Who we are
Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and with 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.
Your World First
‘Your World First’ is our promise to you. This means we are client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven.
Client-centric – Being immersed in the industry sectors our clients operate in is at the heart of what we do. Our business is structured according to the industries our clients work in, delivering technically excellent lawyers who talk your language.
You can benefit from added value services such as Law-Now which provides practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and from webinars for training at your desk. To help you manage your account, we deliver reporting information such as invoicing, matter progress, fees, work in progress and bespoke reports.
We have deep local expertise in many jurisdictions and major global centers. CMS has a track record of expanding to meet client needs, moving into countries such as Turkey and Oman to support infrastructure and energy projects.
CMS lawyers are part of organizations such as the CMS Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network and the African Legal Network. We understand how macro trends, such as the fall in oil price, affect your business and stay on top of the news agenda, regulatory discussions and new legislation.
Performance driven – CMS takes pride in first-class execution and project management – we deliver results, not just opinions. This approach to service delivery is the same everywhere, based on a common training program and a shared understanding of what our clients value.
All CMS lawyers, both those we recruit and those we train in-house, are focused on providing quality advice and quality service. We recruit, value and nurture top talent and through regular, independent evaluations, we identify opportunities to make improvements in our service and feed this back to our lawyers.
Welcome to our world
At CMS we strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours. That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere.
As you’d expect, as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, with more than 60 offices in over 30 countries, it’s how we work that sets us apart, combining our deep local expertise with global thinking and international experience. Putting our clients first, ensuring we have a deep understanding of their business and providing them with the best possible service is what defines us. And our clients tell us this works; they like working with us and see us as the human face of the law. We think this is because we are passionate about building strong, long term and personal relationships with our clients, and really understanding the environment they work in and the challenges they face, wherever they are in the world.
We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression.
If you share this outlook and you want to be involved in some of the most complex and interesting work, often cross-border, where finding creative solutions and collaborating with colleagues from across our international network is part of daily life, then our world may just be the place for you.
Whether you are a graduate, experienced lawyer or business services professional, we can offer a great place to work, where you and your career really matter to us.
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