As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with third parties, whether they are your customers, suppliers or representatives. Sector-specific contractual arrangements in the context of the market in which you operate are key. With over 350 lawyers across 60 office globally, including 60 lawyers based in the UK, our multidisciplinary team advises on the full range of complex, high-value, local and multi-jurisdictional commercial agreements.
We organise our teams around your industries, including financial services, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms and media.
CMS stands out for its global reach and sector focus. The 'can do' team has a 'great understanding of the legal position, the deal, the commercial reality and the regulatory framework'.
Legal 500 UK, 2015
Whether you require advice on IP licensing, supply arrangements, services agreements, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, manufacturing agreements, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, agency and distribution agreements or any bespoke commercial arrangement, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you. Our team also regularly provides advice on related matters such as data protection, intellectual property, and advertising and marketing.
We are often asked to advise on highly complex and high-value transactions on the very cutting edge of industry and legal thought, often involving the deployment of new and innovative contracting models, processes and technologies. Our approach is always to cut through the complexities to ensure the transaction makes practical sense for all parties and fully realises your aspirations.