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  1. Facing the future
    1. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    2. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
    3. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
    4. Solving global challenges
    5. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    6. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
  2. Navigating a changing world
    1. Data and risk: challenges in an uncertain world
    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
    3. Commerz Real lands the largest deal in its history
    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
    5. Shaping the new normal
    6. Working through the COVID-19 lockdown
  3. Harnessing technology
    1. Technology: a unifying force
    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
    4. CymbiQ Group on expansion course
    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
    7. MultiChoice separates from Naspers and lists on JSE
    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
  4. Managing risk
    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS Academy adds participants through digital learning
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): CMS Charity Partner
    2. Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Deepa Vallabh
    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Key contacts

Contact
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Matthias Lichtblau
CMS Executive Director
 Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Partner
Chairman of the Executive Board - Chairman of the Executive Committee CMS

Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK

As a global, future-facing law firm, diversity and inclusion (D & I) are not just aspirations for us, they are an imperative.

Underpinned by our corporate values and embedded in our operations, Future Facing Inclusion is our vision for the firm and goes beyond a simple programme or a string of initiatives, being at the core of our business strategy.

Championed by The Senior Partner Penelope Warne, who is a member of The 30% Club and The Law Society Board, CMS UK leads the way with flexible and agile initiatives including standout maternity and adoption leave policies, Time Out (allowing people to take one month’s unpaid leave per year) and progressive work allocation.

We use the Employee Life Cycle as our framework, looking at each stage of the employee experience from attraction and recruitment to personal development, career progression and talent retention, to ensure that our processes are inclusive of all and support greater diversity.

Externally, we share our expertise in this field and work closely with and have also advised many clients on their Diversity & Inclusion strategies. We have contributed to numerous projects aimed at designing D & I frameworks for the legal sector and clients’ pilot programmes including the GCs’ D & I Initiative and The Law Society of England & Wales’ new D & I Charter.

CMS continues to be recognised externally for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. We were again listed in The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women and were ranked 33 in the Top 50 Employers for Social Mobility.

Key contacts

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Penelope Warne
The Senior Partner
Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy & Climate Change