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CMS adds 39 partners across the firm


CMS is pleased to announce the appointment of 39 partners across Europe and the Middle East. This includes 10 partners in the UK. Women account for over 46% (18/39) of the firm’s global promotions, with seven in the UK.

Penelope Warne, the Senior Partner, comments: “We are delighted to welcome these talented individuals to the partnership. These promotions were made across a number of areas, and reflect the talent and commitment of our lawyers as we grow the firm internationally. We are proud that seven of the 10 partners in the UK are women, reinforcing our strong commitment to diversity.”

CMS Executive Chairman Cornelius Brandi, adds, "The naming of 39 new partners is a clear indication that CMS is continuing on its course of growth and expansion. With over 800 partners in total in 59 locations, we have a very strong position in the international legal market.”

Partner promotions across CMS for 2015 include:

Banking & International Finance

Marlous de Groot (Netherlands)

Cristina Reichmann (Romania)


Alexandre Delhaye (France)

Anela Musat (CEE)

Christian Delgado (Netherlands)

Clair Wermers (Netherlands)

Clemens Grossmayer (Austria)

Jakub Marcinkowski (Poland)

John O’Connor (United Arab Emirates)

Patrik Przyhoda (Czech Republic)


Alexis Hallemans (Belgium)

Ellen Gielen (Netherlands)

Competition & EU

Claire Vannini (France)

Edmon Oude Elferink (Belgium)

Dispute Resolution

Alison Gow (UK)

Cristina Coto (Spain)

Luis Javier Vidal Calvo (Spain)

Reto Hunsperger (Switzerland)

Sarah Grenfell (UK)


Caroline Froger-Michon (France)

Dr. Daniel Ludwig (Germany)

Gillian MacLellan (UK)

Dr. Sören Langner (Germany)

Energy, Environment, Projects and Construction

Ben Ewing (Oman)

Christine Worthington (UK)

Iga Lis (Poland)

Valerie Allan (UK)


Zoe Burge (UK)


Christoph Zarth (Germany)

Public Procurement

Virginie Dor (Belgium)

Real Estate

Angus MacRae (UK)

Chris Rae (UK)

David Abel (UK)

Emma Pinkerton (UK)

Lukáš Hejduk (Czech Republic)

Dr. Ursula Steinkemper (Germany)

Restructuring & Insolvency

Björn Frische (Germany)

Niklas Lütcke (Germany)


Frédéric Gerner (France)

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