Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Senior Lawyer

About Emily

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_NEWLINE_2014-2017 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_1999-2014 Postdoctoral research scholar, formerly senior researcher and project manager, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers & Law, Department of Private law, University of Oslo_NEWLINE_2003-2011 Lecturer and examiner, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, University of Malta_NEWLINE_1994-1998 Advocate, MamoTCV Advocates (formerly Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co, Advocates), Valletta, Malta_NEWLINE_1995-1998 Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Malta_NEWLINE_1994 Research Assistant, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton_NEWLINE_1993-1998 Research Assistant, Law & IT Research Unit, University of Malta
2016 Norwegian practising certificate_NEWLINE_2010 Doctoral dissertation in Law (Ph.D), University of Oslo_NEWLINE_1994 Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Sourthampton_NEWLINE_1994 Admitted to the Bar in Malta_NEWLINE_1993 Doctorem in Jurisprudentia (LL.D.), University of Malta_NEWLINE_1987 Diploma in Business Law and Accounting, University of Malta
A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models: Dynamic Networks as Collaborative Contracts (updated and revised doctoral dissertation, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK & US, 2012)_NEWLINE_Legal Issues of Maritime Virtual Organisations (Complex 4/01, Oslo, Unipub Forlag)_NEWLINE_'Hybrid Net: The regulatory framework of ICANN and the DNS' (2014) 22 International Journal of Law & Information Technology (OUP) 49-73_NEWLINE_“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_NEWLINE_“Good faith and fair dealing in contracts formed and performed by electronic agents” (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law (Springer) 83-110_NEWLINE_With Prof. Anja Oskamp, special issues editors of (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law on “Electronic agents and the law” (Springer)_NEWLINE_"Electronic Agents and the Formation of Contracts” (2001) 9 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP) 204-234_NEWLINE_"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_NEWLINE_"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
2012- Board member, The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law_NEWLINE_