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Mergermarket award: CMS is “Germany M&A Legal Adviser of the Year”


Berlin – Commercial law firm CMS Germany has been recognised as “Germany M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” by Mergermarket at this year’s European M&A Awards. Mergermarket is an independent news agency and database for mergers and acquisitions in Europe.

The award is in recognition of the law firm’s M&A performance in 2018. Dr Maximilian Grub, partner and head of Corporate/M&A at CMS, commented: “We are delighted to receive this fantastic accolade. It reflects the formidable strengths of our team and the appreciation of our clients. The award is naturally also a further incentive for us to continue developing our dynamic M&A practice in Germany.”

CMS Germany regularly advises on the largest number of M&A transactions with German involvement. Digital transformation and a changing international environment mean that companies must be capable of adapting to new realities. At the same time, they face tighter regulation in many areas. With its comprehensive range of services, CMS is ideally positioned to advise companies on these challenges. Regulated industries are a key strength of the M&A practice. Examples of the many M&A matters handled by CMS in 2018 include advising euNetworks on its acquisition by Stonepeak and Columbia Capital, as well as IVG on the sale of TRIUVA to PATRIZIA. CMS is also a pioneer in the market when it comes to digitisation and innovation. Examples here include CMS advising on various partnership projects with a focus on technology development, such as a joint venture between Porsche and Schuler.

In addition, CMS can offer highly efficient solutions through targeted use of legal tech in client work. CMS is the only law firm in Germany to have established its own legal tech products. Backed by the expertise of more than 250 Corporate/M&A lawyers, CMS advises both global market leaders and hidden champions. The worldwide CMS organisation of over 70 offices across more than 40 countries guarantees seamless cross-border collaboration in international matters.

The award was presented on 6 December at the Banqueting House in London. The high-calibre jury comprised an independent committee of twelve experts. This year’s jury consisted of senior executives from Acuris, Airbus Group, Cass Business School, Ericsson, IBM, McDermott Will & Emery, Trafalgar Group, Mergermarket and Dealreporter.

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