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Johannes Juranek

Managing Partner

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

Johannes Juranek is Managing Partner of CMS and a leading expert in technology, data protection and commercial law. He has extensive experience in handling complex legal cases in the areas of IT law, data protection and commercial. He advises clients on the implementation of compliance regulations in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). His clients include technology, software and industrial companies, as well as banks and companies from the health sector. In the aforementioned specialist area, he also represents clients before courts and arbitration tribunals.

Juranek has authored numerous publications and regularly lectures on his areas of expertise. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Universal Edition AG and a member of the supervisory board of a:head bio AG.

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"He is always available, and combines his technical legal knowledge with his knowledge of technology," a client says

Chambers Europe, 2017

Johannes Juranek, who is singled out for his ‘extensive knowledge and intelligent approach’.

Legal 500, 2016

The team at CMS is led by the “most competent” Johannes Juranek.

Legal 500, 2015

He is “innovative, yet pragmatic” and clients praise his “diligent manner”.

Who’s Who Legal, 2015

Memberships & Roles

  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Vienna Bar Association
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Awards & Rankings

  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Johannes Juranek among the best lawyers in the legal fields of information technology, dispute resolution and arbitration/dispute resolution/mediation (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020).
  • Johannes Juranek was nominated as Acritas Star in 2021.
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Lectures list

  • Ongoing lecturing activities in the area of IT and data protection law at the University of Vienna and at the Department of Business Law and European Integration at Danube University Krems as well as at various specialist conferences.
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  • 1998 - Bar Exam
  • 1993 - Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna
  • 1992 - 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.
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