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CMS appoints Stephen Millar as new Managing Partner


CMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Millar as the firm’s next UK based Managing Partner.

Stephen joined the firm in 2003. As an oil & gas corporate partner, he has acted on a wide variety of significant transactions that have taken place in the North Sea and globally in the last 20 years, often leading combined teams from London, Aberdeen and other CMS offices.

Stephen joined the board in 2013 as Practice Group Manager (PGM) of Energy, Projects and Construction (EPC). Following the combination with Dundas & Wilson, he also became Co-Executive Partner, Scotland. As PGM of EPC, he has held international responsibilities with teams based in London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai, Muscat, Rio and Singapore. In his role as Executive Partner, Scotland he has also had responsibility for teams in a wide range of practice areas. Stephen was instrumental in orchestrating our combination with Dundas & Wilson.

Stephen will begin his four year term at the beginning of May 2016. Until then, Duncan Weston continues as Managing Partner.

Senior Partner, Chair of the Board and Head of Energy, Penelope Warne comments: “Stephen’s global experience as an oil & gas lawyer and from establishing a number of our international offices, together with his background both in London and Scotland, means he will bring a great deal of valuable insights, knowledge and energy to the role. I am looking forward to working with him as our new managing partner.”

Commenting on his appointment Stephen Millar adds: “CMS is full of potential, is in good shape and poised for greater things. I am honoured to have been elected as our Managing Partner. Maintaining momentum for growth will be my priority – both in the UK and internationally. I am excited by the prospect.”

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