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Who we are

We are CMS, one of the largest law firms in the world. 1,100 partners. 4,800 lawyers. 43 countries. 75 offices. With one leading principle: Your World First. That is why all our lawyers are highly specialized. In you. That enables us to be your sparring partner and to offer you more than legal solutions. We think along with you. We undertake. With you. At a global as well and a national level. And because we are ambitious, we want to exceed your expectations every time. We live Your World First.

You can only excel when you specialize. That is why Corporate, Real Estate and Banking & Finance form the core of our services. We have created a new kind of law firm by combining local sector expertise with the best knowledge at an international level. We know everything about your industry, your market. Our top lawyers speak your language. We understand what makes you tick businesswise. Or what keeps you awake. Your business opportunities. Your competitors. The new entrants in the market. And it is necessary that we understand all this, we believe. Client-Centric is what we call it.

For many of our clients the global market is their market. What best fits them is a law firm that feels at home everywhere. That is why we work for Fortune 500 enterprises, FT European 500 enterprises and DAX 30 organizations. With an equal drive we help clients to transform their start-ups into game changers. Or we open CMS offices in upcoming markets as soon as our clients become active there. A bit too much? Not for us. We call it World Vision.

Many of our lawyers have high rankings in prestigious lists as Chambers and Legal 500. But please in the first place judge us on our no nonsense approach and our actions. On our solution-driven and crystal-clear advice. How we help you compete and thrive. Buy or sell. Because it is all about success. And therefore we promise you services of the highest quality, the best project management, executed with Swiss precision. 24/7. With the same high quality globally. In CMS language we call this: Performance Driven. 

CMS is strong locally and internationally. We therefore are well-established globally. Our offices together form one. Together we form one international representative of your interests. That is why we find solutions to every problem. Your solutions. And that is how we make the difference, with you and for you. We are CMS. Your World First.