Dr Andreas Zellhofer > E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Antitrust + Competition Law; IP/IT Law


Andreas Zellhofer is head of the IP/IT Law practice group. He advises clients on the enforcement of claims arising from unfair competition (UWG) and intellectual property rights (copyright, trademark, design, and patent law), as well as in the areas of IT and data protection law. For years, he has advised and represented domestic and international companies in proceedings concerning antitrust law, abuse of a dominant position, merger control, and state aid. He also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and implementing compliance programs.


Before joining E+H, Andreas Zellhofer worked for another international commercial law firm in Vienna and Brussels.

Andreas Zellhofer is author of numerous publications and a regular speaker at professional conferences.


German, English


Austrian Bar Association; Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht


Andreas Zellhofer studied law at the University of Vienna and at the European Institute of the University of Leiden.


Hiking, Skiing, Tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > EU and competition

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s wide-ranging practice spans state aid litigation, merger controls, private enforcement cases following cartel decisions, and high-profile antitrust, EU and competition litigation. The team’s client roster comprises notable domestic and international clients, with a focus on the digital, pharmaceutical and healthcare, technology, transport, and energy sectors. The group regularly acts in a large volume of competition cases before the European Commission. Dieter Thalhammer heads the team, which also includes Andreas Zellhofer, Judith Feldner and Jochen Anweiler.

Austria > TMT

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises software, social media and automotive clients on a host of TMT-related issues, ranging from e-commerce and software licensing to contract drafting, data protection and IP matters. The firm is also well-versed in supporting clients at the crossroads of IT and competition law, with practice head Andreas Zellhofer advising on cases of unfair competition related to copyright, patents and trade marks. Helmut Liebel focuses on trade mark matters and also advises clients on questions of unfair competition and distribution law.

Austria > Intellectual property

Clients appreciate E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s broad spectrum of competences, with the firm advising clients on trade marks, contracts and licenses, in addition to antitrust and data protection matters. Practice head Andreas Zellhofer‘s team is often instructed on contentious cases, acting for plaintiffs and defendants in trade mark infringement proceedings and unfair competition claims. Helmut Liebel is active at the crossroads between IP and IT law, assisting clients with trade mark, IT and data protection issues.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH is noted for ‘being at the cutting edge of this area of law ‘ as well as on IT issues, and is instructed on mandates involving due diligence in the run-up to corporate acquisitions, contract drafting and review, and enforcement, as well as contentious work. Data protection law expert Helmut Liebel ‘is always able to distill concepts to their most critical and present solution‘. Practice head Andreas Zellhofer leads the group and often works on matters at the intersection of IT/data privacy and unfair competition law.