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Awards & Rankings

CMS is a market-leading firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and we are very proud to accept market recognition for our performance as a welcome indicator that we are succeeding in our efforts to provide you with the highest quality of service and advice.


We are delighted to have been named ‘Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2016. The awards highlight “notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

CMS was also awarded ‘Pan-European Legal Adviser of the Year’ at the Private Equity Awards 2016. The awards, hosted by Real Deals, are the oldest and most respected accolades in the private equity industry.

Legal directories

We are recognised as a top-tier firm in Central and Eastern Europe in Legal 500, a leading global legal directory. Additionally, Legal 500 recommended us as a top-tier firm in 30 practice areas. This makes us the most highly recommended law firm in CEE.

“The CEE coverage of CMS is unrivalled with offices in 13 cities in the region, including FYR countries” according to Legal 500. A client added: “[CMS] is ‘a premier choice. I am not sure if any of the other law firms can really compare with its sector expertise and critical mass.”

We have also been acknowledged for our strength in the region by Chambers & Partners, another leading directory. We are ranked as a top tier law firm for Corporate/M&A and Projects & Energy.

M&A league tables

CMS has topped all of the major M&A Legal Advisor league tables in Central and Eastern Europe, including mergermarket, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and EMIs, advising on more transactions in the region than any other law firm in 2015.

We also came out on top (by deal count, up to USD 500m) in the Bloomberg M&A Global Rankings 2015 across Europe, Germany, France and the UK. These are key markets for foreign investment in CEE.