CMS named Slovakia Law Firm of the Year at the CIJ Awards

International law firm CMS is delighted to have been awarded Slovakia Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 CIJ Awards, held in Bratislava on Thursday evening. 

The CIJ Awards are longest-running commercial property awards event in Slovakia and have evolved continuously over the past 15 years to keep pace with changes in local, regional and international property markets.

Since launching a new team in Bratislava in 2017, CMS has swiftly established itself as a true leader in real estate transactional work. It made waves in 2018 by winning high profile mandates such as Wood & Co’s acquisition of Aupark (the largest office transaction in nearly a decade) as well as IAD’s purchase of Steinerka.

Over the last year, the team has continued to consolidate its strong position, with a focus on the booming logistics and industrial asset market. Among its highlights, the team represented UK fund Gramercy on its first investment in Slovakia, a Hong Kong investor on the acquisition of two logistics parks, as well a global fund on one of the largest cross-border logistics portfolio acquisitions representing an aggregated acquired land area of 477.000 sqm.

Commenting on the award, partner Michal Huťan, says: “We are pleased to have been recognised by CIJ for our strong market position. We have accomplished an incredible amount over the last two years, working with local and international clients on their strategic real estate investments across the region. We plan to continue this momentum and further our position as the go-to real estate adviser in the region.”

About CMS

Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2018 Global 100). With 70+ offices in 40+ countries across the world, employing over 4,500 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30. Revenues totalled EUR 1.3bn in 2017.

CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate/M&A, Energy, Funds, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.

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