Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award 'Information Technology Austria' in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award 'E-commerce Austria' in the years 2013 and in 2012.
"The ‘outstanding’ team at Dorda is an ‘excellent partner in difficult times’, providing ‘exceptional service’ and utilising its ‘deep knowledge’ to advise on the full spectrum of technology, media and telecoms law with a focus on IT and data protection. ‘Intelligent and pragmatic IT specialist’ and team head Axel Anderl, who is noted for his ‘excellent negotiation skills’ and is ‘pleasant to work with’, advised Kommunalkredit on outsourcing and data protection matters. Other key members include Felix Hörlsberger and Heinrich Kühnert. Also recommended are Bernhard Heinzl and the ‘knowledgeable’ Nino Tlapak, who were both promoted to junior partner in 2017. Leading Individual and "Hall of Fame" (TMT): Axel Anderl; Next generation lawyers: Nino Tlapak" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
"‘Axel's passion and drive are outstanding; he is always accessible, dedicated and ready to go the extra mile for his clients’. ‘He has an extremely ethical approach when it comes to client loyalty and billing’. ‘His extensive industry knowledge and his client service are unique’. ‘He is a strategic thinker who interacts well with directors and key decision makers’." (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2017)
"Excellent team covering all aspects of TMT. Enjoys an outstanding market reputation in IT matters and is active on a wide spectrum of areas covering e-commerce, data protection, cloud computing and outsourcing as well as handling regulatory and contractual issues. Recent areas of focus have also included software development. Also known for advising clients on broadcasting and digital media as well as telecoms matters. A popular choice for leading domestic and international companies, ranging from telecoms and media groups to financial services and insurance providers. Clients appreciate the team's commercial approach. ‘Besides legal know-how and experience, they offer flexibility, on-time delivery and practicable solutions’, a client reports. […] Significant clients: AirBnB, Vienna Insurance Group, Erste Group, UPC, Ventocom. Axel Anderl is one of the best IT lawyers in Austria, with a leading reputation for his broad spectrum of work, which includes outsourcing, data protection and internet law advice. He is also a respected authority for media law queries. Clients value him as ‘an excellent tactician’ who ‘has the ability to react in a flexible way to the changing discussion’. Another client describes him as ‘scrupulous, empathetic, solution-oriented and strong in negotiations’." (Chambers Europe, 2017 edition)
"‘Always available, really committed and delivers high quality results in every single project’. ‘A real gem on the Austrian market; his passion is outstanding’. ‘Leading in his field of law for many years now and despite his great success he keeps his service level incredibly high’. ‘The combination of deep industry knowledge and his service provider attitude are unique’." (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2016)
"‘Extremely dedicated and client driven, always going the extra mile’. ‘Provides very precise, high-quality expertise’ ‘One of the rare service providers on the legal market that just makes things happen.’ ‘Like no other lawyer, Axel Anderl is able to simplify highly complex matters and combine short response times, high quality, concise legal advice and an incredible talent for thinking outside the box’." (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2015)
"‘The go-to IT lawyer in Austria’ ‘He is always available, has very short response times and can sum up complicated issues in an easy way. He is very strong in negotiations with a highly transparent way of working.’ ‘He is very experienced, knows all the relevant players and offers detailed background knowledge, which is extremely useful for his clients.’ ‘I have never seen a lawyer who is that passionate and cost-conscious at the same time. His team members are excellent as well.’ (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2014)
"'Outstanding as to his service dedication and IT knowledge/commercial approach.' 'As a client, you not only get a highly qualified legal expertise, you get the full package.' 'He knows the relevant players in the lT outsourcing business and is therefore able to predict their behaviour exactly. For us, this was an enormous advantage, saving lits of time and money.' 'Dr Anderl is a true expert who is deep in the topic and really understands our business and our needs. As a client, you feel and profit from his strong experience'." (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2013)
"A swift and very dedicated lawyer who covers the entire IT/IP area and has deep industry knowledge. [...] One of the best service providers I have come across. [...] Brilliant both as to legal knowledge and client care and enjoys a unique position in the Austrian market. [...] He is one of the best IT lawyers we work with internationally. [...] Very customer dedicated, has a very ethical and a very unique specific straight-forward approach. [...] Has the rare ability to explain and transform complex issues into clear language which particularly helps in complex contract negotiations, also with parties not too familiar with E-Commerce and IT issues. [...] Unique experience, accurateness and fair prices. Axel and his team are really outstanding on the Austrian market. (ILO Client Choice Awards, 2012)
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