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  • Managing Partner Duncan Weston
  • Senior Partner Penelope Warne
  • UK Number of partners 212
  • Associates 337
  • Other fee-earners 165
  • International Number of partners 72
  • Associates 250
  • Other fee-earners 85

THE FIRM: CMS provides clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With over 2,900 legal professionals across the world working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, CMS’ focus is on clients and fulfilling their objectives. In a competitive legal market, CMS stands apart through its deep commitment to understanding clients’ business and the sectors and countries in which it operates. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead whatever its chosen markets.

CMS places great emphasis on client service, with clients benefiting from an extensive range of tailored services, delivered through 58 offices in 32 countries across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Combination: On 1 May 2014, CMS combined with Dundas & Wilson, providing clients with deeper expertise in the three key financial centres of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and in its energy capital, Aberdeen. Sector Group Focus: The firm’s sector approach provides clients with an industry-specific service and deep sector expertise. Working alongside its traditional practice group structure, sector groups enable the firm to develop a comprehensive understanding of its clients’ businesses and markets and to constantly deliver sound and commercially relevant advice from any of its offices. Client Focus: Our proposition to clients is centred on providing high quality advice from lawyers that are sector experts, pragmatic in the delivery of their advice and able to project manage to ensure all client matters are delivered on time and to budget.

CMS numbers global companies such as Telefonica, BP, RWE, United Technologies, Takeda and Diageo among its clients. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, for a large number of the FT European 500 and for a number of Fortune 500 companies.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK: CMS offers a wide range of expertise through seventeen practice area and sector groups, providing advice on local, national and international issues. These expert groups are firmly established across Europe. Main areas of practice include: banking and finance; commercial; competition and EU; consumer products; corporate; dispute resolution; employment and pensions; energy; hotels and leisure; infrastructure and project finance; insurance and funds; intellectual property; life sciences; private equity; real estate and construction; tax; technology, media and telecoms.

CMS offices (and associated offices): Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat City, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.

  • Advertising & Marketing Susan Barty
  • Asset Management Ash Saluja
  • Banking & Finance Will Meredith
  • Banking & Finance (CEE) Paul Stallebrass
  • Commercial (CEE) Iain Batty
  • Construction & Development Mark Heighton
  • Consumer Products Louise Wallace
  • Corporate Finance/IPOs Sean Watson
  • Corporate Tax Richard Croker
  • Dispute Resolution Guy Pendell
  • Employment Anthony Fincham
  • Energy & Projects (CEE) Andrzej Blach
  • Energy & Utilities Penelope Warne
  • Environment Paul Sheridan
  • EU/ Competition Susan Hankey
  • Financial Institutions & Services Stephen Tester
  • Financial Services Regulation Simon Morris
  • Health & Safety Jan Burgess
  • Hotels & Leisure Thomas Page
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance Andrew Ivison
  • Insolvency Duncan Aldred
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Ed Foss
  • IP Tom Scourfield
  • Life Sciences Sandra Rafferty
  • M&A Andrew Sheach M&A (CEE) Helen Rodwell
  • Media Complaints Tim Hardy
  • Pensions Nigel Moore
  • Planning Chris Williams
  • Product Liability Shuna Mason
  • Project Finance Andrew Ivison
  • Real Estate Mark Heighton
  • Real Estate (CEE) Gabor Czike
  • Real Estate Disputes Danielle Drummond-Brassington
  • TMT Chris Watson
  • Transport Jonathan Beckitt
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity James Grimwood
  • Water Robert Lane


  • Mitre House,
  • 160 Aldersgate Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1A 4DD
  • Tel (020) 3673000
  • Fax (020) 7367 2000
  • DX 135316 BARBICAN 2
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • Website : www.cms-cmck.com