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Committed to supporting businesses in an ever-changing landscape

As legal advisers and business partners, we are continually adapting how we do business to help our clients find new ways to succeed at a time when the Scottish economy is facing significant challenges.  We focus on ways to mitigate risk and harness innovation to ensure your organisation can make the most of opportunities.

Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow based lawyers are firmly embedded in their local markets and have the resources and infrastructure of a global organisation behind them.  With over 450 people here, we are serious about Scotland.

We have an exceptionally strong focus on businesses in Scotland that include start-ups, government bodies, manufacturers and investors.  We also work with some of the largest organisations operating around the globe.  Clients often tell us that our genuine ability to assemble the right teams, wherever they are located, sets us apart from other firms.  The expertise of over 4800 lawyers in over 40 countries cities can be mobilised quickly to create the best team for every situation.

Committed to building a more sustainable world

At CMS we are committed to building a more sustainable, prosperous future for all.   We have a dedicated programme in place addressing our own impact on the environment and working towards reducing and offsetting carbon emissions across our entire portfolio to net zero by 2025.  This includes our offices in Scotland which are powered by 100% renewable energy.  

We’re also working with our clients to help support their net zero journey and ensure they can play an active part in maintaining the momentum for change generated during COP26.  We advise clients – from multinationals to start ups – in all sectors and areas of ESG-related law.  

Committed to our people and communities

And we are clear that our business is a people business. We have a culture of authenticity and inclusivity, encouraging everyone to be 100% themselves.  

Our commitment to Responsible Business lies at the heart of the firm and our purpose is to inspire, impact and support our clients, people, industry sectors and communities.  We design and deliver a wide range of activities to ensure there is something for everyone to get involved in.  Just some of our activities in Scotland include:

Guiding all our work are the UN Global Goals and our commitment to the UN Global Compact.

Find out how CMS in Scotland can help your business by contacting us now

We are proud of our consistent top tier rankings in our key specialisms such as Corporate/Commercial/M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, IP/IT, Telecoms, Energy/Power/Oil & Gas, Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences/Healthcare, Infrastructure/Projects, Public Sector, Education, Hospitality & Tourism and Transport.

Please contact one of our specialists below at any time:

Further information can be viewed in our CMS Scotland brochure.

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06/10/2022
To modi­fy or not to modi­fy? Ge­net­ic Modi­fic­a­tion and Gene Edit­ing – A di­ver­gence...
Against the back­drop of the cost-of-liv­ing crisis it is ar­gued that the UK could bol­ster food se­cur­ity, com­bat cli­mate change and lower food prices by re­lax­ing the rules on and around ge­net­ic en­gin­eer­ing...
06/10/2022
Up­per Tribunal con­firms that “de­lib­er­ate” pen­al­ties do not re­quire proof...
In CF Booth Lim­ited v HM­RC [2022] UKUT 00217 (TCC), the Up­per Tribunal (“UT”) up­held an earli­er de­cision of the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) to strike out most of the tax­pay­er’s ap­peal against...
05/10/2022
The Eco­nom­ic Crime (Trans­par­ency and En­force­ment) Act – con­sequences for...
The land re­gis­tra­tion ele­ments of the Eco­nom­ic Crime (Trans­par­ency and En­force­ment) Act (“ECTEA”) came in­to force on 5 Septem­ber 2022, 5 weeks after the new Com­pan­ies House Re­gister of Over­seas En­tit­ies...
05/10/2022
UK Net Zero De­liv­ery Re­view: Call for Evid­ence
Un­til 27 Oc­to­ber 2022, com­ments are sought on the gov­ern­ment’s ap­proach to de­liv­er­ing the UK’s net zero tar­get by 2050.  This forms part of an In­de­pend­ent Re­view com­mis­sioned by the BEIS Sec­ret­ary...
05/10/2022
2022 ‘Blue Guide’ – the up­dated EU product rules
On 29 June 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its re­vised ‘Blue Guide’ on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU product rules. For over 20 years, the Blue Guide has been one of the main ref­er­ence doc­u­ments...
04/10/2022
Au­gust 2022 sees Gambling Com­mis­sion en­force­ment ac­tions against four op­er­at­ors
In Au­gust 2022, the UK Gambling Com­mis­sion con­cluded en­force­ment ac­tion against four op­er­at­ors, in­clud­ing the Com­mis­sion’s largest reg­u­lat­ory set­tle­ment to date. 1. En­tain Group On 17th Au­gust 2022...
04/10/2022
New bill on the block(chain): The Eco­nom­ic Crime and Cor­por­ate Trans­par­ency...
On 22 Septem­ber 2022, the UK Gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced the Eco­nom­ic Crime and Cor­por­ate Trans­par­ency Bill. The bill, the second eco­nom­ic crime bill of this year, is the most re­cent ef­fort by the UK Gov­ern­ment...
04/10/2022
Pen­sions and cor­por­ate activ­ity: ro­bust blog from the Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or...
The long-awaited reg­u­la­tions to in­tro­duce new no­ti­fi­able events and re­quire a de­clar­a­tion of in­tent have not yet emerged. However the Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or has is­sued re­cent blog posts, es­pe­cially on M&A...
04/10/2022
The Cli­mate Change Check­point Design
In tan­dem with the North Sea Trans­ition Deal (“NSTD”), aimed at sup­port­ing the UK’s oil & gas sec­tor through a peri­od of trans­ition to de­car­bon­ise North Sea pro­duc­tion and en­cour­age the fo­cus on...
30/09/2022
The Law Com­mis­sion’s con­sulta­tion pa­per on di­git­al as­sets (cor­por­ate law...
In Ju­ly 2022, the Law Com­mis­sion for Eng­land and Wales launched its con­sulta­tion pro­pos­als in­vit­ing com­ments and re­cog­ni­tion for pro­tec­tion of di­git­al as­sets (such as crypto-tokens, cryptoassets and non-fun­gible...
30/09/2022
The fu­ture of food la­belling? Cur­rent evid­ence on front-of-pack nu­tri­tion...
As part of its Farm to Fork Strategy, the European Com­mis­sion in­tends to in­tro­duce man­dat­ory front-of-pack nu­tri­tion la­belling in the European Uni­on (“EU”) by the end of this year. Ahead of this...
29/09/2022
CMS closes series of high-pro­file bat­tery stor­age deals
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has closed five sig­ni­fic­ant bat­tery stor­age deals in re­cent months, re­in­for­cing the firm’s mar­ket-lead­ing po­s­i­tion in this space.  These in­clude: Ad­vising Zen­obē on two...