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CMS named Law Firm of the Year 2016 in CEE


CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2016

The award reflects CMS’s leading position in Central Eastern Europe, the scale of its activity and the high profile and complexity of its work in recent years, as well as the reputation of the CMS teams.

Peter Huber, Managing Partner of CMS Austria, was delighted by this win for CMS and commented: “We offer our clients a crucial competitive edge in the region through our excellent local expertise and our cross-border cooperation between CMS member firms. Our clients have long appreciated CMS’s sustainable involvement in CEE.”

Andrew Kozlowski, CEE Practice Group Manager, managing firm’s operations in the CEE markets since 2011, commented: “This ranking once again proves the leading presence and excellent legal services we provide our clients in Central and Eastern Europe. The award recognizes the expertise of our team and the significance of the deals we have worked on in the CEE region in recent years”. “Nowadays the capability of law firms to cross boundaries between jurisdictions and follow clients across the CEE region is crucial. The long term vision has created the conditions for CMS to excel in the region, offering our clients top level legal advice” added Dóra Petrányi, CEE Deputy Practice Group Manager, who received the award on behalf of CMS together with seven other CMS partners representing eight CEE jurisdictions.

The Chambers Europe awards and rankings are recognised as one of the most prestigious in Europe and are the culmination of the in-depth and independent research conducted by Chambers and Partners. Chambers awards reflect not just a law firm's pre-eminence but also highlight impressive strategic growth, excellence in client services and notable achievements over the past twelve months.

Top-Rankings at Chambers Global and Legal500

CMS has also been recognised by Chambers Global as the best law firm (Band 1) in two out of three categories – Corporate/M&A and Projects & Energy. CMS was classified in Band 2 in the third CEE category – banking & finance. This year CMS also received first place in the Central Eastern Europe category of the Legal500 ranking. As Legal500 reported, “the CEE coverage of CMS is unrivalled with offices in 13 cities in the region, including FYR countries.” CMS has been recommended by Legal500 rankings as a top-tier firm in 30 practice areas and also received another 54 recommendations in other tiers. With 84 recommendations in Legal500 CMS is the most highly recommended law firm in CEE.

CMS in CEE: Most highly recommended law firm in CEE

CMS is a pioneer among international law firms active in Eastern Europe. For more than fifteen years, our legal experts have advised mostly international clients wishing to enter these markets. CMS was one of the first international legal advisors to establish offices across the region. More than 600 lawyers and tax experts in 15 locations, as well as a country desk, advise companies, governments and international organisations in all areas of the law across the whole CEE/SEE region.

Please feel free to use the picture of the award ceremony under http://sites.cms-rrh.com/downloads/Chambers_Europe_Awards_2016.jpg

The picture shows partners from nine jurisdictions (starting with left):
Marek Sawicki (CMS Poland), John Fitzpatrick (CMS Turkiye), presenter Chambers, Radivoje Petrikic (CMS Vienna, Serbia), Anela Musat (CMS UK, Romania), Dora Petranyi (CMS Hungary), Duncan Weston (Managing Partner CMS UK), Gregor Famira (CMS Vienna, Croatia, Slovenia), presenter Chambers

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