CMS is a full-service single international organisation with 60 offices in 34 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Russia, China, South America and North Africa, employing over 3,000 legal professionals. The firm’s practice groups include banking and international finance, commercial, corporate, energy, projects and construction, insurance and reinsurance, and real estate. CMS advises clients around the world and the firm’s extensive international presence is supported by deep, local and sector-specific expertise, which differentiates CMS from other law firms. CMS’s ‘one-stop shop’ offering is designed for clients who require high-quality legal and tax advice and cross-border coordination across multiple jurisdictions.
The Corporate team has a long track record in mergers & acquisitions, private equity and equity capital markets. It advises on both UK and international transactions. The work often involves being part of a multi-disciplinary cross-border team of advisers throughout Europe, taking advantage of CMS’s unrivalled European footprint. The Corporate team acts for a large number of quoted and unquoted companies, ranging from small privately-owned companies to FTSE 100 companies.
The Financial Services and Products group offers a wide range of advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions. Its client base includes leading investment banks, clearing banks and asset and investment managers as well as a large variety of institutional and corporate clients, trustees and pension schemes. The team forms a part of CMS’s International Capital Markets practice comprising more than 100 lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.