Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

OFFICE
Oslo
PHONE
+47 22 82 75 97
MOBILE
+47 922 90 918
EMAIL
EMW@WR.NO

Emily M. Weitzenboeck is a Senior Associate at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is part of the firm’s IP and Technology Law practice. Her areas of expertise are: data protection/privacy; electronic commerce, consumer protection, IPR, business networks and Internet governance. Weitzenboeck was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Oslo in 2010 for her thesis subsequently published as A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models: Dynamic Networks as Collaborative Contracts (Edward Elgar). She has published several other works, is a frequent speaker at conferences as well as a lecturer and examiner at the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, University of Oslo and at the University of Malta. In particular, Emily has taught and is a frequent examiner in both English Law of Contract and Electronic Commerce Law at the University of Oslo. Her legal background from Malta, England and Norway has made her particularly sensitive to the interplay of common and civil law.

Weitzenboeck has counseled IT firms in the licensing of their IPRs in Norway and abroad, conducted studies on various IT law issues such as medical health data and has previously also practiced in Malta in IT and IP law. She is fluent in Norwegian, English, Maltese and Italian and has basic knowledge of French and German.

Work experience:

  • 2014- Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
  • 1999-2014 Postdoctoral research scholar, formerly senior researcher and project manager, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers & Law, Department of Private law, University of Oslo
  • 2003-2011 Lecturer and examiner, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, University of Malta
  • 1994-1998 Advocate, MamoTCV Advocates (formerly Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co, Advocates), Valletta, Malta
  • 1995-1998 Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Malta
  • 1994 Research Assistant, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton
  • 1993-1998 Research Assistant, Law & IT Research Unit, University of Malta
     

Publications:

  • A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models: Dynamic Networks as Collaborative Contracts (updated and revised doctoral dissertation, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK & US, 2012)
  • Legal Issues of Maritime Virtual Organisations (Complex 4/01, Oslo, Unipub Forlag)
  • 'Hybrid Net: The regulatory framework of ICANN and the DNS' (2014) 22 International Journal of Law & Information Technology (OUP) 49-73
  • “Prevention is Better than Cure: Fostering the Growth of Dynamic Networked Organisations through the use of Proactive Legal Measures”, in P. Wahlgren (ed), Scandinavian Studies in Law Vol. 49: A Proactive Approach (Stockholm, 2006) 305-318
  • “Good faith and fair dealing in contracts formed and performed by electronic agents” (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law (Springer) 83-110
  • With Prof. Anja Oskamp, special issues editors of (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law on “Electronic agents and the law” (Springer)
  • "Electronic Agents and the Formation of Contracts” (2001) 9 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP) 204-234
  • "Electronic Agents: Spies, lies and villains in the online world?”, in R. Nielsen, S. Sandfeld Jakobsen, J. Trzaskowski (eds), EU Electronic Commerce Law (DJØF Publishing, Denmark, 2004) 209-221
  • "Maltese Copyright Law in the light of EC Law" (with R. Camilleri) i P.G. Xuereb (ed), Malta, the European Union and the Mediterranean: Closer relations in the wider context (EDRC, University of Malta, 1998) 243-274
     

Directorships:

  • 2012- Board member, The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law

Education:

  • 2016 Norwegian practising certificate
  • 2010 Doctoral dissertation in Law (Ph.D), University of Oslo
  • 1994 Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Sourthampton
  • 1994 Admitted to the Bar in Malta
  • 1993 Doctorem in Jurisprudentia (LL.D.), University of Malta
  • 1987 Diploma in Business Law and Accounting, University of Malta