Axel Anderl > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Data Protection, IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition Law


Managing Partner


Axel Anderl joined DORDA in 2005 and became managing partner in 2018. He heads the IT/IP & Data Protection team as well as DORDA’s Digital Industries Group and focuses on software law including copyright and patents, outsourcing, media law, trademarks, unfair competition and e-commerce. Axel also advises on the legal analysis of data processings and transfers, notification and approval proceedings with authorities as well as drafting of accompanying documentation.
Axel is the author of numerous specialist publications regarding IT/IP law as well as contributor to standard commentaries on IP law. He also lectures at various Austrian universities.


German, English


ITechLaw Board Member

Co-Chair Start-Up Committee

Program Committee Member IT Law Day and IP Day (WU)

Chapter Chair, OneTrust PrivacyConnect, Vienna


University of Vienna, Dr iur

University of Vienna, LL.M. (IT-Law)


Lecturer at numerous colleges and universities of applied sciences as well as at various seminar providers


ArtSpace Anderl/Weber (@artworldvienna /

Member mumok Board

Member Advisory Board First Vienna FC 1894, Member of the Board of Trustees SK Rapid Vienna

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Axel AnderlDORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s data protection practice works across multiple jurisdictions, utilising its strong connection to the firm’s other European offices. Practice co-head Axel Anderl is referred to by one client as ‘the number one go-to lawyer in data protection in Austria‘, and places a strong emphasis on such matters as outsourcing, software projects and copyright. Fellow practice co-head Nino Tlapak, who is particularly familiar with IT security law on top of data protection law, ‘handles very urgent cases in a professional manner.’

Austria > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Axel AnderlDORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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.

Austria > TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Axel AnderlDorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH

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.