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16 June 2021
CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex: Ac­cel­er­at­ing trans­form­a­tion
The in­fra­struc­ture mar­ket has re­mained re­si­li­ent in the face of COV­ID-19. The CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex has ranked 50 coun­tries by their at­tract­ive­ness for in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment and it paints a very pos­it­ive pic­ture. Singa­pore tops the lead­er board, bolstered by the un­veil­ing of its Green Plan 2030 which aims to ad­vance sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and re­duce the coun­try’s car­bon foot­print. There are big spend­ing plans in every re­gion as gov­ern­ments seek to close in­fra­struc­ture gaps, re­cov­er from the pan­dem­ic and stim­u­late their eco­nom­ies.   Please click through the re­port or down­load the pdf ver­sion at the bot­tom of this page.
15 June 2021
Road to COP 26: re­ima­gin­ing en­ergy: just trans­ition
As we ap­proach COP 26, there is ex­tens­ive dis­cus­sion of the shift to net zero and how it will be achieved; a large part of this will be the trans­ition from re­li­ance on fossil fuels to a more en­vir­on­ment­ally...
14 June 2021
EPO ap­proach to ex­amin­ing com­puter im­ple­men­ted in­ven­tions
On Tues­day 25 May 2021, Heli Pih­la­jamaa, dir­ect­or of pat­ent law at the European Pat­ent Of­fice, gave a present­a­tion to CIPA’s com­puter tech­no­logy com­mit­tee on the Pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter-im­ple­men­ted...
11 June 2021
New leg­al frame­work for start-ups in Brazil
On the 1st of June, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment sanc­tioned Com­ple­ment­ary Law No.182 (the “Law”). In a sim­il­ar vein to pre­vi­ous le­gis­la­tion (as dis­cussed here: Im­prov­ing Brazil’s Busi­ness En­vir­on­ment...
11 June 2021
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
04 June 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...
01 June 2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
30 June 2021
CMS Skills For Fu­ture Fa­cing Teams: How to give ef­fect­ive feed­back
Im­prov­ing the qual­ity of ef­fect­ive feed­back can im­prove per­form­ance, en­able be­ha­viour change and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment.  This ses­sion is de­signed to help you de­vel­op new tech­niques and in­crease your con­fid­ence...
23 June 2021
CMS Skills For Fu­ture Fa­cing Teams: How to have coach­ing con­ver­sa­tions
This ses­sion is de­signed to help you im­prove the qual­ity of con­ver­sa­tions at work by ad­opt­ing a coach­ing style.  Evid­ence shows that it can feel chal­len­ging for lead­ers and man­agers to en­gage in con­struct­ive...
07 June 2021
CMS Skills For Fu­ture Fa­cing Teams: En­abling peak per­form­ance
With or without a pan­dem­ic to dis­tract us, we all need to know how to at­tain and main­tain a state of ‘peak per­form­ance’ for much of the work­ing day. And since there hap­pens to be a pan­dem­ic just now...
13 May 2021
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in Brazil
Med­ic­al use Un­der Brazili­an Fed­er­al Law, it is pos­sible to im­port, man­u­fac­ture and sell can­nabis-based medi­cines. Pre­vi­ously, only the im­port­a­tion and sale were per­mit­ted sub­ject to the au­thor­isa­tion...
28 April 2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...