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Duncan Weston appointed CMS Executive Partner for Global Development


CMS is very pleased to announce that, with effect from 1 May 2016, Duncan Weston takes on an important new role as CMS Executive Partner for Global Development.

In his eight years as managing partner, Duncan is responsible for steering the firm through the global financial crisis. During this time the profits of the firm have increased considerably and the business grown substantially, including a merger with leading Scottish law firm Dundas & Wilson.

The firm under his leadership has opened offices in Brazil, Russia, China, Turkiye and the Middle East. It was also a period of change and innovation introducing new processes and technologies to the business including the ground-breaking outsourcing to Integreon and relocating the firm to a new cutting edge office in London.

Duncan was also a founding partner of the CMS Academy, in partnership with IMD Business School, which has pioneered training, learning and development across CMS.

Penelope Warne, Senior Partner, Chair of the Board and Head of Energy, comments: “Duncan is a true innovator and has led the firm with exceptional skill over the last eight years. We are delighted that Duncan is taking on this strategically important role. He will be working closely with both Stephen Millar and myself and also with the CMS Executive Committee.”

Duncan Weston, adds: “I am passionate about CMS and its global growth potential. I am delighted to be taking on this role, working closely both with Penelope Warne and Stephen Millar as the new Managing Partner and with Cornelius Brandi and the CMS Executive Committee. It is an exciting time.”

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