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Johannes Juranek and Gunther Hanslik Are CMS' New Management Duo in Vienna

Johannes Juranek and Gunther Hanslik Are CMS' New Management Duo in Vienna

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CMS Partners Johannes Juranek and Gunther Hanslik have taken over the management responsibilities of the firm's Vienna office on February 1, 2022. Juranek specializes in data protection while Hanslik focuses on banking.

Juranek and Hanslik have been elected by the firm’s Partners as Managing Partners for the next three years. Juranek had already been managing the firm for the past three years.

According to CMS, 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. 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.”

“New technologies and digital offers are of great importance to our clients and appreciated by companies and public authorities alike,” Juranek commented. “In recent years, we have repeatedly proven that we are among the market leaders in the digitalization area. We want to further strengthen this position and expand it in all areas.” 

"We are constantly improving the quality of our services,” Hanslik said. “All employees have been actively involved in our process of change as we set course for a thriving future together."

According to the firm, the new management will also focus on the topics of sustainability, increased CEE integration, and diversity. “At CMS, we are mindful of resources in all departments,” Hanslik added. “We are also the first law firm to have an eco-profit certificate.”

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

Firm's website.