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

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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Work Department

Competition Law Practice Group; IP/IT Practice Group.


Andreas Zellhofer is a partner in our Vienna office and head of the IP/IT practice group, as well as a member of the competition law practice group. As an eminent advisor in competition law, he has extensive experience in supporting and representing domestic and foreign corporations in cartel, abuse of dominance, and merger control proceedings, as well as state aid cases. He implements programs to prepare clients for internal investigations and for competition compliance. In addition, he regularly advises clients on intellectual property rights (copyright, trademarks, designs, and patents) and IT- and data protection law.


Andreas joined E+H in 2009. Prior to that, he did internships at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and the Austrian Cartel Court and worked for a leading international law firm in Vienna and Brussels for eight years. He regularly publishes articles and speaks at seminars and conferences.


German, English


Austrian Bar Association; Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht


University of Vienna: Mag. iur. (1998); Dr. iur. (2003) University of Leiden


Hiking, Skiing, Tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH is praised for its ‘high expertise in IT and data protection issues’ and acts for a diverse and international client list that includes several big names in the automotive industry. The team advises clients on compliance, provides legal opinions and supports them with transactions, in particular asset deals. Andreas Zellhofer is at the helm and Helmut Liebel contributes a background in computer science.

Austria > Intellectual property

The practice at E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH has expertise at the intersection of IP with M&A and antitrust law while also handling standalone IP advisory and litigation work. Among its clients are international household names in the IT and automotive sectors. ‘Superior strategist’ Andreas Zellhofer heads the practice and Helmut Liebel stands out with his background in computer science.

Austria > TMT

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH ‘s TMT practice provides ‘precise and thorough analysis without losing sight of the big picture’. The firm represents clients active in areas including social media, AI software development, financial services, and commercial apps. Andreas Zellhofer leads the practice with particular expertise at the intersection of IP/IT and unfair competition law. Helmut Liebel is also noted for his experience in TMT and trademark issues.

Austria > EU and competition

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH excels in the full spectrum of EU and competition related matters, particularly through its focus on the digital industry, where the firm advises a range of global tech companies in matters including antitrust proceedings. Other areas of expertise are cartel proceedings and merger control as well as state aid. Dieter Thalhammer is the leading partner with extensive experience in national and European competition law. The intersection with IP/IT and the digital sphere is covered by Andreas Zellhofer. Judith Feldner who ‘is not only a legal expert in her field but also digs into the business related questions in order to provide practical advise and solutions’ is another name to note.