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CMS, China ranks in ten practice areas in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Edition


We are pleased to announce that CMS, China has been ranked and recommended in ten practice areas in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition. Beside the continued recognition in the practice areas of Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Healthcare and life sciences, Intellectual property, Real estate and construction, Tax and TMT, CMS, China has also been recognized in Antitrust and competition, Labour and employment and Regulatory and compliance in the 2020 edition.

In addition, three partner, counsel and associate from CMS, China’s Shanghai and Beijing Offices have been recognized in their respective practice areas.

The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The research for the ranking is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The highly recognized ranking showcases the strong competitive position of CMS, China in the legal market in Asia Pacific and also reflects clients' recognitions with our services.

Below is the complete list of CMS, China’s rankings with selected comments from clients in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition.

- Antitrust and competition: foreign firms

- Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Comment in the edition:

'CMS' scope of work covers M&A, establishing joint ventures, restructuring, corporate finance, compliance, spin-offs and liquidations. […] Ulrike Glueck is Shanghai office managing partner (and head of the practice area).'

- Dispute resolution: foreign firms

- Healthcare and life sciences: foreign firms

- Intellectual property: foreign firms

  Nick Beckett: Leading Individual

- Labour and employment: foreign firms

Comment from clients:

CMS provides reliable and quick feedback, and they understand the needs of foreign companies operating in China‘.

‘Jeanette Yu is professional and timely in her preparation of legal advice, an experienced negotiator who cooperates well with all stakeholders‘.

- Real estate and construction: foreign firms

  Sarah Wang: Rising Star

- Regulatory and compliance: foreign firms

- TMT: foreign firms

Comment from clients:

‘CMS team has an excellent problem-solving approach. Its experts focus on client circumstances in order to provide a tailor-made legal solution.’

‘Ulrike Glueck is one of the best lawyers in the region. She is an excellent legal technician and has huge experience in the Chinese territory.'

- Tax: foreign firms

  Gilbert Shen: Rising Star

Comment from clients:

‘He has a good understanding of both European (particularly German) and Chinese mentalities‘.

‘Pragmatic and reliable‘.


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