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Consumer Products

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Consumer Products is one of the fastest growing sectors in CEE. For many years we have helped leading international and domestic brands establish a presence in the region and to grow and protect their business successfully. Our advice is informed by an in-depth understanding of the sector and covers all critical opportunities and challenges for your business, including globalisation, online marketplaces, supply chain management, growing retail buyer power and increasing consumer pressure and media scrutiny. All place new demands on your management and business strategy, but also drive the need for commercially astute legal advice. Whether you are a retailer, supplier, investor or other stakeholder, we have sector specific experience in transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.

Our international team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including cosmetics, clothing, electronics, health & beauty, food & drink, retail, household equipment and manufacturing. We provide a comprehensive legal and regulatory service from the financing and acquisition of companies, through to antitrust and unfair competition law, media management, nutritional and health claims, advertising and marketing, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, data protection, outsourcing, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product recalls and more. Our experts will keep you informed of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal, edge.

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9 October 2017
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
17/04/2018
NGOs can ask the Com­mis­sion to re­view its de­cision on ge­net­ic­ally...
The Gen­er­al Court de­cided in its de­cision of 14 March 2018 that non-gov­ern­ment­al or­gan­iz­a­tions (“NGOs”) can ask the Com­mis­sion to re­view its de­cision on au­thor­iz­ing the pla­cing on the mar­ket of ge­net­ic­ally mod­i­fied food and feed.
14 December 2016
CEE Con­sumer Products Up­date
16/04/2018
Ger­man court rules no lux­ury goods in food re­tail out­lets
On 6 April 2018, the Düs­sel­dorf High­er Re­gion­al Court ruled that the food re­tail­er real, whose par­ent com­pany is Ger­many’s Metro AG, may not sell lux­ury cos­met­ics made by Japa-nese man­u­fac­turer Kanebo in its food re­tail stores, and that the man­u­fac­turer can.
13 October 2016
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
08/03/2018
First de­cision on un­fair use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age
The Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“UOKiK”) has is­sued its first de­cision un­der new reg­u­la­tions on ab­use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age. In Ju­ly 2017, the Pres­id­ent of the UOKiK was gran­ted wide powers around pro­sec­ut­ing un­fair prac­tices re­lated to.
20/04/2016
Re­tail­er­'s guide to Po­land 2016
02/02/2018
IBM Wat­son at work
There may be much hype around ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence but IBM has been demon­strat­ing the busi­ness po­ten­tial of ma­chine learn­ing through its Wat­son ana­lyt­ics plat­form since 2011. Wat­son came about after one of IBM’s re­search teams were at the pub watch­ing.
18/09/2015
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Year­book 2015
25/01/2018
European Com­mis­sion as­sesses ad­equacy of Gen­er­al Food Law in food...
In an eval­u­ation of the EU le­gis­lat­ive frame­work for the 2002 Gen­er­al Food Law Reg­u­la­tion (GFLR), the European Com­mis­sion has found that this frame­work ap­pears to ad­dress most cur­rent trends, such as growth, com­pet­it­ive­ness and in­creased glob­al­isa­tion, but.
19/03/2015
Sum­mer in­tern­ships at CMS Po­land
10/05/2017
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment For­um
We are pleased to in­vite you to the CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment For­um that will be held at the Busi­ness Centre Club in Warsaw, on 24 May 2017. The event will dis­cuss re­cent trends and de­vel­op­ments in the pub­lic pro­cure­ment mar­ket both in Po­land and across Europe.
07/03/2014
CMS Con­sumer Products Group
25/04/2017
CMS launches CEE Real Es­tate In­vest­ment Com­pass 2017
2016’s re­cord-break­ing EUR 12. 2bn in­vest­ment in the real es­tate sec­tor in the CEE re­gion is likely to be sur­passed in 2017 – this is ac­cord­ing to the CEE Real Es­tate In­vest­ment Com­pass 2017 pub­lished by CMS in co­oper­a­tion with Col­li­ers In­ter­na­tion­al.
28/03/2017
On the road to autonom­ous vehicles
Con­nec­ted and autonom­ous vehicle (“CAV”) tech­no­lo­gies are set to have a pro­found so­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact world­wide and con­tin­ue to ac­cu­mu­late a great weight of ex­pect­a­tion. Ad­voc­ates ar­gue that CAV tech­no­lo­gies will im­prove road safety, ease con­ges­tion and.
06/03/2017
PIP-case: ECJ cla­ri­fies scope of no­ti­fied body’s re­spons­ib­il­it­ies...
In the PIP-case, a French man­u­fac­turer sup­plied thou­sands of wo­men with (al­legedly) de­fect­ive breast im­plants. Amongst oth­ers, pa­tients in Ger­many star­ted lit­ig­a­tion against the no­ti­fied body in ques­tion - TÜV Rhein­land (“Tuv”).
09/12/2016
Are we wit­ness­ing the rise of su­per level eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risks?
In a few years’ time we may look back and say that it was in 2015/2016 when leg­al pro­ceed­ings and re­cent policy changes com­bined to pro­duce mani­fest ser­i­ous trans­fron­ti­er and trans-sec­tor com­mer­cial and eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risk.
08/12/2016
Pol­ish draft act on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion
On 6 Decem­ber 2016 the draft act on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion was pub­lished.   The new reg­u­la­tion is to su­per­sede the cur­rent act on in­sur­ance me­di­ation dated 22 May 2003. The draft act im­ple­ments dir­ect­ive 2016/97 on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion (com­monly known as IDD).