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Facts & Figures

  • Established 1999
  • Partners > 1,100
  • Lawyers > 4,800
  • Total staff > 8,000
  • Countries 43
  • Cities present 71
  • Offices 77

About us

As a top 10 global law firm, CMS, the organisation to which CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats belongs, is highly qualified to assist you with your projects through its 73 offices in 41 countries worldwide. With 4,500 lawyers, CMS member firms provide you with advice that is tailored to your local and international needs.

Your World First

"Your World First" is our promise to you. Our clients are the centre of our attention, we have a global vision and are focused on ensuring the success of the companies with which we work.

Client focus: our goal is to fully immerse ourselves in the business sectors in which our clients operate. Our lawyers belong to industry groups set up within CMS. This means that, in addition to their excellent technical know-how, they speak the same language as you.

You get the benefit of added-value services like Law-Now which provides a digest of know-how and expertise relevant to your particular business. With our webinars, you can also participate in our training sessions without leaving your desk. To help you manage your relationship with us, we can update you on your cases on request, including invoicing and progress reports on your projects.

World vision: We have in-depth local expertise in many jurisdictions including the world's major decision-making centres. CMS is able to meet client needs by setting up in-country operations as required, as was recently the case in Turkey and Oman, where we established offices to support infrastructure and energy projects. CMS lawyers also belong to organisations such as CMS Lifesciences, the Asia-Pacific Network and the Africa Legal Network. We are committed to understanding how macro-economic trends affect your business and, of course, to staying on top of any changes in legal and tax law.

Performance driven: we are proud to be known as advisors who provide results, and not just opinions. By focusing on training our teams and understanding our clients, we ensure that the quality of our services is consistently high in all of the countries in which we operate.

All CMS lawyers are committed to giving quality advice and providing a quality service. We recruit, assess and nurture top talent, and through regular, independent evaluations, we identify opportunities to improve our services and ensure these are disseminated to our lawyers.