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Firm Profile

CMS

Firm Profile

Frankfurt am Main

Firm profile submitted by CMS

Chairman: Cornelius Brandi
Executive Director: Matthias Lichtblau
Number of partners worldwide: ca. 880
Number of lawyers worldwide: ca. 3,400


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, business-focused 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.


At CMS, the firm recognises that its clients require sector-specific legal advice to achieve the best possible outcomes. To provide them with commercial, practical advice, CMS understands the markets within which they operate. CMS offers a wide range of expertise through nineteen practice area and sector groups, providing advice on local, national and international issues. These expert groups are firmly established across Europe.
■Banking & Finance
■Commercial
■Competition & EU
■Consumer Products
■Corporate/M&A
■Dispute Resolution
■Employment & Pensions
■Energy
■Funds
■Hotels & Leisure
■Infrastructure & Projects
■Insurance
■Intellectual Property
■Lifesciences
■Private Equity
■Public Procurement
■Real Estate & Construction
■Tax
■Technology, Media & Communications

For information on recent work, publications and full contact details please visit: cms.law.

Clients & Awards:
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 has chosen a single organisational structure that suits clients doing business in Europe. Each CMS office is tailored to its local market, ensuring that clients benefit from personal service and market sensitivities, while working together under a shared mission and governance structure.

Whether clients require advice and support in one jurisdiction, across the whole of Europe or beyond European borders, CMS has a shared culture and built-in processes to ensure they receive outstanding, seamless service. It is why many clients have been with CMS for decades. To ensure that it maintains strong client relationships, CMS constantly monitors its performance through a structured client feedback programme designed to identify what it does well and put in place a robust plan of action when it finds things it could do better.

Branches

  • CMS Legal Services EEIG,
  • Neue Mainzer Strasse 2-4,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60311
  • Tel +49 69 71 701 500
  • Fax +49 69 71 701 550
  • Website : cms.law
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Via Agostino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Amerikalei 92,
  • Antwerp,
  • Belgium
  • B–2000
  • Tel +32 3 206 01 40
  • Fax +32 3 206 01 50
  • 3, rue Goethe ,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • L-1637
  • Tel +352 26 27 53-1
  • Fax +352 26 27 53-53.
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • 174, rue de Créqui,
  • Lyon,
  • Rhône
  • France
  • 69003
  • Tel +33 4 78 95 47 99
  • Fax +33 4 72 61 84 27
  • CMS Legal Services EEIG,
  • Neue Mainzer Strasse 2-4,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60311
  • Tel +49 69 71 701 500
  • Fax +49 69 71 701 550
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Via Agostino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • Galleria Passarella, 1,
  • Milan,
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20122
  • Tel +39 02 89283800
  • Fax +39 02 480 129 14
  • Rr. Sami Frashëri,
  • Red Building,
  • Tirana,
  • Tirana County
  • Albania
  • 1001
  • Tel +355 4 430 2123
  • Fax +355 4 240 0737
  • 3, rue Goethe ,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • L-1637
  • Tel +352 26 27 53-1
  • Fax +352 26 27 53-53.
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • Palladium,
  • Na Pofiiãí 1079/3a,
  • Prague,
  • Czech Republic
  • 110 00
  • Tel +420 296 798 111
  • Fax +420 221 098 000
  • S-Park,
  • 11-15 Tipografilor Street,
  • B3-B4, 4th Floor,
  • 1st District,
  • Bucharest,
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 013714
  • Tel +40 21 528 0800
  • Fax +40 21 528 0900