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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.

Johannes 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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"I have been working with Johannes Juranek and I appreciate his extensive knowledge in the TMT field.

The Legal 500, 2023

"He has broad strategic knowledge and comes up with creative solutions. He is the mastermind behind a lot of our company's strategies."

Chambers Europe, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Austrian 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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2024 ITechLaw European Conference in Munich
CMS lawyers are pleased to be attending the ITechLaw European Conference 2024 held in Munich on 30 October - 1 November. Below you can find our top tips for those visiting Munich for the conference, helpfully provided by our Technology lawyers based in the Munich office:Munich (Germany) is the capital of Bavaria. It is a city strongly influenced by Bavarian traditions and rich in history and culture. Many people refer to Munich as the northernmost city in Italy. This is due to the mild summer climate, a touch of Mediterranean flair and the short geographical distance to Italy. Some Facts: Distances:From Munich to the Italian border = 180 Km (approx. 112 miles)From Munich to Hamburg = 770 Km (approx. 480 miles)From Munich to Berlin (580 Km (approx. 360 miles)Pop­u­la­tion:1.589.706 inhabitants (2024). The third-largest city in Germany after Berlin and Ham­burgThe city's metropolitan region is home to about 6.2 million people and the third biggest metropolitan region by GDP in the European Uni­on­Re­com­men­ded:Art and Culture: Munich boasts world-class museums, galleries, and theaters. Visit the Alte Pinakothek for art lovers, the Deutsches Museum for science enthusiasts, and catch a performance at the Bavarian State Opera. Rich History: Munich is steeped in history, from its medieval origins to its role as the capital of Bavaria. Explore iconic landmarks like Marienplatz, Nymphenburg Palace, and the historic city gates. Green Spaces: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in Munich's expansive green spaces. Relax in the English Garden, one of the largest urban parks in the world, or explore the botanical wonders of the Botanical Garden. Transportation: Munich's efficient public transportation system makes it easy to navigate the city. Utilize the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams, and buses (the easiest way to buy tickets is via MVV app), or explore by bike along the city's extensive network of cycling paths. Day Trips: Take advantage of Munich's central location to explore nearby attractions. Embark on day trips to the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, or the charming villages of the Bavarian Alps. English-friendly Destination: While German is the official language, English is widely spoken and understood in Munich. Visitors can easily communicate with locals and navigate the city without language barriers. Safety and Cleanliness: Munich is known for its safety and cleanliness. Enjoy peace of mind as you explore the city's streets, parks, and attractions. Beer Culture: Munich is synonymous with beer, particularly during Oktoberfest. Experience Bavarian beer culture at traditional beer gardens like Hofbräuhaus and Au­gustin­er-Keller. Bavarian Cuisine: Indulge in hearty Bavarian dishes such as weißwurst (white sausage), pretzels, schnitzel, and sauerkraut. Don't miss out on trying traditional Bavarian delicacies at local restaurants and beer gardens e.g. Hofbräuhaus. Not re­com­men­ded:Trav­el­ling without cash: Don’t forget cash (there are still many local markets and smaller establishments that don't accept credit cards in Munich). Late hour shopping: Don't expect 24/7 shopping (unlike most major cities, Munich has strict shopping hours, and the shops close at 8pm on weekdays). Ordering the wrong beer: Don’t order a “Pilsener (Pils)”, always order a “Helles”. Feeding the pigeons: Feeding pigeons is not allowed in and around Munich. Walking on bike lanes: Munich is full of cyclists and there are many bike lanes. Please be aware that there might be a lot of traffic on the bike lanes and watch out for speedy cyclists when you are a pedestrian. At CMS, we are proud to have some of the leading global legal specialists in the technology, media and communications sector. Fuelled by huge customer demand for cutting-edge products and increased supply of pioneering services, the sectors of technology, media and communications are each undergoing unprecedented change. Innovation is key, and so tech and telecoms suppliers, and creators and distributors of media, need to protect their investments and maximise their commercial opportunities. At CMS, our global team of over 1000 specialist Technology, Media and Communications (TMC) lawyers has been exposed to virtually every risk and challenge you face. With our long-standing focus on advising suppliers, users, regulators and financiers in the sector, we are best placed to deliver innovative solutions through our award-winning disputes, transactions, IP, commercial, data privacy and security, employment and tax practices. To find out more about our capabilities across TMC, please visit International TMC webpage.
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CMS lawyers are pleased to be attending the ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference 2024 held in Washington on 8-10 May. Below you can find an overview of our attending partners, representing a large range of jurisdictions and practice areas. To arrange a meeting, please contact the individual lawyers directly. At CMS, we are proud to have some of the leading global legal specialists in the technology, media and communications sector. Our global team of over 1000 specialist Technology, Media and Communications (TMC) lawyers has been exposed to virtually every risk and challenge you face. With our long-standing focus on advising suppliers, users, regulators and financiers in the sector, we are best placed to deliver innovative solutions through our award-winning disputes, transactions, IP, commercial, data privacy and security, employment and tax practices. To find out more about our capabilities across TMC, please visit International TMC webpage. For further information, please see our partners attending the congress in the gallery below and an overview of all our expertise areas.
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Press release - 05 December 2023On 28 November 2023 CMS has launched its Digital Regulation Hub, the most comprehensive resource for capturing key regulations, commentary, and guidance to assist with navigating the regulatory landscape within Europe and beyond. In the context of the European Union (EU) Commission's ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’ plan, organisations have experienced an onslaught of digital regulations over the past two years with more to come. These rules are pivotal for businesses, imposing legal obligations for fair competition, personal data protection, and responsible digital services across various industries. However, tracking and adhering to these regulations can be a challenging and overwhelming task for businesses. The Digital Regulation Hub provides a destination for guidance, materials, and events relevant to EU digital regulations and wider-reaching considerations. Johannes Juranek, managing partner and head of the regional TMC Group: “Our new Digital Regulation Hub, featuring a comprehensive tracker tool, is a game-changer for General Counsels, C-suite leaders, and key decision-makers. This resource is not just a repository of information; it is a dynamic platform which is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments. In an era where regulatory compliance is non-negotiable, our hub empowers businesses to navigate complexities, providing a vital tool for informed decision-making and strategic adaptation to evolving legal landscapes.” Comprehensive guidance for AI businesses A solid grasp of regulatory frameworks is very important for responsible business practices. The EU AI Act is about to become an essential piece of legislation shaping AI ethics in the European Union. Our dedicated info page within the Digital Regulation Hub provides a one-stop resource for companies to understand and comply with the EU AI Act. Non-compliance with the EU AI Act can result in significant fines, emphasising the importance of staying informed and adherent to these regulations. Martina Gavalec, senior associate and driving force behind the AI initiative for CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz: “Our Hub provides the latest and most comprehensive insights on AI regulations and their legal complexities. We are dedicated to helping organizations stay at the forefront of responsible AI development, deployment, and utilization. By centralizing critical insights and updates, our Hub empowers businesses to confidently navigate intricate regulations, foster trust, and commit to responsible AI practices. In an era where digital ethics are paramount, our Digital Regulation Hub is an essential resource for organizations aiming to seamlessly adapt to the ever-changing legal landscape and thrive.” Interactive Tracker The Digital Regulation Hub also features an interactive tracker tool which is regularly updated to reflect new developments and resources for General Counsel, C-suite leaders and key decision-makers. Grasping the opportunity in digital regulation Additionally, CMS has conducted an in-depth study on how businesses are responding to the uptick in digital regulation. The study seeks to highlight the perceived effects on innovation, competition, protection, and consistency across borders for companies operating in the following industries: plat­forms/in­ter­me­di­ar­ies, online intermediation services, content providers, life sciences & healthcare, energy & infrastructure, banking & finance and automotive.  The key findings of this study, which are available via the Hub, are: How businesses respond to regulation will determine their success in the digital age. 76% agree that only those who adapt to digital regulation will succeed in this new economy. 73% agree that acting quickly on new regulation is essential to keep pace with digital in­nov­a­tion.   Busi­nesses are underestimating the impact of the EU's non-personal data strategy. The EU is laying the foundations of a new data economy, but only: 9% consider non-personal data (NPD) to be ‘highly’ strategic to their business. 13% believe NPD regulation offers significant op­por­tun­it­ies.   AI regulation presents more opportunities than threats. 94% believe that AI regulation offers ‘sig­ni­fic­ant’ or ‘moderate’ opportunities, including the ability to compete on a safe playing field with legal certainty and security. 80% think AI regulation poses ‘sig­ni­fic­ant’ or ‘moderate’ commercial threats, suggesting some concerns of ‘over­reg­u­la­tion’.   The majority of in-house lawyers see digital platform regulation as a ‘sig­ni­fic­ant’ opportunity. 54% expect ‘sig­ni­fic­ant’ commercial opportunities to arise from digital platform regulation. This includes 71% of content providers, who have much to gain from regulation aimed at curbing the market power of recognised digital gate­keep­ers.   Most businesses have assessed the impact of digital regulation. Now it's time to act. 73% have taken steps to assess the risks of digital regulation. 63% have consulted external counsel. Only 36% have revised their digital transformation plans, despite looming deadlines. Falling behind schedule is simply not an option. Expert discussions In 2024, CMS will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions and webinars focused on exploring the digital regulation topic further. These events will encourage legal teams and decision-makers to assess the risks presented by the changing environment, and the commercial opportunities arising from ongoing regulations. In the meantime, please find more information on the events here.