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Discover thought leadership and legal insights by our legal experts from across CMS. In our Expert Guides, written by CMS lawyers from across the jurisdictions where we operate, we provide you with in-depth legal research and insights that can be read both online and offline. You can also find Law-Now articles with focused legal analysis, commentary and insights to help you anticipate future challenges and much more.

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CMS Corporate / M&A Global Brochure
Navigating for success | Your business is our business Our premier practices in Europe’s powerhouse jurisdictions consistently handle the largest volume of M&A deals, engaging highly qualified teams across geographies in a seamless collaboration saving our clients time and money. This is why we do more deals in Europe than any other firm. Our unique combination of deep local expertise and unparalleled global perspective empowers us to put together highly experienced, agile, cross-de­part­ment­al teams to handle the largest mul­tijur­is­dic­tion­al M&A transactions for the benefit of our market-leading clients. This is why our clients love us. CMS has engaged in building strong sector focuses for many years, before most of our competitors realised the importance of doing so. We are now a global leader in corporate work in many key economic sectors such as Energy and Climate Change, Hospitality & Leisure, Private Equity, TMC, Insurance, Consumer and Retail, Infrastructure and Projects, Life Sciences and Healthcare, where we act for many of the world’s leading public and private companies, financial institutions and funds. This is why clients from all business sectors keep coming back to us. Changing the face of law with our unusually strong focus on innovation and creativity, we believe in an open, next-gen mind-set, skill in listening and bold commitment to new and innovative ways of working for the benefit of our clients and of our people. This is why we are future-facing. Download our report below & learn more about our deals!
CMS Life Sciences & Healthcare Global Brochure
With big deals fuelling record levels of M&A activity, a steady stream of innovative and disruptive technologies, new and increasingly complex regulatory challenges and a thriving start-up community...
CMS Commercial Global Brochure
Commercial law reaches into all sectors. It is at the core of every business. With over 400 Commercial lawyers across 45 countries globally, we can help you across a range of Commercial issues in all...
CMS Hotels & Leisure Global Brochure
At CMS, we understand the Hotel & Leisure business environment. Our experience covers all aspects of the industry – we are there to guide you and help you grow and stay competitive in crowded markets...
CMS State Aid Group
World-class State aid specialists State aid is a highly technical area of EU law and has generated a wide range of evolving case law. Compliance with State aid rules is therefore an issue in any public intervention that involves State resources. State aid can indeed occur whenever a public authority or undertaking grants a selective advantage to undertakings to the detriment of others. It can distort competition and affect trade between Member States, which is harmful to consumers and undertakings in the EU. State aid issues are usually quite complex, requiring a high level of expertise, in-depth knowledge and pragmatism. CMS has a dedicated team of legal specialists to advise on State aid-related matters. Our State aid specialist lawyers take a thorough approach to legal detail and can also stand back and take a wider view to deliver the best results. Our experience covers all aspects of State aid: fiscal incentives, rescue and restructuring aid, aid for infrastructures, services of general economic interest, regional aid, RDI aid, aid for environmental, aid for energy, etc. CMS State Aid Group The CMS State Aid Practice Area Group comprises 45 State aid law specialists practicing State aid law in 20 jurisdictions being located in 23 cities in Europe and beyond – all committed to assist you. Broad Sector Experience CMS State aid specialists have particular expertise in following industry sectors:Air, maritime and rail transport sec­torsEn­ergy­Fin­an­cial ServicesPostal sec­tor­Tele­coms­Mul­ti­func­tion­al and sport in­fra­struc­ture­Man­u­fac­tur­ing Our services in State aid matters CMS lawyers represent both public authorities and private companies on all aspects of the State aid rules. This includes:Legal assessment of the existence of an aid and its compatibilitySet up of aid schemesAs­sist­ance to public authorities in the notification of State aidAssistance to public authorities or beneficiaries in State aid investigations by the European Com­mis­sion­Draft­ing and lodging complaints before the European Com­mis­sion­Lit­ig­a­tion before national and EU Courts Leading individuals CMS lawyers in many countries have shaped the State aid legal development through numerous publications, lectures and representations as well as involvement in studies on State aid for the European Commission. This in-depth know-how and experience is accessible in all CMS jurisdictions because the CMS team is used to interacting seamlessly across all the countries in which we operate.
Experts in Gambling Law
The gambling industry is constantly in a state of change. While regulatory liberalisation is creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, tightening legislation is closing down avenues in others...
Focusing on you
For almost 40 years, we have been providing clients with top quality advice in Belgium and Luxembourg, allowing them to be successful in what they do. As your strategic partner, we anticipate any legal...
CMS Real Estate Global Brochure
Globalisation, political turbulence, changes in urban living patterns, increased digitisation, shifting consumer behaviour and flexible working are just some of the issues that are transforming the demands...
CMS Banking & Finance Global Brochure
Financial and banking legislation does not stand still. So neither do we. At CMS we employ over 500 banking & finance lawyers to anticipate, interpret and advise on the local, cross-border and international...
CMS Tax Global Brochure
Over the past two years, enterprises, governments and citizens have grappled with unparalleled technological evolution and new business models, as well as significant tax reforms, regulatory changes...
CMS Private Equity Global Brochure
Private equity investors face daily pressures of origination, valuations, execution, performance, exit strategies, fund raising and regulation. At CMS, our private equity strategy is designed around our...