CMS advises M-Squared Lasers on shareholding acquisition

CMS has advised M-Squared Lasers group (MSL) and its management team, on a complex, £32.5m multi-jurisdictional financing transaction to acquire a substantial part of business growth fund’s (BGF) shareholding in MSL. The deal also incorporates a significant investment into MSL by the newly formed Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB).

Published 23 November 2020

CMS appointed to Unity Trust Bank panel

CMS has been appointed to the UK legal panel for Unity Trust Bank, a specialist commercial lender to businesses and organisations that create positive community, economic and societal impact.

Published 5 November 2020

CMS Scotland awards three scholarships to S6 pupils

CMS Scotland has announced it will award scholarships to support three aspiring law students.

Published 29 October 2020

CMS boosts pensions practice with appointment of Jae Fassam

CMS has announced the appointment Jae Fassam as a pensions partner in Edinburgh, bringing the total partner count across its UK pensions law practice to 18. Mr Fassam joins from Pinsent Masons.

Published 26 October 2020

Trustlaw to host free pro bono event

TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal service, is to host a free-to-attend virtual event focused on helping Scottish lawyers develop their skills and understanding in delivering pro bono legal work, in partnership with the law firm CMS.

Published 19 October 2020

CMS survey highlights changes to Scottish commercial property requirements post-Covid

A new survey by CMS has found that Scottish commercial property requirements will likely see a significant change following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 21 September 2020

CMS publishes new report to give GCs practical COVID-19 advice

CMS has published its latest report in its General Counsel (GC) "Creating connections, bridging gaps" series, produced in partnership with the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA).

Published 15 September 2020

CMS to stage online ‘Future of Our High Streets’ event

CMS will stage a free online event with leading retail and commercial figures addressing some of the key challenges facing the high street during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 8 September 2020

Stephen Phillips: Brexit blueprint threatens to strip power from Holyrood

Stephen Phillips discusses the UK government's Brexit blueprint in relation to policing trade between the different parts of the UK.

Published 17 August 2020

CMS sponsors Scotland Pride events

CMS has confirmed its continued sponsorship of 2020 Pride celebrations in support of Scotland's LGTBQ+ community.

Published 14 August 2020

Alison Woods: Diversity dividend critical in post-Covid economy

As Scottish business faces one of the toughest-ever economic climates, employers may be questioning whether diversity and inclusion programmes – viewed by some as ‘nice to have’ rather than essential – should be abandoned, writes Alison Woods.

Published 21 July 2020

CMS Scotland launches 2020 Law Scholarships Scheme for S5/S6 pupils

CMS Scotland has launched its annual competition to find its next CMS Law Scholarships students in Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

COVID-19 crisis will ‘accelerate green energy transition’

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to speed up the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, according to a leading industry legal expert.

Published 26 June 2020

CMS launches educational resource #CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub

CMS has announced the launch of #CMSBuildingBetterFutures Hub, a resource aimed at supporting young people in secondary school education in light of challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 17 June 2020

CMS advises United Capital on acquisition of heating provider

CMS has advised United Capital in its acquisition of Bellshill-headquartered central heating provider Saltire Facilities Management for an undisclosed sum.

Published 18 May 2020