CMS has improved its position in the M&A tables of the international League Tables compared to 2007. These tables are compiled quarterly by inter alia Mergermarket and Bloomberg and ranked by country or region, based on the number of transactions that a law firm has worked on or on their volume.
One of the most striking achievements is a rise from 7th place to 5th place in the Bloomberg-Benelux league table (there is no separate table for the Netherlands). In the Mergermarket Benelux table, CMS is in 7th place (9th in 2007). In Mergermarket's European table, CMS goes up from 7th to 6th place. These results are based on the number of transactions worked on.
Dolf Segaar, managing partner at CMS DSB, is very proud of this result. 'This is another excellent result for CMS as a whole and for CMS DSB in particular. It confirms the increasing collaboration between the various CMS firms and proves that our strategy in the Netherlands, which focuses increasingly on transactions, bears fruit even in a difficult market.'