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Duncan Moscow - BlueRedWhite - ALL STAFF

CMS - Duncan Weston - December 2017
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This merger creates a world-class bench of nearly 2500 lawyers who are experts in their field and in their sectors
Why is this deal good for clients?
The firms share 27 of their top 100 clients
Strength together
Gender
Committed
to Diversity
Ethnicity
Sexuality
Disability
Religion
59 offices
across the
world
59 offices
across the
world
Immediate market leadership
Distinctively differentiated on key strategic sectors
Increased strength for clients in
Differentiated by strong trusted advisor relationships and client focus
Presence and expertise in core sectors
Deep industry
knowledge
Bringing together the most respected experts
Number six in the UK by revenue
The Proposal
The Deal
6th
8th
biggest firm in
the world
largest firm in
the UK
Rankings
A proposal to our Partners
Cost Savings
Rationalise our headquarters in London
Consolidate business support staff, secretaries and total overhead supplier spend
An annual saving of 20%
A New Top City Powerhouse
Differentiated by world-class sector expertise
With outstanding global reach
Creating a distinctive, modern firm driven by technology
Underpinned by a 250 year heritage
Energy
Financial services
Lifesciences
Infrastructure & Projects
Real Estate
TMC
Flexibility of offering
Sector expertise
Work closer with our clients
A dynamic firm that embraces new technology and innovation
A strengthened position to realise growth in
With an interntaional reach across
xx
offices there will be an opportunity for partners to deliver an enhanced offering to clients from each of the individual firms
Asia
USA
Clients
LET’S BUILD TOGETHER
"We have an organisation with momentum and a structure which is a strength....CMS has reached important staging posts and it is in our present that we can take it to its full potential."
Three offices in the UK - London, Manchester and Sheffield
International offices in Brussels, Dubai and Singapore
Turnover for the year ended 30 April 2016 - £130 million
105 Partners
Seven international offices across Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Singapore
82 Partners
Turnover for the year ended 30 April 2016 - £112 million
Approximatley 400 Partners (375 in the UK)
2400 lawyers in total

Organised into seven global practice groups with an eighth disputes matrix practice group
What the new firm will look like
2400 lawyers in total
Seven global practice groups with an eighth disputes matrix practice group
Directory rankings
156 combined rankings in Chambers & Partners
179 combined rankings in The Legal 500
Combined Firm in the UK
1 Linklaters £604m
2 Allen & Overy £537m
3 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer £498m
4 Slaughter and May £491m
5 Clifford Chance £489m
6 CMS* £453
7 Herbert Smith Freehills £375m
8 Eversheds £340
9 Pinsent Masons £323m
10 DLA Piper £301m

* combined firm revenues
Forming the deal
The flexibility of our geographic reach and ability to service work across the value spectrum
We believe that leading with sector expertise and an innovative technology led approach will enable us to serve the changing needs of clients in all stages of their lifecycle
The combined business will be transformational; creating a platform to grow enhanced client service offerings
Partners' Meeting
Your World First
September 2016
Momentum: dynamic steps:

A New Top City Powerhouse
Successful
Dynamic
Supportive
Success does not come from standing still in a rapidly changing legal
market

Dundas & Wilson
Cannon Place – Tech 10
Law-Now goes global
New website goes global
Iran and Hong Kong

Differentiated by world-class sector expertise
With outstanding global reach
Creating a distinctive, modern firm driven by technology
Underpinned by a 250 year heritage

Culture, values, diversity
& inclusion to attract
and retain top talent
so that careers can thrive

Momentum - The most important ingredient
"Clients of Nabarro LLP praise its "exceptional level of performance and service"- Legal 500 2016
"Olswang know our business very well and they're very good at cutting quickly to what's important and what's not." - Chambers 2015
Equity deal - one partnership model
Normalised profits over three years

Balance sheet balancing

Cash modelling

Post transaction increase in profitability
The deal
Due diligence
Culture and quality
Business rationale
Conservative modelling
Expanded international presence
Dubai
Singapore
Brussels
Adds to every practice group
Human Capital
CRD
EPC
BAIF
Corporate
Real Estate
Real estate, Infrastructure and Projects sectors
Technology, Media
and Communications
Bench strength
The combined
business
will be
transformational
c. 400 Partners
c. 2400 lawyers in total
52 rankings in Legal 500 2016 - 11 band one rankings
34 rankings in Chambers 2016 - 4 band one rankings
"Fields an expert team with a name for acting on
high-profile development schemes
, often in city centres. Also renowned for
significant work for international investors
and on real estate funds transactions." Chambers 2016
"Broad team of ECM specialists with
noted prowess
in REITs, infrastructure funds and online gaming." Chambers 2016
40 rankings in Legal 500 2016 - 7 band one rankings
36 rankings in Chambers 2016 - 4 band one rankings
"
Strong reputation for handling large and complex transactions
and transformation programmes for multinational clients, including some of the
largest suppliers of technology in the world
." Chambers 2016
"Combines corporate horsepower with long-standing media industry know-how,
offering a full service to industry giants
. Renowned for its handling of
major commercial disputes
and market-defining transactions, and also for deep regulatory expertise." Chambers 2016
6th
6th
biggest firm in
the world
largest firm in
the UK
Professional diligence
For those in Cannon Place, a note on logistics...
Practice Group
Banking

Corporate

CRD

EPC

Human Capital

Real Estate
CP meeting room
3.34

Academy 2

Academy 1

3.33

Academy 3

4 and 5
Lifesciences/Healthcare
Equity Capital Markets
Funds
Construction
Competition
IP litigation
156 combined rankings in Chambers & Partners
179 combined rankings in The Legal 500
More opportunities for investment
60 offices worldwide
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