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CMS tops M&A rankings in CEE again

9 March 2017

CMS continues to be the number one M&A legal advisor in Central Eastern Europe.

CMS, one of the global top ten full service law firms, topped the Central and Eastern Europe M&A Legal Advisor league tables once again1, advising on more transactions in the region than any other law firm in 2016.

“Having advised on so many transactions here over the last 25 years brings a depth of understanding of CEE markets, and transacting in them, which our clients really appreciate – and we are pleased to have become the preferred M&A adviser to leading corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions operating in the region” – commented Helen Rodwell, CMS CEE Corporate Partner based in Prague.

The recent Emerging Europe M&A Report 2016/2017, jointly published by CMS and EMIS, shows that the M&A market in CEE currently boasts its highest value since 2013. “We used this opportunity and our intensive activity in the region has paid off: we are happy that we could set the standard in rankings of Mergermarket and Bloomberg also in 2016”, says Radivoje Petrikić, CMS CEE Corporate Partner based in Belgrade and Vienna.

2016 was another outstanding year for the global CMS Corporate and M&A group, topping the M&A advisor league tables by deal count across Europe, and in Germany, France and the UK, all key markets for foreign investment in CEE2. With over 300 deals, CMS advised on more transactions than any other law firm in Europe in 2016.

1 Source: By deal count in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and EMIS
2 Source: Bloomberg