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11/05/2020
AI in Life Sci­ences
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is not new: the term it­self was coined over 60 years ago. However, the con­ver­gence of data volume, pro­cessing power and tech­nic­al cap­ab­il­ity has con­vinced many that the AI era...
30/03/2020
TAX RE­LIEF MEAS­URES
In or­der to help busi­nesses deal with some of the eco­nom­ic con­sequences of the Cov­id-19 out­break, gov­ern­ments have taken eco­nom­ic and fisc­al meas­ures to help com­pan­ies man­age their cash flow. And for...
27/03/2019
CMS European M&A Study 2019
The CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A group is pleased to launch the el­ev­enth edi­tion of our European M&A Study. This year’s Study re­flects data from 458 deals in 2018 on which CMS ad­vised. This is the largest num­ber...
21/11/2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...
22/04/2018
CMS Guide to tax re­gimes in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe
The CMS Guide to tax re­gimes in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe is one of the fruits of our close co­oper­a­tion with­in the re­gion. It of­fers a unique over­view of the tax sys­tems of 13 coun­tries in an in­form­at­ive...
12/02/2018
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
When im­ple­ment­ing the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”), some EU States have tightened or severely re­stric­ted their private place­ment re­gimes, which is im­port­ant when non-EU...
12/02/2018
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing
The EU Com­mis­sion pro­moted pass­port­ing rights as one of the key be­ne­fits for hedge, private equity, real es­tate and oth­er al­tern­at­ive in­vest­ment fund man­agers au­thor­ised un­der the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
27/06/2017
VAT re­fund
The VAT re­fund scheme al­lows busi­nesses to ob­tain re­funds for value ad­ded tax they have been charged in an­oth­er coun­try by a busi­ness based in that coun­try.If a busi­ness op­er­ates in a coun­try with no...
20/06/2017
Share­hold­er Act­iv­ism: A European Per­spect­ive
In re­cent years, there has been sig­ni­fic­ant growth in share­hold­er act­iv­ism. These “act­iv­ist share­hold­ers” are fund man­agers (typ­ic­ally hedge funds) who usu­ally ac­quire minor­ity in­terests in lis­ted...
19/06/2017
Guide to the EU pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules
This Guide provides an over­view of the EU pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules. These are the set of EU rules that re­quire the ad­vert­ising and com­pet­it­ive ten­der­ing of con­tracts for works, goods or ser­vices by pub­lic...
16/05/2017
E-Com­merce Sec­tor In­quiry 2017
On 10 May 2017 the European Com­mis­sion fi­nal­ised its two-year an­ti­trust sec­tor in­quiry in­to e-com­merce and pub­lished its find­ings in a 300 page work­ing staff doc­u­ment.The fi­nal re­port con­firms the Com­mis­sion's...
25/04/2017
Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date April 2017
The new Lat­in Amer­ica Quarterly En­ergy Up­date in­clud­ing hot top­ics and de­vel­op­ments in the en­ergy in­dustry in Brazil, Chile, Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Peru, is now avail­able for down­load.Down­load the PDF be­low...