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As an organisation beginning, developing or protecting your operations in Romania, industry driven and business-focused legal advice will help you build and maintain a successful business.

CMS is one of the largest international law firms in Romania and has been active since 1999. Our team of experts includes Romanian and international (English and US qualified) lawyers on the ground who provide the specialist expertise, local knowledge and commercial insight required to successfully navigate the legal and business landscape.

Working with CMS, you have an experienced partner to help with your legal, tax and strategic challenges in Romania, and beyond. Our practice in Romania covers a broad spectrum of advisory and transactional work across the full range of practice areas, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, high-stake dispute resolution, and complex regulatory advice.

We work hard to understand your business needs and challenges. Our lawyers have in-depth understanding of the industries in which our clients operate, such as technology, media and communications, energy, financial institutions and services, life sciences and healthcare, consumer products and manufacturing, and automotive. Many of our lawyers had previous in-house experience in the industries they now advise.

Please contact us or give us a call if you would like to find out more or have specific questions for our team.

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