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CMS alliance celebrates five years in Shanghai

22/10/2007

The CMS alliance celebrated five years in Shanghai with a reception for over 150 guests. The reception was attended by the German general consul Dr Albrecht von der Heyden, Mr Li Jibin of the Shanghai Bureau of Justice and Mr Zhang Rui from the Shanghai Foreign Investment Commission. The chairman of the CMS alliance Pierre Sébastian Thill underlined the achievements made possible by the law firms' cooperation over the past five years.

Dr Ulrike Glück, who heads the Shanghai representative office of CMS Hasche Sigle, called it "an ideal opportunity for a celebration". She went on to say "over the past few years the office has developed extremely fast. In the spring we moved into bigger offices to accommodate our constantly growing staff."

The engagement of the CMS alliance, which has offices in Shanghai and Beijing, goes back more than 15 years. With 27 lawyers the Shanghai CMS office ranks among the largest associations of European law-firms in China. It includes lawyers from CMS Hasche Sigle, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre and CMS Cameron McKenna. The office's activities focus on advice on transactions and investments throughout China and advice to Chinese companies on investment abroad. CMS Hasche Sigle recently handled the IPO of the Chinese company ZhongDe Waste Technology in Frankfurt, which was watched with interest by international observers. More German IPOs of Chinese companies are in the pipeline.


Contact CMS Hasche Sigle

Dr Ulrike Glück
Tel.: +86 (0) 21 / 6289-6363
E-mail: [email protected]


About CMS Hasche Sigle

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 500 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see http://www.cmslegal.com.