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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...
25/09/2018
In the Af­ter­math of Achmea – Does Vat­ten­fall En­sure the Fu­ture for...
On 6 March 2018, the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) held in its Achmea rul­ing that dis­pute set­tle­ment pro­vi­sions provid­ing for ar­bit­ra­tion in in­tra-EU bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment treat­ies (BITs) are in­com­pat­ible with EU law.
February 2018
CMS - Facts & Fig­ures
25/09/2018
European Com­mis­sion's New Best Prac­tices Code for the con­duct of State...
On 17 Ju­ly 2018, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a new Best Prac­tices Code for the con­duct of State aid con­trol pro­ced­ures. The former 2009 Code needed up­dat­ing fol­low­ing  evol­u­tion of State aid in­vest­ig­a­tions and also to take in­to con­sid­er­a­tion the ma­jor state.
Marc-Etienne Sébire
28/04/2014
CMS adds 31 part­ners across the firm
21/09/2018
EU to define €100’s of bil­lions pa of sus­tain­able in­vest­ment
It is easy to ask: what does sus­tain­able in­vest­ment mean? The an­swer is not simple even though a lot rides on it. In the EU cli­mate and en­ergy space alone, the EU es­tim­ates that ad­di­tion­al sus­tain­able in­vest­ment will need to rise to €180 bil­lion per an­num (on.
27/11/2013
In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
12/09/2018
CMS - Fo­cus­ing on Funds - Re­spons­ib­il­ity and Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Mat­ters
This Fo­cus­ing on Funds up­date looks at a de­vel­op­ing hot top­ic of sus­tain­able, re­spons­ible and im­pact in­vest­ment (SRI) and why this mat­ters for funds. En­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance (ESG) and SRI is­sues have be­come an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant part of the.
01/01/2013
De­liv­er­ing En­ergy Ex­pert­ise
10/09/2018
Brexit and the in­sur­ance sec­tor – in­form cus­tom­ers about Brexit’s...
The European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) provided an opin­ion on in­form­ing cus­tom­ers about the im­pact of the with­draw­al of the United King­dom from the European Uni­on (“Opin­ion”).
03/09/2018
The Com­mis­sion de­cides that tax on ad­mis­sion fees in Greek casi­nos...
The European Com­mis­sion has con­cluded that a sys­tem of levies on State-set ad­mis­sion fees at Greek casi­nos does not con­sti­tute EU State aid. The Com­mis­sion had ini­tially taken is­sue with the meas­ures and de­cided, after an in-depth State aid in­vest­ig­a­tion con­cluded.
24/08/2018
Gov­ern­ment Is­sues Brexit Tech­nic­al No­tice for Life Sci­ences
On 23 Au­gust 2018, the UK Gov­ern­ment (the "Gov­ern­ment") is­sued the first wave of its tech­nic­al pa­pers de­signed to provide guid­ance to com­pan­ies to help pre­pare for a "No Deal" Brexit. In this scen­ario, there will be no "trans­ition peri­od" but rather the UK.