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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic and international experts on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trans­par­ency Re­gister
22 Nov 19
Bul­garia amends tax laws
On 21 Novem­ber 2019, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment passed amend­ments to its tax le­gis­la­tion, spe­cific­ally in the areas of cor­por­ate in­come tax and value-ad­ded tax. High­lights of these amend­ments, which will...
25 June 2018
CEE Green­field Guide
Third edi­tion
20 Nov 19
Bul­garia im­ple­ments Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive 
The Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment just ad­op­ted a new law that amends and sup­ple­ments the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Meas­ures Act (“AM­LMA”) to in­clude new pro­vi­sions con­tained in the EU­'s Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing...
08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
30 Oct 19
EU auto in­dustry turns to 'ac­quis­i­tion and hir­ing' to build com­pet­it­ive...
In the mod­ern era, di­git­al­isa­tion is dis­rupt­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness mod­els and the auto­mot­ive in­dustry is no ex­cep­tion. In or­der to stay com­pet­it­ive, auto­makers must ad­apt to the chal­lenges of elec­tric...
01/01/2018
Steady dur­ing change
Bro­chure Cor­por­ate and M&A
24 Oct 19
Busi­ness now feel­ing the ef­fects of GDPR in M&A trans­ac­tions
Auto­mot­ive, health­care and fin­an­cial ser­vices are prime ex­amples of sec­tors that are un­der­go­ing rap­id di­git­al change. This trans­form­a­tion in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment is caus­ing busi­ness mod­els to be rad­ic­ally...
9 March 2017
CMS tops M&A rank­ings in CEE again
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
12 October 2016
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix
16 Apr 19
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and...