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Kristijana Lastro takes over responsibility for Business Development at CMS in Vienna

14/02/2020

With immediate effect, the long-standing Head of Marketing & Communications also becomes responsible for the department Business Development at the law firm CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, which operates in Austria and CEE. With this personnel decision, CMS confirms its commitment to achieving a seamless cooperation between the two departments. Kristijana Lastro will now drive forward the further professionalization of key areas related to the business support of CMS.

As a leading international full-service law firm, CMS has set itself the goal of anchoring its concept of seamless support for clients – with regard to specialist areas and jurisdictions – even more firmly in the internal organisation of its support team. For this reason, the departments Business Development and Marketing & Communications are being merged and, as part of this restructuring, Kristijana Lastro (44) assumes the role of Head of Business Development, Marketing & Communications.

"This is how we ensure that these two support areas are optimally coordinated. This will help us make the best possible use of the potential that arises from the overlapping areas and provide our lawyers with even better support," explains COO Rupert Scheiblauer, who is largely responsible for the business support of CMS in Austria. "I am looking forward to planning and implementing joint BD and marketing activities with a great team," adds Kristijana Lastro, who joined CMS in 2008 in a leading position. The increased integration of the ten CEE offices also plays a key role in this context. Kristijana Lastro is now also responsible for supporting the partners in the planning, development and implementation of new strategic projects.

CMS believes that there is such a thing as an optimal combination

Kristijana Lastro completed her law studies as well as the postgraduate university programme “IT Law” at the University of Vienna. After she had completed an additional training course, the now also “Communications Expert” switched from the Legal Department to the Strategy & Communications Department of the telecommunications provider ONE. Her expertise in both areas ultimately led her to CMS in Vienna, where she is now responsible for a comprehensive and effective support in the fields of Business Development and Marketing & Communications both in Austria and in CEE.

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