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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 such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in 41 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned 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 consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of agta re­cord on the sale of their ma­jor­ity...
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of agta re­cord on the sale of their ma­jor­ity stake in agta re­cord to the Swedish group Assa AbloyThe share­hold­ers of the Swiss fam­ily-held com­pany 3B Fin­ance GmbH, CM-CIC In­ves­t­isse­ment and Banque Fédérat­ive du Crédit Mut
Feb 2019
CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A Group
With more law­yers across Europe than any oth­er law firm and an ex­pan­ded in­ter­na­tion­al foot­print, CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A of­fers:The ca­pa­city to trans­act more deals than any oth­er law firm We close more than a deal a day each year and are ranked top in Euro
March 2018
CMS European M&A Study 2018
560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?key=3d93d71726cdc4c4ce0298c5bd178ca8&unique_key=1044a4216408cd00164d604a68f134ec&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://499585The CMS European M&A Study 201


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11 September 2020
CMS ad­vised the own­er of Ak­tiengesell­schaft Ernst Hablützel + Co. on the...
A team of CMS led by Dr Patrick Som­mer ad­vised the own­er of Ak­tiengesell­schaft Ernst Hablützel + Co. on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion.
01 September 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
15 September 2020
Cru­cial changes ex­pec­ted in EU Mer­ger Con­trol
'There will be no ma­jor over­haul of EU mer­ger con­trols, but more fine-tun­ing to con­cen­trate on the things that mat­ter' – This was the bot­tom-line of a speech by EU Com­mis­sion­er Mar­grethe Vestager at...
27 August 2020
CMS ad­vises Ever­bridge on the ac­quis­i­tion of Tech­wan SA
A team of CMS led by Dr Daniel Jenny has com­pre­hens­ively ad­vised Ever­bridge on the ac­quis­i­tion of Tech­wan SA. Read more here.
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies
21 July 2020
EU Gen­er­al Court is­sues rul­ing in CK Tele­coms (case T-399/16)
The Gen­er­al Court cla­ri­fies the leg­al test for non-co­ordin­ated ef­fects in oli­go­poly cases On 28 May 2020, in a land­mark judg­ment the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the European Com­mis­sion's...
20 August 2020
CMS ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­ers on the com­ple­tion of the sale of...
A team from CMS Switzer­land, CMS France and the CMS EU Law Of­fice in Brus­sels ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­ers on the sale of agta re­cord to ASSA ABLOY.
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
16 July 2020
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
13 July 2020
CMS ad­vises on the sale of key­on AG
A team from CMS Switzer­land led by part­ner Stephan Wer­len ad­vised the share­hold­ers of key­on AG on all leg­al mat­ters dur­ing the trans­ac­tion of all shares to Swiss IT Se­cur­ity AG.
05 November 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the trans­par­ency re­gister in AML dir­ect­ive
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on the trans­par­ency re­gister in the 4th AML dir­ect­ive? Learn everything about it in this CMS Ex­pert Guide.
30 March 2020
EU Com­mis­sion calls for closer scru­tiny of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment
Non-EU in­vestors may be con­fron­ted with more ri­gid clear­ance pro­cesses when at­tempt­ing to ac­quire EU com­pan­ies as a res­ult of an un­pre­ced­en­ted call for ac­tion by the European Com­mis­sion. In a policy pa­per...