TMT in Austria

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The outstanding TMT group at DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH is always one step ahead of market trends, especially in the tech space where demand for support with outsourcing, digitalisation and cloud solutions has soared in recent times. IT and data protection luminary Axel Anderl is in charge of the overall practice, with Heinrich Kühnert and Bernhard Müller overseeing the telecoms and regulated industries department. The strong and highly specialised bench also includes Andreas Seling, who concentrates on social media, IT expert Nino Tlapak and Bernhard Heinzl, who takes the lead on cross-border IT projects and software licensing contracts.

Practice head(s):

Axel Anderl

Other key lawyers:

Heinrich Kühnert; Bernhard Müller; Nino Tlapak; Andreas Seling; Bernhard Heinzl

Testimonials

‘Top-tier in their field, profound legal knowledge, good reachability of lawyers, outcome always satisfactory, keep promised delivery times.’

‘Nino Tlapak is customer-oriented, provides custom-tailored legal proposals.’

‘They listen and understand what the client would like to achieve. Clear in advising which steps are the next. Simple communication.’

‘Axel Anderl and Nino Tlapak have profound knowledge which is combined with an ability to address and solve specific issues and to remove big roadblocks at the same time. Always reliable and easily approachable, they provide great support and are ready to back up in the most competent way.’

‘Excellent market standing, wide range of high profile clients because of the quality work they do.’

‘Axel Anderl: Highly available, fast thinking.’

‘The mutual respect and Dorda’s flexibility to deal with questions of detail is the basis of a long-standing cooperation.’

‘Dr. Axel Anderl is our first contact person at Dorda. If he does not take care of our queries himself, he always refers us to the right contact person at Dorda for the respective topic, although he himself always remains informed. His team, in particular Nino Tlapak, Andreas Seling and Bernhard Heinzl, are top experts and keep us informed, especially with regard to data protection. Special queries are answered competently and quickly.’

‘Our main contact is Dr. Axel Anderl, and he coordinates all legal topics and issues my group of company has. If we have issues in fields in which Dr. Anderl is not specialized, he coordinates internally the right contact person. Dr. Anderl further coordinates the case with the result that I can be sure, that the contact person in a special legal field knows our history, our conditions etc. with DORDA. That’s perfect.’

‘The speed on providing their promised deliverables is outstanding. They are easy to work with, are happy to tackle challenging issues, and they always think about the right solutions for their clients. ’

‘I have been working with Axel Anderl for many years on complex IT and outsourcing projects. He has extensive industry knowledge and is a very talented and successful negotiator, especially when you are a client in the highly regulated banking industry and have to deal with major international IT providers. Axel is super-smart, down to earth and always a pleasure to work with. He is very client-focused, attentive and responsive.’

‘The TMT team is extremely high skilled, motivated and available whenever I need them. They are also able to look at the topics through the customer glasses and can find solutions even for very difficult setups. I have never experienced any other law firm with a similar attitude and skill level.’

‘Axel Anderl formed a very sustainable team with good specialization within his lawyers / associates. He got broad experience within the relevant Austrian industries and combines it with his exemplary skills as service provider.’

‘Axel Anderl as mastermind of his team has outstanding negotiation skills. He uses his broad experience, industry knowledge to support his customers not only with legal answers, but also with full service towards the customer companies aims and goals.’

‘Nino Tlapak grew as associate to a data protection lawyer within the team of Axel Anderl and nowadays is a well known name within data privacy matters in Austria.’

‘High competence and broad experience that allows for pragmatic and fast decision-making together with the legal counsel on the spot without the need of additional rounds of alignment. Extremely fast response times and great availability. Overall highly supportive and would recommend without hesitation.’

‘Nino Tlapak understands perfectly to translate business requirements that are described to him into the legal sphere. This is a very helpful quality as it enables the non-legal project team to simply describe what outcome should be reached and Mr. Tlapak delivers and communicates an according draft directly to the external counterparty.’

‘Highly capable, quick and competent.’

‘Andreas Seling was incredibly easy to work with. Competent, quick and always has focused on our company’s goal.’

‘Fast, solution-oriented and reliable way of working.’

‘Precise and quick feedback to given questions and challenges.’

‘Mr. Heinzl covers a lot of our standard requests immediately with high quality. In case of other subjects, dispatching to other lawyers works smooth and promptly.’

Key clients

Austrian Reporting Services GmbH (AuRep)

Cyan Security Group

Daiichi Sankyo Austria

Erste Bank

European Commission (Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit E2 – Cloud & Software)

Globalstar

I-New Unified Mobile Solutions

Kommunalkredit Austria

Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck

Miba

Motorola Solutions

Novartis Pharma Austria

Operettensommer Veranstaltungs GmbH

S IT Solutions AT Spardat

Styria Media Group

UNIQA Group

Ventocom

VIG – Vienna Insurance Group

WT Wien Ticket

Work highlights

  • Advising the European Commission on its draft codes of conduct for data portability and cloud services in relation to Infrastructure as a Service cloud (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Advising VIG – Vienna Insurance Group on all IT and outsourcing contract negotiations in Austria and the CEE region.
  • Advising Erste Group on IT, outsourcing and data protection projects.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Underlining the growing importance of technology and digitalisation at Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte), the firm recently created a standalone IP and technology practice. Cloud solutions, digitalisation projects and e-commerce make up a substantial part of its day-to-day business, which also includes advice to new media and telecoms companies. Thomas Kulnigg heads the team and is a key name for technology transactions and tech start-ups. The strong bench also includes software and outsourcing specialist Wolfgang Tichy and counsel Veronika Wolfbauer, who covers regulatory aspects in particular.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Kulnigg

Other key lawyers:

Wolfgang Tichy: Michael Woller; Veronika Wolfbauer

Testimonials

‘Practical prompt service and advice.’

‘Very deep knowledge in the TMT field, in particular on software projects and e-commerce matters. First address in Austria and Eastern Europe.’

‘I’m working a lot with Wolfgang Tichy. He speaks the language of his clients, addresses complex legal problems in a pragmatic way and contributes a lot to get the deal done.’

‘Schoenherr’s core capability is that they not only know the law: Schoenherr delivers swift and solid advice. They give you guidance and help you devise options for optimal business decisions.’

‘Wolfgang Tichy certainly belongs to the best IT lawyers in the German-speaking world. He simply knows the IT market. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to work with because he is witty and tries to cajole the future partners into a sensible framework for future cooperation, and he is not in the business of placing a hidden bombshell in every line of his contracts. He is simply fair.’

‘Unique and outstanding sector knowledge.’

‘Efficiency, expertise, timely processing, industry knowledge.’

‘Real focus on business-related solutions and not only abstract legal advice, as far as feasible real legal decisions and not only legal analyses.’

‘Wolfgang Tichy understands the business of the client and how to deal in such environment with legal topics.’

‘Young and dedicated team with skilled lawyers in a sizable number.’

‘In my view, Wolfgang Tichy is the outstanding lawyer in their practice. He is well versed in IT law as well as in related areas, such as data protection or consumer protection law. He is a tough negotiator, though always accurate.’

‘They are very motivated and I can get in touch with them easily without delays.’

‘I can ask them whatever I want to whenever I want to and can be sure that they answer quickly.’

Key clients

Uber

Facebook

Amazon

Microsoft

Institute of Science & Technology Austria

Arineo GmbH

Samsung Electronics

Ulbrich of Austria GmbH

UNIQA

UniCredit Group

MediaMarkt Saturn

CONDA AG

Playtika Ltd

Sony Interactive Entertainment

FIRST WAP International DMCC

yuutel GmbH

GMS Gourmet GmbH

Sanus X GmbH

Work highlights

  • Defending Uber B.V. and Uber Austria GmbH in unfair commercial practices disputes against the taxi industry, in a matter that has appeared before the Supreme Court four times.
  • Acting for Sony in proceedings which could have potentially devastating repercussions on the video game market not just in Austria, but worldwide.
  • Advising UNIQA Insurance Group on the exchange of all its major IT systems.

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG is retained by numerous internationally renowned clients in all areas of TMT and accompanies them through this ever-changing area of law in Austria and the CEE region. The practice is jointly led by Georg Kresbach, who handles IP/IT work and has a specialism in social media and streaming; regulatory specialist Kurt Retter; and Roland Marko, who undertakes the full range of IT work including outsourcing and e-commerce.

Practice head(s):

Georg Kresbach; Kurt Retter; Roland Marko

Testimonials

‘The geographical scope (Austria and CEE) of this firm combined with a high level of quality lawyers makes this law firm our preferred partner. ’

‘Georg Kresbach is very well known on the market as a strong and ambitious litigator and having him on your side makes the case even stronger for you.’

Key clients

Apple

Airbnb

Facebook

Google

Instagram

Microsoft

Samsung Electronics

Tencent

Tricentis

The Walt Disney Company

WhatsApp

YouTube

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG acts for several household names in the tech space on social media, search engine, cloud computing as well as hard- and software issues. The group around Lukas Feiler also represents its clients in contentious proceedings. IT law is also a strength of Feiler.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Testimonials

‘Lukas Feiler’s team is an excellent choice for TMT issues, both in litigious matters and in an advisory capacity. The quality of work and the availability of the team is outstanding.’

‘Lukas Feiler is an outstanding expert in the TMT sector. The broadness of his expertise is impressive. His advice is sharp and business oriented. Lukas is relentlessly committed to deliver rock solid work.’

Key clients

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Work highlights

  • Acted for “Der Standard” in a proceeding before the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) with regard to its online business model.

Cerha Hempel

Telecoms, technology and e-commerce are the focal points of the team at Cerha Hempel. TMT practice head Hans Kristoferitsch's workload includes assistance with outsourcing projects, cloud computing and behavioural advertising. Information technology and telecoms are also core areas of Georg Konrad's work range. The TMT team is also frequently involved in mergers and acquisitions of start-ups and other tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Hans Kristoferitsch

Other key lawyers:

Georg Konrad; Franziska Paefgen; Armin Schwabl

Testimonials

‘The overall level of service is very high. The response times are short and agreed response dates are kept reliably. Highly committed and professional team that is coordinated, works quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team around Hans Kristoferitsch has been available for many years to answer questions on public law as well as technology, media and telecommunications. Hans Kristoferitsch advises us with extensive knowledge and many years of experience. His advice is always legally sound and at the same time practice-oriented. The cooperation is very pleasant.’

‘Franziska Paefgen is a highly competent, precise and very committed lawyer, especially in the field of IT law.’

‘Armin Schwabl is a dedicated, very competent lawyer who works in a goal and solution-oriented manner.’

‘Hans Kristoferitsch’s expertise is so well known in the industry that he is never afraid of giving credit to others.’

Key clients

ASFINAG

AT&T

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

Flughafen Wien AG

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Inc

NTS Netzwerk Telekom Service AG

Samsung Electronics Austria GmbH

SPAR Business Services GmbH

SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG

Wien ENERGIE GmbH

Wiener Netze GmbH

Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH

gbtec Holding GmbH

SES-imagotag Group

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)

Work highlights

  • Advising gbtec Holding GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in software specialist avedos.
  • Advising SES-imagotag Group on a variety of joint ventures and cross-border matters in Europe and Asia.
  • Advising Wiener Netze GmbH on the roll-out of smart meters and on a related contract with SIEMENS.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Media, tech and IT companies as well as financial institutions and e-solution providers rely on CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH for TMT services in Austria and beyond. Managing partner Johannes Juranek leads the team and also has strength in technology and specifically software work. Media matters are a key part of Egon Engin-Deniz and Gabriela Staber's practice, while senior associate Klaus Pateter expertly assists start-ups, new tech and AI projects.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Juranek

Other key lawyers:

Egon Engin-Deniz; Gabriela Staber; Klaus Pateter

Key clients

REWE

Comcast

GE Healthcare

Sky

Universal Edition AG

Humanomed Consult GmbH

Hill-rom

Bolttech Device Protection

Reactive Reality

Panthronics

Work highlights

  • Advising Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH (REWE Group) on artificial intelligence and the tracking of customer behaviour connected to its newly established card-based loyalty scheme.
  • Advising GE Healthcare on IT and data protection issues.
  • Advising Universal Edition AG on the establishment and implementation of a web shop including the establishment of a new “self-publishing platform” where artists can upload their works.

GEISTWERT

The team at IP and IT boutique GEISTWERT has a core focus on classic media, internet communication and high-tech matters with a strong presence in software and technology development, licensing and e-commerce. Constantin Kletzer, Juliane Messner, Max Mosing, Alexander Schnider and Rainer Schultes are equally involved in TMT work, with the dual-admitted Messner also in charge of the firm's Italy Desk, which often assists publishing houses and tourism clients.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

‘My primary GEISTWERT contact is Max Mosing. However, it is impressive how the other partners from GEISTWERT can take over immediately if needed; the GEISTWERT internal communication seems to work just great.’

‘All partners are easy to reach, competent, uncomplicated and have at least basic knowledge of the projects of the other partners. That is definitely unique in Austria!’

Key clients

ASFINAG

Radio Austria

SanDisk / Western Digital

RATPACK

Koukouli

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

Red Bull Media House

Vienna Tourist Board (WienTourismus)

DOUGLAS

HGV – South Tyrolian Service Association of Hotels and Restaurants

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Work highlights

  • Represented Asfinag in trade mark infringement proceedings against an internet platform selling digital toll badges.
  • Advised DFL on the public tender proceedings for football broadcasting licences for Austria.
  • Advising Red Bull Media House on aspects of media, technology and data protection.

Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG

A key name for data protection matters, Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG also offers adjacent services in the tech space including advice on e-commerce, cookie compliance and IT contracts. Rainer Knyrim has a strong following among clients from the pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, steel and software industries. He jointly leads the practice together with Gerald Trieb, who has a deep insight in the energy, utility and health industries.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Knyrim; Gerald Trieb

Testimonials

‘Perfect mixture of high quality expertise, business minded legal services with a clear legal guidance and excellent relations.’

‘Dr. Knyrim is the leading data protection lawyer in Austria – high degree of expertise, good communications skill and business sense.’

‘Dr. Gabauer has high expertise in the area of research/medicine and data protection.’

‘Mr Knyrim is a very pleasant person to work with. Knowledgeable, accurate, fast and always aiming for practical solutions.’

‘This practice is unique because of its huge basis of knowledge and the dynamic process of gaining knowledge. The second thing is the pro-activeness of the practice which in comparison with other firms is outstanding.’

‘Knyrim Trieb provide data protection and data security knowledge on the highest level, which can be seen by the outstanding record of publications, clients and panels in which they are represented.’

‘Rainer Knyrim has always been a pioneer in the field of data protection and he still seeks for innovative solutions for his clients.’

‘Gerald Trieb has outstanding knowledge in the field of data protection.’

‘Great expertise, fast answers and creative solutions.’

‘Mr. Knyrim and Mr. Trieb are easy going, excellent attorneys and very client oriented.’

Key clients

Austrian Association of Electricity Companies (Oesterreichs Energie)

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

DPE GmbH

Greiner AG

Immofinanz AG

KIA Motors Austria GmbH

Kitzbühel Public Utility (Stadtwerke Kitzbühel)

Landesholding Burgenland GmbH

Lenzing AG

MANZ´sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung GmbH

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

voestalpine AG

Work highlights

  • Advised on the etablishment of a monitoring body according to Art 41 GDPR for Austrian Association of Electricity Companies (Oesterreichs Energie).
  • Assisting with an GDPR compliance project for Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG.

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

Media companies and publishers, internet providers and software companies retain Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) to assist with TMT work throughout Central Europe. Gerald Ganzger is a media, entertainment and PR expert and Katharina Raabe-Stuppnig  has expertise in telecoms law, representing broadcasters and mobile phone providers alike. TMT litigation is also part of the service portfolio.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Ganzger; Katharina Raabe-Stuppnig

Key clients

Bohmann Druck und Verlag Gmbh

CUP SOLUTIONS Mehrweg GmbH

Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

Radio Energy

Schau TV

VGN digital Gmb

VGN Medien Holding GmbH (“Verlagsgruppe News“)

Austrian Economic Chambers specialist group for market communication

Work highlights

  • Advice to VGN Medien Holding GmbH (“Verlagsgruppe News“) on all pertinent matters of media law, unfair competition law, labour law and copyright law as well as representation in numerous legal proceedings.
  • Acting for Cup Solutions Mehrweg GmbH in two TMT litigation cases against a competitor regarding a dispute around a Google-Ads advertisement.
  • Advising Radio Energy with regard to the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the roll-out of listener loyalty programmes.

Binder Grösswang

The IT and telecoms offering at Binder Grösswang is part of the firm's IP department and is particularly prominent in matters that overlap between the two areas. Team lead Ivo Rungg focuses on licensing, IT contracts and new technologies. Together with associate and IT transactions expert Philipp Spring, he regularly advises on app and e-commerce roll-outs.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Spring

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge about the TMT industry; quick and responsive when fast based decision makings are required; legal recommendations are strongly underpinned with business mindset’

‘BG has great in-depth knowledge of the TMT sector and provides swift and helpful advice in related questions.’

‘Ivo Rungg does a great job, he is a great lawyer with incredible knowledge.’

‘They assisted our company in a complex litigation case, and we were extremely satisfied with their support.’

‘I worked with Philipp Spring. He always communicated promptly in a very clear way, and we have been very happy to work with him. ’

Key clients

Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Bexity GmbH

DIY Company

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG

Music Licensing Company

Association NOVID20

Work highlights

  • Assisted Association NOVID20 with respect to the roll-out of a Covid-19-App.
  • Assisted BEXITY GmbH with a complex asset purchase transaction, which required an integration of IT networks.
  • Provided legal advice in connection with Beachbody’s entrance into the Austrian market.

E+H Eisenberger + Herzog

E+H Eisenberger + Herzog advises across the full range of tech, media and telecoms, with a notably strong suit in technology matters. The client list includes both international and domestic household names. Andreas Zellhofer appears handles IP/IT and unfair competition matters, while also leading the TMT team. He receives key support from Helmut Liebel, who also covers work at the intersection between IP and IT.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:

Helmut Liebel

Testimonials

‘Very capable team, one of the few Austrian law firms having true IT specialization.’

‘Andreas Zellhofer is very experienced and hands-on.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Toyota

Honda

OMV

Wien Energie

SevenVentures Austria

Allianz Capital Partners

Engel Völkers

Bushveld Minerals

Evodia

Work highlights

  • Acting as local counsel for the entire Microsoft Group.
  • Advising Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) on its winning bid for the acquisition of a majority stake in Niederösterreichische Glasfaserinfrastrukturgesellschaft mbH (nöGIG).
  • Advised SevenVentures Austria, the investment arm of the leading Austrian private TV group ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4, on entering into a “media for equity” agreement with shöpping.at.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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

Print media, broadcasting and other media clients rely on Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG to handle a wide variety of legal issues. The firm is also active in e-commerce and recently provided assistance with regard to the effects of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry. Thomas Höhne, Georg Streit and Markus Dörfler are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Höhne; Georg Streit; Markus Dörfler

Testimonials

‘Great knowledge of the market, provide high-quality service, very experienced, problem-solving skills, able to work under stressful time circumstances, almost always available.

‘Dr. Höhne is one of the best copyright experts in Austria. His expertise and psychological strengths are just outstanding. I can highly recommend him.’

Key clients

WEKA-Verlag

KRONEHIT Radio

Verlag Österreich

Weekend Magazin

Satelfilm GmbH

Pammer Film

Barracuda Holding GmbH

Golden Girls Fimproduktion & Filmservices GmbH

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices

Dr Norbert Wiesinger, Law Offices is a popular choice for communication companies, in particular for regulatory telecoms work. Norbert Wiesinger, who is praised for his 'expert technical understanding' when it comes to supporting media and telecom corporations, is also well placed to acts for clients in related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Norbert Wiesinger

Testimonials

‘Always available, economic approach.’

‘Mr Wiesinger is extremely knowledgeable in fields that other law firms do not cover at all. He combines his legal knowledge with expert technical understanding. He can place his contract work as well as practical or procedural advice into the correct legal and technical context and, therefore, gives me and other clients a great advantages over our competitors that do not use his advice.’

Key clients

ArgoNET GmbH

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Verizon

Inmarsat Ventures SE

Inmarsat Global Ltd

Kwak Ltd

Twilio

Tata Communications

Österreichische Sender GmbH & Co KG

ORS comm GmbH & Co KG

Amiga Telekom GmbH

Yuutel GmbH

Colt Telecommunications GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising ArgoNET on all network and equipment contracts to start building up its network.
  • Advising Inmarsat Global Ltd on issues regarding the protection of these bands against interferences from upcoming 5G operations.
  • Advising ORS on matters regarding the use of its frequency spectrum as well as questions regarding the build-up of its terrestrial broadcasting network.

andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH

IT law is the main strong suit of andréewitch & partner rechtsanwalte GmbH, a boutique firm with excellent capabilities in outsourcing projects and digital business platforms. Markus Andréewitch heads the team, which also includes Gerald Steiner and Norbert Amlacher.

Practice head(s):

Markus Andréewitch

Other key lawyers:

Gerald Steiner; Norbert Amlacher

Testimonials

‘The team is available to us on the one hand as a collective, but on the other hand also with the special strengths of each individual member at any time and quickly.’

‘Each colleague of the law firm with his special know-how paired with the good knowledge of our entire concern.’

‘The way of analysing problems and a deep domain expertise in order to come up with sustainable solutions. Strong relationship management.’

‘High quality and deep domain expertise.’

‘Competent, goal-oriented & customer-oriented, very professional, explains complex topics easily, every time reachable.’

‘We are clients for many years now and appreciate the support in IT outsourcing, contractual and data protection topics. The combination of key competences within the team is very well balanced. Therefore, you find excellent knowledge for each of the topics. Any requests are treated immediately and with great pragmatism. ’

‘They are straight forward, act very quickly and have excellent experience.’

‘Dr. Markus Andréewitch is an exceptional partner – a brilliant mind, both an excellent listener and teller, very discrete, and always at least a step ahead.’

‘Dr. Andréewitch has excellent knowledge of both market conditions and legal challenges associated with complex IT projects. Due to his many years of experience, he offers comprehensive advice and provides strategic insights.’

‘Dr. Andréewitch and his team are specialists in contracts with IT companies. Their deep understanding of the requirements of contracts with IT service providers distinguishes them from other contract law specialists.’

Key clients

Bearing Point Technology GmbH

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

SWARCO (member of the Swarowski group)

Plasser & Theurer

First Data Austria GmbH

BMC Software

Fraunhofer

HSE24

Raiffeisenlandesbank Burgenland

TU Wien

Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich (AMS)

Pfeifer Holding

Österreichische Rundfunksender Services GmbH & Co. KG

Brainloop AG

ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH

KSV 1870 Holding GmbH

Österreichische Wertpapierdaten Service GmbH

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Media-Saturn Beteiligungs GmbH

GPA Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten

GEWISTA Werbegesellschaft mbH

EHL Immobilien Management GmbH

Adesso Austria

Addiko Bank AG

AWS Austria Wirtschaftsservices GmbH

Texas Instruments

Work highlights

  • Represented Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich (AMS) in connection with a full-scale IT outsourcing project, related procurement and labour law issues, as well as in connection with the implementation of the GDPR.
  • Advised Addiko on a major transnational outsourcing contract, on IT compliance and governance matters, as well as on data protection law.
  • Developed a standard legal framework for IT projects for Raiffeisenbank International AG.

Jank Weiler Operenyi

At Jank Weiler Operenyi, a special focus lies on media, TV and film production companies. The team is also adept at handling IT-driven projects with a focus on international data flows. Sascha Jung, who has a strong IT, IP and data protection background, leads the group.

Practice head(s):

Sascha Jung

Testimonials

‘Great reaction and delivery times, impressive cross-border IT expertise, one-stop shop for all privacy and related IT/media questions, excellent services for all of our IT related marketing instruments.’

‘Strengths and key capabilities are availability, commitment, advising in numerous national and international film/media projects, combination of broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience.’

‘Particularly with respect to advising on international co-production agreements and international movie/media projects we don’t see any other law firm in Austria on the same level due to Sascha Jung’s experience in that field.’

‘From my perspective the TMT practice of Jank Weiler Operenyi is unique as it combines extensive legal knowledge with excellent IT/technical knowledge/skills.’

‘Sascha Jung is proactive, pragmatic and an excellent team leader, has strong cross-border knowledge.’

‘Sascha Jung’s strengths are definitely his impressive knowledge about national and international copyright law, his dedication and commitment as well as his hands-on-qualities. So far we could not find any substantial weaknesses as otherwise we would not deal with Sascha Jung over such a long period.’

‘Sascha Jung is definitely an outstanding TMT lawyer with (and that differentiates him from many others) vast knowledge particularly in the technical field. Exactly such knowledge is absolutely required for our numerous global TMT projects.’

‘Sascha is 100 % committed and always available for us.’

Key clients

SPIEGEL Online GmbH

SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG & Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH

DOR Film Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H.

e&a Film GmbH

ARISTRA AG

BUWOG Group GmbH

Bank99 AG

Sage GmbH

X4 Pharmaceuticals (Austria) GmbH

Salzburg AG

Playmit GmbH

Deloitte Audit Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH

Österreichische Beamtenversicherung

PUIG Deutschland GmbH

Österreichischer Bundesverband für Psychotherapie

Marina Tower Holding GmbH

NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum (political party)

Elektra Bregenz AG

T-Mobile Austria / Deutsche Telekom

Audicon Holding GmbH

Work highlights

  • Assisting BUWOG GROUP GmbH on IT-driven implementation projects.
  • Represented SPIEGEL and Süddeutsche Zeitung in filing proceedings against one of the largest Austrian newspapers and its editor-in-chief for alleging that SPIEGEL and Süddeutsche Zeitung paid money for the famous Ibiza-videos.
  • Advising DOR FILM Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H., on all copyright topics and particularly on the set up and negotiation of international film production agreements