Legal Business

CMS group moves closer to one-firm model

The CMS group, which passed a major milestone this summer when it provided its financial results as a single entity for the first time, has told LB that it is looking to drop local firm names to strengthen its international brand.

‘We have been looking at the risks of being regarded as a single firm under this type of structure and we have decided we want to move forward towards being a single firm,’ said Duncan Weston, managing partner of UK member firm CMS Cameron McKenna. ‘We’ve already adopted a single visual identity as part of the conversion: the name CMS with law and tax underneath – a logo we decided upon two years ago.’