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.