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 500 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 5000+ 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. In 2018 we became one of the first law firms to commit to set Science Based Targets. We have a dedicated programme of initiatives in place to reduce our emissions 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030, across the full Scope 1, 2 and 3. This includes our offices in Scotland which are powered by 100% renewable energy. We are committed to being Net Zero by 2050 at the latest and are in the process of setting a long-term Science-based Target.
ESG factors have moved from being a niche concern to a strategic board level priority across all sectors and jurisdictions. We’re working with our clients - from multinationals to start ups – to help support their commitments in this rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.
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.