Public Commercial&European Law, Competition and State Aid, Constitutional&Administrative Law, Privacy and IT, White Collar Crime
Partner with Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2013 and head of Privacy and TMT practice group.
Hans is leading in areas of data protection, telecommunications, e-commerce and regularly assists Austrian and global clients with international data transfers, outsourcing projects, cloud computing and behavioral advertising.
Recently, assisted and coordinated GDPR compliance, regulatory projects for numerous large multinational clients.
Also an expert in white collar crime and took the lead in some of the biggest internal investigations in Austria. Frequently represents companies damaged by criminal conduct in trials and asset tracing. Active in all areas of regulatory, public, administrative law and handles various cases under the fundamental freedoms, including infringement proceedings before the European Commission, as well as other areas of EU law (in particular state aid, regulated industries, EU litigation). Acts regularly before the CJEU (eg Hinkley Point-C case, landmark case in Austria).
He regularly teaches and gives lectures on compliance, data protection and criminal law and is an author of several publications (textbook Austrian data protection law).
Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2005), University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2002, Mag. phil. 2004, Dr. iur. 2004)