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17 June 2021
CMS Real Es­tate Glob­al Bro­chure
Glob­al­isa­tion, polit­ic­al tur­bu­lence, changes in urb­an liv­ing pat­terns, in­creased di­git­isa­tion, shift­ing con­sumer be­ha­viour and flex­ible work­ing are just some of the is­sues that are trans­form­ing the de­mands...
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
The 2021 ACI­CA Rules and the 2020 Aus­trali­an Ar­bit­ra­tion Re­port
On 1 April 2021 the 2021 ACI­CA Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (2021 ACI­CA Rules) and Ex­ped­ited Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (2021 ACI­CA Ex­ped­ited Rules) came in­to ef­fect; up­dat­ing the pre­vi­ous ACI­CA rules and bet­ter re­flect­ing...
11 June 2021
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law in China
1. Where can one find pub­lic pro­cure­ment no­ti­fic­a­tions for China? Pub­lic pro­cure­ment in the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) is gov­erned by the PRC Gov­ern­ment Pro­cure­ment Law (“GPL”). The...
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...
08 June 2021
Trade secrets in China
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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07 June 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 15 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
07 June 2021
Im­pact of the GDPR in China
1. Ap­plic­able le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing data pro­tec­tion in China PRC Cy­ber­se­cur­ity LawPer­son­al In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Spe­cific­a­tion (GB/T 35273-2020) 2. Com­par­is­on of the na­tion­al data pro­tec­tion le­gis­la­tion...
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...
4 June 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 15 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)An­nounce­ment...
01 June 2021
APAC IP Up­date  – Spring 2021 
China SPP is­sues guid­ing cases tar­get­ing in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty-re­lated crimes On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Su­preme People's Pro­cur­at­or­ate (SPP) is­sued the 26th Batch of Guid­ing Cases tar­get­ing in­tel­lec­tu­al...