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

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

IT/IP & Data Protection




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, French


Austrian Bar Association


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

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH continues to lead the way in Austrian data protection, handling large GDPR implementation projects as well as various proceedings with the Austrian Data Protection Authority, including leading cases brought by the non-profit association NOYB. Lawyers also act as external data protection officers. Increasingly the team supports clients with data breaches or ransomware attacks and is expanding its expertise in innovative technology with associate Alexandra Ciarnau in a key role. Managing partner Axel Anderl, ‘sets the tone with smart, sophisticated leadership’ while Nino Tlapak, promoted to partner in February 2021, is ‘deeply experienced with privacy and cybersecurity issues particular to technology clients.’

Austria > Intellectual property

The team at DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH is known for its ‘outstanding legal expertise’  covering a wide array of IP matters with a particular focus on the cross-section to IT law and new technology. The team undertakes notable contentious IP work, representing clients in proceedings before the European Court of Justice. Practice Head Axel Anderl is praised for his  ‘vast experience’  and draws on particular expertise in supporting artists. Andreas Seling, M.B.L., with expertise in trademarks und unfair competition, and Bernhard Heinzl with a focus on patents and copyright, are key junior partners as well as Alexandra Ciarnau, who was promoted in February 2021.