DEPARTMENT PROFILE

GEISTWERT

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 2AustriaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

TMT boutique offering dependable expertise in IT and related IP matters. Noted for high-quality work in software contracts and game development. Additionally handles related IP aspects, especially copyright and trade mark matters. Further areas of activity include data protection, international e-commerce and IT outsourcing. Often seen advising technology startups as well as numerous clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries. Represents state-owned and private companies on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "dedicated, hard-working but fun, and always up to date. They recognise trends and set standards."

Another satisfied client enthuses: "In any area that we need legal advice for, their expertise seems highly profound and state-of-the-art. If some matters are somewhat unrelated to their specialisation, their international network allows them to easily reach out to other law firms to enquire about their view on the matter."

Work highlights

Advised ASFiNAG, the Austrian toll collector for motorways, on e-commerce, data protection and trade mark law aspects of the 'Digitale Vignette', a digital toll badge.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Schnider is an experienced adviser on internet law, IP and IT matters and is especially regarded for his expertise in the area of digital games. A client states: "His advice to our legal enquiries is always easy to understand but professionally precise," adding that "his conversational style is very easy and amiable."

Max Mosing boasts a strong practice assisting clients with data protection, e-commerce and large IT projects. One satisfied client praises his service, saying: "He is reliable, obliging, to the point, explains well, has a connected way of thinking, noticeably enjoys his work and is very solution-oriented."

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Austria

TMT: Information Technology


Alexander Schnider
Band 3
Max Mosing
Band 2