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Baker McKenzie has appointed 81 new partners effective as of July 1, 2019, three of them in Germany and Austria. Among them is Lukas Feiler, the head of the Vienna IT/IP team, who ranks among the most renowned experts in this field of law already today, in light of more than 150 interviews given, 120 publications made and more than 160 speeches delivered. In particular in data protection law, his name has become well-known also beyond the borders of Austria.

"The new partners in our region strengthen our team in the areas of IT and antitrust law. Particularly the areas of information technology, innovation and industry 4.0, where we are experiencing sustained strong demand from our clients, we are further expanding our IT legal practice with these appointments," comments Dr. Matthias Scholz, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Germany and Austria.

Dr. Lukas Feiler, SSCP CIPP/E, has worked with Baker McKenzie in Vienna since December 2012, since September 2014 as an attorney at law admitted to the bar and head of the Vienna team for Information Technology/Intellectual Property. Mr. Feiler is a fellow of the "Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum" (TTLF) and teaches "Smart Contracts" and "European and International Data Protection Law" at the University of Vienna as well as "Copyright" (Urheberrecht) at Danube University Krems, as a visiting lecturer.

He studied law at the University of Vienna and Santa Clara Law School and obtained certifications as "Systems Security Certified Practitioner" (SSCP) as well as "Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe" (CIPP/E). While studying, he worked as system developer and system administrator in Vienna, Leeds and New York and did a traineeship at the European Commission in the area "Internet; Network and Information Security".

His core competencies include data protection, IT outsourcing, software license agreements, telecommunications law, domain law, cyber security, copyright, trademark right and e-commerce.

In Germany, Florian Tannen (practice group IT, Munich) and Johannes Weichbrodt (practice group Antitrust, Dusseldorf) were appointed partners. By appointing 81 new partners, the number of the partners of the law firm has increased to 1,550 in total. They include 34 laterals who have reinforced strategically important practice groups during the previous fiscal year. Please find here a list of all newly appointed partners worldwide.
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