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13/10/2022
CMS Lux­em­bourg due to move in­to brand-new of­fice
As part of its ex­pan­sion strategy, aim­ing to strengthen its loc­al mar­ket pres­ence, the in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS Lux­em­bourg is set to move in­to the ‘Dar­win I’ build­ing, one of the latest con­struc­ted...
05/10/2021
CMS ad­vises Bul­gari­an sus­tain­able food pack­aging man­u­fac­turer on sale of...
Te­da-MM and LDS Plast have es­tab­lished them­selves as lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of ther­mo­formed ri­gid food pack­aging in the Balkan re­gion. CMS ad­vised the Bul­gari­an founders/own­er­ship fam­ily on selling a ma­jor­ity stake in the two com­pan­ies to CEECAT Cap­it­al. It is a Bul­gari­an suc­cess story: Foun­ded in 1992, Te­da-MM ac­quired its main com­pet­it­or LDS Plast in 2015 and turned both com­pan­ies in­to lead­ing sup­pli­ers of sus­tain­able and re­cyc­lable ther­mo­formed food pack­aging in Bul­garia, South­east Europe, and bey­ond – now with more than 900 products in their range. In or­der to drive growth and ex­pan­sion, the Bul­gari­an own­er­ship fam­ily has now sold its ma­jor­ity stake in both Te­da-MM and LDS Plast to CEECAT Cap­it­al, a lead­ing private equity in­vestor in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe, Cent­ral Asia, and Tur­key. This trans­ac­tion is the second in­vest­ment of CEECAT Fund II.   “We are very pleased that we were able to sup­port the Te­da/LDS found­ing fam­ily on this stra­tegic trans­ac­tion. Once again, we were able to demon­strate our ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence and ex­pert­ise in ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies on cross-bor­der private equity trans­ac­tions”, says Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner at CMS Vi­enna.   Lead Part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and Lead As­so­ci­ate Flori­an May­er (Cor­por­ate/M&A) formed the core team to­geth­er with their Bul­gari­an col­leagues Gentscho Pavlov (Co-Man­aging Part­ner CMS Sofia, Bank­ing & Fin­ance), Di­m­it­ar Zwi­atkov (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A) and Ivan Ger­gov (Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A). In ad­di­tion, Gérard Maitre­jean (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Vivi­an Walry (Part­ner, Bank­ing & Fin­ance), An­dreea Ant­ones­cu (Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Zor­nitsa Di­mitrova (Coun­sel, Bank­ing & Fin­ance) and Cédric Dvor­atchek (As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A) from the Lux­em­bourg CMS of­fice were in­volved in the trans­ac­tion, with  Pieter van Duijven­voorde (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A) from CMS Neth­er­lands provid­ing sup­port on Dutch law mat­ters.
18/06/2019
CMS ap­points new Chair­man and strengthens glob­al man­age­ment struc­ture
CMS an­nounces glob­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.36bn­New Chair­man ap­poin­ted and glob­al man­age­ment struc­ture strengthene­d­Frank­furt, 18 June 2019.  CMS, the lead­ing glob­al law firm, today an­nounces rev­en­ues for...
04/02/2019
CMS First Law Firm to Launch Glob­al Tech Start-Up Pro­gramme
Pro­gramme to launch in 20 coun­tries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East­Tech start-ups gran­ted ac­cess to in­vestors, peers and dis­coun­ted leg­al ad­vice4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 - In­ter­na­tion­al law firm, CMS, has...
27/06/2018
CMS Lux­em­bourg ex­pands its ex­pert­ise in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty
Laure Chemla joins CMS Lux­em­bourg to con­tin­ue the de­vel­op­ment of its IP prac­tice and to sig­ni­fic­antly widen the range of ser­vices pro­posed to cli­ents. She will lead on all IP re­lated mat­ters and will...
14/06/2018
CMS an­nounces rev­en­ue of EUR 1.3bn for 2017
Frank­furt, 14 June 2018. CMS, the top 10 in­ter­na­tion­al law firm, today an­nounces its fin­an­cial res­ults for 2017.Total an­nu­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.3bn for 2017, a year-on year growth of 31%47 new part­ners...
06/02/2018
CMS Lux­em­bourg has star­ted 2018 with one newly ap­poin­ted part­ner, two new...
Fol­low­ing the ar­rival of a new part­ner, Ben­oît Rose, in 2017 to head the in­vest­ment man­age­ment de­part­ment, CMS Lux­em­bourg keeps grow­ing stead­ily with sev­er­al in­tern­al pro­mo­tions and re­cruit­ments. “These...
10/01/2018
“Val­ues un­der Pres­sure: The Role of Eth­ics in Busi­ness” at CMS event in...
Frank­furt, 10 Janu­ary 2018. CMS, a top ten in­ter­na­tion­al law firm, in con­junc­tion with Ger­many’s lead­ing weekly news­pa­per Die Zeit, will host a re­cep­tion in Da­v­os on 24 Janu­ary to dis­cuss cur­rent trends...
08/12/2017
CMS wins at Mer­ger­mar­ket European M&A Awards
Frank­furt, 8 Decem­ber 2017. CMS won Private Equity Leg­al Ad­viser of the Year at the Mer­ger­mar­ket European M&A Awards, held in Lon­don on 7 Decem­ber 2017. Ad­di­tion­ally, CMS was named France M&A Leg­al Ad­viser...
12/09/2017
CMS part­ners with Saudi Ar­a­bi­an law firm
CMS will work in as­so­ci­ation with Saudi Ar­a­bi­an law firm Fer­as Al Shawaf.The firms have agreed to an ex­clus­ive part­ner­ship for in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness, with Fer­as Al Shawaf hand­ling do­mest­ic work.The Saudi...
10/07/2017
Monaco law firm joins CMS
Monaco law firm PCM AVOCATS joins in­ter­na­tion­al, full ser­vice law firm CM­S­It is the first time in the Monaco leg­al mar­ket that a loc­al full-ser­vice law firm joins an in­ter­na­tion­al firm­CMS now has 71 of­fices...
20/06/2017
CMS an­nounces rev­en­ue of EUR 999m for 2016
Frank­furt, 20 June 2017. CMS, the top 10 in­ter­na­tion­al law firm, today an­nounces its fin­an­cial res­ults for 2016.Total an­nu­al rev­en­ues of EUR 999m for 2016. When cur­rency fluc­tu­ation is re­moved, an­nu­al...