Baker McKenzie has advised the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, in the framework of the implementation of a strategic partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. This seven-year partnership will give CMA CGM access, in the context of its digital transformation, to the most recent technological innovations, thanks to flexible and competitive software solutions. It is expected to provide the CMA CGM Group with a competitive edge by offering its clients the best there is in terms of new technologies.
In practical terms, CMA CGM will benefit from Infosys services in Marseille following its opening of a centre for development and innovation in the town. CMA CGM will be able to make use of the skills and resources of Infosys necessary for the development, maintenance and support of its applications, including in the framework of its SAP projects. CMA CGM may also benefit from new high value added technologies, in particular using the cloud and artificial intelligence, placed at its disposal by Infosys and which will improve its agility and responsiveness. The installation by Infosys of its centre for innovation in Marseille will be beneficial to the entire region.
The CMA CGM Group is a world leader in maritime transport. Based in Marseille, it is present in more than 160 countries and employs more than 29,000 people. With a fleet of 445 vessels, the CMA CGM Group serves 420 of the world’s 521 ports and operates on every one of the world's seas through its 200 shipping lines.
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. Present in 45 countries, the group assists its clients with their digital transformation. The group has 198 000 employees in 84 offices and 116 centres for development around the world.
The CMA CGM Group was advised by Baker McKenzie with a team led by Laurent Szuskin, partner, assisted by Marie Catherine Ducharme, associate in Paris, both from the ITC Practice, and Eve-Christie Vermynck, senior associate at the London office and part of the ITC group.