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At CMS, we always strive to put our clients at the centre of what we do. We advise clients on matters that range from global multi-billion dollar deals to ground-breaking commercial agreements.

Headquartered in the centre of the City of London with a 250 year heritage, and with offices in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield, CMS UK works across international borders and all industry sectors and commercial areas of law.

With more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, CMS globally has the depth of resource to ensure end-to-end delivery on both international and national projects.

Part of our commitment to provide solutions tailored to our clients’ needs is our industry sector focus. Our priority sectors are financial services, technology, media and communications, energy and lifesciences. We are also a full service law firm working across banking and finance, commercial, competition & EU, consumer products, corporate, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance, insurance & funds, intellectual property, private equity, real estate & construction and tax.

Business-focused advice is central to the services we offer, so we are proud to partner with the top management business school in Switzerland, IMD.

Our London headquarters at Cannon Place is designed around our clients and using the latest technology innovations, they epitomise a modern law firm. When you visit CMS in London, you are welcome to use our Tech Hub to work and catch up on the latest news, and to use our state-of-the-art meeting spaces.

If you do business in the UK, please reach out via our online contact form or give us a call.

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CMS Shef­field Con­struc­tion Fo­cus
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