Circklo Announces Partnership With
Global Law Firm CMS


11 May 2022

We are delighted to announce a partnership between Circklo and global law firm CMS to provide enhanced support for dynamic early-stage technology start-ups.

With more than 80 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective, making it the perfect legal partner to support Circklo’s digital and impact tech start-up ecosystem.  Circklo’s members will receive expert advice from CMS on their draft term sheets, as evidence of further clear support that Circklo provides its members and those attending the Business Configurator programmes, as well as a range of legal support as they grow and develop.

David Landsman OBE PhD, Circklo’s Group Partner and the architect of this partnership between CMS and Circklo said that “It’s great to be working with CMS, a law firm that really understands the needs of the start-up community, through the CMS equIP programme and with the support of a world-class team of technology and commercial lawyers. I’ve seen their advice at first hand and am convinced that Circklo couldn’t have found a better partner.”  

Charles Kerrigan, partner at CMS comments: “It’s great to be joining forces with Circklo to provide the tech start-up community with comprehensive legal and business support to complement Circklo’s Business Configurator programmes. Through our CMS equIP programme, we have developed a strong track record of supporting some of the world’s brightest new businesses to lay critical foundations to set them up for success.”

CMS equIP is the only international programme driven by a law firm that is focused on the development and nurturing of tech start-ups worldwide. It is designed to give scale-ups and entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow and succeed, offering members access to mentoring, training and industry introductions as well as discounted legal advice to help accelerate their growth potential. Since the programme’s launch, CMS equIP has worked with startups in over 20 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.


About Circklo

Circklo created the first Business Configurator in the world specialised in tech start-ups fundraising seed and series A rounds in the UK.

Our Game Changers community offers a safe, highly professional, private, and exclusive space for collaboration, support, advice, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders.

This community exists alongside Circklo’s Business Configurator programmes – supporting  start-ups through practical and transformational coaching, and training. Our fee-based, no-equity transformational business incubator develops businesses for both profit and purpose. Bespoke pathways to suit the particular needs of each team focus on seeking investment, honing go-to-market strategies or tailored support.

Underpinning all these, Circklo’s R&D team provides insight, use-case research, and foresight analysis for strategic direction, ensuring any business efforts are clear and impactful.

About CMS

Founded in 1999, CMS is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice. With more than 80 offices in over 40 countries across the world and more than 5,000 lawyers, CMS has long-standing expertise both in advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead in its chosen markets.

The CMS member firms provide a wide range of expertise across 19 practice areas and sectors, including Corporate / M&A, Energy & Climate Change, Funds, Life Sciences & Healthcare, TMC, Tax, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Antitrust, Competition & Trade, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate.

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CMS offices and associated offices:

Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bogotá, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Duesseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lima, Lisbon, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Mexico City, Milan, Mombasa, Monaco, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Poznan, Prague, Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Sarajevo, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore, Skopje, Sofia, Stavanger, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.