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26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
23 March 2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
12 March 2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
09 March 2021
Ser­vice Charges: a tug of war between man­age­ment com­pan­ies and prop­erty...
In­tro­duc­tion Dubai Law No. 6 of 2019 with re­spect to Own­er­ship of Jointly Owned Prop­er­ties in the Emir­ate of Dubai (the “Law”) was in­tro­duced in Septem­ber 2019,which re­pealed in full Law No. 27 of...
05 March 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide: Data Law Nav­ig­at­or
Data provides a whole range of op­por­tun­it­ies but also in­cludes new and unique risks for com­pan­ies, gov­ern­ments and in­di­vidu­als. From sec­tor-spe­cif­ic nu­ances to loc­al derog­a­tions from the EU GDPR, sim­ul­tan­eously...
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3 March 2021
CMS strengthens TMT team in Dubai with two ex­per­i­enced hires
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Ben Gib­son as a Leg­al Dir­ect­or in the Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions (TMT) team, based in the firm’s Dubai of­fice. A com­mer­cial...
03 March 2021
ADGM Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tions – what busi­nesses need to know
New data pro­tec­tion law in the UAE The Abu Dh­abi Glob­al Mar­ket (ADGM) fin­an­cial free zone has en­acted its Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tions 2021 (DPR), with ef­fect from 11 Feb­ru­ary 2021. The ADGM has fol­lowed...
01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
23 February 2021
CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
We are de­lighted to present the sixth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
11 February 2021
CMS wins award for stc pay’s stake sale to West­ern Uni­on
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce that it has been awar­ded IFN Deal of the Year 2020 in the M&A, Equity and IPO cat­egory.The award was in re­cog­ni­tion of the firm’s role ad­vising Saudi...
10 February 2021
MENA na­tions most keen to in­vest in so­cial, di­git­al in­fra­struc­ture and...
Pan­dem­ic viewed as cata­lyst to re­newed em­phas­is on Health Silk Road­So­cial in­fra­struc­ture, lo­gist­ics1, as well as smart city pro­jects are the top three most cited sec­tors where busi­nesses in the Middle...