DDr Johannes Scharf > CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN
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Work Department

Data Protection, Commercial, TMC (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), IT Law,


Johannes Scharf is a lawyer in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC) Division. At CMS he works in the IP, TMC, Commercial Department and above all in the areas of data protection law and IT law.


Johannes Scharf completed his law studies at the University of Vienna in 2009 with a focus on “Computers and Law”. In 2015 he received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in the research area “Artificial Intelligence and Law”. In addition to his legal training, Johannes Scharf has many years of professional experience as a software architect and project manager in the IT field. He joined CMS in 2015 as a trainee lawyer.


English, German


  • 2015 – Dr. iur, University of Vienna
  • 2009 – Mag. iur, University of Vienna


He presented the results of his research in the field of “Artificial Intelligence and Law” at academic conferences and wrote several relevant publications.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

The practice at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH offers its clients a range of support, advising on regulatory compliance and risk mitigation. The team’s expertise also covers data subject complaints, regulatory investigations and cyber incident responses. Of note is CMS Breach Assistant, a legal tech tool that guides clients in case of a data breach. Managing partner Johannes Juranek  has in-depth expertise in GDPR implementation while senior associate Johannes Scharf contributes a solid technical background and associate Klaus Pateter specialises in tech start-ups.