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Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS can work for you in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. Globally 4,500 lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to our clients’ needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.


With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.


This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.


Across our six core sectors – Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Telecommunications – we don’t just have some of the brightest and most creative legal minds.  Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients’ operates in; genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues you currently face, and those that may lie just around the corner.

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What are the biggest risks facing general counsel doing business in central and eastern Europe?

Central and eastern Europe is rich in opportunity, but is not without its challenges. For this joint report, Legal Week and CMS surveyed general counsel on the pros and cons of doing business in this burgeoning market, with a focus on the key risks and the most problematic CEE countries.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Global guide to arbitration - the essential reference tool

The CMS Guide to Arbitration provides a detailed overview of arbitration law in key jurisdictions around the globe. Written by practitioners from the relevant jurisdictions, the fourth edition has been updated to reflect developments in law and practice in the various areas covered.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 12 March 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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Uncertainty surrounding new costs regime will trigger debate and satellite litigation

There are only weeks to go before the implementation of Lord Jackson's proposals for reforming the costs in civil litigation to make litigation cheaper and more accessible. CMS' Tim Hardy explains why the reforms' success will largely depend on the manner in which the judiciary implement them.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 19 February 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation

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When is a partner not a partner? The curious case of Jeremy Briars

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling has found that a solicitor, believed to be a partner and remunerated as a partner, was in fact an employee of the solicitors’ firm at which he worked. This briefing uses the case to spark debate regarding the true definition and role of a law firm partner...view abstract

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 23 August 2011 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract

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Anti-bribery and corruption laws – an international guide

This guide from CMS offers a broad overview of anti-corruption laws across Europe and select emerging markets. A fact-sheet is given for each jurisdiction, offering key information including what the offences are, who is liable and when, what the penalties are and what the defences are.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 22 August 2011 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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UK Government confirms annual cap on immigration

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has this week set out the Government's limits for non-EEA economic migrants from April 2011. This briefing from CMS Cameron McKenna has the details, including a handy ‘planning for the future’ summary.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 25 November 2010 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Duties & responsibilities of directors - a pan-European guide

The rules relating to directorships vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This CMS guide provides an overview of the duties and responsibilities of directors across 21 jurisdictions in Europe, answering common for directors coming from another jurisdiction.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 29 October 2010 | Practice Area: Immigration

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Can an employee challenge an employer’s view of their performance?

A recent High Court case has reinforced the employer’s hand in determining performance-related bonuses. It confirms that employees will struggle to get a court to overturn an employer’s decision unless it is irrational or perverse, which will often be a high hurdle to overcome. Camerons reports.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 29 October 2010 | Practice Area: Tribunals

Restructuring and insolvency in Europe newsletter

The latest edition of the Restructuring and insolvency in Europe newsletter from CMS provides information on topical issues in insolvency and restructuring law in countries in Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and the UK.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 14 October 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate

The CMS European Patents Review 2010

The 2010 edition of the CMS European Patents Review focuses on pan- European issues, with headline articles considering topics of international significance, and comments from lawyers around Europe that summarise the position from national perspectives.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 13 October 2010 | Practice Area: Life science

Rating: 4 people found this useful

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