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  1. Facing the future
    1. Solving global challenges
    2. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    3. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
    4. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
    5. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    6. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
  2. Navigating a changing world
    1. Data and risk: challenges in an uncertain world
    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
    3. Commerz Real lands the largest deal in its history
    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
    5. Shaping the new normal
    6. Working through the COVID-19 lockdown
  3. Harnessing technology
    1. Technology: a unifying force
    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
    4. CymbiQ Group on expansion course
    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
    7. MultiChoice separates from Naspers and lists on JSE
    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
  4. Managing risk
    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS Academy adds participants through digital learning
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK
    2. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): CMS Charity Partner
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Interview with Mariel Dimsey

What is the best way to stay connected to the issues that affect your clients?

Someone once likened being a disputes lawyer to selling coffins – no one wants to think about them... Therein lies the challenge of all disputes lawyers: how do you ensure you are at the forefront of a client’s mind when a dispute arises? The best way to achieve this is to stay in regular contact with them, be it by forwarding something you think they’ll find interesting or finding another reason to remind them that you exist.

What was the most interesting cross-border, cross-discipline project that you were involved in?

Those connections that I never even considered would lead anywhere have, in many cases, turned out to be the most fruitful. You don’t always know who you will like and respect (and who will like and respect you!), but some very interesting opportunities have arisen with people with whom, for whatever reason, I get on well.

FaceTime or face-to-face?

A good mixture of both. Everyone is busy, but FaceTime will never replace a well- timed in-person meeting supported by all involved parties.