has been a partner since 2005 and is the head of the IT/IP team as well as co-head of the data protection desk. He has a special focus on IT outsourcing projects, particularly in the regulatory field, and advises and represents clients such as banks and insurance firms on an ongoing basis. Axel, who is a member of ITechLaw (the International Technology Law Association) and co-heads its technology sourcing committee, frequently handles large IT outsourcing and procurement projects in the entire CEE area. He is also a lecturer at the University of Vienna's LLM programme and at various other universities of applied sciences and at conferences such as the annual IT Law Day. In addition, Axel is engaged on the advisory board of a highly specialised course for data protection officers at the Donau-University of Krems.