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23 November 2020
CMS Ranked in Asi­a's Top 50 Largest Law Firms
CMS has been ranked by Asi­an Leg­al Busi­ness (ALB), for the sixth con­sec­ut­ive year, in the list of Asi­a's Top 50 Largest Law Firms. In the latest rank­ings, CMS is lis­ted as the 11th largest in­ter­na­tion­al...
27 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place
Wel­come to our CMS Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place. How dif­fer­ent coun­tries re­spon­ded to the #MeT­oo move­ment and how the law reg­u­lates work­place har­ass­ment on a glob­al scale were key...
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25 November 2020
Hy­dro­gen pro­jects: What’s ahead in Asia Pa­cific?
Re­cog­nising the grow­ing role that hy­dro­gen will play in the net-zero fu­ture, gov­ern­ments and policy makers around the world are ramp­ing up ef­forts to bring for­ward policies that will fa­cil­it­ate the growth...
23 November 2020
15 Asia Pa­cific (“APAC”) Na­tions Sign The Re­gion­al Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic...
What is the RCEP? Signed dur­ing this year’s (mostly on­line) ASEAN sum­mit with ne­go­ti­ations hav­ing star­ted in 2012, the RCEP cre­ates the largest free trade agree­ment in the world in terms of gross do­mest­ic...
17 November 2020
China En­acts First Ex­port Con­trol Law
On 17 Oc­to­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress of the People's Re­pub­lic of China ("PRC") has ad­op­ted the first Ex­port Con­trol Law of the PRC ("PRC Ex­port Con­trol Law"). The new law will be­come ef­fect­ive...
07 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the private place­ment of equity se­cur­it­ies
One of the most com­mon ques­tions we are asked across CMS in our Equity Cap­it­al Mar­ket prac­tice is what are the rules about ap­proach­ing a lim­ited num­ber of in­vestors in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions, in re­la­tion...
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01 December 2020
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...
20 November 2020
United States Sen­ate passes Anti-Dop­ing Le­gis­la­tion
On 16 Novem­ber 2020, the United States Sen­ate passed le­gis­la­tion that would al­low the pro­sec­u­tion in the US of dop­ing of­fences at in­ter­na­tion­al sport­ing events in which Amer­ic­an ath­letes, spon­sors, or...
13 November 2020
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Oc­to­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 40 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)SAT...
21 September 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals
The CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals has been cre­ated to as­sist an em­ploy­er in an­ti­cip­at­ing all the pos­sible courses of events when the de­cision has been made to ter­min­ate an em­ploy­ee (i.e. end an em­ploy­ment...
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20 November 2020
APAC Monthly IP Up­date – Oc­to­ber 2020 
China China amends its Pat­ent Law On 17 Oc­to­ber 2020, China’s Na­tion­al People’s Con­gress Stand­ing Com­mit­tee passed amend­ments to the pat­ent law. This re­vised pat­ent law (“2020 Pat­ent Law”) will...
12 November 2020
PRC Pro­mul­gated New Pat­ent Law
Ad­op­ted by the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of Na­tion­al People’s Con­gress on 17 Oc­to­ber 2020, the amended PRC Pat­ent Law (the “New Law”) will take ef­fect as of 1 June 2021.1. Back­groundThe cur­rent PRC Pat­ent...