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Facts & Figures

  • Established 1999
  • Partners > 1,100
  • Lawyers > 5,000
  • Total staff > 8,000
  • Countries 43
  • Cities present 70
  • Offices 76

About us

Who we are 

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in over 40 countries. 4,800 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. 

Client-centric – Being immersed in the industry sectors our clients operate in is at the heart of what we do.  Our business is structured according to the industries our clients work in, delivering technically excellent lawyers who talk your language.  

You can benefit from added value services such as Law-Now which provides practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and from webinars for training at your desk. To help you manage your account, we deliver reporting information such as invoicing, matter progress, fees, work in progress and bespoke reports.

We have deep local expertise in many jurisdictions and major global centres. 

Performance driven – CMS takes pride in first-class execution and project management – we deliver results, not just opinions. This approach to service delivery is the same everywhere, based on a common training program and a shared understanding of what our clients value.

All CMS lawyers, both those we recruit and those we train in-house, are focused on providing quality advice and quality service.  We recruit, value and nurture top talent and through regular, independent evaluations, we identify opportunities to make improvements in our service and feed this back to our lawyers.