable and with his out-of-the-box thinking always captures the whole picture.’

‘Professional and very ambitious team having extensive experience in various matters (e.g. also great knowledge of technical background) and with a high degree of flexibility and practice-orientation’

‘Sascha Jung: Very competent advice, in general he has special knowledge of data protection related matters in connection with matrix management and processes in corporate groups and he proactively informs about upcoming issues which may become relevant for your company.’

‘Recently Sascha Jung and his team were also engaged for a global IT project which proves our ongoing satisfaction with their superb work.’

Key clients

DaVinciLab KG

BUWOG Holding GmbH

NTT Austria

Data4.immo GmbH

SharkNinja

MHX Operations GmbH

SPIEGEL Online GmbH

Generalsekretariat der österreichischen Bischofskonferenz

DOR Film Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H.

e&a Film GmbH

Mini Film ProKids-Kulturverein Filmproduktion KG

Blautöne Media GmbH

ARISTRA GmbH

BUWO Group GmbH

Sage GmbH

X4 Pharmaceuticals (Austria) GmbH

Deloitte Audit Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH

Deloitte Austria

Marina Tower Holding GmbH

Work highlights

  • Assisting BUWOG Holding GmbH with its entire IT portfolio with focus on drafting IT license agreements and negotiations of software license agreements.
  • Advising SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG and Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH on a lawsuit concerning the Ibiza-Videos.
  • Advising DaVinci Lab KG on a major project with the largest telecoms provider in Austria resulting in complex contract negotiations.

KPMG Law in Austria

KPMG Law in Austria advises international blue-chip clients, domestic companies and public sector corporations on a host of matters relating to IT, IP and data protection issues. Counsel Karin Bruchbacher leads the team with a focus on digitalisation project and representing governmental and private corporations in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Karin Bruchbacher

Key clients

ISIS Papyrus Europe AG

Trade Republic Bank GmbH

Sound Solutions Austria GmbH

SWARCO AG

Barracuda Holding GmbH

Shareholders of incubed IT

Shareholders of Kaleido AI

FINABRO GmbH

JuVe Automotion GmbH

Ycy GmbH

Austrian Reporting Services GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising SWARCO AG on several projects in IT/IP law (e.g. IP management), commercial law as well as on complex M&A transactions.
  • Advising JuVe , a company closely related to MPreis, an Austrian supermarket chain, on the role out of its new business model, the introduction of Hyzon Fuel Cell Vehicles to the Austrian market.
  • Advising Austrian Reporting Services GmbH (AuRep) on privacy, IT and commercial law matters.