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One of the largest practices in Germany, CMS combines deep-rooted local knowledge with considerable international expertise. Germany functions as a vital hub for the firm's global operations, acting as an epicentre of the firm's excellent European network. Members of the team regularly coordinate multi-jurisdictional projects on behalf of an impressive roster of German-headquartered entities, as well as overseas players.
Largely sector-oriented, CMS exhibits cross-border expertise in areas such as energy, TMT, financial services and healthcare. The firm's corporate team handles mid-market and high-end M&A transactions adeptly, and a dedicated employment group regularly advises a broad client base on multi-jurisdictional issues, particularly those encompassing European jurisdictions.
The firm is also well equipped to advise on contentious proceedings that are multi-jurisdictional. Clients seeking guidance in relation to litigation and arbitration proceedings are well served by the full-service disputes team, which is particularly adept at advising on proceedings relating to Asian markets.
Clients appreciate the firm's ability to collaborate within its network, as one source says: "Sometimes we have cross-border issues. With CMS we have the luxury of them having overseas offices and they can deliver the advice for those countries as well, which is very useful." Similarly, another client says: "We appreciate their cooperation network even in remote locations."