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Regarded as a highly capable global practice, CMS provides a comprehensive service to international clients in areas such as M&A, dispute resolution and banking and finance. The sector-oriented London team exhibits real strength advising clients from the energy, insurance, technology and life sciences spaces. Cross-border mandates are often coordinated from the UK, but the firm also stands out for its excellent network of offices throughout continental Europe, which is strengthened by its presence in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The firm's UK energy team advises foreign and multinational clients on the acquisition and disposal of interests in energy assets, including oilfields and renewable energy projects, around the world. Its client base includes national energy companies, as well as private sector players, with business in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, and it is singled out for the strength of its cross-jurisdictional European power practice.
According to one impressed client, CMS "has a great network, including in the Asia region, and the firm is ambitious and interested in building relationships."
A client remarks that "CMS are a go-to firm for projects-related work and are very good at promoting pragmatic solutions."