Dr. Andreas Eustacchio, LL.M. (London School of Economics), Hon.Prof. (FH), Cavaliere
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Rechtsanwalt Dr. Andreas Eustacchio, LL.M., specialises in corporate and commercial law, company law, labour law, trademark and copyright law as well as product liability law, especially where they interface with autonomous driving. As a recognised expert in product liability law, he advises producers, importers and trading companies in the lifestyle, food, technology and mechanical engineering sectors. He is also one of the leading lawyers in Austria providing advice to Italian companies.

 

Italian expertise

Dr. Andreas Eustacchio is one of the leading lawyers advising SMEs, large companies and groups from Italy on their business activities in Austria. He also represents the interests of Austrian companies and private individuals in Italy alongside a team of Italian lawyers. He advises in Italian, studied in Italy and worked as a visiting lawyer at a renowned business law firm in Milan.

Dr Andreas Eustacchio is the Delegate for Austria of ITALCAM, the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce for Austria. In 2015, the Republic of Italy awarded him the Order of Cavaliere (“Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia”: Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) in recognition of his merits and active involvement in promoting economic relations between Italy and Austria and in accompanying significant cross-border business relocations.

 

Industrial lawyer with expertise in product liability law

With his specialist expertise at the interface of autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, Dr Andreas Eustacchio advises companies on the implementation of safety concepts in digitalised and automated industries. He covers product liability law mandates such as safety, compliance and product recalls throughout the EU.

Dr Andreas Eustacchio has been publishing on product liability law issues for around 20 years. His analysis of product liability for vaccine damages, published in 2021, received international attention. He is the author of the textbook “Produkthaftung” (Product Liability) and co-author of the “Handbuch Corporate Compliance” (Manz 2022) as well as a lecturer and adjunct professor at the Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI) for “International Product Liability”, and at the FH Campus Wien on their  “Safety & Systems Engineering” course among others.

 

Autonomous driving

Andreas Eustacchio is Associate Legal Partner for Autonomous Driving at the Virtual Vehicle Research Centre, and lecturer at IMC Krems/Donau, on the “Digital Business Processes and Strategies” course. The University of Applied Sciences Krems awarded him the title of Honorary Professor Hon.Prof. (FH).

 

International vision

This Austrian with Italian roots who was born in Zambia developed an international perspective from an early age. After completing his law degree at the University of Graz (Mag. iur.) with study visits to the Università di Teramo (Italy) and his doctorate (Dr. iur.), he obtained a Master’s degree in International Business Law (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics. He gained practical international experience as a visiting lawyer in Milan as well as at the European Commission in Brussels and as part of the Austrian trade delegation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The passionate hobby runner is considered to be Vienna’s fastest lawyer.

 

Memberships

  • Delegate of ITALCAM for Austria – the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce for Austria
  • Full member of the “Austrian Arbitration Association“
  • Legal advisor to the Italian and British Embassies in Vienna (see link)
  • Advisory Board of the Società Dante Alighieri, Vienna (2015)

 

Active member of three international bar associations

 

Legal advice is given in the following languages

German, English, Italian

 

Areas of expertise

  • Product law: product liability and product safety law
  • Italy – Austria – Italy
  • Contract law, distribution law, company law
  • Corporate & labour Law
  • Competition law (UWG), trademark and copyright law
  • European law & international civil procedures
  • Arbitration and representation in court
  • Autonomous driving & law