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As a player in the consumer products sector, you face a myriad of challenges such as globalisation and digitalisation, environmental and health concerns, supply chain management, consumer and media pressure, growing retailer buyer power, the rise of online selling and counterfeiting. All place new demands on your management and business strategy but also drive the need for legal advice. Our team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including food and drink, cosmetics and personal care, clothing and accessories, electronics, retail industry and household. Whether you are a supplier, investor or other stakeholder, we have consumer products experts to help, whatever your situation.

In order to give you the targeted legal advice your business needs, our teams have experts from every legal area affecting your sector. This means we can guide you on all legal and regulatory aspects - from the financing and acquisition of companies, through to antitrust and unfair competition law, media management, nutritional and health claims, advertising and marketing, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, import and export customs, outsourcing, e-commerce, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product liability and recalls and much more. Our experts will keep you abreast of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal edge.


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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
22/04/2022
Do Chinese sub­si­di­ar­ies of EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China have...
Re­cently the EU im­posed ad­di­tion­al sanc­tions on Rus­sia and Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als. For for­eign in­ves­ted en­ter­prises with EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China, the ques­tions arises wheth­er...
22/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al Part...
21/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al...
15/03/2022
New Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion Strengthens Pro­tec­tion of On­line Con­sumers
The Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Law in Hear­ing Cases In­volving On­line Con­sumer Dis­putes (I) (the “Pro­vi­sions”), pro­mul­gated by the Su­preme People’s Court, come in­to...
15/03/2022
New Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion Strengthens Pro­tec­tion of On­line Con­sumers
The Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Law in Hear­ing Cases In­volving On­line Con­sumer Dis­putes (I) (the “Pro­vi­sions”), pro­mul­gated by the Su­preme People’s Court, come in­to...
10/01/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
05/01/2022
New Amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure Law
On 24 Decem­ber 2021, the 32nd ses­sion of the 13th Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress (“NPC”) of the People's Re­pub­lic of China ("PRC") ap­proved amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure...
04/01/2022
New Amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure Law
On 24 Decem­ber 2021, the 32nd ses­sion of the 13th Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress (“NPC”) of the People's Re­pub­lic of China ("PRC") ap­proved amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure...
30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in China
1. What is the gen­er­al le­gis­lat­ive frame­work reg­u­lat­ing pack­aging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? In re­cent years, China has paid in­creas­ingly more at­ten­tion to the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of...
Comparable
13/07/2021
Open Secrets? Guard­ing value in the in­tan­gible eco­nomy
Across mul­tiple in­dus­tries, busi­nesses are de­riv­ing an ever great­er pro­por­tion of their value from as­sets pro­tec­ted not by pat­ent or copy­right – but by secrecy. And from cus­tom­er data to soft­ware al­gorithms...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...