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CMS announces 32 partner and two director promotions globally


Frankfurt, 29 April 2016. CMS has added 32 partners across 23 offices globally, in addition to two director appointments in Scotland. Women represent over 40 % of the firm’s promotions, spread across a number of practice areas and jurisdictions.

CMS Executive Chairman Cornelius Brandi adds, “Expanding and deepening our expertise so that we can deliver a first-class client service is key to CMS’s future success. With the naming of 32 new partners in 23 offices, we continue to ensure that our clients receive the support they need, both in their own jurisdictions and across borders.”

Partner promotions across CMS for 2016 include:

Banking & International Finance

Curra Munuera (Madrid, Spain)
Elitsa Ivanova (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Jenny Allan (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Corporate and Commercial

Alexandra Rohmert (Paris, France)
Darina Baltadjieva (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Jack Letson (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Marija Tesic (Belgrade, Serbia)
Mirko Daidone (Tirana, Albania)
Nick Blair (London, United Kingdom)
Olga Belyakova (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Dr. Richard Mayer-Uellner (Cologne, Germany)
Tessa Penninks (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Competition & EU

Raško Radovanović (Belgrade, Serbia)

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Jean-Fabrice Brun (Paris, France)
Olivier Kuhn (Paris, France)

Employment and Pensions

Audrey Bertolotti (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Carsten Domke (Frankfurt, Germany)
Dr. Jens Winter (Vienna, Austria)

Energy, Environment, Projects and Construction

Graeme Clubley (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
Jeremie Witt (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Piotr Ciolkowski (Warsaw, Poland)
Sarah King (London, United Kingdom)


Dr. Roland Wiring (Hamburg, Germany)

Restructuring & Insolvency

Alexandre Bastos (Paris, France)
Daniel Kamke (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Carole Dessus (Lyon, France)

Real Estate

Caroline van Hulsteijn (Utrecht, Netherlands)


Anne-Sophie Rostaing (Paris, France)
Dr. Tobias Schneider (Stuttgart, Germany)

Technology, Media and Communications

Dr. Reemt Matthiesen (Munich, Germany)
Rogier de Vrey (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Tom De Cordier (Brussels, Belgium)

John Craske and Fiona Letham, who lead the Legal Services Unit (LSU) at CMS, have also been promoted to the role of ‘LSU Director’, with effect from 1 May. The LSU currently comprises 30 paralegals, located in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in the three years since its launch has more than tripled in size.

The LSU was set up in response to the needs of CMS clients who wanted innovative resourcing solutions and better value from their legal advisers, particularly around the resourcing of repeat, volume and process led legal work. The team provides legal support services to CMS lawyers and clients in the UK and internationally.

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