CMS was named CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards Gala yesterday.
The awards are highly-regarded in the industry for the impartial process in finding a winner and are the most important awards a firm can get for legal M&A expertise. Firms are shortlisted by statistical analysis of Mergermarket's M&A database, an authoritative source of M&A league tables, before a panel of independent expert judges decides on a winner for each category.
It was the third year in a row that CMS has been shortlisted for the CEE Legal Adviser of the Year award and its second win in the category (2012 & 2014).
This year's judging panel included decision-makers from KKR, GE, Liberty Global, Credit Suisse and HSBC, who considered the complexity and strategic significance of all highlighted deals. CMS faced stiff competition from other shortlisted firms in the CEE category including A&O, Clifford Chance, Greenberg Traurig and Schoenherr.
Helen Rodwell, partner in the CEE Corporate practice said: ‘We are extremely pleased to win this prestigious award, recognising the expertise of our team and the significance of the deals we have worked on in the CEE region’.
Radivoje Petrikić, partner in the CEE Corporate practice, added: ‘This is further proof that with 20 years’ experience in the region and coverage that is second to none we have become the preferred M&A adviser to top corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions operating in the region.'