CMS is an alliance of independent law and tax firms established for our clients to benefit from high quality business-focused advice in law and tax matters wherever they need it. With our 4,500 legal professionals in 70 offices across 39 countries worldwide, working in sector-based teams and expert in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives.

CMS is a full-service 3rd most global full-service law firm according to the Am Law 2016 Global Top 100. Our revenues totalled EUR 1,01 bn in 2015. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, a large number of the FT European 500 and a number of Fortune 500 companies.

CMS has been supporting many of our clients in the rapidly developing and challenging Russian economy since 1992. We advise both international clients on every aspect of business in Russia, as well as assist Russian clients in Europe and beyond.

Our quality of service and high-level expertise are continuously recognised by multiple awards and high ranking in leading legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers International, Client Choice and others.

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The Verdict - Round-up of corporate crime developments across CMS
We are pleased to send our new issue of The Verdict, an at-a-glance round-up of recent legal developments in relation to corporate crime. In this issue, the spotlight is on some significant changes to anti-corruption laws in the Czech Republic, including.
CMS Russia recognised by Best Lawyers 2018
Russia temporarily tightens migration registration rules 
According to Decree No. 202 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 9 May 2017* (the “Decree”), all foreigners arriving at certain Russian cities within the periods established by the Decree must be registered at their places of intended stay (residence).
Doing Business in Russia 2017
The Supreme Court applies the public order reservation to protect...
Arbitral awards are often used to obtain an undue control in bankruptcy cases. In simple terms, affiliated companies use the mechanism described below to enable a creditor to unlawfully gain the status of a first applicant in subsequent bankruptcy proceedings,.
Expatriates using company cars as part of their of...
Commission fines Facebook €110 million for providing false inform...
On 18 May 2018, the European Commission impose a €110 million fine on Facebook for providing misleading information during the Commission’s investigation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014.
May 2017
CMS advises Sberbank on the acquisition of a major...
Drastic changes in renewable energy laws trigger damages award
In an award dated 4 May 2017 (publicly available in Spanish only) issued in Eiser Infrastructure Limited and Energia Solar Luxembourg S. à. r. l v The Kingdom of Spain (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/36), an arbitral tribunal found that Spain’s legislative changes in the.
May 2017
CMS strengthens Real Estate & Construction practic...
The Russian Ministry of Finance explained the rules on controlled...
Russian tax residents had to report for the first time on controlled foreign companies (“CFCs”) by 20 March 2017, as we reported in a previous Alert, and declare the profits of CFCs by 2 May 2017. In light of inquiries by taxpayers on their participation in.