CMS, Nabarro and Olswang complete largest ever merger in UK legal sector

CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang have completed their merger, creating a new legal powerhouse and the 6th largest law firm in the UK by revenue and 6th largest globally by headcount. Globally, CMS has over 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers in 70 offices across 39 countries.

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The firm has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Penelope Warne, The Senior Partner for CMS in London comments:

“Today is an important day for the firm and for our clients. We have made this bold move with one goal in mind: to build a new kind of future-facing law firm. By combining top quality sector expertise with international scale and a strategy to become a progressive technology driven firm, we are better equipped to deliver excellence for our clients in a rapidly changing market.

“We are united in our vision and values. We are focused on building a successful, dynamic and modern law firm with a supportive culture so that careers at CMS can thrive. Diversity & Inclusion, CSR and top quality training through our CMS Academy will continue to be a priority for the firm.” 

The new firm has six specialist sectors – Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Real Estate, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

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