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29/11/2022
CMS Life Sci­ence Award 2022
Ver­öf­fent­licht am 29. Novem­ber 2022In Ko­op­er­a­tion mit CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz ver­lieh die Recht­swis­senschaft­liche Fak­ultät der Uni­versität Inns­bruck er­st­mals den „CMS Life Sci­ences Award“ 2022. Der dies­jährige Pre­is­träger Mat­thi­as Rief, Ab­solvent des Doko­trat­skolleg Med­iz­in­recht und Ge­sund­heit­swesen an der Uni­versität Inns­bruck, wurde für seine Dis­ser­ta­tion "Im­planti­erbare Med­iz­in­produkte der Klasse III: Aus­gewählte Haf­tungs­fra­gen vor dem Hin­ter­grund der neuen Med­iz­in­produkte-Ver­or­d­nung (EU)" aus­gezeich­net. CMS Part­ner­in und Life Sci­ence & Health­care Ex­per­tin Gab­ri­ele Staber ver­trat CMS als Jurymit­glied.
14/06/2022
Stefan Honeder ver­stärkt die Fachbereiche Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment und Reg­u­lat­ory...
The pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ist also has com­pre­hens­ive ex­per­i­ence in the field of con­struc­tion law and con­struc­tion-re­lated dis­putes.
15/03/2022
Launch of re­search co­oper­a­tion between Uni­versity of Inns­bruck and CMS...
The Fac­ulty of Law at the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity of Inns­bruck and CMS Aus­tria are part­ner­ing to pro­mote uni­ver­sity re­search­ers in med­ic­al law. CMS will sup­port the re­search centre for med­ic­al law at the Uni­versity of Inns­bruck both fin­an­cially and in re­la­tion to con­tent. The CMS Life Sci­ences Award is also be­ing in­tro­duced. A co­oper­a­tion agree­ment was re­cently signed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wal­ter Ob­wex­er, Dean of the Fac­ulty of Law, and Dr. Gab­ri­ela Staber, Part­ner, and ex­pert in the field of Life Sci­ences & Health­care at CMS Aus­tria. The co­oper­a­tion aims to fur­ther ad­vance re­search in the field of med­ic­al law. The re­search should provide an­swers to many un­der-in­vest­ig­ated or new leg­al ques­tions in this area. CMS provides in­put from the prac­tice  The co­oper­a­tion will fur­ther in­tensi­fy the teach­ing and re­search fo­cus in med­ic­al law that has been suc­cess­fully es­tab­lished at the Uni­versity of Inns­bruck Fac­ulty of Law. Through CMS, one of the lead­ing na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al law firms in the field of Life Sci­ences & Health­care, stu­dents will re­ceive valu­able in­put from the prac­tice in the fu­ture. They will be able to re­sort to a pool of cur­rent top­ic sug­ges­tions for dis­ser­ta­tions, mas­ter­'s theses, and sem­in­ar pa­pers with par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on phar­ma­ceut­ic­al and med­ic­al device law as well as bi­o­tech­no­logy. Award for ex­cep­tion­al achieve­ments  An­oth­er im­port­ant part of the re­search co­oper­a­tion is the CMS Life Sci­ences Award, which will be presen­ted once a year. The award is en­dowed with EUR 2,500 and is in­ten­ded for stu­dents whose ex­cel­lent dis­ser­ta­tions, mas­ter­'s theses or sem­in­ar pa­pers make an im­port­ant con­tri­bu­tion to re­search in med­ic­al law. In ad­di­tion to the CMS Life Sci­ences Award, con­fer­ences and net­work­ing events will be fa­cil­it­ated. These will fo­cus on in­form­a­tion and the ex­change of new res­ults to help stu­dents and aca­dem­ics bet­ter un­der­stand top­ics rel­ev­ant to the field. No de­vel­op­ment without re­search Univ. Prof. Dr. Wal­ter Ob­wex­er says about the re­search co­oper­a­tion: "Our stu­dents, dir­ect­ors and staff at the re­search centre are united in their en­deav­our to en­sure the per­man­ent de­vel­op­ment of med­ic­al law through their com­mit­ment and res­ults. We are very pleased to be work­ing with CMS, as the co­oper­a­tion will en­able us to of­fer an even bet­ter or­gan­isa­tion­al, fin­an­cial and per­son­nel frame­work for rel­ev­ant re­search pro­jects."CMS part­ner Dr. Gab­ri­ela Staber, who her­self ad­vises phar­ma­ceut­ic­al, med­ic­al and bi­otech com­pan­ies, hos­pit­als as well as health­care start-ups, em­phas­ises: "Of course, there will be many press­ing ques­tions and chal­lenges over the com­ing years, es­pe­cially in health law. This makes it all the more im­port­ant to sup­port re­search activ­it­ies and thus also cre­ate an aca­dem­ic basis for prac­tic­al work. We see ourselves here not only as a sup­pli­er of ideas and top­ics but also as an in­ter­face and con­tact broker between uni­ver­sity re­search and com­pan­ies in the life sci­ences & health­care sec­tor." Med­ic­al Law and Pub­lic Health at the Uni­versity of Inns­bruck For 20 years now, the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity of Inns­bruck has been fo­cus­ing on med­ic­al and health law. With the Uni­versity Course in Med­ic­al Law, the Sum­mer School Med­ic­al Law, the Doc­tor­al Col­lege in Med­ic­al Law and Health Care and the Re­search Centre for Med­ic­al Law, there are now four pil­lars that sup­port teach­ing and re­search in equal meas­ure. Not least, for this reas­on, the Uni­versity of Inns­bruck sees it­self as an au­thor­it­at­ive hub for med­ic­al law is­sues.
25/02/2022
CMS par­ti­cip­ates in the Balkan Green En­ergy News Con­fer­ence on the Chan­ging...
The con­fer­ence "Ser­bi­an Com­pan­ies on the Chan­ging Power Mar­ket" or­gan­ised by Balkan Green En­ergy News gathered to­geth­er nu­mer­ous play­ers in the re­new­able en­ergy mar­ket. An in­dustry meet­ing of re­gion­al im­port­ance On 22 Feb­ru­ary 2022, lead­ing elec­tri­city mar­ket ex­perts from Ser­bia and abroad met in Bel­grade to dis­cuss key is­sues in the Ser­bi­an en­ergy sec­tor. The top­ics were rel­ev­ant for the en­tire re­gion. The ex­perts provided in­sights in­to both the way the Ser­bi­an elec­tri­city mar­ket would likely de­vel­op in the com­ing years and the op­por­tun­it­ies avail­able to vari­ous mar­ket par­ti­cipants. The con­fer­ence offered an ana­lys­is of the most im­port­ant chal­lenges fa­cing com­pan­ies in the course of the en­ergy trans­ition.CMS also re­lies on in­nov­at­ive ad­vis­ory products to help its cli­ents be­ne­fit from the en­ergy trans­ition.The con­fer­ence was opened by Ser­bi­an Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Zor­ana Mi­hajlović and Dir­ect­or of the En­ergy Com­munity Sec­ret­ari­at Ar­tur Lorkowski. CMS was a spon­sor and par­ti­cipant of this cru­cial event for the en­ergy sec­tor and was de­lighted to be rep­res­en­ted onsite by its law­yers Ivan Gazdić, part­ner CMS Ser­bia, Georg Gut­fleisch, law­yer CMS Aus­tria, and Tamara Kosi, law­yer CMS Slov­e­nia, and Maja Živan­ović, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Coun­try Head, CMS Ser­bia, Montenegro and North Mace­do­nia.  One step ahead in the en­ergy crisis The 2021 en­ergy crisis has con­tin­ued in­to 2022 caus­ing un­pre­ced­en­ted in­creases in elec­tri­city prices across Europe. The Ser­bi­an gov­ern­ment has put up a res­cue para­chute for com­pan­ies and capped the elec­tri­city price at EUR 75 per MWh for the peri­od un­til June 2022. However, it re­mains to be seen how elec­tri­city prices will de­vel­op in the me­di­um and long term. In the com­ing years, the Ser­bi­an elec­tri­city mar­ket will – like the en­tire re­gion – be af­fected by oth­er im­port­ant changes too: de­car­bon­isa­tion and the need to align its busi­ness with the Green Agenda; the pro­jec­ted growth in sol­ar and wind ca­pa­city; the in­creas­ing at­tract­ive­ness of cus­tom­ers pro­du­cing their own en­ergy onsite; and the car­bon cap tax on ex­ports to the EU.The con­clu­sion was: “The event ‘Ser­bi­an Com­pan­ies on the Chan­ging Power Mar­ket’ provided an ex­cel­lent op­por­tun­ity for the ex­change of in­form­a­tion and ideas that are ur­gently needed to bet­ter un­der­stand trends in the power mar­ket and to re­main com­pet­it­ive".The CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change Sec­tor Group provides lead­ing ad­vice products on all as­pects of in­nov­at­ive en­ergy, cli­mate change and ESG.
31/01/2022
CMS heads in­to the fu­ture stronger with new lead­er­ship
Jo­hannes Jur­anek and Gün­ther Hans­lik will take over man­age­ment re­spons­ib­il­it­ies at the Vi­enna law firm CMS on 1 Feb­ru­ary 2022. To­geth­er they want to make the firm fit to face the chal­lenges of the fu­ture. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz Recht­san­wälte GmbH will have a lead­er­ship duo as of 1 Feb­ru­ary 2022 com­pris­ing data pro­tec­tion spe­cial­ist Jo­hannes Jur­anek, who has already led the firm suc­cess­fully for the past three years, and bank­ing part­ner Gün­ther Hans­lik. They have been elec­ted by the firm’s part­ners as man­aging part­ners for the next three years. CMS Aus­tria already has a lead­ing po­s­i­tion in Cent­ral and South­east Europe and has of­fices in Vi­enna, Bel­grade, Brat­is­lava, Istan­bul, Ky­iv, Ljubljana, Podgor­ica, Sa­ra­jevo, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb. To­geth­er, the new man­age­ment duo wants to fur­ther strengthen the po­s­i­tion­ing of the law firm, one of the most renowned in Aus­tria. To this end, they will ex­pand the firm’s core com­pet­en­cies, make CMS an even more at­tract­ive em­ploy­er for the best law­yers in the coun­try, ad­vance di­git­al­isa­tion, and con­tin­ue to over­see the suc­cess­ful im­ple­ment­a­tion of the “Vis­ion 2025” strategy. Jo­hannes 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. Gün­ther 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. CMS is one of the most tech­nic­ally in­nov­at­ive law firms in the coun­try. For ex­ample, Lupl.com, an in­ter­na­tion­al plat­form for the ex­change of in­form­a­tion between leg­al de­part­ments and law firms, was de­veloped to­geth­er with ex­tern­al part­ners and very suc­cess­fully launched on the mar­ket. Jo­hannes Jur­anek: “New tech­no­lo­gies and di­git­al of­fers are of great im­port­ance to our cli­ents and ap­pre­ci­ated by com­pan­ies and pub­lic au­thor­it­ies alike. In re­cent years, we have re­peatedly proven that we are among the mar­ket lead­ers in the di­git­al­isa­tion area. We want to fur­ther strengthen this po­s­i­tion and ex­pand it in all areas.” Gün­ther Hans­lik: "We are con­stantly im­prov­ing the qual­ity of our ser­vices. All em­ploy­ees have been act­ively in­volved in our pro­cess of change as we set course for a thriv­ing fu­ture to­geth­er." The new man­age­ment will also fo­cus on the top­ics of sus­tain­ab­il­ity, in­creased CEE in­teg­ra­tion and di­versity. Gün­ther Hans­lik: “At CMS, we are mind­ful of re­sources in all de­part­ments. We are also the first law firm to have an eco-profit cer­ti­fic­ate.” The bar is also set high for the new man­age­ment team in terms of eco­nom­ic suc­cess: CMS Aus­tria achieved the highest turnover in its his­tory in 2021. “This is a great chal­lenge for us, which we gladly ac­cept, and which mo­tiv­ates us to be­come even bet­ter to meet the high de­mands,” says Jo­hannes Jur­anek.
18/11/2021
Hy­dro­gen in Aus­tria: Wait­ing for a strategy
All over the world, hy­dro­gen is in­creas­ingly seen as one of the key drivers of the en­ergy trans­ition. An in­creas­ing num­ber of coun­tries are for­mu­lat­ing strategies and an­noun­cing in­vest­ment pro­grams to foster the de­vel­op­ment of hy­dro­gen pro­jects, es­pe­cially green ones. In Aus­tria, ini­tial plans of a strategy for the use of hy­dro­gen were an­nounced more than three years ago but little has happened since then – at least polit­ic­ally.
07/07/2021
CMS Part­ner Egon En­gin-Den­iz ranked as one of "The World's Lead­ing Pat­ent...
The "IAM" guide has re­cently been pub­lished and we are de­lighted to an­nounce that our Part­ner Egon En­gin-Den­iz has been ranked as one of “The World’s Lead­ing Pat­ent Pro­fes­sion­als 2021” in the "IAM...
22/03/2021
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
The Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist: Cent­ral and East­ern Europe show­cases the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in a broad sweep of coun­tries, stretch­ing from Aus­tria and Po­land to the Balt­ic Na­tions and down to Ser­bia...
11/02/2021
The up­dated CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G is here!
In 2020, we up­dated our CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G a total of three times, and 2021 will also be dom­in­ated by 5G! Ex­perts agree: 5G is not just an­oth­er “G”; 5G will change the way we com­mu­nic­ate for the...
21/12/2020
CMS Ad­vises Po­s­eidon Group And Mit­iska Re­im On The Sale Of Their Ser­bi­an...
The CMS Ser­bi­an and Aus­tri­an team has ad­vised the sell-side, UK-based Po­s­eidon Group and Bel­gi­um’s Mit­iska RE­IM, on the di­vest­ment of their en­tire port­fo­lio of re­tail parks in Ser­bia to Aus­tria’s...
14/12/2020
CMS ad­vises bank­ing syn­dic­ate on the is­su­ance of EUR 750,000,000 Ad­di­tion­al...
CMS ad­vised an in­ter­na­tion­al bank­ing syn­dic­ate com­pris­ing BofA Se­cur­it­ies, BNP Pari­bas, Er­ste Group, Gold­man Sachs In­ter­na­tion­al, JP Mor­gan and UBS as Joint Lead Man­agers on the suc­cess­ful is­su­ance of...
17/11/2020
Short-time work in lock­down
Corona short-time work has been ex­ten­ded from 1.10.2020 to 31.3.2021 ("phase 3 short-time work"). Due to the new pro­tect­ive meas­ures (the “new lock­down”) against the spread of COV­ID-19, the so­cial...