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Whether you are a large listed company or a disruptive early stage start-up, planning a merger or thinking about funding options – our experts will offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. 

Our lawyers think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value to secure you the competitive edge in an ever-changing business environment. We understand the need for bespoke solutions to ensure that deals are closed quickly, efficiently and successfully. 

As a leading M&A firm with an international reach, our coverage extends to more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 70 locations worldwide who can assist in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally. 

We have particular experience advising on international M&A involving multiple jurisdictions, legal frameworks and regulatory landscapes. We also advise frequently on joint ventures, restructurings, and other corporate advisory issues.


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21/04/2022
En­ergy: Con­sequences of not ex­er­cising an op­tion
In Thurcroft Power Lim­ited v. Volta En­ergy Group Lim­ited [2022] EWHC 338 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that an op­tion agree­ment con­cern­ing the early stages of a bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment did...
28/03/2022
The rise of ar­bit­ra­tion in post M&A dis­putes
The CMS European M&A Study 2022 provides an in­sight in­to the M&A-mar­ket and the use of ar­bit­ra­tion in resolv­ing dis­putes res­ult­ing from M&A deals. This study cov­ers over 400 shares and as­sets deals across...
10/01/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
08/11/2021
ESO­Ps and Bal­an­cing Key Stake­hold­er In­terests
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. As the South East Asi­an start-up and emer­ging com­pany scene con­tin­ues to rap­idly ex­pand and...
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Singa­pore
ESG ob­lig­a­tion for Dir­ect­ors and CEOs 1. Do ex­ist­ing dir­ect­ors’ du­ties con­tain ob­lig­a­tions that ap­ply to mat­ters that could be cat­egor­ised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the en­vir­on­ment, em­ploy­ee...
21/09/2021
Singa­pore and UK strengthen co­oper­a­tion in fin­an­cial ser­vices
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion On 30 June 2021, Singa­pore and the UK entered in­to a land­mark part­ner­ship for...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
13/04/2021
The Fu­ture of Food: What makes Singa­pore an at­tract­ive des­tin­a­tion for...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion Singa­pore has a bur­geon­ing Ag­ri­FoodTech eco­sys­tem. As the first coun­try glob­ally...
21/01/2021
For­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in Singa­pore
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The Min­istry of Trade and In­dustry in Singa­pore gen­er­ally over­sees mat­ters re­lat­ing to trade...
01/12/2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
18/11/2020
CMS Singa­pore fur­ther boosts cor­por­ate prac­tice with new part­ner ap­point­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Bab­ita Am­bekar as a Cor­por­ate part­ner based in the firm’s Singa­pore of­fice. Bab­ita joins from DWF where she was a part­ner and Glob­al...
18/11/2020
Singa­pore in­tro­duces Sim­pli­fied In­solv­ency Pro­gramme for mi­cro and small...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The im­pact of the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic has been severe for many busi­nesses, with mi­cro and small...