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Scotland

CMS in Scotland - a proud heritage

CMS Scotland is a market leading, award-winning firm in Scotland, with a long history of being listed as a regional heavyweight in Chambers and Legal 500. We have consistent top tier rankings in Scotland in our key specialisms such as Corporate/Commercial/M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, IP/IT, Telecoms, Energy/Power/Oil & Gas, Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences/Healthcare, Infrastructure/Projects, Public Sector, Education and Transport.

Our heritage is a combination between Dundas & Wilson and CMS to create a firm which, for over 250 years, has been working in partnership with businesses, from multi-nationals to start-ups, to meet their commercial objectives, deliver projects and close deals. With over 250 lawyers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, we have a team of true Scottish legal and industry specialists that's second to none, with great global experience as well as deep local know-how.

Our market leading teams in the key sectors of the 21st Century economy bring a fresh and innovative approach to professional services. And in an era of uncertainty and disruption, we're committed to developing and evolving along with our clients, helping them succeed by adapting to change and seizing new opportunities.

Award winning legal services in Scotland

We have won numerous awards including Legal 500 Scotland Law Firm of the Year, Scottish Business Insider Legal Advisor of the Year as well as Real Estate Team of the Year– all testament to the quality of our people and our relationships with our clients.

Find out how CMS in Scotland can help your business by contacting us now

The following people will be available 24/7 to direct your query to the best person, or contact one of our office managing partners:

Find out more about how we can help your business in Scotland, why not come and visit us, get in touch via our online contact form or just give us a call.

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07/05/2018
CMS Guide to Third Party Costs as­so­ci­ated with Tak­ing...
09/12/2016
Are we wit­ness­ing the rise of su­per level eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risks?
In a few years’ time we may look back and say that it was in 2015/2016 when leg­al pro­ceed­ings and re­cent policy changes com­bined to pro­duce mani­fest ser­i­ous trans­fron­ti­er and trans-sec­tor com­mer­cial and eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risk.
February 2018
CMS - Facts & Fig­ures
01/12/2016
BEPS Up­date: Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment Pub­lished
The OECD has now pub­lished the mul­ti­lat­er­al in­stru­ment (“MLI”) that will im­ple­ment cer­tain of the treaty-re­lated pro­pos­als from its pro­ject on tack­ling base erosion and profit shift­ing (“BEPS”).
Marc-Etienne Sébire
28/04/2014
CMS adds 31 part­ners across the firm
30/11/2016
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping: Ex­clud­ing ‘con­sequen­tial loss’ can re­strict...
The Com­mer­cial Court was re­cently asked to con­sider the cor­rect con­struc­tion of the phrase “con­sequen­tial or spe­cial losses or ex­penses” in a clause that dis­trib­uted (and lim­ited) li­ab­il­ity and rem­ed­ies between parties (Star Po­lar­is LLC v HH­IC-Phil Inc [2016].
27/11/2013
In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
23/11/2016
Au­tumn State­ment: Re­forms to the tax­a­tion of non-dom­i­ciled in­di­vidu­als
The UK’s Chan­cel­lor of Ex­chequer de­livered his an­nu­al Au­tumn State­ment today. As pre­vi­ously an­nounced at the 2015 Sum­mer Budget and fol­low­ing the HM Treas­ury con­sulta­tion pub­lished on 19 Au­gust 2016, the gov­ern­ment has con­firmed that from April 2017: .
01/01/2013
De­liv­er­ing En­ergy Ex­pert­ise
09/11/2016
The pro­tec­tion of cross-bor­der in­vest­ments un­der the Canada-EU trade...
Fol­low­ing ne­go­ti­ations first launched in May 2009, the Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic and Trade Agree­ment (“CETA”) was signed by Canada and the EU on 30 Oc­to­ber 2016. CETA is a free trade agree­ment, which is sub­ject to rat­i­fic­a­tion by each EU mem­ber state and to the.
04/11/2016
Oil & Gas: De­fault Gas ex­clus­ive rem­edy in nat­ur­al gas sale agree­ment...
The Eng­lish Court of Ap­peal has up­held the Com­mer­cial Court de­cision that a De­fault Gas rem­edy in a nat­ur­al gas sale and pur­chase agree­ment was the sole and ex­clus­ive rem­edy for un­der­deliv­er­ies to a buy­er caused by a shut-in for the pur­poses of con­struct­ing.
19/10/2016
Is a Rus­si­an court com­pet­ent to re­solve an in­vest­ment-re­lated dis­pute...
Sum­mary On 5 Au­gust 2016, Rus­si­an busi­ness­man and former co-own­er of the Lithuani­an Bank Snor­as, Mr. Vladi­mir Ant­onov, filed a claim against the Re­pub­lic of Lithuania (rep­res­en­ted by the Min­istry of Justice) for an amount ex­ceed­ing 40 bil­lion Rubles (more than.