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16/10/2024
Career Calling 2024
Career Calling is the place to be when it comes to planning your career and joining the labour market. At this annual fair, our trainees and colleagues from the Human Resources department will be on hand to answer your questions.  More about Details on Career Calling.  
16/07/2024
Cross-border Financial Services 2024 webinar series
We're delighted to announce the launch of our third season of international webinars focusing on financial regulation, starting on 13 March 2024. Whether you are an in-house lawyer, compliance officer, financial analyst, risk manager, or any other professional concerned with maintaining the integrity of your organisation's financial practices, this series offers succinct 20-30 minute overviews of key industry trends and regulatory concerns across mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions. If you have any additional topics that you would like us to add or address at one of the webinars, please contact us. Upcoming Webinars: 16 July: Handling a challenging ap­plic­a­tion  Your application for a licence, product approval or change in control is meeting with regulatory resistance.  How can you surmount these challenges?31 July: Dawn Raids  Un­an­nounced regulator visits are on the increase.  We look at what triggers a dawn raid, your rights if one happens, and how best to manage the consequences.4 September: Navigating the global ESG land­scape Is the regulatory reporting jigsaw puzzle causing more harm than good? We will provide an overview of the main cross-border issues impacting global financial institutions as they seek to manage ever expanding ESG regulations and discuss whether these rules are helping or hindering the action we need for change. The language of the webinar will be English.
15/07/2024
CMS European Private Equity Study 2024
We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the CMS European Private Equity Study, a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of private equity deals CMS advised on across Europe in 2023 and previous...
12/07/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant (marine) climate change...
Continuing the theme of a number of recent court judgment regarding state and party obligations concerning climate change issues, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) has recently...
12/07/2024
EU’s AI Act published in Official Journal, transition periods now known
Following the adoption of the "Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence" (AI Act) by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, this act was published in...
12/07/2024
Real estate finance law in Austria
A. MORTGAGES  1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender?  Yes. There are no restrictions on the registration of mortgages for foreign lenders.  2. Can lenders take a mortgage over land and buildings...
11/07/2024
Looking ahead to the EU AI Act
On 12 July 2024, the "Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence" (the so-called AI Act) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. After a long and complex journey that began in 2021 with the European Commission’s proposal of a draft AI Act, the regulation will now enter into 20 days after its publication, i.e. on August 2, 2024. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial intelligence, the AI Act aims to establish uniform requirements for the development and use of artificial intelligence in the European Union. With this adoption of the world’s most significant legislation on Artificial Intelligence, the EU is solidifying its position as a pioneer among global legislators. This initiative aims to establish and reinforce the EU’s role as a premier hub for AI while ensuring that AI development remains focused on human-centered and trustworthy principles. The AI Act aims to ensure that the marketing and use of AI systems and their outputs in the EU are consistent with fundamental rights under EU law, such as privacy, democracy, the rule of law and environmental sustainability. Adopting a dual approach, it outright prohibits AI systems deemed to pose unacceptable risks while imposing regulatory obligations on other AI systems and their outputs. The new regulation, which also aims to strike a fair balance between innovation and the protection of individuals, not only makes Europe a world leader in the regulation of this new technology, but also endeavours to create a legal framework that users of AI technologies will be able to comply with in order to make the most of this significant development opportunity. In this article we provide a first overview of the key points contained in the text of the AI Act that companies should be aware of in order to prepare for the implementing regulation.
11/07/2024
CMS European Private Equity Study 2024
Resilient deal activity and strategic growth amid economic challenges
11/07/2024
Space exploration: what goes up, must come down
BackgroundThe space economy is predicted to be worth a staggering $1.4 trillion by 2030.1 This exponential growth can be largely attributed to the new private “space race” dominated by the world’s...
11/07/2024
Cannabis law and legislation in Austria
Medical use According to the Addictive Drugs Act, only the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES; supervised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer...
10/07/2024
CMS Belgrade assists Austrian Rail Cargo Group in creation of joint venture...
Published on 10 July 2024CMS Belgrade has provided support to Rail Cargo Group (RCG), a freight subsidiary of ÖBB and one of Europe’s leading rail logistics providers, in negotiating a joint venture with minority shareholder Transfera, Serbia’s second-largest transport and logistics provider. RCG will own 51% and Transfera 49% of the new company, which will be headquartered in Belgrade. The joint venture will initially focus on developing intermodal logistics solutions, aiming to integrate Serbian railways into the European transport network and promote environmentally friendly transport solutions. This partnership follows the successful launch of the first freight train from the new intermodal terminal in Kruševac, Serbia, improving rail transport connections to Western Europe. The scope of CMS Belgrade's advice covered corporate law aspects, including review and amendment of transaction documents, as well as competition law aspects of the transaction in Serbia, Austria and Poland. The CMS Belgrade team was led by Marija Tešić, Partner (Corporate/M&A), and included Srđan Janković, Counsel (Competition), and Mila Drljević, Attorney-at-Law (Corporate/M&A). The transaction was also supported by Dieter Zandler, Partner (Competition) for the EU and Austrian competition law aspects, and the Polish team led by Malgorzata Urbanska, Partner (Competition), who provided merger control assistance in Poland.
09/07/2024
Understanding the FDI legal lands
At CEEntre Stage