International law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS CMNO), one of Ukraine’s leading firms, has significantly expanded its office in downtown Kyiv. The firm has expanded rapidly in the last three years, with billings and headcount up by 30% and more, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, CMS CMNO leased an additional floor to double its physical space at 38 Volodymyrska Street near Kyiv’s historic Golden Gate (Zoloti vorota).
“It’s truly an office for 2021 and beyond,” says Tetiana Bugasova, Chief Operating Officer. “We have more meeting rooms, break-out rooms, collaboration areas, and we've added well-being rooms and entertainment spaces, including a table tennis table. We work hard in this profession, and we need to enjoy what we do and ensure that we have the mental bandwidth to do it successfully.”
“The experience that our lawyers and staff get here is first-rate,” says Graham Conlon, Managing Partner. “I frequently hear from clients and colleagues in other countries that they see a spark in the eyes of our people. It’s a reflection of the excellent culture we have developed in our team.”
CMS CMNO has a fully agile workplace policy, allowing the firm’s lawyers to work flexibly according to their and their clients’ needs. With a strong business-development pipeline, including work on some of the highest profile transactions in the country, the firm anticipates continued expansion to support more international and local businesses.
CMS CMNO is currently open to employment inquiries from law students, practicing lawyers, and partners.