Axel Anderl

Axel Anderl

Managing Partner


  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT and e-commerce
  • Media Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Compliance & Forensic Group
DealMaker Group
WSG in Europe Group
WSG Main Group
INTA Group
Intellectual Property Group
Patent Law Group
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group


Axel Anderl heads the firm's IT/IP and media department. He is well-known for his work in e-commerce and software law.

His practice covers drafting and negotiation of international IT-related contracts, outsourcing, license, franchising and distribution contracts, as well as IT/IP and media litigation. Additionally, he frequently assists his clients on all aspects of data protection law (legal analysis of data processings and transfers including pragmatic advice to establish legitimate operations; notification and approval proceedings with the Authority; drafting of accompanying documentation, in particular consent declarations and data processing agreements; etc). He advises several national and international companies in the IT/IP field on a regular basis.

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

Copyright | Intellectual Property | IT and e-commerce | Media Law | Unfair Competition

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


- 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


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

Professional Activities and Experience

Associate at Schönherr Attorneys

Which Privacy Aspects must Companies Take into Account when Processing Health Data?
DORDA, March 2020

Can a company collect data about a (potential) infection with COVID-19? Both, in case of information on a suspected case and in a confirmed case, special categories of personal data are processed. Whether a company may process such health data of employees, customers, suppliers or other third parties is exclusively governed by Art 9 GDPR...

Additional Articles

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