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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate. With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.

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June 2019
CMS Com­mer­cial Glob­al Bro­chure
Com­mer­cial law reaches in­to all sec­tors. It is the core of every busi­ness.Today’s in­creas­ingly reg­u­lated mar­kets de­mand that op­er­at­ors man­age com­mer­cial risk as they work to­wards their busi­ness ob­ject­ives. Suc­cess de­pends on suc­cess­ful re­la­tion­ships with cus­tom­ers and sup­pli­ers, based on ef­fect­ive sec­tor-spe­cif­ic con­tracts. Busi­nesses need the right leg­al an­swers, groun­ded in the con­text of their spe­cif­ic mar­kets. Our mul­tidiscip­lin­ary teams are trained to un­der­stand the cul­tur­al and busi­ness factors im­pact­ing our cli­ents’ com­mer­cial ar­range­ments.
CMS Com­mer­cial Law Group: an over­view
At CMS we pride ourselves on put­ting the needs and wants of our cli­ents first.With over 3,000 law­yers, across 59 of­fices, CMS is a truly in­ter­na­tion­al law firm and we have a great un­der­stand­ing of the cul­tur­al and busi­ness vari­ations that ap­ply across the ter­rit­or­ies that we cov­er.  Our CMS Com­mer­cial Law Group is ded­ic­ated to provid­ing sup­port to our cli­ents across all areas of busi­ness: wheth­er it’s ad­vice on day to day mat­ters such as stand­ard con­tracts or more stra­tegic pro­jects such as out­sourcing.Our cli­ents be­ne­fit from:Glob­al reach with loc­al in­sight – our Com­mer­cial Law Group is among the largest in the world with over 350 law­yers in 59 of­fices across 33 coun­tries. Our com­mer­cial law­yers have truly in­ter­na­tion­al ex­per­i­ence com­bined with pro­found loc­al in­sight. We are there­fore ex­cep­tion­ally well placed to ad­vise on multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al com­mer­cial ar­range­ments re­quir­ing loc­al ser­vices and oth­er spe­cial­ist ex­pert­ise.A mar­ket lead­ing in­dustry sec­tor fo­cused ap­proach – we be­lieve a strong un­der­stand­ing of the in­dus­tries in which our cli­ents op­er­ate is cru­cial when it comes to provid­ing ef­fect­ive com­mer­cial ad­vice. That is why we or­gan­ise our busi­ness along sec­tor lines. We bring to­geth­er in­di­vidu­als from all prac­tice areas to fo­cus on a par­tic­u­lar busi­ness sec­tor. This al­lows us to un­der­stand the spe­cif­ic com­mer­cial is­sues you face in your in­dustry.Co­ordin­ated ser­vices between our of­fices – we have a con­sist­ent track re­cord in ad­vising the world’s largest and in­nov­at­ive cli­ents on mar­ket-chan­ging busi­ness trans­ac­tions core to their busi­ness prac­tices. We en­sure cli­ents can im­ple­ment pro­jects and ini­ti­at­ives and re­ceive joined up ad­vice re­gard­less of jur­is­dic­tion.
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