People

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Penelope Warne
The Seni­or Part­ner
Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy
United Kingdom, London
Penelope Warne is the Senior Partner and Chairman of the UK Board. She is also Head of Energy.Penelope, an oil and gas specialist, joined the firm in 1993 to set up the Aberdeen office and has a st...
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Stephen Millar
Man­aging Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Stephen Millar is the Managing Partner for CMS based in the UK.He joined the board in 2013 as Practice Group Manager of the Energy, Projects and Construction team, one of the firm’s largest and most w...
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Nick Beckett
Man­aging Part­ner
Co-Head of the CMS Lifesciences Group
United Kingdom, London
China, Beijing
Nick Beckett is Co-Head of the CMS Lifesciences Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 150 specialist lawyers.Nick is also the Managing Partner of the Beijing...

Expertise

United Kingdom
At CMS, we always strive to put our clients at the centre of what we do. We advise clients on matters that range from global multi-billion dollar deals to ground-breaking commercial...
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CEE German Desk [GBR]
The CMS CEE German Desk gives you access to German speaking lawyers who approach issues in a manner you are familiar with. Led by German qualified lawyer and partner Martin Wodraschke, the team...
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India Desk [GBR]
Building on CMS’ 20 years’ experience of advising on India-related deals and disputes, we continue to invest in the growth of our capabilities and business relationships with leading Indian com...
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Locations

Edinburgh
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
United Kingdom
The financial capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has been home to CMS since 1759. The combination with Dundas & Wilson in 2014 has strengthened this office to 115 lawyers advising on banking, financial...
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London
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
The diverse, dynamic and commercial City of London has been home to CMS since 1779. Clients based all over the world, including on our doorstep in the City, work with over 1000 lawyers based in our n...
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Aberdeen
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
6 Queens Road
Aberdeen
AB15 4ZT
United Kingdom
Aberdeen is the capital of Europe’s offshore industry. Our Aberdeen office has been an important part of the oil & gas industry for over 20 years and is a full service law office.Awarded Legal 500 S...
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Online services

Online Services
In today's fast-paced business environment, you need to stay up to date on the latest industry regulation to anticipate and handle any potential issues that could impact your business. Through our online services, we offer you access to relevant legal know-how, quickly and easily.
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Thought Leadership Overview
At CMS we put your world first. Our thought leadership reports and analysis of the issues that matter to you in your sectors demonstrate that commitment. We hope you enjoy exploring, sharing and engaging with us on these topics.
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CMS Evidence
Gathering evidence during the investigation and disclosure stages of contentious matters can often be a costly and complex process. It is essential the analysis happens in a thorough and consistent way, and that critical information can be accessed quickly and efficiently.
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Careers

Working for CMS
As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), CMS Cameron McKenna (“CMS”) complies fully with the Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.
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Your Application
It is important to us to treat everyone fairly and to provide a working environment free from discrimination and harassment. We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice and client service.
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Working for CMS
CMS UK Recruitment Privacy Notice 1.        Scope of this Privacy NoticeThis Privacy Notice explains how CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in the UK (“CMS UK”) will collect, use and otherwise handle your “Personal Information” in connection with any application you make to us for employment or other engagement.
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News

CMS named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women for third consecutive year
25 April 2018 CMS is proud to be listed in The Times today as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2018. This is the third consecutive year that CMS has been recognised in this prestigious list, reinforcing the firm’s o...
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Highlights of our experience in Water
24 April 2018 AMP Capital on the disposal of its entire stake in Thames Water to Borealis Infrastructure. Our role included advice on the provisions of the Thames Water shareholders agreement, including, in...
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CMS crowned ‘Restructuring Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards
20/04/2018 CMS is delighted to have been awarded ‘Restructuring Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2018, which took place in London on 18 April.The CMS team was recognised for its role in the hig...
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Publications

Shire v EMA: Clarification on orphan designation for products with the same active substance
On 22 March 2018 the EU General Court handed down its judgment in Case T-80/16 Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd v European Medicines Agency (EMA). The case centred around whether a new medicinal product can obtain orphan designation when it has the same active.
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Life Sciences & Healthcare
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Business rates: Valuation Office rating given the cold shoulder by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has unanimously reversed decisions of the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal and has ruled that an air handling system (“AHS”) used for cooling air was part of a trade process carried out by refrigerated food retailer, Iceland, and was therefore.
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Real Estate
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FCA Insight Lecture: Dr Joanna Bryson - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
On 19 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) held their second Insight lecture in London on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. The FCA’s Insight website was launched in 2016 as a platform to exchange ideas and thinking behind regulations.
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Banking & Finance
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Insight

Insight
United Kingdom
At CMS, we monitor the trends that are relevant to your business – whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. In our Insight section, you will find articles and analyses focused o...
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Insight
Brexit
United Kingdom
The Brexit clock is ticking. With the UK set to leave the EU in less than a year, and the so-called transition period likely to end in December 2020, businesses have only a limited time to develop...
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Insight
Start-ups
United Kingdom
The initial stages of launching a start-up are littered with challenges, and entrepreneurs will encounter a number of growing pains along the way, whether that be keeping your culture alive whilst...
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Events

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May
Employment Law Annual Round-Up 2018 (London)
16/05/2018 London
The CMS Employment team is delighted to invite you to our annual “Round-up” event for 2018 across fi...
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Employment & Pensions
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16
May
Employment Law Annual Round-Up 2018 (Edinburgh)
16/05/2018 Edinburgh
The CMS Employment team is delighted to invite you to our annual “Round-up” event for 2018 across fi...
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Employment & Pensions
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23
May
Employment Law Annual Round-Up 2018 (Glasgow)
23/05/2018 Glasgow
The CMS Employment team is delighted to invite you to our annual “Round-up” event for 2018 across fi...
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Employment & Pensions
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