CMS names new senior partner for UK LLP

UK corporate co-head Charles Currier to succeed veteran leader Penelope Warne next May

Charles Currier Image courtesy of CMS

CMS has elected a new senior partner for its UK LLP. 

UK corporate co-head Charles Currier has been named as the successor to Penelope Warne, who will complete her second term as senior partner and chair of the UK LLP on 30 April 2024. 

Currier won a partner vote against current managing partner Stephen Millar, according to a report in Financial News. 

Currier has been with CMS for more than 27 years and has a well-regarded practice advising on M&A infrastructure transactions, particularly in the power and renewable energy sectors. Over the course of his career he has advised on transactions with a cumulative value of more than £100bn for clients including AMP Capital, Siemens and National Grid. 

Warne joined CMS in 1993 and became its first woman chair and senior partner in 2014, making her one of the first women leaders of a large law firm. During her decade at the helm, Warne has overseen a sustained period of growth at the firm, driven by its merger with Scottish practice Dundas & Wilson in 2014 and Nabarro and Olswang three years later. 

In August, the UK LLP reported a 6.4% rise in revenue to £686m, around 40% of the global verein’s income. Last month, it announced it was debuting in Saudi Arabia after securing a partner from Clyde & Co to found a new office in Riyadh. 

The UK LLP has eight UK offices and overseas branches in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.

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