Help us change the face of law
Bring your unique voice, original ideas, dynamic approach, and open attitude to a firm that is facing the future with confidence. We promise to give you every opportunity to maximise your potential.
CMS is a future facing firm with over 4,800 lawyers worldwide.
With 70 offices in more than 40 countries, we combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what’s coming, but to shape it.
We see ourselves as more than just legal advisors. We’re here to partner with our clients. To not only resolve current issues, but anticipate future challenges and provide innovative solutions to meet these.
We specialise in providing future facing advice to clients in the retail, fashion, luxury, fast-moving consumer and household goods sectors. All these areas are subject to frequent change, driven by new regulations and advances in data, delivery, digital cash, and social media. Our lawyers make it their business to know what’s happening now, and what’s around the corner, so clients stay several steps ahead of their competitors.
We have over 450 energy specialists around the world. All have helped us become globally recognised leaders in the energy field, a status we’ve enjoyed for over 30 years. Our experience spans the oil, gas, power, and renewables industries. Together with our connections in various governments and leading academic institutions, we’re driving thought leadership in an area that’s vital to the future prosperity and well-being of the world.
We are proud to have leading practices in the UK’s biggest financial services centres – London and Edinburgh. At both sites, our lawyers are informing and inspiring corporates, financial institutions, investment funds and managers, as well as pension trustees, insolvency practitioners, and debt advisors. Regulatory changes, coupled with challenges posed by the pandemic, FinTech, Blockchain, and Brexit, are providing opportunities for our lawyers to enjoy fast-moving careers as they anticipate trends to keep our clients ahead of the curve.
Modernisation programmes and the impact of the pandemic are ushering in global infrastructure changes on a huge scale. Our lawyers are ready to support clients all over the world to finance transformational projects and get them over legal hurdles. Each can rely on our expertise and advice whatever their sector: Transport, Health, Education, Waste, Energy, Defence, IT & Telecoms, Leisure, Custodial & Justice, and Water.
We’re a leading law firm when it comes to advising the biggest names in the hospitality and leisure sectors. With over 300 experts in 42 countries, we provide expert solutions and assistance across a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, franchising, litigation and employment.
Healthcare has never been more important. Our Life Sciences specialists around the world have the expertise to help everyone from start-ups to global pharmaceuticals achieve their goals. We provide understanding and support to independent operators, investors, funders, advisors, and the NHS at a time when the need for innovative services is critical.
We are one of the largest Real Estate specialist teams globally, giving us unequalled resources to meet the needs of clients quickly and efficiently. From property investors and developers, to individuals and companies seeking to better manage their asset portfolios, we provide a full spectrum of real estate legal services.
CMS continues to excel at supporting and advising the creative and communications industries. For over 30 years, clients in film, TV, advertising, games, music, publishing, and—more recently—digital and social media, have relied on us to deliver industry-leading commercial arrangements and litigation services. We’re set to keep innovating for the next 30 years and beyond.
“From my first interaction with CMS, I was impressed by how welcoming and supportive the people are and how keen they are for you to get involved.”
Across all our core areas of expertise, our lawyers show the openness, boldness, agility, and dynamism required to deliver future facing advice and insight.
We like to get fully involved in the worlds our clients work in, rather than just watch from the sidelines. It’s an approach that enables us to truly place their interests and priorities at the heart of everything we do.
We’re innovators, determined to change the face of law by delivering new solutions that help our clients.
It’s our in-depth knowledge of the areas we work in that makes the difference. Our expertise enables us to anticipate trends, so we can advise and inspire clients whose future success requires lawyers and business partners with the vision, intelligence, and confidence to predict what’s around the corner.
That’s why we look for lawyers with these attributes to train and mentor them to further develop their skills throughout their careers with us.