Michael M. Pachinger


Contact details

T +43 7242 65290-318
F +43 7242 65290-333

Main areas
  • IP / IT
  • Contracts and Standard Terms
  • Online Data Protection & "EuroPriSe"


Michael M. Pachinger is an expert in the areas of IP & IT.

He advises domestic and foreign companies on issues of intellectual property and industrial property rights (trademarks, design patterns, patents etc.) and has many years ofrelevant expertise in IT, telecommunications, e-commerce, copyright, data protection law and the principles of fair competition.

In the sensitive area of online data protection, Michael M. Pachinger is one of the first Austrian legal experts to be accredited for the appraisal of IT products and IT services pursuant to the EuroPriSe European Privacy Seal.

A fundamental asset of his work is also the formulation of contracts, in particular also in the international context, and in the advising of domestic and foreign clients in English, French and Spanish.

In addition to his work as a lawyer, Michael M. Pachinger is also a lecturer for commercial law at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, a founding member and vice-president of the Austrian-Spanish Association of Lawyers (ÖSJV) and a member of IT-LAW.AT, the Franco-Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the Deutsch-Spanische Juristenvereinigung e. V. (The German-Spanish Association of Lawyers)

Michael M. Pachinger regularly gives talks and publishes articles on the fields of IP & IT, in particular on the sensitive topic of data protection on the Internet, online targeting, etc.


SCWP Schindhelm and Dr. Michael M. Pachinger have been successfully chosen as the winner of the 2012 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for the category: Data Protection Law, Firm of the Year in Austria

The nomination, research and judging process has taken a full 12 months and included business leaders, investors and advisers around the world, inviting them to nominate winners for categories.


Michael M. Pachinger has worked for SCWP since 2003, as a lawyer since 2007 and as managing partner since 2010.

Lawyer in Wels since 2007; in 1998 internship abroad (Brussels); from 1998 to 1999 assistant at the European Parliament; from 1998 to 1999 Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg); in 2000 Mag.iur. (degree in law) (University of Linz), in 2002 Verlag MANZ (publishing company, Vienna); in 2002 Dr.iur. (doctorate in law) (University of Linz); in 2004 internship at Monereo, Meyer & Marinel-lo Abogados (Barcelona); in 2005 lawyer’s examination; in 2007 Drafting Contracts in English (Hawksmere London); in 2010 ILEC - International Legal English Certificate (University of Cambridge).

In 2011 Dr. Michael M. Pachinger was awarded the highly acknowledged diploma of the Bar Association of Paris (Ordre des Avocats de Paris) presented by the President himself within the halls of the renowned Parisian Palace of Justice.

Since 2012 Dr. Michael M. Pachinger is registered according to directive 98/5/EC with the renowned Bar Association of Paris (Ordre des Avocats de Paris) and member of the icav, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia.