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Günther Hanslik

Managing Partner

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Languages German, English

Günther Hanslik is a banking & finance lawyer. He is a partner in the CMS Vienna transaction team and specialises in financial transactions, restructurings and corporate transactions.
Günther Hanslik heads the financial transaction team at CMS Vienna and supports clients in high-profile projects in Austria and CEE. He also represents leading European financial institutions and internationally active companies on an ongoing basis.

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Clients note that he is "always pleasant to work with and very solution-oriented," with one interviewee enthusing: "He has an incredible amount of experience."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"very experienced lawyer with excellent industry knowledge"

Legal 500, 2018

The practice is headed by “outstanding lawyer” Günther Hanslik, who has “outstanding negotiating skills.”

Legal 500, 2016

Awards & Rankings

  • Günther Hanslik is repeatedly named as a leading lawyer in the field of financial transactions by JUVE, Legal 500 and Chambers Global, among others.
  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Günther Hanslik among the best lawyers in the field of banking and finance law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020).
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  • Ettmayer/Hanslik, Market Disruption. Auswirkung der gegenwärtigen Liquiditätskrise auf Kredite mit variablen Zinsklauseln, ecolex 2018, 1085.
  • Wissenszurechnung beim Unternehmenskauf, ecolex 2016, 223.
  • Grossmayer/Hanslik, Big Deal? M&A-Verträge richtig verhandeln! (LexisNexis, 2013).
  • Akquisitionsfinanzierung, in Althuber/Schopper (Hrsg), Handbuch Unternehmenskauf & Due Diligence, Band I: Legal (LexisNexis, 2010), 479.
  • Grossmayer/Hanslik, MAC-Klauseln in Unternehmenskaufverträgen, ecolex 2007, 829.
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Lectures list

  • Günther Hanslik has been lecturing at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business for many years.
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  • 1998 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna
  • 1995 – Mag. iur., Law, University of Vienna
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CMS Aus­tria 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...
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.
Law and reg­u­la­tion of Cov­id-19 loan morator­i­ums in Aus­tria
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Re­pay­ment block on loans for fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the Aus­tri­an Equity...
With its first civil law de­cision on the in­clu­sion of fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the pro­vi­sions of the EKEG (Ei­gen­kapitaler­satz-Ge­setz, Aus­tri­an Equity Sub­sti­tu­tion Act), the Su­preme Court (OGH 28 May...
CMS a top em­ploy­er: Im­press­ive ad­vance­ment se­cures CMS second place for...
CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz has leapt ahead this year in the JUVE list of the top 20 Aus­tri­an law firms to work for. The clear im­prove­ment from 8th to 2nd place is par­tic­u­larly grat­i­fy­ing when one con­siders...
Green, grey and danger zones: com­pet­i­tion com­pli­ance in bank syn­dic­a­tions
Com­pet­i­tion com­pli­ance re­mains a hot top­ic for com­pan­ies across in­dus­tries, in­clud­ing the fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions sec­tor. Com­pli­ance is par­tic­u­larly crit­ic­al to the syn­dic­ated lend­ing mar­ket when shar­ing...
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Aus­tria
1. Which fin­an­cial (not tax or la­bour) short-term com­pens­a­tion schemes for im­me­di­ate losses due to so­cial dis­tan­cing meas­ures have been im­ple­men­ted? For which in­dus­tries/sizes of busi­ness? The first...
A glob­al over­view of coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) re­lated morator­i­um on cor­por­ate...
The glob­al over­view of Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) re­lated morator­i­ums on cor­por­ate and re­tail loans is be­ing reg­u­larly up­dated on our CMS Ex­pert Guide pages – please fol­low the link be­low for the latest...
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Once a year, CMS in­vites fin­an­cial sec­tor com­pan­ies as well as na­tion­al and mul­tina­tion­al bor­row­ers and is­suers to a Busi­ness Break­fast ded­ic­ated to the latest de­vel­op­ments and chal­lenges in the bank­ing...
CMS ad­vises Steier­märkische Spar­kasse on Bank Pur­chase in North­ern Mace­do­nia
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2019, Steier­märkische Spar­kasse und Bank AG signed a share pur­chase agree­ment with So­ciété Générale in or­der to ac­quire all its shares in Re­pub­lic of North­ern Mace­do­nia-lis­ted Ohrid­ska...
Strategies for to­mor­row
Bank­ing and fin­ance law has al­ways been one of our cent­ral fields of ex­pert­ise. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz has ac­cess to a team of in­ter­na­tion­ally ex­per­i­enced ex­perts, primar­ily ad­vising banks and fin­an­cial...
CMS Bank­ing Mas­ter­class (Sem­in­ar in Eng­lish)
Con­tinu­ing in its train­ing for bankers in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe, CMS will be of­fer­ing a series of four break­fast sem­inars in Vi­enna cov­er­ing is­sues re­lat­ing to the struc­tur­ing and doc­u­ment­ing of...