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CMS announces 23 new partners


CMS, the leading European legal and tax services organisation has appointed 23 new partners in 2010, including 7 office partners in the UK and 2 in Poland. CMS' international performance has been very strong in 2009 and the large number of partner appointments are indicative of client confidence in the CMS offering. The promotion of 23 partners will further enhance CMS' ability to deliver high quality, deep local expertise, across Europe.

Partner promotions across CMS in 2010 include:

CMS Austria - two new partners
CMS Germany - five new partners
CMS Netherlands - five new partners
CMS Poland – two new partners
CMS Spain - two new partners
CMS UK - seven new partners

CMS Cameron McKenna's new partners from 1 May 2010 include:

  • Emma Burnett (London – Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes)
  • Karen Clarke (London – Construction)
  • Alexander Denslow (London – Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes)
  • Rob Gray (London – Infrastructure and Project Finance)
  • Lukasz Hejmej (Warsaw – Disputes)
  • Tomasz Manicki (Warsaw – Litigation)
  • Alison McHaffie (London – Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes)
  • Rob Morris (Bristol – Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes)
  • Jean Price (London – Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes).

Managing Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, Duncan Weston, commented: "I am thrilled that we have been able to appoint nine new partners in what has been a difficult and challenging economic period. Our strategic goal is to be 'best in class' and I know these partners will help us achieve this goal through their sector expertise and client service philosophy.”

He adds, “All our partners go through rigorous selection processes to make sure we select only the very best individuals to drive forward the firm's growth. We consider it a considerable achievement to make partnership at CMS".

During the past 6 months, the firm has also made several lateral hires including:

Ted Cominos Jr (CEE, Corporate specialising in PE in emerging markets)
Graham Conlon (London, Corporate specialising in PE in emerging markets)
Alexandra Florea (Bucharest, Corporate specialising in PE in emerging markets)
Andrew Halper (China, Corporate)
Irek Piecuch (Warsaw, TMT industry specialist)
Eva Talmacsi (London, Corporate)
Joanne Wheeler (London, TMT/Satellite industry specialist)