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  1. Innovation
    1. Davos: winning trust in a digitalised, connected world
    2. Using technology to serve our clients
    3. Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
    4. Connected Future: a global infrastructure report
    5. ShopBack seals latest major fundraising in Singapore
    6. FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms
    7. WeWork: pioneering a new way of office working
  2. Anticipation
    1. E-Procurement sets new commercial tone for EU contractors
    2. Coty picks CMS as global adviser following beauty parade
    3. New challenges in a changing world
    4. Portuguese renewable energy sector heats up with EUR 600m Novenergia sale
    5. Tristan completes EPISO 5 fund raise amidst political turbulence
  3. Supporting Growth
    1. Cinven acquires PPF as European pet food market flourishes
    2. Advance takes centre stage with theatre group acquisition
    3. Advent seals EUR 1.9bn Zentiva deal as healthcare booms
    4. Liberty sells European assets to Vodafone in EUR 18.4bn mega-deal
  4. Managing Risk
    1. Climate change liability – new litigation risks
    2. Protecting trade marks across Europe
    3. Markel takes Hippo to task in complex insurance arrears dispute
    4. New lab services agreements for Honeywell following Homes spin-off
    5. Creating a tax-effective structure for a private equity investment
  5. Inside CMS
    1. From China to Chile: cultural differences and the ties that bind
    2. Facing the future
    3. CMS breaks ground with first global tech start up programme, equIP
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Helping to achieve a better world
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Olga Belyakova
    2. Interview with Jeremy Tan
    3. Interview with Laura Houet
    4. Interview with Ramón Huapaya
    5. Interview with Daniela Murer
    6. Interview with Christopher Jordan
    7. Interview with Herman Boersen
    8. Interview with Sibylle Schnyder
    9. Interview with Clemens Grossmayer
    10. Interview with Robert Stephen
    11. Interview with Mary Allan
    12. Interview with Matias Somarriva
    13. Interview with Denis Redon
    14. Interview with Joaquim Sherman de Macedo
    15. Interview with Eleanor Lane
    16. Interview with Niklas Zaugg
    17. Interview with Joachim Kaetzler
    18. Interview with Andreas Otto

Interview with Clemens Grossmayer

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Clemens Grossmayer
Clemens Grossmayer
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Attorney-at-law for corporate law M&A
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What will the law firm of the future look like?

Presumably the same as any other professional service firm in that it will be very IT-driven. I expect IT departments to grow significantly in both size and relevance as a result.

If you weren’t a lawyer, how would you earn your living?

I would like to run a small restaurant. I am not sure I could earn a living doing so but it would be worth trying. 

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

I recall a piece of advice that I gave: a usually very pleasant private investor client fired the manager of a newly acquired portfolio company in an emotional outburst. I knew that he was, in principle, happy with him. I offered to take the manager back and apologise for the client’s behaviour. This was not easy since the client is 20 years older than me. However, the client followed  my advice, and the relationship between him and the manager became pretty close after the incident.