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Facts & Figures

  • Established 1999
  • Partners > 1,250
  • Lawyers > 5,800
  • Total staff > 9,000
  • Countries 47
  • Cities present 79
  • Offices 84

About us

Supporting your business in China

CMS is a Future Facing organisation of independent law firms. With 84 offices in over 47 countries and 5,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what’s coming but to shape it.

CMS has been advising clients on doing business in China for many years. As one of the top international law firms, we are able to support international companies and Chinese enterprises through our full service offering. We advise in the areas of M&A, corporate restructuring, FDI, distribution and commercial, anti-trust & competition, compliance, employment, banking & finance, insurance, real estate & construction, technology licenses, IP registration and enforcement, dispute resolution, as well as tax and customs.

Our team of experts are from China, Germany and the UK, and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding in industrial sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, machinery and equipment, life sciences & healthcare, energy, banking & finance and TMC, enabling us to focus on our clients and fulfilling their objectives by providing solution driven and commercial advice.

We serve clients through our respective representative offices in Shanghai and Beijing.

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