With its full-service approach, the firm offers its clients legal advice on all areas of national and international commercial law. CMS is active for its clients in the following areas of expertise: corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, banking, capital markets, competition and merger control, state aid and EU law, intellectual property, media and press, life science, healthcare and medical law, individual and collective labour law, pension law, real estate and construction, hotels, IT and telecommunications, tax, insolvency and restructuring, utilities and energy, public commercial and environmental law, procurement, insurance, litigation and arbitration.
Founded in 1999, with 65 offices in 38 countries, CMS is ranked third most global firm in the AmLaw 2016 Global Top 100. More than 3,400 legal professionals across the world work in sector-based teams and are trained in project management. CMS offers specialist, businessfocused advice in law and tax matters to clients operating in complex business and constantly changing regulatory environments. CMS lawyers focus on their clients and on providing the best possible service.
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 numbers global companies such as eBay, Almirall, Telefónica, Holtzbrinck, Axa and Lacoste among its clients. 2016 was another outstanding year for the CMS Corporate/M&A group, with excellent M&A rankings across Europe. With a total of 308 deals CMS advised on more transactions than any other law firm in Europe. In the Top 5 League Table Rankings 2016 by deal volume, CMS is ranked #1 by Bloomberg in Europe, CEE, France, Germany and UK and #1 by Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters in Germany.
CMS offices (and associated offices): Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bogotá, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Duesseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lima, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Medellín, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tehran, Tirana, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.