Green claims - what needs to be considered
Consumers are increasingly focused on sustainability. Studies have shown that products with green claims sell better than others. But where are the limits of what is permitted when using green claims?
Diverse legal reference points for biodiversity
Biodiversity ensures the functioning of all the ecosystem services that humans depend on. It supplies us with drinking water, forms the basis for food production and provides energy sources. It regulates the climate and protects us from natural hazards. Biodiversity is, therefore, not only of importance to nature. It is a foundation for our society and the entire economy. A large proportion of companies depend directly or indirectly on biodiversity.
Hague 2019 and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – a welcome...
UK Government confirms entry into Hague 2019On 23 November 2023 it was confirmed that the UK government will sign the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments...
EU Competition Law Briefings
The EU Competition Law Briefings have been created to provide a platform for our clients and other competition law experts to stay up to date on the developments of EU Competition Law. Every month CMS...
CMS advises CPI Property Group in the sale of its Crans-Montana mountain...
Geneva, 1 Decem­ber 2023Last Wednesday, 29 November 2023, CPIPG entered into a binding agreement for the sale of ski resort infrastructure assets in the Crans-Montana Mountain Resort valuated at more than of CHF 110 million. The deal covers approximately 84-percent ownership stake in Remontées Mécaniques Crans Montana Aminona (CMA) SA, which controls and runs all the resort's lifts, in addition to several other key assets and properties, including restaurant outlets and a ski school business.The seller, CPIPG – a leading real-estate portfolio company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange – is one of the largest owners of in­come-gen­er­at­ing real estate across Europe. The purchaser, Vail Resorts – a premier US-based mountain resort company listed on the New York Stock Exchange – operates ski resorts across North America, Switzerland and Australia. Partner Pascal Favre leads the CMS Corporate/M&A team in Geneva advising CPIPG and handling all legal aspects of this transaction on the seller-side. The team further includes Sr. Associate Audrey Durand, Associate Aye Al-Jarrah and Trainee David Müller.Our lawyers work across the table from Lenz & Staehelin's team led by Partner Beat Kühni and composed of Partners Tino Gaberthüel and Fabiano Menghini, as well as Associates Stephanie Buschta, Ann Francesca Weibel and Vincent Huynh Dac.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Pas­cal Favre, Lead Partner, Corporate / M&AAudrey Durand, Senior Associate, Corporate / M&AAye Al-Jar­rah, As­so­ci­ate, Corporate / M&ADavid Müller, Train­ee, Corporate / M&ALenz & Staehelin Beat Kühni, Lead PartnerTino Gaberthüel, PartnerFabiano Menghini, PartnerStephanie Buschta, Associate Ann Francesca Weibel, AssociateVincent Huynh Dac, Associate
CMS launches International Digital Regulation Hub providing a clear roadmap...
All businesses should be prepared to grasp the opportunities in digital regulation 
International Digital Regulation Hub
Following the EU Commission plan “A Europe fit for the digital age”, we have witnessed a tsunami of digital regulations in the EU including DMA and DSA, AI Act, Data Act and there is still more to come.Whilst presenting companies with a tumultuous landscape to navigate, the legal obligations imposed also present opportunities to develop their business in a new digital framework safeguarding responsible business practices, fair competition and personal data.The CMS Digital Regulation Hub is home to our Digital Regulation Tracker Tool, providing an overview of the key regulatory instruments for area of law, sectors and business activities which are critical for decision makers as they adapt to the increasingly digital landscape.In addition to this unique tool, we explore the impact this tsunami of regulation is having for businesses across a variety of industries and how GCs can ride the waves to stay ahead of the curve. Our latest re­port il­lus­trates the key findings across Platforms, Content providers, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking & Finance and Automotive industries.To discuss how to cope with the challenges of Digital Regulations and to explore the opportunities for your business, please contact one of our International experts.
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism transition in effect since 1 October...
On 1 October 2023, a two-year transitional period began for implementation of Regulation (EU) 2023/956, which introduces the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). CBAM levies punitive CO2 charges...
Another grilling: General Court goes against HALLOUMI and strikes down...
IntroductionTwo years ago, we commented on the difficulties that Cypriot cheesemakers faced when attempting to oppose the registration of a figurative mark containing the word BBQLOUMI, relying on EU...
EP Case Law in Brief: Proof of common general knowledge
It is a common sight for a patent attorney – an EPO Examiner acknowledges that a claim is novel, but asserts a lack of inventive step over ‘D1’ in combination with ‘common general knowledge’...
Data protection and cybersecurity laws in Switzerland
Data protection 1. Local data protection laws and scope Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP)Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (DPO)In employment relationships especially Art. 328b of...
On the Pulse Webinar Series 2023 - Autumn
On the Pulse webinar series brings you updates on the latest legal and commercial developments in the life sciences & healthcare sector. The Autumn edition will see our CMS sector specialists cover: Commercial - Deal landscape and transaction trends in the Life Sciences SectorDispute Resolution - The midnight clause: why choice of law and jurisdiction clauses matterPublic Procurement - Typical pitfalls to be avoided in a procurement process for pharma and medical devices suppliesequIP - Pitfalls for life sciences start-ups to avoidEach webinar will be one hour in length with a 15-minute Q&A session.To register for the full series or just the topics of interest to you, click on the registration links below.To watch the Spring webinars in the On the Pulse series, visit here.