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CMS Public Procurement Toolbox of Remedies
Dec 2017 Public procurement is the largest single global marketplace, accounting for around one-fifth of worldwide GDP. In this increasingly international marketplace, companies need to have confidence that...
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Public Procurement
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CEE Merger Clearance Matrix 2017-18
7 December 2017 Cross border M&A transactions that require merger control approvals in several jurisdictions have become commonplace. To reduce time delays and keep costs down, it is essential to identify at the...
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Competition & EU
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Misleading representations of new "designer food"
December 2017 Like many other industries, the food industry is innovating rapidly and food producers are launching new products regularly to satisfy consumer demand.But how should these new products be presented...
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Consumer Products
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Infrastructure Index - Europe Overview
29/11/2017 Creating an attractive environment for investors in infrastructure is no easy task. Politics and policy can make or break private participation and the flow of investment. Something that has never...
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Infrastructure & Projects
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Overview of retail lease agreements
13/11/2017 This guide summarises the main provisions applicable to retail lease agreements across a number of CMS jurisdictions.
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Real Estate & Construction
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Capital Markets Union – how will it help SME funding?
06.11.2017 The Capital Markets Union project was announced in July 2014 by EU Commission President Juncker and it seeks to remove barriers to the free flow of capital in Europe, and increase the role that...
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Banking & Finance
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CMS European Real Estate Deal Point Study 2017
September 2017 The European investment market continued to perform well after the previous record-breaking years. In 2016, total investment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% below the record amount of the p...
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Real Estate & Public - Public
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CMS European M&A Outlook 2017
September 2017 Welcome to the fifth edition of the CMS European M&A Outlook, published in association with Mergermarket.What a difference a year makes. When we conducted our 2016 survey, respondents were still in...
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Corporate / M&A
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Cash Pooling
14/07/2017 We are pleased to present an updated and extended version of CMS' Cash Pooling brochure.Cash pooling enables corporate groups to minimise expenditure incurred in connection with banking facilities...
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Corporate / M&A
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VAT refund
27/06/2017 The VAT refund scheme allows businesses to obtain refunds for value added tax they have been charged in another country by a business based in that country.If a business operates in a country with...
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Tax
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