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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in 41 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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CMS Guide to Man­dat­ory Of­fers and Squeeze-outs
03/08/2017
CMS ad­vises Sun­rise on the sale of Swiss Towers AG
Feb 2019
CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A Group

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Dr Stephan Werlen, LL.M.
22/01/2019
CMS ber­ät beim Verkauf der evit­ria AG
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
21/12/2018
CMS ad­vises AEW En­er­gie AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of a...
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
Kristy Duane
Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
21/11/2018
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Scan­ning the ho­ri­zon: European M&A Out­look 2018
07/11/2018
Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
25/09/2018
CMS ad­vises Gay­doul Group on the sale of Navy­boot
07/03/2018
Farewell to bear­er shares and in­tro­duc­tion of crim­in­al sanc­tions for...
On 17 Janu­ary 2018, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil launched the con­sulta­tion (Vernehm­las­sung) on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the re­com­mend­a­tions of the Glob­al For­um on Trans­par­ency and Ex­change of In­form­a­tion for Tax Pur­poses (Glob­al For­um) re­gard­ing the trans­par­ency.
19/09/2018
CMS ad­vises capiton/Cym­biQ Group on the ac­quis­i­tion...
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.