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Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 1Central & Eastern EuropeEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Widely recognised as a superb CEE practice that can fulfil various roles in major cross-border M&A transactions in the region. Active across a range of sectors including life sciences, technology, telecommunications and energy. Coordinates work between its several branches across region.

Strengths

Clients value the team's coordination abilities and affirm: "CMS is the go-to firm for cross-border work, because of their geographical reach and seamless advice."

Interviewees also confirm that the team has "a strong regional presence" and the lawyers are "very client-oriented and quick."

Work highlights

Assisted Advent International and its portfolio company Zentiva with the acquisition of the CEE business of Alvogen, engaging a team comprising lawyers from several of its offices in the region.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Rakosi has a solid track record advising on M&A transactions across the CEE region from his base in Vienna. He is frequently involved in sell-side M&A transactions, handling disposals of loan portfolios covering multiple jurisdictions within the region.

Éva Talmácsi advises on an array of M&A mandates concerning telecommunications and media, as well as financial services and insurance assets from her base in London. One client reports: "I highly appreciate her dedication and approach. She is focused on the deal and an all-rounder in the region."

Graham Conlon is a well-reputed practitioner advising private equity funds operating in CEE with multi-jurisdictional acquisitions in the retail sector. Also advises on the establishment of strategic joint ventures in the chemicals and shipping sectors. One client says of him: "He is a top-quality English law specialist who is very pragmatic and experienced in cross-border transactions." Conlon is based in Ukraine.

Helen Rodwell handles landmark CEE-wide acquisitions for pharmaceutical multinationals, as well as advising private equity firms on investments in the energy sector. Interviewees recognise Rodwell's expertise in M&A transactions in the CEE region and affirm: "She is hugely experienced, very calm and authoritative."

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Corporate/M&A Department

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Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60311

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Central & Eastern Europe

Corporate/M&A


Alexander Rakosi
Band 4
Éva Talmácsi
Band 3
Graham Conlon
Band 2
Helen Rodwell
Band 1