DORDA attorney Bernhard Heinzl is the only Austrian among 200 nominees for the internationally recognised Rising Stars Awards 2020 by IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The nomination in the category "Technology, Media and Telecommunication" together with attorneys from international law firms demonstrates that DORDA is at eye level with its peers in Europe.
Vienna, 11 December 2020 - Yesterday, IFLR (International Financial Law Review) revealed the Rising Stars 2020 nominations, which were eagerly anticipated in the industry. The awards are a recognition of the most promising up-and-coming talents across Europe in various areas of law. This year, DORDA attorney Bernhard Heinzl was shortlisted in the practice area "Technology, Media and Telecommunication". With his nomination he is the only nominee from Austria – not only in the category "TMT" as one of seven candidates, but in the entire list of almost 200 of the best attorneys in Europe of different legal fields.
The 33-year-old, who was admitted to the bar in 2017, developed a strong focus on complex IT contracts in Axel Anderl's team early on, particularly in the areas of outsourcing and open source software. In addition, the Cambridge graduate specialises in international IP matters and is an author as well as a lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences Campus02 Graz. Bernhard Heinzl has also been heading DORDA's multidisciplinary Digital Industries Group together with Axel Anderl since 2019 and acts as a jury member in the Legal Tech Hub Vienna (LTHV).
"The nomination together with six attorneys from other countries is a great recognition for the work we do for our clients on a daily basis", Bernhard Heinzl expresses his gratitude for the international nomination.
"The nomination confirms that we as a law firm recognise and promote young talents; after all, Bernhard already started his career as a trainee at DORDA. It also shows how the conscious diversification and in-depth specialisation of our IT/IP team pays off," says partner Axel Anderl. "And now it's time to keep our fingers crossed."
About IFLR's Rising Stars Awards
The Rising Stars Awards honor emerging and talented young attorneys in their respective specialties in key markets across Europe. The shortlist by renowned market analyst IFLR (International Financial Law Review) is based on nominations from peers and clients regarding the attorneys' outstanding roles in significant projects and transactions in 2020.
The virtual award ceremony of the Rising Stars Awards 2020 Europe will take place on February 18, 2021. More information: Link