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Did You Know: H1 CEE Law Firm Leaderboard

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Did You Know that 12 firms in Central and Eastern Europe worked on more than 16 client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters in the first half of the year? According to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, two firms worked on more than 40 client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters in the first six months of 2023: Schoenherr, which worked on 42, and Clifford Chance, which worked on 41.

Dentons worked on 37 client matters reported by CEELM through June 31, 2023, putting the firm in third place, with Cobalt (at 36) and Sorainen (at 35) close behind. The list of firms that worked on 30 or more reported deals also includes Wolf Theiss (with 31) and CMS (with 30).

Kinstellar and Ellex both worked on 20 client matters reported in the first half of this year, while Linklaters worked on 18 and White & Case and Allen Overy Shearman Sterling both worked on 17.

The H1 Partner leaderboard was announced by CEE Legal Matters last week, and can be found here.

Want to see which client matters these firms worked on in the first half of this year, or see which other firms have worked on multiple reported client matters so far this year? Visit CEELMDirect.com, the world’s only truly dynamic legal directory, and find out for yourself!

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

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