CMS is a leading international law firm with offices with around 75 offices in 43 countries worldwide. It has particular expertise in Corporate, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Disputes, Construction and IT / IP law and serves clients across many key sectors. It is the sixth largest firm in the world by headcount, and the sixth largest firm in the UK by revenue.
CMS’s Manchester office is part of legacy firm Nabarro, with whom CMS merged in 2017. That merger, which also included Olswang, was the first merger of its size featuring three large UK firms. The firm has 11 partners and around 40 lawyers in Manchester. Although it has only been in existence in Manchester for five years, the firm has already earned a reputation as a major player in the North West market, particularly in the real estate sector. The firm was recently named The Lawyer Property Team of the Year 2018 for its work at the Circle Square development in Manchester.