IT and Telecommunications

Legal 500 - IT and Telecommunications (Tier 3)

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has a strong profile for IT and data protection work: in recent highlights, the group assisted retail chain company SPAR with various data protection and data security issues, and advised Hewlett-Packard on IT and data privacy law. Other clients include Microsoft, ASFiNAG and Semperit. The ‘very knowledgeable and experiencedHans Kristoferitsch heads the team.

Chambers and Partners - IT and Telecommunications (Band 4)

What the team is known for Well regarded for its activity in telecommunications, in particular when it comes to regulatory issues. Additionally assists with IT matters, including M&A deals in the sector as well as outsourcing, software and cloud computing. Notable data protection expertise, ranging from data transfer and international regulatory advice to representation before the Austrian data protection authorities. Represents clients from the technology, telecommunications, retail and consumer goods industries.

Strengths Some clients are particularly impressed by the quality of advisory work, with one of them elaborating: "I value the colleagues for their very clear and implementable advice."

Another source adds: "The team is very responsive, offers practical solutions and has the will to constantly develop. The lawyers are always up-to-date."

Work highlights Represented SPAR in all areas of data protection including in a dispute around privacy masking requirements relating to video surveillance.

Advised Semperit on the implementation of a cloud-based HR data centralisation project.

Notable practitioners

Hans Kristoferitsch is a main contact for TMT queries.


  • The Legal 500 2018: Europe, Middle East & Africa 
  • IFLR 1000  2018 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 
  • Chambers & Partners 2018, Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business