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Nick Beckett
Man­aging Part­ner
Beijing Office, Global Co-Head of Lifesciences
United Kingdom, London
China, Beijing
Nick Beckett is the Managing Partner of the Beijing Office, Global Co-Head of Lifesciences and Head of Asia-Pacific IP.  Nick manages a team of dedicated sector specialists covering Lifesciences, ...
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Abraham Nájera
Part­ner
Global Co-Head of Banking & Finance Group
Spain, Madrid
Abraham joined the firm in 1998 and has been partner of the Banking & Finance department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo since 2010. He is also co-head of the CMS Global Banking & Finance Practice A...
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Thomas Page
Part­ner
Global Head of Hotels & Leisure
United Kingdom, London
Tom Page is a Corporate partner, based in London and is the Global Head of the Hotels & Leisure group.With experience across Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa, Tom advises a range of...

Expertise

Commercial
Global
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 y...
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Corporate / M&A
Global
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...
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Dispute Resolution
Global
If you have a problem requiring legal action, our team can assist you in analysing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions in your best interests. CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are ...
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Locations

Frankfurt (CMS Legal)
CMS Legal Services EEIG
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Our CMS member firms are coordinated centrally by CMS Legal Services EEIG (CMS EEIG), a German European Economic Interest Grouping based in Frankfurt, Germany. Our team at CMS EEIG does not provide...
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Medellín
CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal
One Plaza Business Center
No. 5A - 113 Carrera 43A (Av. El Poblado)
Medellín
Colombia
CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal is located in Colombia with offices in Bogota and Medellin and has joined CMS in January 2017.ContactT +57 4 604 0433 http://www.racla.com.co/homeGo to of...
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Bogotá
CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal
No.​ 3 - 53 Calle No. 75
Bogotá
Colombia
CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal is located in Colombia with offices in Bogota and Medellin and has joined CMS in January 2017.ContactT +57 1 321 8910http://www.racla.com.co/homeGo to office Me...
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Online services

CMS e-guides
So you can access important legal know-how on the go, many of our publications are offered as e-guides. These provide you with a dynamic way to view and manage expert legal content online.  You can read an e-guide online as well as offline and can easily navigate to the content that interests you most.
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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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Law-Now
Keeping abreast of business-relevant industry regulation and legal know-how is a challenge. To help you stay up to date, CMS offers you Law-Now, a market leading online knowledge portal and email news service that covers 75 areas of law and 20 sectors across 30 jurisdictions.
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Careers

Working for CMS
Welcome to our worldAt CMS we strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible.
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Your Application
Our application process at CMS varies from country to country. We do this to ensure that specific qualifications for a position as well as local market needs are fully taken into consideration. However, the standard process is to submit a written application that, if successful, will be followed by personal interviews.
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About CMS

About Us
Who we are Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and with 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.
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Awards & Rankings
We are in business to help your business. So we are proud to accept market recognition for our performance as a welcome indicator that we are succeeding in our efforts to provide you with the highest quality of service and advice.
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Corporate Social Responsibility
‘Your World First’ includes being a responsible corporate citizen and connecting to the wider world. By leveraging our talent, geographic reach and resources, we strive to make a positive impact on the world by supporting those who are working on solving social and economic challenges.
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News

CMS - Where to find us
November 2017 For a compact overview of all CMS offices and contact details, please download the brochure below. For more information on our services, please refer to the countries panel at the top of the page. 
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Your introduction to CMS
16/11/2017 When we set out to create CMS in 1999, our three guiding principles were: stay close to our clients’ long-term goals and specific business challenges; recruit lawyers who really care about results; a...
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CMS - Facts & Figures
November 2017 To have a sneak preview on our firm, please view our latest facts & figure brochure. If you would like to learn more about our services in the countries we are located, please open our countries...
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Publications

Security for costs: Court of Appeal rules that avoidable ATE insurance offered insufficient protection to defendants – Premier Motorauctions reversed
Earlier today, the Court of Appeal handed down a significant judgment dealing with the adequacy of standard form after-the-event (“ATE”) insurance to defeat an application for security for costs. In an unanimous ruling, the Court of Appeal overturned the High.
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Banking & Finance
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Tax Connect Flash | Italy | The Italian “temporary web tax”
23 November 2017 The Italian government has introduced a “temporary web tax” which will be in force until the long-awaited OECD/EU strategy for the reshaping of traditional taxation systems based on the residence of c...
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CMS Private Placement Guide
20/11/2017 Private placements consist of medium to long-term negotiated financings between companies and a limited number of institutional investors. They offer strong business opportunities with smaller and...
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Banking & Finance
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Events

04
Mar
CMS Commercial Webinar
04/03/2016
The current European system for patent litigation has been described as too expensive, and lacking...
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29
Sep
CMS Commercial Webinar - Update on the Implementation of the EU Payment Directive
29/09/2013
Many payments in commercial transactions between businesses or between businesses and public...
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23
Sep
EU Data Protection Update
23/09/2015
We would like to remind you about the fifth webinar from the CMS Commercial Law Group's webinar...
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