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ROOM 1909, CHINA YOUTH PLAZA NO. 19 DONGSANHUAN NORTH ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100026, CHINA
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China: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

CMS

At CMS, ‘the service is very good, timely and pragmatic, and shows good understanding of clients’ business needs’. The team is well known for cross-border M&A transactions across a diverse range of industries. Managing partner of the Shanghai Office Ulrike Glueck is a key contact.

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China: Dispute resolution

Foreign firms
Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 5

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CMS has considerable experience in commercial disputes in the pharmaceutical, technology, energy and logistics sectors. Beijing managing partner Nick Beckett is ‘one of the most dynamic, responsive and generous lawyers around, and has an unparalleled ability to bring international teams together to deliver the precise expertise that clients require’. Falk Lichtenstein is also highly regarded, as is Ulrike Glueck, an arbitrator on the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Arbitration Centre panels.

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China: Healthcare and life sciences

Foreign firms
Healthcare and life sciences: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

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A ‘global powerhouse with deep expertise in the healthcare and life sciences sector’, CMS earns a top position thanks to its genuine dedication to the field. Delivering ‘strong knowledge of the applicable law’, ‘significant practical experience’ and a ‘consistently thorough approach’, the group comprises scientists, academics and senior and junior lawyers specialising in corporate, commercial, IP, regulatory and competition law. Clients include major international players in the industry, including Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Smith & Nephew and Allergan. The team has also built relationships with domestic Chinese companies in the pharmaceutical field. ‘Dynamic’ practice head Nick Beckett ‘has an unparalleled ability to bring international teams together to deliver the precise expertise that his clients require’. He jointly leads the global life sciences sector group alongside Jens Wagner in Germany. Nicolas Zhu is also recommended for his advice to life sciences companies on a range of corporate and IP issues.

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China: Intellectual property

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Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

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CMS stands out for its strong life sciences practice, where leading multinationals turn to the team for a variety of matters, including contentious and non-contentious IP. Other clients span the TMT, retail and food and beverage sectors. Practice head Nick Beckett and Ulrike Glueck are names to note.

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China: Projects and energy

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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China: TMT

Foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

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The ‘very professional’ team at CMS provides ‘realistic solutions’. Ulrike Glueck heads the TMT group, which comprises lawyers with IP and corporate and commercial backgrounds. Its client base includes domestic and foreign companies, particularly those with European roots, where the team’s English, French and German language skills are an important asset. Nick Beckett recently advised a multinational client on cross-border e-commerce matters. Falk Lichtenstein is also recommended.

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China: Tax

Foreign firms
Tax: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

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At CMS, senior associate Gilbert Shen heads the tax practice, working closely with partners Nicolas Zhu, whose practice takes in tax, corporate and commercial law and intellectual property, and Ulrike Glueck, who oversees many of the department’s corporate transactions.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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