Alexandra Ciarnau

Principal Associate

Alexandra Ciarnau
Alexandra Ciarnau

Alexandra Ciarnau joined DORDA's IP/IT and data protection team in 2016, with a particular focus on IT, data and consumer protection. In this context, she advises national and international clients on innovative digitalisation projects in the areas of artificial intelligence as well as blockchain and supports the implementation of B2B/B2C platforms as well as whistleblowing hotlines. Her work also focuses on intellectual property, media, and unfair competition law. Alexandra is also a member of the interdisciplinary DORDA Digital Industries Group and the Sustainability Practice Group.

In addition, she is the author of numerous articles and a regular speaker at seminars.



University of Vienna, Mag iur

KI im Unternehmen: Die wichtigsten vier EU-Regeln
Vorsicht bei Green Claims
Freiwillige Klimakompensation

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Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide, Privacy and Data Protection, Rising Star - 2022
IFLR, Technology, Rising Star - 2022
IP Stars, Trade Mark Star - 2022
Legal 500, TMT, Rising Star - 2024
Legal 500, TMT, Recommended - 2023
Legal 500, Data - Data Privacy & Protection, Recommended - 2023
Legal 500, Intellectual Property, Recommended - 2023
Lexology, Client Choice Award: Data - Information Technology - 2024
Managing IP, Top 250 Women in IP - 2022
WTR, Trademark, Silver - 2023

  • Board member Women in AI Austria

  • Advisor of the Circular Economy Forum Austria

  • Founding member of the interdisciplinary consultant network ESG Experts Austria

  • ebsi European Blockchain (European Commission)
    Austrian consortium partner for the legal support of the European Blockchain Regulatory Sandboxing Program

  • UNIQA Group
    Many years of advice on data protection agendas and artificial intelligence

  • Volksbanken- sowie Hypo- und Privatbankengruppe
    Implementation of an Austria-wide green field outsourcing project for a total of 27 regulated banking and insurance companies (2021-2023) as well as ongoing IT and data protection advice

  • Amann Girrbach AG
    Many years of advice, in particular the examination of new platform-driven business models, products and services from an IT/IP and data protection law perspective

  • Förderinitiative Artificial Intelligence Mission Austria (AIM AT)
    Research contribution to the trustworthy, human-centered use of AI technologies in her position as a board member of Women in AI Austria

German (mother tongue)