20th Wiener Juristengespräche – Risks and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence

Will there be a paradigm shift in the legal and commercial world?

1.-2. March 2019. In the race for new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchains, new legal and commercial challenges but also chances for economic growth through automatization are arising. AI has, in fact, a long history, but the current hype about this technical phenomenon may be explained by our increasingly data-driven society and the volumes of data that can no longer be managed, let alone commercialized without the support of such systems. There are several application possibilities and even more needs for AI and, hence, AI has relevance for almost each industry. bpv Hügel invites to a seminar @STRABAG Kunstforum, which will deal with questions of the digital penetration of the legal and commercial world and also address the technical, ethical and other aspects in this context.

General Info




FRIDAY, 1. March 2019

9.30 Opening

10.00 Welcome
Dr. Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber & Dr. Florian Neumayr
(both bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte)

10.15 Relevance of Blockchains in M&A/Due Diligence
Speaker: Mag. Thomas Lettau (bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte)

11.00 Antitrust Law Aspects of AI
Speaker: Mag. Gerhard Fussenegger (bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte)

11.30 Data protection concept in AI
Speaker: Dr. Sonja Dürager (bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte)

12.10 Break

12.30 Liability in AI-Applications under Data Protection Law
Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó (University of Vienna)

13.15 Lunch

14.15 Technical Background – From the idea of AI to indispensable IT-systems in the industry
Speaker: DI Dr. Bernhard Nessler (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Machine Learning)
Interviewer: Dr. René Heinzl (MTH Group)

15.30 Panel Discussion: Accountability of all stakeholders in AI applications
(privacy by design, privacy by default, strict liability, transparency, …)
Moderating: Dr. René Heinzl (MTH Group)

16.30 Closing

19.30 – 24.00 Heurigen Event
Feuerwehr-Wagner | Grinzinger Strasse 53, 1190 Vienna


SATURDAY, 2. March 2019

14.00 – 15.00 Dancing Lesson
Tanzschule Dorner | Favoritenstrasse 20, 1040 Vienna

21.30 Opening Ceremony of the Juristenball
Hofburg | Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna


Contact: If you have any further questions, please contact Christel Kessler
Phone: +43 (0)1 260 50–0
E-Mail: christel.kessler@bpv-huegel.com