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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in 41 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of agta re­cord on the...
Feb 2019
CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A Group
March 2018
CMS European M&A Study 2018
Tenth Edi­tion - 2018

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06 Mar 19
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of agta re­cord on the...
30 Oct 19
EU auto in­dustry turns to 'ac­quis­i­tion and hir­ing' to build com­pet­it­ive...
In the mod­ern era, di­git­al­isa­tion is dis­rupt­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness mod­els and the auto­mot­ive in­dustry is no ex­cep­tion. In or­der to stay com­pet­it­ive, auto­makers must ad­apt to the chal­lenges of elec­tric...
Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
24 Oct 19
Busi­ness now feel­ing the ef­fects of GDPR in M&A trans­ac­tions
Auto­mot­ive, health­care and fin­an­cial ser­vices are prime ex­amples of sec­tors that are un­der­go­ing rap­id di­git­al change. This trans­form­a­tion in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment is caus­ing busi­ness mod­els to be rad­ic­ally...
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Scan­ning the ho­ri­zon: European M&A Out­look 2018
20 Sep 19
D&O Li­ab­il­ity and In­sur­ance – Part 2: Ob­tain­ing ad­equate In­sur­ance...
Au­thors: Dr Daniel Jenny / Dr Clem­ens von Zedtwitz   In­tro­duc­tion The max­im that "Any­thing that can go wrong will go wrong" is es­pe­cially true of busi­ness where mis­takes can nev­er be fully avoided,...
October 2017
Trans­par­ency Re­gister
Over­view of For­eign Re­port­ing Re­quire­ments
14 Aug 19
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 2: Swiss par­lia­ment...
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment passed a law that im­ple­men­ted the re­com­mend­a­tions of the Glob­al For­um on Trans­par­ency and Ex­change of In­form­a­tion for...
04/07/2017
CMS ad­vises ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of KEYMILE’s...
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
03/07/2017
CMS ad­vises Ri­eter on the ac­quis­i­tion of the SSM di­vi­sion...
30 Jul 19
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 1: Swiss Par­lia­ment...
Switzer­land says good-bye to bear­er shares On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment passed a law that im­ple­men­ted the re­com­mend­a­tions of the Glob­al For­um on Trans­par­ency and Ex­change of In­form­a­tion for Tax...