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CMS advises strategy consulting firm Solon on transatlantic merger with US partner Altman Vilandrie & Company

15/07/2020

Munich – CMS has advised Solon Management Consulting and Altman Vilandrie & Company on their merger to form Altman Solon. The merger gives rise to the world’s largest strategy consultancy focusing on telecommunications, media and technology (TMT). The two firms are merging after a decade of close partnership. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

A CMS team headed by lead partner Richard Mitterhuber advised Solon on all legal aspects of the merger. As a longstanding client, Solon relies on the expertise of CMS on a regular basis, especially for corporate and employment law matters as well as tax issues.

Patrick Bellenbaum, Partner and Managing Director at Solon and now Managing Partner at Altman Solon, commented: "With the merger of our fast-growing companies, Altman Solon is able to meet our clients' global TMT challenges with knowledge from an even broader pool of experience and expertise."

The global strategy consulting firm created by the merger, Altman Solon, will provide support for leading companies with regard to identifying, developing and implementing corporate strategies and around digital innovation and transactions (M&A). Altman Solon will also assist investors worldwide in the development of investment and growth strategies, with due diligence and when making investment decisions. According to the firm’s own figures, Altman Solon has around 300 employees at its Boston, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Warsaw offices.

CMS Germany

Richard Mitterhuber, Lead Partner
Dr Astrid Roesener, Counsel
Andreas Sautter, Senior Associate
Florian Seelig, Senior Associate, all Corporate/M&A
Dr Angelika Thies, Partner
Jörg Schrade, Partner
Luise Uhl-Ludäscher, Principal Counsel
Dr Andreas Gerten, Counsel
Isabella Denninger, Senior Associate
Finn Fechner, Associate, all Tax
Dr Björn Herbers, Partner, Competition & EU
Peter Endres, Partner
Martin Maurer, Senior Associate
Annika Lindemann, Associate, all Commercial

CMS France

Alexandra Rohmert, Partner
Vincent Desbenoit, Associate
Soraya Saouli

CMS Italy

Dietmar Zischg, Partner
Alessandro Sassone, Associate

CMS Poland

Błażej Zagórski, Partner
Michał Sowiński, Associate
Natalia Szurnicka

CMS UK

Graham Muir, Partner
Anna Burchner, Partner
Philip Reid, Senior Associate

Goodwin Procter LLP

Joshua Soszynski
Laura Hodges Taylor
Ortal Ben Aharon

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