Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: TMT

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH increased its focus on the TMT space following the December 2022 arrival of Beatrice Blümel from Austria’s data protection authority, with the practice tackling digitalisation, data protection and IP issues.

TMT in Austria

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a team of ‘absolute experts in their respective fields,’ who advise an impressive array of clients in the financial services, telecoms and automotive sectors, among others, on the gamut of TMT-related issues, including IT outsourcing and cloud computing projects. The firm’s Digital Industries group assists clients with developing TMT matters, including AI, Blockchain and cryptocurrency issues. Axel Anderl, whose expertise extends across the areas of IT, cloud computing, data protection and copyright issues, heads the IT/IP & Data Protection practice and co-heads the Digital Industries team alongside the ‘extremely diligent’ Alexandra Ciarnau, who manages the firm’s newly established Metaverse office. Nino Tlapak specialises in data protection and is frequently asked to act as an external data protection officer by clients.

Practice head(s):

Axel Anderl

Other key lawyers:

Nino Tlapak; Alexandra Ciarnau


‘Axel Anderl is a very pleasant contact who, in addition to his legal knowledge, also keeps an eye on the business challenges of his clients. He is extremely well-connected throughout the region.’

‘Excellent way of understanding our needs immediately and dissecting a – for us – quite complex topic.’

‘Alexandra Ciarnau was extremely diligent, creative and proactive in her advisory with us. She was easy to reach, provided competent input and to us it seemed that the contract we jointly worked on, has been well set up to cover our individual needs.’

‘DORDA stands out for us due to its collaborative partnership that goes beyond the traditional service provider role. Their forward-looking approach empowers us to proactively address future challenges and prepare for upcoming legal developments.’

‘The entire team at DORDA consists of absolute experts in their respective fields. Their legal knowledge and years of experience never cease to impress us. What sets them apart is their incredible dedication to their clients. They approach their work with passion and genuine interest.’

‘Alexandra Ciarnau is outstanding. Easy to work with, great legal expertise, very hands-on!’

‘Exceptional lawyers, adapting to the client’s situation, asking the right questions, very business oriented, deep knowledge of the industry, great availability, extremely fast and flexible for any urgent matters, invoices always correct.’

‘Nino Tlapak is a great contact point, fast, reliable and an excellent lawyer who is business-oriented and always available.’

Key clients


VIG – Vienna Insurance Group

EU Commission, EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

Interactive Paper

T-Mobile Austria (Magenta)

UniCredit Bank Austria


GTT Communications


NTT Group





neoom group gmbh

Erste Bank

Erste Digital

Erste Group

Roche Diagnostics

Forbes (FEB29 GmbH)






Work highlights

  • Advising the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership on their initiative for the development of an EU strategy and the establishment of a Blockchain infrastructure.
  • Assisted VIG, twinformatics, Hypo Group, Erste Digital and Helvetia with group-wide DORA support on outsourcing, cloud and cybersecurity projects.
  • Assisted UNIQA with the design of new AI tools and on the legal framework and possible pitfalls of investing in AI startups.

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG‘s TMT team, described as a ‘stand-out in the market,’ maintains a wide-reaching practice that supports clients taking on challenging IT projects, product launches and more, and is also frequently instructed on complex disputes often reaching the Austrian Supreme Court and the ECJ. Georg Kresbach leads the team, bringing a wealth of experience to bear on behalf of major players in the online and multimedia spheres, notably supporting several streaming services in relation to their entrance into the Austrian market. Roland Marko is an ‘outstanding specialist’ in the field of IT law, handling cloud computing, e-commerce and data protection matters, while Kurt Retter focuses on regulatory advice in the media and telecoms arenas.

Practice head(s):

Georg Kresbach; Roland Marko; Kurt Retter

Other key lawyers:

Adolf Zemann; Paulina Pomorski; Harald Strahberger; Phillip Wrabetz


‘Georg Kressbach and Adi Zemann provided quick, practical and knowledgeable assistance in relation to Austrian online tech regulations. Recommended.’

‘Roland Marko is an outstanding specialist and it was very pleasant working with him. Very competent.’

‘The willingness of the Wolf Theiss team to go beyond the provision of advice and offer practical, hands-on support when required makes them a stand-out in the market and invaluable for our business operations in Austria.’

Key clients


Österreichische Post


Epic Games




Masergy Communications

Meta Platforms



The Walt Disney Company


Twitter/X Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised to Meta on handling user requests related to alleged unlawful content and hate speech posts by third parties.
  • Acted for Deutsche Telekom and Magenta on their joint venture with global infrastructure investor Meridiam to create Austria’s largest private fibre optic network partnership.
  • Advised a bank on a software audit and defended it against asserted breach of a licence agreement.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

Under the guidance of IT specialist Lukas Feiler, Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG has developed a broad TMT practice that assists clients undertaking projects tied to computer hard- and software and cloud computing projects, while also representing an impressive roster of social media companies on complex disputes. Maximilian Raschhofer is the team’s key name for TMT disputes, with experience handling outsourcing disputes and administrative proceedings up to the ECJ. Michaela Petsche focuses on matters at the intersection of technology and IP, and is also noted for her work on entertainment law issues.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Other key lawyers:

Maximilian Raschhofer; Michaela Petsche; Alexander Hofmann


‘Smart and outstanding people who provide a high quality of legal advice.’

‘The depth of knowledge and legal education, especially of Lukas Feiler and his team, is impressive.’

Key clients



GATX Rail Europe

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft

Mondi AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Google and TikTok in their challenge to the Austrian Communication Platforms Act on the grounds of it interfering with the country of origin principle under the E-Commerce-Directive.
  • Acted for Accenture on the acquisition of Austria’s largest data centre, ARZ.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) acts for both established players and startups in the TMT space, whom it assists on matters tied to data protection, domain disputes and the protection of trade secrets, among other things. The practice is also present at the cutting edge of technological developments, providing services in regard to blockchain and digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Practice head Thomas Kulnigg is noted for his expertise in technology transactions, and also handles venture capital investments into tech start-ups. Günther Leissler heads the firm’s data protection team, advising on GDPR compliance in addition to multi-jurisdictional database projects. Veronika Wolfbauer is also well versed in these areas, and is the team member to note for matters concerning AI.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Kulnigg

Other key lawyers:

Günther Leissler; Veronika Wolfbauer


‘The team is very experienced in all areas of IT, technology law and data protection law. They are able to quickly familiarise themselves also in the most complicated technical processes.’

‘Veronika Wolfbauer is highly experienced in all TMT matters. Complex structures are solved in an excellent and practice-oriented manner.’

Key clients

Österreichische Post AG

Vienna Insurance Group

Pon Bicycle Holding B.V.

Work highlights

  • Represented Österreichische Post in GDPR-related proceedings.
  • Advised Pon Bicycle Holding B.V. on the entry of their digital bicycle leasing platform “lease a bike” to the Austrian market.
  • Acting for Vienna Insurance Group in a dispute with the Austrian Consumer Association.

andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH

andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH‘s TMT lawyers are described by one client as ‘real experts in the field of TMT and digitalisation,’ and the firm is frequently tasked with handling complex IT projects and data protection matters, in addition to court proceedings tied to them. The practice is led by Markus Andréewitch, who is a specialist in IT law, data protection expert Gerald Steiner and Wolfgang Tichy, whose areas of focus include cloud computing, IT outsourcing and e-commerce matters.

Practice head(s):

Markus Andréewitch; Gerald Steiner; Wolfgang Tichy


‘The firm has been our partner in IT contract matters for many years. In addition to the excellent expertise, we value the very trustworthy advice on sensitive contractual issues and the high level of flexibility for short-term inquiries and concerns.’

‘Great service, great competence in the subject areas & stringent team player. Always on top of actual developments.’

‘Excellent team players with a strict focus on the clients’ needs and deep expertise.’

Key clients

Österreichische Post AG

Niederösterreichische Versicherung AG

Anexia Internetdienstleistungs GmbH

Ulbrich of Austria GmbH

W. Hamburger GmbH

yuutel GmbH

Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich


GMS Gourmet GmbH

Schrack Technik GmbH

Phoenix Media Austria GmbH




Mein Business GmbH

Neveon – Eurofoam GmbH


Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund

3-S-IT Dienstleistungen GmbH

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Work highlights

  • Represented Sony in several civil proceedings concerning loot boxes in video games on the Austrian market.
  • Assisted ÖGB with the drafting and negotiating of the contractual documentation for the restructuring of its IT systems.
  • Drafted and negotiated various IT contracts for AMS and advised on IP matters and data protection law.

Binder Grösswang

Binder Grösswang assists clients with a broad spread of TMT matters, with a focus on digitalisation and internet-based services in addition to new technologies, and a client base ranging from e-commerce and social media to the automotive and publishing sectors. The team is also well positioned to handle IT projects including app development and licensing matters. The practice is led by Ivo Rungg, who merges a strong IP practice with a deep understanding of new technologies, such as the burgeoning field of AI regulation.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Other key lawyers:

Hellmut Buchroithner


‘Very personal and individual support and processing of legal issues.’

‘Ivo Rungg has excellent expertise and worked collaboratively.’

‘Great team, solution-orientated, high quality work.’

‘Exceptional experience with this firm! Their deep understanding of clients’ needs and empathetic approach set them apart. The team’s expertise, coupled with innovative technology, ensures efficient and precise services. Highly recommended!’

‘Working with the individuals at this firm has been truly exceptional. What makes them stand out is their unparalleled dedication to client satisfaction. Their personalised approach, combined with a deep understanding of the law, distinguishes them from competitors.

Key clients

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences




Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance


BNP Paribas




CCT Software Solutions


Dentsply Sirona

Easy Park

ELTO Dach GmbH

Embracer Group

GlaxoSmithKline plc

HELLWEG Baumärkte

Jazz Pharmaceuticals


Linde Verlag

Marc Rousavy

Margelo GmbH

MBmedien Group

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Österreichische Post

OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik



SF Filterdienst

Société Générale


Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Stadt Wien

Stocard (Klarna)

The Coca-Cola Company

THQ Nordic

Vaya Fieberbrunn

Work highlights

  • Advised Linde Verlag on the establishment of a digital subsidiary.
  • Acted for PSPDFKit in relation to an investment by Insight Partners.
  • Assisted Springer Maschinenfabrik on the implementation of automation software.

Cerha Hempel

Cerha Hempel‘s TMT practice brings together expertise in IT, data protection and e-commerce matters, and often works alongside the M&A department to advise clients on both complex technology projects and to see through transactions in the TMT field. The team is led by a three-man group made up of Hans Kristoferitsch, whose practice includes IT law and data privacy, telecoms and data privacy specialist Armin Schwabl and Christoph Reiter, who handles IT contracts, e-commerce matters and tech-centred transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hans Kristoferitsch; Armin Schwabl; Christoph Reiter

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Trettnak


‘The team works quickly and brings great solutions. We have had great experiences with them, and the team has supported us very well in legally difficult situations for us.’

‘Cerha Hempel has truly outstanding capabilities in the area of data protection and TMT; they are highly skilled and reliable. Hans Kristoferitsch is definitely one of the leading privacy lawyers in Austria; his advice is always clear and to the point.’

‘Armin Schwabl is an excellent lawyer, he is always available and pragmatic, he really goes out of his way to help solve your legal problems.’

Key clients


Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH

Wien Energie GmbH

Wiener Netze GmbH

SES Imagotag Group

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

web eXXpress Medien Holding GmbH

via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH




HeldYn Care GmbH


Leadbacker IT



Scout24 Group

MPG Group


Stadler Rail AG

AT & T

NTS Netzwerk Telekom Service AG

Hervis Sport- und Modegesellschaft m.b.H.

ÖRAG Immobilien Vermittlung GmbH

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Work highlights

  • Advised SPAR in all matters of IT and technology law, most recently on the consolidation of customer data and the implementation of a new app-based members club.
  • Assisted Walt.id GmbH, a remote IT company with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, with its set-up and financing.
  • Acted for Wirtschaftskammer Österreich and RTR GmbH concerning EU state aid law and Austrian subsidy law in connection with funding of films and media as well as a digitalisation subsidy for media companies.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Fintech clients, traditional financial sector players as well as retailers and e-commerce companies make up a significant portion of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s TMT clients, which seek the firm's advice on technology projects and associated data protection matters. Additionally, the team works closely with the firm’s M&A practice to tackle technology-focused transactions. Johannes Juranek leads the department, handling data protection claims brought against his clients. Klaus Pateter, who made partner in January 2023, assists clients with technology and software licences, and also supports tech start-ups in obtaining and structuring venture capital funding.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Juranek

Other key lawyers:

Egon Engin-Deniz; Klaus Pateter


‘We highly appreciate Johannes Juranek’s great knowledge in the field of TMT.’

Key clients


Universal Edition AG






Work highlights

  • Advised Novid20 in their management-buy-out and assisted with several complex digital products and matters of IT, data protection and product compliance law.

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Occupying a strong niche in the automotive market and also advising notable retail and internet clients, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on IP and data protection matters in addition to handling transactions and associated competition matters. Heading the team is Andreas Zellhofer, who focuses primarily on matters of IT and IP law, with further expertise in unfair competition and antitrust proceedings. Helmut Liebel leverages his background in the IT industry to assist clients with IT projects and data protection law, while Florian Sagmeister is noted for handling competition matters for technology clients.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:

Helmut Liebel; Florian Sagmeister


‘Helmut Liebel is our number one contact, with exceptional knowledge and experience in the IT industry. Having studied information technology, Helmut brings a unique technical understanding and background to his legal work that is unmatched on the Austrian market.’

Key clients






Stark Group


Haus der Musik

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services by Austrian business customers.
  • Assisted Toyota with the introduction of new smart and connected services for vehicles.
  • Acted for Honda on the introduction of new smart and connected services for vehicles.


GEISTWERT‘s all-partner team, consisting of Constantin Kletzer, Juliane Messner, Max Mosing, Alexander Schnider and Rainer Schultes, assists TMT clients, including social media and streaming giants, on a spectrum of IT and IP matters, and maintains a particularly strong presence in Austria’s video game industry, where it advises clients on matters ranging from copyrights to NFTs. The team supports clients engaged in IT upgrade and outsourcing projects and is also tasked with supporting transactions in the TMT market.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Red Bull Media House


German Football League


Warner Music Group

GRUNER + JAHR Publishing Group



Mi’pu’mi Games

Still Alive Studios

Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG

Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG provides clients with all-encompassing data protection support, including on GDPR compliance, with experience supporting a range of sectors including new technologies, consumer goods and software developers, among others. Spearheading the firm’s TMT efforts are co-founding partners Rainer Knyrim and Gerald Trieb, both data protection specialists who also advise on IT and software projects, including app development, and licensing.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Knyrim; Gerald Trieb


‘Gerald Trieb is very responsive and supports his clients excellently, not only by advising them but also by informing them on new legal developments of interest. He has immense knowledge and has always proved to be a very valuable support for us.’

‘Gerald Trieb stands for excellent service.’

Key clients

European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

Wienerberger AG

REWE International, Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG



Stadtwerke Kitzbühel e.U.

KIA AUSTRIA Gesellschaft m.b.H.


Österreichs Energie

Lenzing AG

Immofinanz AG


Greiner AG


Work highlights

  • Drafted of all GDPR information texts and terms of use regarding an app for the mobility sector and provided advice regarding user tracking and an IoT platform in this regard.
  • Advised an international group of companies and members of a major Austrian industry association on the implementation of Microsoft 365.
  • Consulted on data protection for a real estate company in an extensive project to further develop housing allocation in subsidised and municipal housing.

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices specialises in advising on all aspects of telecoms law in Austria and the CEE region, handling contentious and advisory regulatory issues in addition to assisting with highly technical telecoms issues, including matters tied to use of radio frequencies and licenses for satellite networks. Name partner Norbert Wiesinger handles the full spectrum of telecoms issues, including infrastructure projects, frequency licensing and telecoms transactions in addition to regulatory disputes.

Practice head(s):

Norbert Wiesinger


‘Norbert Wiesinger has a high degree of expertise in telecommunications law. We appreciate his sound advice and quick reaction times.’

‘This firm offers very personal advice, has a great understanding of legal and business needs and is able to anticipate potential obstacles in legal proceedings. In many instances they are legal trailblazers, working on subjects nobody has touched in Austria.’

‘Norbert Wiesinger is personally extremely trustworthy, highly knowledgable and extremely well reputed in his field.’

Key clients

Astrocast GmbH

ArgoNET GmbH

Amiga Telekom GmbH

Helrom GmbH

Inmarsat Global Ltd

Inmarsat Ventures SE

ISPA Internet Service Providers Austria

Kappernet GmbH

Kwak Ltd

Linkmobility GmbH

ORS comm GmbH & Co KG

Österreichische Sender GmbH & Co KG

Tata Communications

Twilio Ireland Ltd


Work highlights

  • Represented several leading internet companies in their appeals against the Austrian regulatory authority’s decision to vacate the regulation of the local access market.
  • Acted for ORS in regulatory proceedings opposing a renewal of the radio market regulation by KommAustria.
  • Advised Argonet GmbH in all regulatory and product-related matters.

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) is noted for its expertise in media law and accompanying issues, advising clients in the publishing, film and radio industries on issues ranging from copyrights and other IP matters to broadcasting law and licensing. The group is led by co-founding partner Gerald Ganzger, considered ‘one of Austria’s most distinguished media law experts’, who represents clients in media and entertainment-related litigation. Daniel Söllner handles trade mark and media law matters.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Ganzger

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Söllner


‘LGP’s expertise in the field stands out against their competition, and their successful track record leads many clients in the industry to them. They are also very reliable to keep track with all novelties in the field of digital law and new technologies.’

‘We feel that we are being looked after in the best possible way by Gerald Ganzger and his team and hope to work with them for many years to come.’

‘Gerald Ganzger is one of Austria’s most distinguished media law experts, who has always represented our interests with assertiveness and dedication. He is always available for us and knows his way around all areas of copyright law.’

Key clients

CRM Mediatrend GmbH

EASY DRIVERS Fahrschul-System GmbH

Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

Radio Energy

Schau TV

VGN digital GmbH

VGN Medien Holding GmbH

Storylution GmbH

Desert Flower Foundation Germany

My Group Holding GmbH

Work highlights

  • Represented CRM Mediatrend GmbH in media law issues, copyright, IP and data protection.
  • Advised Radio Energy in the field of broadcasting law, relating to tender offer management for the procurement of radio frequencies.
  • Advised Schau TV in matters of media law compliance following the entry into force of stronger media transparency and disclosure requirements.

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a strong choice for clients seeking advice on crypto matters and issues rooted in EU technological and data regulations, while also supporting clients setting up their own digital platforms. The ‘outstanding’ Martin Hanzl leads the team, specialising in AI, blockchain and cryptoassets, while Lorenz Marek acts at the crossroads of new technologies, financial markets and consumer protection law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hanzl

Other key lawyers:

Lorenz Marek


‘This practice stands out for its unparalleled focus on TMT, especially in new technologies and pivotal legislations like the AI Data Acts. Their expertise in these areas is evident in our collaborative work on the Data Governance Act, a testament to their forward-thinking approach.’

‘Martin Hanzl’s expertise in the legal landscape is truly unparalleled, especially when it comes to his profound knowledge in areas like blockchain/crypto assets, the Data Commercialisation, Data Management and AI Acts. His contributions to these pivotal areas of law make him an invaluable asset.’

‘Exceptional service from EY Law Austria on AI, the Data Act and crypto matters. Their expertise in these niche areas is unmatched. As a busy client, I appreciate their efficient and forward-thinking approach. A top choice for TMT legal needs. Highly commendable!’

‘In the dynamic realm of new tech law, especially within the European crypto landscape, few shine as brightly as Martin Hanzl. His distinction is not just in his profound expertise, but in the way he seamlessly bridges the gap between intricate legal frameworks and real-world applications.’

‘The team consists of young, very motivated and super-focused attorneys that really know their way around technology & law. We especially liked that they were willing to use our communications tools where appropriate.’

‘The team stands out as it really is a unique experience to work with such motivated lawyers. Martin Hanzl in particular stands out as he is very well known throughout Europe as the “go-to lawyer” when it comes to legal questions around crypto, AI or data management.

‘The EY Law Austria team stands for technology law as they are the leading practice in everything around new technologies. The department’s head, Martin Hanzl, was one of the first lawyers focusing on IP, IT and regulatory questions around blockchain.’

‘For me Martin Hanzl is the most outstanding lawyer at EY, as he really knows his way around new tech regulations. Regardless of whether we are talking about EU crypto regulation, IP questions around blockchain or the AI Data Acts, he seems to always be on top of these new regulations.’ 

Key clients

Bitpanda GmbH

One Trading Exchange B.V.

Coinpanion (SmartBytes GmbH)

LimeWire GmbH


Blockpit AG

Bundesforschungsinstitut für Wald

Consolafi GmbH

Dishtracker GmbH

Talentir GmbH

Nodeventure (TMIA GmbH)

spixnet GmbH

MoonVision GmbH

mediClass Gesundheitsclub GmbH

Lightning Company – LTNG GmbH

Matter Labs

Work highlights

  • Advised the Bitpanda Group on the set-up of its business model, service offerings, terms and conditions as well as the overall legal structuring of its digital platform.
  • Advised Bundesforschungsinstitut für Wald on the establishment of a general framework for the digital management and digital provision of information on this Austrian public entity under new EU legislation.
  • Acted for Matter Labs regarding its digital product offering, in the form of a Layer 2 blockchain application based on the Ethereum blockchain.

Jank Weiler Operenyi

Jank Weiler Operenyi acts for film and TV companies, IT clients and the healthcare and life sciences industry on soft IP and unfair competition matters, in addition to providing assistance in connection with media law. Sascha Jung leads the team, specialising in contentious and advisory trade mark and copyright matters as well as IT law matters.

Practice head(s):

Sascha Jung

Other key lawyers:

Christian Kern


‘Sascha Jung is definitely one of the leading attorneys in the Austrian film and media sector. Highly professional, superb international IP-knowledge and vast practical experience. Christian Kern is a highly intelligent and top class IP-lawyer.’

‘Sascha and his team assist us with all national and international film (co-)productions, as well as in all local and supranational media content work. We engage Sascha and his team due to their high quality work with every IP/TMT matter arising in our business.’

Key clients


Blautöne Media GmbH

BUWOG Holding GmbH

Schenker & Co AG

Deloitte Austria

DOR Film Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H.

E&a Film GmbH

Exploreal Future GmbH

Felzl GmbH

Mini Film ProKids-Kulturverein Filmproduktions KG

MINTality Stifung


NGEN Smart Grid Systems GmbH

Österreichische Bischofskonferenz

PUIG Deutschland GmbH

PUIG France SA

Sage GmbH

Salzburg AG

SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG

TwoNext GmbH & Alles Clara Verein

Verband Angestellter Apotheker Österreichs

Work highlights

  • Acted for Schenker & Co AG in numerous unfair competition court cases against direct and indirect competitors.
  • Represented SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG in copyright and media infringement cases.
  • Advised MOOI GmbH on numerous trade mark and IP license agreements, in addition to out-of-court disputes with competitors.

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts for a roster of clients that range from start-ups to blue chip players in the technology sector, assisting with software licensing and cloud computing matters, while also tackling soft IP issues and unfair competition proceedings. Karin Bruchbacher, who made partner in January 2023, leads the practice and advises on digitalisation projects and data protection matters, while Hannah Kercz focuses on trade mark and copyright issues.

Practice head(s):

Karin Bruchbacher

Other key lawyers:

Hannah Kercz


‘Focused, competent, proactive.’

‘Karin Bruchbacher was very dedicated and helped us drive our project forward. She gave us some interesting new angles which we wouldn’t have thought about.’

‘We get an outstanding support in this area. The high level of expertise, the feeling for materiality and the common sense applied, are to be emphasized in comparison to other firms. Without KPMG law, I would not be able to do my job with the required results.’

Key clients

Microsoft Österreich GmbH

Stadt Wien – Kuratorium für psychosoziale Dienste in Wien

Salzburg AG

Austrian Reporting Services GmbH

Finmatics GmbH


Barracuda Holding GmbH/CTS Eventim Austria GmbH

Blackshark.ai GmbH

Wüstenrot Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft Österreich GmbH on the roll-out of its Office 365 cloud computing services to Austrian customers.
  • Assisted Stadt Wien – Kuratorium für psychosoziale Dienste in Wien with complex commercial and IT-related issues regarding the implementation of a digital health application.
  • Advised Salzburg AG on a major spin-off project involving complex IT and data protection law issues.

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s TMT practice is sought after for advice in relation to data protection, including potential breaches, and is further instructed on contentious work arising out of data-related problems. The team also conducts risk assessments for clients to mitigate the risk of court proceedings, and oversees M&A deals in the TMT space. Data protection specialist Andreas Schütz leads the team with further experience advising on gambling and video game regulations.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schütz

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Bakier


‘Nice people, experienced team.’

‘Good standing at court.’

‘Taylor Wessing stands out in everything tech-related; their advisory services are consistently up-to-date with the latest innovations. The team seamlessly combines legal expertise with technological as well as technical understanding, truly distinguishing them in the field.’

‘The team is a proactive legal powerhouse, that always delivers brilliant solutions that are worth every penny.’

Key clients

Agrana Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft

ADAC Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.

ALSO Austria GmbH

Angelini Group


AXA France IARD Societe Anonyme

Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH

Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Austria GmbH


Da Vinci Lab OG

Daibau doo

Die Menu-Manufaktur GmbH

Easy Park


Functional Software GmbH

Great Lenghts Haarvertriebs GmbH

GroupM OG

Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd

Immobilien Deutinger GmbH

Körber AG

Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

Nestlé Österreich GmbH

NEW WORK AUSTRIA XING kununu Prescreen GmbH

Norske Skog Industrier ASA


Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsges.m.b.H.

Pernod Ricard Austria GmbH

Pirelli Österreich GmbH

Ricoh Austria GmbH

Ricoh Europe PLC

Ruggable LLC

Salonmeister GmbH (Treatwell)

SC Holding Gmb

Shiseido Group

SHOW FACTORY Entertainment GmbH

Tyrol Equity AG

Urban Massage Limited

Valentino S.p.A.

Valve Corporation

Volkshilfe Wien Gemeinnützige Betriebs-GmbH

Vorwerk & Co KG

Workiva Inc.


European Forum Alpbach

Work highlights

  • Represented the National Anti-Doping Agency Austria in a case before the ECJ concerning data protection in sport.
  • Assisted Fronius with comprehensive legal and technical guidance in intellectual property enforcement, open-source Software licensing, and strategic advice on Oracle/Java JDK licensing models.
  • Advised HISCOX in relation to data protection incidents.