CMS leads successful reverse takeover of marine technology group

CMS has acted as principal and lead lawyers in the reverse takeover of Hertsford Capital plc by Lancaster-based marine technology company OTAQ Group Limited.

Published 2 April 2020

Neeraj Thomas: Scottish IP regulations will protect UEFA’s rights

Neeraj Thomas, specialist in IP and sports law at CMS, explores how Scotland's IP regulations will apply to the EURO 2020 tournament.

Published 2 March 2020

CMS study shows oil and gas majors plugging billions into renewables

As the world’s largest oil and gas companies face mounting pressure to address the climate emergency, new research from CMS reveals that a significant majority of the sample – equivalent to half of worldwide production – is adapting their strategy to invest in a more diverse energy portfolio.

Published 29 January 2020

Julie Devlin appointed as of counsel to firm’s finance team

CMS has announced the appointment of Julie Devlin, who joins the firm’s finance practice group as an of counsel. She will be based in Glasgow.

Published 27 January 2020

CMS survey highlights ‘significant’ Brexit concerns within key Scottish sectors

A survey of more than 100 executives from four of Scotland’s industry sectors has revealed concerns about the impact of Brexit in the year ahead.

Published 21 January 2020

SEMLA and CMS to host traineeship event

With the deadlines for vacation schemes fast-approaching, SEMLA and international law firm CMS are delighted to announce a joint event on “My CMS Journey: How to secure a traineeship at a Top 10 Global Law Firm” at the Glasgow office of CMS on Friday 6 December between 10.30am and 1pm.

Published 19 November 2019

Eric Gilligan joins CMS in Aberdeen

CMS has announced the appointment of Eric Gilligan as an of counsel. He joins from Stronachs where he was a partner and head of its employment law team.

Published 4 November 2019

CMS Scotland doubles annual scholarships for aspiring lawyers

CMS has awarded two school pupils scholarships to help them achieve their ambition of completing a law degree.

Published 1 October 2019

Kenny Henderson joins CMS

CMS has announced the appointment of Kenny Henderson as a partner in the litigation and arbitration practice. Mr Henderson is an English-law qualified litigator, who’s hire significantly strengthens CMS’ contentious offering in Scotland.

Published 30 September 2019

CMS announces raft of promotions across Scotland

CMS has announced 22 new promotions across its three Scottish offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Published 15 August 2019

CMS announces Startup Grind sponsorship

CMS has secured sponsorship of the Scottish chapter of Startup Grind, a global initiative aimed at supporting fledgling entrepreneurs.

Published 25 July 2019

CMS appoints IP specialist Neeraj Thomas

CMS has appointed contentious IP specialist Neeraj Thomas as an of counsel in the firm’s technology & media practice in Glasgow. He joins from Burness Paull, where he was a senior associate.

Published 15 July 2019

In pictures… CMS sponsors Grampian Pride

Via @CMS_Scotland: On Saturday we were proud to sponsor and support @GrampianPride 2019. Colleagues, along with their family and friends, took to the city’s main streets to demonstrate their support for LGBT* equality. Afterwards, we co-hosted a lunch with BP for local professionals.

Published 29 May 2019

Allan Wernham: Law firms changing for the better

Five years on from Dundas & Wilson’s combination with CMS, we should not mourn the loss of Scottish law firm brands, writes Allan Wernham.

Published 20 May 2019

CMS names four new Scottish partners in global round of promotions

Global law firm CMS has promoted Scottish lawyers Paula Kidd, Carol Nisbet, Mark McMurray and Jenny Walker to partner as part of its largest-ever round of global partner promotions.

Published 29 April 2019