CMS fields a multi-talented team with strong credentials in a range of secondary market transactions, with particular strength in PFI/PPP investments and disposals. The team regularly deals with transactions in the energy, transport and telecommunication sectors. The firm is adept at handling complex cross-border transactions. CMS represents a client base which includes banks, pension funds and investment management groups.
"CMS understands the oil and gas and energy markets very well. They always provide pragmatic, commercially astute advice in all matters."
"CMS draws specialist teams in with ease."
"We always receive a good, reliable and personable service from CMS."
"The team has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal and commercial framework."
CMS advised SSE on the sale of its entire 33.3% stake in gas distribution operator, Scotia Gas Networks, worth £1.2 billion.
The firm advised BBGI Global Infrastructure on various acquisitions, including the acquisition of Woodland View Holdings, owner and operator of the Ayrshire and Aberdeen PFI Project, from Balfour Beatty.
Charles Currier is well regarded for acting on M&A infrastructure transactions, particularly for clients in the power and renewable energy sectors. His recent work includes advising on the acquisition and disposal of solar and wind farm assets.