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22/09/2022
European Deal­makers eager des­pite chal­len­ging mar­ket con­di­tions
European M&A activ­ity will in­crease over the next year, des­pite a far more dif­fi­cult deal en­vir­on­ment. 73% of deal­makers ex­pect this, ac­cord­ing to the tenth edi­tion of the 'European M&A Out­look' by in­ter­na­tion­al...
28/06/2022
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence will bring an in­creased risk of dis­putes
Al­most sev­en in ten (69%) cor­por­ate coun­sel and risk man­agers say that their or­gan­isa­tion will make great­er use of new tech­no­lo­gies such as ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) over the com­ing years. This is...
28/06/2022
CMS ap­points Jasper Kampher­beek as part­ner
CMS ap­points as­signed civil-law not­ary Jasper Kampher­beek as part­ner with ef­fect from 1 Ju­ly 2022. With this ap­point­ment, CMS strengthens its Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion prac­tice group.Man­aging part­ner...
14/06/2022
European real es­tate in­vest­ment mar­kets back to pre-corona levels with...
The European real es­tate in­vest­ment mar­ket ap­pears to have largely re­covered from the con­sequences of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic in 2021, ac­cord­ing to the CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2022. Com­pared...
01/06/2022
GDPR fines ex­ceed EUR 1.5 bil­lion in Europe
The total amount of pub­lished fines in Europe in 2021 for non-com­pli­ance with the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) has ris­en to EUR 1.581 bil­lion since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR in 2018...
28/04/2022
Elmer Veen­man joins CMS as a part­ner
Elmer Veen­man joins CMS as a part­ner as per 1 May 2022. His ar­rival greatly boosts the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment and growth of our Cor­por­ate / M&A prac­tice.Veen­man is an ex­per­i­enced M&A ad­vocaat with 15 years...
23/03/2022
Mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions in Europe back to pre-pan­dem­ic levels
The European M&A mar­ket has re­turned to pre-cov­id pan­dem­ic levels, ac­cord­ing to the an­nu­al European M&A Study by in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS. Last year saw an un­pre­ced­en­ted 22% in­crease in mer­gers and...
01/02/2022
Time for trans­ition: En­ergy M&A 2022
We are pleased to present the re­port Time for trans­ition: En­ergy M&A 2022. This re­port provides in­valu­able in­sights in­to the en­ergy M&A land­scape in Europe, and the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges fa­cing...
01/02/2022
Mar­cel Ab­bringh ap­poin­ted COO at CMS
Mar­cel Ab­bringh (52) has been ap­poin­ted as Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­ficer (COO) of CMS in the Neth­er­lands as per 1 Feb­ru­ary 2022. He suc­ceeds Bar­bara Lam­berts, who left CMS after nearly six years to fo­cus more...
14/09/2021
The Road to Re­cov­ery: European M&A Out­look 2022
Private equity to cap­it­al­ise on op­por­tun­it­ies presen­ted by COV­ID-19 Private equity (PE) firms are bet­ter placed than cor­por­ates to take ad­vant­age of buy­ing op­por­tun­it­ies presen­ted by COV­ID-19. Ac­cord­ing...
05/07/2021
CMS sees sub­stan­tial growth over 2020 des­pite COV­ID, due to sol­id tech­no­logy...
Glob­al law firm CMS today an­nounces rev­en­ues for the fin­an­cial year 2020 of EUR 1.475bn. This trans­lates in­to a year-on-year in­crease of 3%.  CMS has seen a sub­stan­tial growth through­out 2020 in spite...
15/06/2021
CMS ex­pands in Nor­way
CMS joins forces with fast grow­ing and top-rank­ing law firm in Nor­way, unit­ing over com­mon goals in en­ergy, re­new­ables and ESGLead­ing glob­al law firm CMS an­nounces that Kluge has today joined it as a...