Bernhard Heinzl recognised as Rising Star by IFLR

DORDA attorney Bernhard Heinzl wins the "Jurisdiction Award" at the internationally renowned Rising Stars Awards 2020 by IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The awards are granted for 25 different areas of law and in 33 jurisdictions.

Vienna, 19 February 2021 – Yesterday, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) announced the winners of this year's Rising Stars Awards Europe. The awards, which were highly anticipated in the industry, annually recognise Europe's most promising emerging talents in 25 different areas of law as well as in 33 countries. In Austria, DORDA attorney Bernhard Heinzl came out on top against the strong competition and won the "Jurisdiction Award Austria".

"The nomination together with colleagues from renowned law firms has already been something very special. Now to emerge as a winner in Austria is really an extraordinary appreciation for my work – I am very happy about this award", says Bernhard Heinzl, delighted about the international award.

The 33-year-old, who joined DORDA in 2013 and was admitted to the bar in 2017, developed a strong focus on complex IT contracts early on in Axel Anderl's team, particularly in the areas of outsourcing and open source. In addition, the Cambridge graduate specialises in international IP matters and is (co-)author of various publications (including "IP in der Praxis", Verlag Manz) as well as lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences Campus02 Graz. In addition, Bernhard Heinzl has headed DORDA's interdisciplinary Digital Industries Group together with Axel Anderl since 2019 and serves as a jury member in the Legal Tech Hub Vienna (LTHV).

"The distinction of Bernhard as a Rising Star in this prestigious ranking shows that we train attorneys at the top level. Bernhard started his career with DORDA as a trainee allowing us to discover and promote his skills at a very early stage," explains managing partner Axel Anderl. "As DORDA has a pool of young, dedicated talents, we are sure that many more awards will follow."

About IFLR's Rising Stars Awards
The Rising Stars Awards honor emerging and talented young attorneys in their respective specialties and 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 full list of winners can be found here: Link