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UK Merger

CMS, NABARRO AND OLSWANG COMBINE TO SEAL USD 1.2BN UK

Following an overwhelming partner vote in favour, Nabarro and Olswang combined with our CMS UK LLP in May this year.

It is the largest ever merger in the UK legal market, creating the sixth largest law firm in the UK.

This is an important merger for our clients and for our people. For our clients, we want to deliver excellence, in-depth sector expertise, thought leadership and top talent that will help to meet clients’ needs in a complex and volatile business environment.
Penelope Warne, Senior Partner, CMS UK

“For our people, we always aim to be successful, dynamic, progressive and technology-driven, combined with a good culture that supports diversity and inclusion so that careers can thrive.”

Underpinned by a 250-year heritage in the City of London and Scotland, the combined firm is differentiated by world-class sector expertise in Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure & Projects, Lifesciences & Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. The merger adds the important additional new UK offices of Manchester, Reading and Sheffield, as well as Singapore which complements our dynamic offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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