Practice Expertise

  • Data Protection
  • IT / IP

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection
  • IT / IP

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • DealMaker Group - Member
  • Intellectual Property Group - Member
  • Patent Law Group - Member
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member
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Axel Anderl joined DORDA in 2005 and became managing partner in 2018. He heads the IT/IP, Media and Unfair Competition 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.
Axel graduated from the University of Vienna (Dr iur 2004) and completed his LL.M. in IT Law with distinction in 2001.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the bar in September 2005

- University of Vienna, Mag iur 2000, Dr iur (2004)
- University of Vienna, LL.M. in IT Law with distinction (2001)

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection
  • IT / IP

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
- Since 2012 we have been supporting Erste Bank Group on all aspects of IT law
- Comprehensive support and consulting of the Uniqa Group in the implementation of the GDPR within the group
- Since 2011 we have been representing Mjam GmbH and Foodora as part of the Delivery Hero Group
- Since 2007, we have been advising Parship mainly on the general terms and conditions for the Austrian market.
- We advise Kommunalkredit Austria AG regarding IT matters and the implementation of online end-customer business

Professional Associations
  • ITech

- ILO Clients Choice Award for Information Technology 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
- ILO Clients Choice Award for E-Commerce 2012 and 2013
- Member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for TMT
- Leading Individual, Band 1 in TMT in Legal500 and Chambers
- Tier 1 IP in Legal500 and Band 2 in Chambers

Seminars/ Presentation
Lecturer at the University Vienna on IT contracts and at various congresses on IT and IP related Topics


Additional ArticlesSeveral articles in professional journals on a regularly basis, contribution to the Standard Commentary on unfair competition and Copyright Act

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