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CMS is the latest OpenChain Partner Organization

By 2019-06-11News

Today the OpenChain Project welcomes CMS to our growing partner program. The addition of this top 10 international law firm marks another significant expansion of service providers supporting the OpenChain eco-system.

“We at CMS in Germany are excited about the opportunity to work with the OpenChain Project in the future,” says Philippe Heinzke, Counsel for Intellectual Property at CMS in Germany. “Certification and quality assurance for open source software is an important issue for our clients and will continue to pose new challenges for companies and institutions in the future. OpenChain helps to deal with open source software in a legally compliant manner, strengthens trust in suppliers and customers and thus contributes to compliance in digital transformation, but also in classic product development processes.”

“Working with CMS in Germany marks another milestone for the OpenChain Project,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Such partnerships will become increasingly important as OpenChain disseminates further into the automotive, infrastructure and consumer electronics supply chain. Germany is a market of immense importance to our industry standard. We are at the beginning of a journey that will reduce complexity, cost and time-to-market for companies of all sizes in this geography.”

About CMS in Germany:

CMS is one of the leading commercial law firms in Germany. More than 600 lawyers, tax advisers and notaries advise SMEs and major corporations on all aspects of national and international commercial law. CMS Germany has offices in eight major German business locations, as well as in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Moscow and Shanghai.

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About CMS:

Founded in 1999, CMS is a top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2018 Global 100). With 70+ offices in 40+ countries across the world, employing over 4,500 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30.

CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate/M&A, Energy, Funds, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.

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