Dr. Elisabeth Frfr. von Weichs


IT Law, IP Law, Media Law


Alzbeta Dirgova


Dr. Elisabeth von Weichs specializes in IT law, intellectual property law and media law.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Elisabeth von Weichs has advised extensively all sectors of the media industry (copyright collecting societies, production companies, copyright agents, television broadcasters, authors) including the fields of drafting business agreements and with a special focus on litigation. In these areas, she is regularly performing model cases and obtaining landmark decisions from the highest courts on behalf of her clients.

She also advises medium-sized companies in all industries on IT procurement (complex software licensing, software development as well as outsourcing agreements) as well as on crises in IT projects. Furthermore, she advises IT service providers and software houses. Another focus of her work is on any legal issue of technology transfer (patent and know-how rights, research and development agreements).


English, French, German and Hungarian


2023 Partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner

2017 Founding partner at Scales Rechtsanwälte

1995 Wirsing Hass Zoller Rechtsanwälte, since 2001 as partner and head of the copyright, media and IT law department

1994 Weiss Walter Fischer-Zernin Rechtsanwälte

1992 Noerr Rechtsanwälte

1992 Admitted to the bar

1992 Bar exam

1991 PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich with Prof. Dr. Dr. Dieter Pfaff ("License Agreements in Technology Transfer under Hungarian Law")

1988 First State Examination in Law

Studies of law and economics in Munich and Budapest


Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)

Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e. V. GRUR)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e. V. (DGRI)