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Discover thought leadership and legal insights by our legal experts from across CMS. In our Expert Guides, written by CMS lawyers from across the jurisdictions where we operate, we provide you with in-depth legal research and insights that can be read both online and offline. You can also find Law-Now articles with focused legal analysis, commentary and insights to help you anticipate future challenges and much more.

CMS Life Sciences & Healthcare Global Brochure
With big deals fuelling record levels of M&A activity, a steady stream of innovative and disruptive technologies, new and increasingly complex regulatory challenges and a thriving start-up community...
CMS State Aid Group
World-class State aid specialists State aid is a highly technical area of EU law and has generated a wide range of evolving case law. Compliance with State aid rules is therefore an issue in any public intervention that involves State resources. State aid can indeed occur whenever a public authority or undertaking grants a selective advantage to undertakings to the detriment of others. It can distort competition and affect trade between Member States, which is harmful to consumers and undertakings in the EU. State aid issues are usually quite complex, requiring a high level of expertise, in-depth knowledge and pragmatism. CMS has a dedicated team of legal specialists to advise on State aid-related matters. Our State aid specialist lawyers take a thorough approach to legal detail and can also stand back and take a wider view to deliver the best results. Our experience covers all aspects of State aid: fiscal incentives, rescue and restructuring aid, aid for infrastructures, services of general economic interest, regional aid, RDI aid, aid for environmental, aid for energy, etc. CMS State Aid Group The CMS State Aid Practice Area Group comprises 45 State aid law specialists practicing State aid law in 20 jurisdictions being located in 23 cities in Europe and beyond – all committed to assist you. Broad Sector Experience CMS State aid specialists have particular expertise in following industry sectors:Air, maritime and rail transport sec­torsEn­ergy­Fin­an­cial ServicesPostal sec­tor­Tele­coms­Mul­ti­func­tion­al and sport in­fra­struc­ture­Man­u­fac­tur­ing Our services in State aid matters CMS lawyers represent both public authorities and private companies on all aspects of the State aid rules. This includes:Legal assessment of the existence of an aid and its compatibilitySet up of aid schemesAs­sist­ance to public authorities in the notification of State aidAssistance to public authorities or beneficiaries in State aid investigations by the European Com­mis­sion­Draft­ing and lodging complaints before the European Com­mis­sion­Lit­ig­a­tion before national and EU Courts Leading individuals CMS lawyers in many countries have shaped the State aid legal development through numerous publications, lectures and representations as well as involvement in studies on State aid for the European Commission. This in-depth know-how and experience is accessible in all CMS jurisdictions because the CMS team is used to interacting seamlessly across all the countries in which we operate.
CMS - Where to find us
For a compact overview of all CMS offices and contact details, please download the brochure below. For more information on our services, please refer to the countries panel at the top of the page. We...
Senior Housing Across SEE
The world is getting older by the minute. According to the 2018 Ageing Report of the EU1, Economic & Budgetary Projections for the 28 EU Member States (2016-2070), the old-age dependency ratio in the...
Transforming Insurance
In June 2018, a number of senior figures from the insurance industry gathered for a round-table at the CMS offices to discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of the use of artificial intelligence...
International Capital Markets Group
Delivering true depth of expertise and resources across the globe We are delighted to introduce you to the latest edition of the CMS International Capital Markets Contacts Book. Our 2017 three-way merger...
Your introduction to CMS
When we set out to create CMS in 1999, our three guiding principles were: stay close to our clients’ long-term goals and specific business challenges; recruit lawyers who really care about results;...
Banking and Finance brochure
10 Things Every Insurer Should Know about Western Europe
This brochure provides an informative introduction to the key areas of concern for an insurer when considering establishing operations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain...
Our Energy Team
Clients recognise that our approach is very different from other firms that focus on more ‘trans­ac­tion­al’ relationships. We listen to what you want and take the time to understand what your criteria...