Alexandra Ciarnau > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

IT Law, Media Law


Senior Associate


Alexandra Ciarnau is an associate in the IT/IP & Data Protection team at DORDA and joined the firm in 2013. She has extensive experience in IT and data protection law as well as in the fields of digitalisation and e-commerce. Her work also focuses on intellectual property, media, and unfair competition law. Alexandra regularly advises national and international clients in the field of new technologies. She is also a member of DORDA’s Digital Industries Group.
In addition, Alexandra is the author of numerous articles and a regular speaker at seminars.


German, English, Romanian


Austrian Bar Association

Board member Women in AI Austria

Advisor of the Circular Economy Forum Austria

Founding member of the interdisciplinary consultant network ESG Experts Austria


Alexandra Ciarnau studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag iur 2015) and is currently working on her PhD

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > TMT

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides advice on the full spectrum of TMT matters, supporting major Austrian and foreign clients with outsourcing and software licensing, in addition to assisting with areas of developing technology and data protection issues. On the telecoms front, the practice supports satellite, mobile and fixed network providers with regulatory advice, contractual issues and infrastructure transactions. Practice head Axel Anderl acts at the intersection of IP and IT law, advising clients on matters ranging from cloud computing to data protection and copyright issues. Nino Tlapak acts as an external data protection officer for a number of clients. Heinrich Kühnert is responsible for regulatory TMT matters, with further experience in competition and antitrust law. Alexandra Ciarnau focuses on new technologies. Bernhard Heinzl took up an in-house position in February 2022.

Austria > Intellectual property

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH offers clients specialist advice on complex IP matters, handling matters at the intersection of IP and IT law, with a strong focus on new and digital technologies. The practice group is particularly adept at handling both contentious and transactional copyright and trade mark matters, including representing clients in landmark cases before the ECJ. Unfair competition and social media law are further areas of strength for the group. Managing partner Axel Anderl is renowned for his expertise in software matters, advising on related copyright, trade mark and unfair competition matters. Andreas Seling assists clients with traditional trade mark issues, and clients also value Alexandra Ciarnau‘s knowledge of digital industries. At the associate level, Ida Woltran is recommended.