Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Senior Lawyer

About Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Emily M. Weitzenboeck is a Senior Lawyer 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
  • 2018

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2014 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2003 - 2011

    Lecturer and examiner, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, University of Malta

  • 1999 - 2014

    Postdoctoral research scholar, formerly senior researcher and project manager, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers & Law, Department of Private law, University of Oslo

  • 1995 - 1998

    Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Malta

  • 1994 - 1998

    Advocate, MamoTCV Advocates (formerly Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co, Advocates), Valletta, Malta

  • 1994 - 1994

    Research Assistant, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton

  • 1993 - 1998

    Research Assistant, Law & IT Research Unit, University of Malta

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

Directorships
  • 2019

  • 2012 - 2016

    Board member, The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law

  • 1995 - 1998

  • 1992 - 1998

Publications
  • Legal Issues of Maritime Virtual Organisations (Complex 4/01, Oslo, Unipub Forlag)

  • A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models: Dynamic Networks as Collaborative Contracts (updated and revised doctoral dissertation, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK & US, 2012)

  • “Good faith and fair dealing in contracts formed and performed by electronic agents” (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law (Springer) 83-110

  • "Electronic Agents and the Formation of Contracts” (2001) 9 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP) 204-234

  • With Prof. Anja Oskamp, special issues editors of (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law on “Electronic agents and the law” (Springer)

  • "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

  • “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