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3 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Enjoys a strong reputation for cross-border and large-scale outsourcings. Frequently instructed by clients in closely regulated industries, such as media, financial services, energy and telecoms. Demonstrates significant capability advising on large transactions in the retail sector.

Strengths

A source reports: "I am pleased with the work that CMS conducts, and I find the teams to be knowledgeable and very hard-working."

"The teams seem to work together in a well-organised manner and they supplement each other well," interviewees note.

Work highlights

Acted for M&G Real Estate in the procurement of property and facilities management services in Europe and Asia.

Notable practitioners

Dominic Dryden is an experienced technology outsourcing lawyer. He assists prominent consumer-facing companies with IT and business process outsourcing.
"In addition to his legal skills, he invests time in getting to know the client's business and key individuals, and he provides a very personal service."

Ian Stevens is well known for his customer-focused work in regulated sectors such as utilities and financial services. He advises clients on outsourcing arrangements for infrastructure and IT services.
"He is both experienced and skilful. He's a very good negotiator who is particularly good at finding alternative solutions and middle ground."

Matthew Bennett focuses his practice on tech outsourcing transactions. He is recognised for his customer-side work for household-name clients.
"He is smart, quick-thinking, commercial, very good in a negotiation, and he understands the in-house legal pressures and imperatives.""He's very good at thinking of new ways to solve old problems."

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UK-wide

Outsourcing


Dominic Dryden
Band 4
Ian Stevens
Band 2
Matthew Bennett
Band 4