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21 January 2021
Life after Brexit – Im­plic­a­tions for the up­stream oil and gas sec­tor
Now that the dec­or­a­tions are packed away and the Christ­mas cake crumbs swept up, we are turn­ing our at­ten­tion to the out­come of the last minute agree­ment of the Trade and Co-op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA)...
20 January 2021
Swiss Su­preme Court an­nuls CAS award in Sun Yang case on dis­cov­ery of cir­cum­stances...
In a land­mark de­cision is­sued on 22 Decem­ber 2020 and pub­lished on 15 Janu­ary 2021 (case 4A_318/2020), the Swiss Fed­er­al Su­preme Court up­held an ap­plic­a­tion re­quest­ing the re­vi­sion of a Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion...
26 January 2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work
As coun­tries con­tin­ue to struggle with COV­ID-19 while also try­ing to re­tain at least a semb­lance of busi­ness as usu­al, the way we work has been changed ex­tens­ively, in some re­spects po­ten­tially forever.The...
19 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the trans­par­ency re­gister in AML dir­ect­ive
In 2015, the Fourth Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive (Dir­ect­ive EU 2015/849) re­quired EU mem­ber states to set up re­gisters of the ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers of leg­al en­tit­ies. That Dir­ect­ive has re­cently been...
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19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and fa­cil­it­at­ing...
18 January 2021
Im­pos­ing vir­tu­al ar­bit­ra­tion hear­ings in times of COV­ID-19: The Swiss per­spect­ive
On 6 Ju­ly 2020 the Swiss Fed­er­al Tribunal has is­sued a de­cision in which it has held that the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic does not serve as a suf­fi­cient jus­ti­fic­a­tion to im­pose vir­tu­al hear­ings in state court...
15 January 2021
CMS ad­vises on the sale of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG
The Aus­tria and Ger­many based ex­ceet Card Group ac­quired 100% of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG from its pri­or share­hold­ers.In­ter­card, with head of­fice in Zurich, is a lead­ing pro­vider of smart card solu­tions in...
15 January 2021
CMS ad­vises Deka on the ac­quis­i­tion of Pic­t­et's headquar­ters in Geneva
Zurich, 14 Janu­ary 2021 / Deka Im­mob­i­li­en has ob­tained a pur­chase con­tract for an of­fice build­ing in Geneva as part of a sale and lease­back trans­ac­tion with the private bank Pic­t­et & Cie Sa. The ac­quis­i­tion...
15 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to con­tin­gency plan­ning with prox­ies
An ac­ci­dent or ill­ness can make someone (tem­por­ar­ily) un­able to act. Through the use of prox­ies, it is pos­sible to not only pro­tect the per­son af­fected. Re­l­at­ives can be taken care of and en­ter­prises...
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14 January 2021
The In­ter­na­tion­al Hotel Law Re­view | 1st Edi­tion
Pre­face The hotel sec­tor has evolved. A lot.It is now a far cry from the coach­ing inn and the 'Mom and Pop' motel, and those who wish to own a hotel no longer have to be in­volved in its op­er­a­tion. There...
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...