CMS has been recognised by Mergermarket for its outstanding M&A advisory work for deals in the value range of EUR 30m-EUR 1bn. Other nominees in this category – “European Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser of the Year“ – included Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The Mergermarket European M&A Awards were held in London on 4 December 2019.

The prizes are awarded for creative advisory work on complex transactions. The judging process, which starts with an analysis of M&A league table data to identify the top-ranked firms, is rigorous.

Stefan Brunnschweiler, Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group said, “Winning this award is fantastic recognition for the successful and results-oriented work that the international team of CMS M&A experts does for our clients – especially given the stiff competition in this category. It is also a welcome indicator that we are succeeding in our efforts to offer our clients the right mix of legal and commercial advice, ensuring that we add value to our clients’ often complex and multijurisdictional deal processes. Congratulations to the entire CMS team.”

CMS advises some of the world’s leading companies on mergers & acquisitions, often in challenging and cross-border situations. With more than 1,000 Corporate/M&A lawyers offering legal expertise across more than 40 jurisdictions, CMS regularly receives top rankings from industry commentators including Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters.


Philipp Wilisch

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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 4,800 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 1.36bn in 2018.

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

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