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Czech Republic

Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate.

We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports.

We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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Iain Batty
16/08/2016
Greenfield Investments in CEE
10/02/2017
India Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented India’s annual Union Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fiscal year beginning 1 April 2017. The central aim in this year’s Budget appears to focus on the most vulnerable with increased spending.
06/01/2014
CMS CEE Guide to Data Protection
06/02/2017
New regulation comes into force supporting creation of a European...
The new regulation n°655/2014 supporting the creation of a European bank account preservation order procedure came into force on 18 January 2017. This is now enforceable throughout the Member States of the European Union, excluding the United Kingdom and Denmark.
02/02/2017
Implementation of the Public Procurement Directive in CEE - Contr...
Directive 2014/24/EU (the “Directive”) introduced a new contract award criteria for public procurements - contracting authorities are now obliged to choose the “most economically advantageous tender” (the “MEAT”).
01/12/2016
BEPS Update: Multilateral Instrument Published
The OECD has now published the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) that will implement certain of the treaty-related proposals from its project on tackling base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”).
09/11/2016
The protection of cross-border investments under the Canada-EU tr...
Following negotiations first launched in May 2009, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) was signed by Canada and the EU on 30 October 2016. CETA is a free trade agreement, which is subject to ratification by each EU member state and to the.
28/10/2016
European Commission publishes Corporate Tax Reform Package, relau...
As part of a Corporate Tax Reform Package, the EC has published four proposals for Council Directives. 1. Proposals to relaunch the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base First, the European Commission (“EC”) has announced that it is relaunching its proposal.
27/10/2016
How to challenge public procurements in CEE
In public procurement procedures, the EU Remedies Directives ensure that rapid and effective remedies are available in all EU countries when bidders believe that tender notices are challengeable or contracts have been awarded unfairly.
07/10/2016
An update on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry – key takeaways from t...
Following the publication of the Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry the European Commission presented its findings in Brussels on 6 October, hosting a series of panels and discussions on the topic.
30/08/2016
EU Commission releases draft Privacy Code of Conduct for mHealth...
The European Commission has drafted a code of conduct on privacy for mobile health (mHealth) apps (the “Code”). The Code has been submitted to the Article 29 Data Protection Working Group for approval.
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Commercial team has put together a guide on the battle of forms, which compares the legal particularities related to Ts&Cs in 23 jurisdictions around the world. The guide focuses on B2B contracts.
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Commercial team has put together a guide on the battle of forms, which compares the legal particularities related to Ts&Cs in 23 jurisdictions around the world. The guide focuses on B2B contracts.