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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 UK remains the epicentre of the firm's global insurance practice. CMS's London-based contentious insurance team is praised for its representation of insurers, reinsurers and underwriters in an array of cross-border claims. Multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to professional negligence, construction, energy and W&I policies are staples of the group's international caseload.
According to one commentator, "CMS have a good team internationally and a strong network."