CMS Partners Johannes Juranek and Gunther Hanslik have taken over the management responsibilities of the firm's Vienna office on February 1, 2022. Juranek specializes in data protection while Hanslik focuses on banking.
Juranek and Hanslik have been elected by the firm’s Partners as Managing Partners for the next three years. Juranek had already been managing the firm for the past three years.
According to CMS, Juranek will be responsible for “IT and the development of new innovative technical tools over the next three years and continue to represent the company in the CMS global Executive Committee. Hanslik will be responsible for human resources, marketing & communications, business development in both Austria and the company's locations in the CEE countries. The financial area is jointly supervised by the two.”
“New technologies and digital offers are of great importance to our clients and appreciated by companies and public authorities alike,” Juranek commented. “In recent years, we have repeatedly proven that we are among the market leaders in the digitalization area. We want to further strengthen this position and expand it in all areas.”
"We are constantly improving the quality of our services,” Hanslik said. “All employees have been actively involved in our process of change as we set course for a thriving future together."
According to the firm, the new management will also focus on the topics of sustainability, increased CEE integration, and diversity. “At CMS, we are mindful of resources in all departments,” Hanslik added. “We are also the first law firm to have an eco-profit certificate.”