CMS was named CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the Mergermarket M&A Awards Gala 11 December.
Mergermarket awards are highly-regarded among the industry for the impartial process in finding a winner and are the most important awards the firm can get for legal M&A expertise. Firms are shortlisted by statistical analysis of Mergermarket's M&A database - an authoritative source of M&A league tables - before a panel of independent expert judges decides on a winner for each category. It was the third year in a row that CMS has been shortlisted for the CEE Legal Adviser of the Year award and its second win in the category (2012 & 2014).
This year's judging panel included decision-makers from KKR, GE, Liberty Global, Credit Suisse and HSBC, who considered the complexity and strategic significance of all highlighted deals. CMS faced stiff competition from other shortlisted firms in the CEE category including A&O, Clifford Chance, Greenberg Traurig and Schoenherr.