The founder of the law office. In his early years, when he was still an all-rounder, two areas of focus started to take shape: Information and media law on the one side and association and assembly law on the other. It’s no coincidence that he was the co-author of several leading legal works on these topics. What he wishes for: “To have more time for photography and sailing.”
I forget most of what I read; but I know that it contributes no less to the conservation of my mind on that account.
Election to the Board of the Vienna Forum for Democracy and Human Rights
Member of the Management Board of “Architekturzentrum Wien”
2013 - 2014
Member of the Management Board of the Künstlerhaus, the society of Austrian visual artists
2004 - 2007
Member of the Vienna Bar Association committee
Foundation of Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte OEG
Partnership with Mag. Thomas In der Maur
Entry into the list of lawyers
Fellowship at the Max-Planck for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich
1976 - 1978
Assistant at the University of Vienna Institute of Commercial Law and Securities Law (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Frotz)
Awarded the title of Doctor of Law
Fellowship at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels
1971 - 1978
Studied law, commercial sciences, political science, economic and social history at the University of Vienna and University of World Trade in Vienna
Best Lawyers in cooporation with the Handelsblatt awards Thomas Höhne the title „Lawyer of the Year“ in the discipline of IT-Law. Furthermore he is listed as one of Austrias Best Lawyers 2021 in the fields of Media- and Copyright Law as well as Intellectual Property Law.
In the ,,trend-Anwaltsranking 2021'' ("Austria's Top Lawyers"), Thomas Höhne is named under the heading "Lonely Top" in his key discipline of media law and occupies 1st place throughout Austria.
In 2021 Thomas Höhne is once more awarded the title as Leading Individual in the category TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) by The Legal 500.
2021 Thomas Höhne is again named by Chambers Europe among the best media lawyers in Austria. Chambers Europe emphasizes: "Thomas Höhne is renowned for his longstanding experience in the media field. He focuses his practice on representing individuals in litigation relating to freedom of expression and defamation issues.“
Also in the year 2020 Thomas Höhne is named as Leading Individual in the category TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) in the ranking by The Legal 500.
Thomas Höhne is once more named in the field TMT: Media in Austria as one of Austrias best lawyers. Chambers Europe writes: “Thomas Höhne is held in high regard for his work, often representing individuals in litigation related to freedom of expression and defamation issues. He is highlighted as "extremely strong" by interviewees.“
In the ranking of „Leading Adviser Awards 2019“ by Acquisition International Thomas Höhne was awarded „Leading Information Lawyer of the Year in Austria“.
„Best Lawyers“ recommends Thomas Höhne in this years edition of „Best Lawyers in Austria“ (2020) for the areas „Information Technology Law“ and „Media Law“.
Thomas Höhne achieved a top position in „trend-Anwaltsranking 2019“ (Austria's top lawyers): in the category "Media Law" he is among the top 3 in Austria.
Thomas Höhne was ranked 3rd in the whole of Austria in the “Best of the Best 2017” of overall “trend-Anwaltsranking” winners (Austria’s top lawyers).
In the 2017 ranking of "The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa”, h-i-p took second place in the TMT sector (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) in the ranking of best law firms in Austria. Thomas Höhne is also listed as one of the Leading Individuals ranked in this field of law. In the Intellectual Property category, we took 5th place in the ranking of best law firms in Austria and Thomas Höhne is recommended.
“Chambers Europe” places h-i-p in 1st position of its Ranking 2017 of the best law firms in Austria in the category TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) - Media Austria. Thomas Höhne is mentioned twice as one of the best Austrian lawyers in the field of TMT.
Best Lawyers named us in their ranking of best lawyers again in 2017: Best Lawyers ranks Thomas Höhne among the Best Lawyers in the fields of IT law and media law. We are thrilled by our placement in these renowned rankings!
The Best Lawyers - Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide names Thomas Höhne in the 7. Edition of The Best Lawyers in Austria in the field of "Information Technology Law and Media Law".
Top Ten in the field of Intellectual Property in the „trend-Anwaltsranking“ („Austrias top lawyers“) 2016. Among the top three in the field of Media Law.
The Ranking 2016 of "The Legal 500 - The Clients' Guide to the Legal Profession in Europe, Caucasius & Central Asia" names Thomas Höhne as Leading Individual in the category of TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications).
Thomas Höhne wins at the Global Awards 2016 by Corporate LiveWire in the category IP.
“Höhne, In der Maur & Partner has an outstanding reputation for media and entertainment. The firm’s media lawyers are described by clients as »strategic and pro-active« with leading expertise in print and broadcasting law. The firm also represents clients in film, music and digital media sectors. Co-founders Thomas Höhne and Thomas In der Maur manage the practice, which is also appointed by high profile individuals in cases of privacy violation.” – that's what Media Law International writes about us. And in the „Ranking Table 2016“ again in first place in the field of Austrian Media Law.
In the course of the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2016 Thomas Höhne got awarded the title “Lawyer of the Year - Austria” in the category Internet and E-commerce.
The handbook „Who's Who Legal“ (2016) names Thomas Höhne in the listing of leading lawyers in Austria in the field of „Telecommunications, Media & Technology".
„The Legal 500 – Europe Middle East & Africa" (2015) Thomas Höhne is named in first place of the “Leading individuals” in the category „Intellectual Property and Media”.
In the lawyer's ranking of the business magazine "Format" 2015 Thomas Höhne gets awarded second place in the field of competition law and first place in the section "Particularly in demand in current cases of media law". Furthermore Thomas Höhne ranks 5th place of the overall winners of the ranking throughout Austria.
Thomas Höhne is once more awarded the title of Austrias top lawyer in the field of media law, IT and e-commerce by the business magazine "Format" in 2014. Moreover he's among the top 10 in the field of competition law. How fitting, that h-i-p gets awarded first place in the "Ranking Table" 2014 by "Media Law International" in Austria.
The business magazine "Format" names Thomas Höhne as Austrias top lawyer in the category of media law, IT and e-commerce in its lawyer's ranking 2013. Furthermore he is among the top ten in competition law.
„The Legal 500 – Europe Middle East & Africa (2013)“ recommends Thomas Höhne in the field of “It and Telecommunications” and names him in first place of the „leading Individuals“ in the field of Intellectual Property and Media”. The handbook writes, that he is “a litigation expert, and capable of solving urgent matters within a very strict timeframe”.
The handbook „Legal Experts – Europe, Middle East & Africa (2013)” once again recommends Thomas Höhne in the field of “Intellectual Property” and furthermore in "IT and Telecoms".
„Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers“ (2012) ranks Thomas Höhne as one of „the world’s leading practioners“ in the fields of "Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection".
„Die Presse“ recommends Thomas Höhne in the manual „Handbuch Wirtschaftsanwälte“ 2012 in the field of „IP, IT, Media and Telecom“ as leading expert in the core area of IP-law.
Thomas Höhne is named as one of three "leading individuals" in the field of "Intellectual Property and Media" by “The European Legal 500 - US Special Edition 2012”. The handbook describes him as “highly rated and in demand” and our law office, named among the top four in Austria, as „dominant in the media sector“. Moreover he is recommended in the field of „IT and Telecommunications“ and Höhne, In der Maur & Partner for the field of „Real Estate and Construction“.
Chambers Europe 2012 recommends Thomas Höhne in the fields of „Information Technology“ and "Media“. He is "one of the big players in media and IT".
The british trade magazine "Corporate INTL" awarded Höhne, In der Maur & Partner as the the top media law office in Austria in the year 2012.
The handbook "The Legal 500 - Europe, Middle East & Africa" recommends Thomas Höhne in 2012 once again as "leading individual" in the field of "Intellectual Property and Media". Furthermore it recommends him the field of "IT and telecommunications". The manual writes the following about us: "Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte is dominant in the media sector, particularly for representing newspapers. Thomas Höhne is highly rated and in demand."
The magazine "Format“ names Thomas Höhne in its issue of 20 April 2012 in first place in the category "The Elite in Media Law, IT, E-Commerce“. Moreover Thomas Höhne is ranked on 6th place throughout Austria by the magazine in the category "The Top Ten in Competition Law".
The handbook "Best Lawyers“ recommends Thomas Höhne in this year's issue of "Best Lawyers in Austria“ (2012) in the fields of "Information Technology“ and "Media and IP law“.
The handbook "Legal Experts – Europe, Middle East & Africa (2012)“ recommends Thomas Höhne in the field of "Intellectual Property“.
„Legal Experts – Europe, Middle East & Africa (2011)“ recommends Thomas Höhne as one of the top lawyers in the fields of "Intellectual Property“ and "IT and Telecoms“.
Chambers Europe 2011 recommends Thomas Höhne in the fields of „Media law“ and „IT law“. According to the manual, experts describe him as one of the leading figures in media law with "incredible" experience.
The handbooks "The Legal 500 - 2011 Europe, Middle East & Africa" and "The European Legal 500 – US Special Edition 2011" recommend Thomas Höhne in the fields of "EU and Competition”, "IT and Telecommunications" (because of his „knowledge of antitrust issues, e-commerce and internet law“) and in the field of „Intellectual Property and Media“. His law office, according to the handbook, has "an excellent reputation amongst peers for its dominance in the IP and IT sectors“. He is "definitely a leading individual“.
The business magazine "Format" ranks Thomas Höhne in April 2011 in the ranking of the "Elite in Media law, IT and E-Commerce" in top position: second place throughout Austria. In the category "The best lawyers in competition law" the magazine ranks him amongst the top 10 lawyers in Austria.
The handbook "Best Laywers“ names Thomas Höhne in the field of media law as the top lawyer of 2011.
In autumn 2011 the handbook „The Internationals Who’s Who of Business Laywers“ names Thomas Höhne in its listing of leading lawyers in Austria in the field of "Internet, e-commerce & Data Protection.
In the handbook "The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2010” und in der "US Special Edition 2010" Thomas Höhne is named as „leading lawyer” in the field of „IT and Telecommunications”. He and his “first-class team“ have "a great reputation“in the field of "Intellectual Property and media“ according to the manual. Especially the combined offer of IP and IT is appreciated by many clients.
In April 2010 Thomas Höhne is ranked in first place in the category "most sought after media law experts" and among the top 10 in the category "experts for competition law" by the business magazine "Format".
In the handbook „The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2009" Thomas Höhne is accounted as "recommended" for his “unfair competition knowledge” in the field of "EU and Competition”, in the section "IT and Telecommunications" as "recognised for his expertise in IT regulations” and in "Intellectual Property and Media" as "top-quality practitioner”.
In April 2008 the business magazine „Format“ names Thomas Höhne in the ranking of "Media law-, IT- & E-Commerce-experts“ in first place, in April 2009 among the "Pros in Media law".
Thomas Höhne is named in the handbook "The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2008" in the field of "EU, Competition and Public Procurement" as "recommended", in the field of "IT and Telecommunications" as having "significant experience in IT, information and media law" and in the field of "Intellectual Property and Media" as "... at the helm of the top-notch team". In the directory of the "European Legal Experts 2008" he is recommended for the fields of "IT and Telecoms" and "Intellectual Property". The "Client’s Guide 2008" by Chambers Europe writes the following about him: „Thomas Höhne is respected for a high level of specialist knowledge that makes him ‘the media law guru in Austria’ in the eyes of many peers."
In the directory of the "Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007" by Chambers Europe Thomas Höhne is named as the No. 1 of the "leading individuals" in the field of "Media“ and as No. 2 in the group of three in the section of "Information Technology". In the handbook „Which Lawyer? – Yearbook 2007” by "Practical Law Company" he is named as a "highly recommended individual" in the fields of "IT and e-commerce", "Intellectual Property" and "Media", likewise in the Yearbook 2008.
According to the directory 2003/4 by "Global Counsel 3000" Thomas Höhne is a "recommended intellectual property practitioner in Austria"