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07 May 2021
Clev­er moves
Re­lo­cat­ing tal­ent safely, smartly, and seam­lessly As an in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness, you need your best people to be mo­bile. That can re­quire as­sign­ing ex­ec­ut­ives and em­ploy­ees to dif­fer­ent ter­rit­or­ies – of­ten at short no­tice.CMS Ex­pat Desk – part of the largest em­ploy­ment and tax teams in Europe – provides com­plete and co-or­din­ated ad­vice and sup­port on tax, pen­sions, so­cial se­cur­ity, pay and em­ploy­ment law for ex­pat­ri­ate em­ploy­ees. Glob­al sup­port – from one point Our ex­pat­ri­ate spe­cial­ists are net­worked across 43 coun­tries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to give you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – all ser­viced from a single point of con­tact.From the start to ter­min­a­tion of an as­sign­ment, we can help en­sure the op­tim­al leg­al, tax and re­mu­ner­a­tion ar­range­ments for both for the em­ploy­ee and for your busi­ness.With our sup­port, you are free to de­ploy your people wherever they need to be – swiftly and seam­lessly.Our team can:Draw up em­ploy­ee con­tracts cov­er­ing all leg­al as­pects of an as­sign­ment in any giv­en jur­is­dic­tion­Keep you up to speed on the tax and so­cial se­cur­ity re­gimes in each ter­rit­ory – and help re­lo­cated staff nav­ig­ate any po­ten­tial pit­falls in the sys­tem.Ad­vise on op­tim­ising the be­ne­fits of an em­ploy­ee’s ex­pat­ri­ate status – e.g. in terms of tax, re­mu­ner­a­tion and pen­sion ar­range­ment­sHelp your busi­ness man­age multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al payroll and tax ob­lig­a­tion­sAd­vise on spon­sor­ing pen­sion schemes in mul­tiple coun­tries, in­ter­na­tion­al trans­fer of be­ne­fits and en­abling em­ploy­ees to con­tin­ue scheme par­ti­cip­a­tion.Watch the videos for in­form­a­tion about re­gimes in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. For more de­tails about of­fers in in­di­vidu­al jur­is­dic­tions and leg­al as­sist­ance feel free to reach out to your usu­al CMS con­tact or send an email to em­ploy­[email protected]­al.com.
06 May 2021
The Court of Justice of the EU con­firms the Com­mis­sion's de­cision to qual­i­fy...
On 4 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the Com­mis­sion's de­cision to qual­i­fy the tax re­gime of four Span­ish pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball clubs as in­com­pat­ible State aid. This...
05 May 2021
COV­ID-19: The Gen­er­al Court of the EU dis­misses Ry­anair's ap­peals against...
On 14 April 2021, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU, seized by sev­er­al an­nul­ment ac­tions brought by Ry­anair, con­sidered that the guar­an­tees giv­en by Fin­land to Fin­nair (Case T-388/20) and the guar­an­tees giv­en...
05 May 2021
EU Com­mis­sion pro­poses new in­vest­ig­at­ive re­view tools to tackle mar­ket...
On 5 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed the Reg­u­la­tion of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on for­eign sub­sidies dis­tort­ing the in­tern­al mar­ket (For­eign Sub­sidies Reg­u­la­tion or FSR) to...
04/05/2021
CMS ad­vises Com­puta­cen­ter on ac­quis­i­tion of In­terser­oh lo­gist­ics sub­si­di­ary...
Mu­nich – IT ser­vice pro­vider Com­puta­cen­ter has ac­quired ITL lo­gist­ics GmbH from en­vir­on­ment­al ser­vices pro­vider In­terser­oh in Ger­many. The com­pany will use the ac­quis­i­tion to ex­pand its IT lo­gist­ics...
04 May 2021
With Il­lu­mina ac­tion, court to test EU Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral...
On 29 April 2021, the US life sci­ences com­pany Il­lu­mina con­firmed that it filed an ac­tion be­fore the EU courts ask­ing for an an­nul­ment of the European Com­mis­sion’s de­cision of 19 April 2021 to ac­cept...
29/04/2021
CMS ad­vises Equitix on European pro­ject port­fo­lio ac­quis­i­tion
Ber­lin – CMS has ad­vised key in­fra­struc­ture fund cli­ent Equitix on the con­di­tion­al ac­quis­i­tion of stakes in six pub­lic-private part­ner­ship (PPP) pro­jects held by DIF Cap­it­al Part­ners.The pro­jects are...
28 April 2021
ECJ to is­sue pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on Ger­man FCO-Face­book case
In 2019, the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion watch­dog Fed­er­al Car­tel Of­fice (FCO) is­sued a re­mark­able de­cision against Face­book, which has been sub­ject to on-go­ing leg­al pro­ceed­ings that have kept an­ti­trust and data...
28 April 2021
The European Com­mis­sion ad­opts its re­vised Re­gion­al State Aid Guidelines
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 19 April 2021 its re­vised EU Guidelines on re­gion­al State aid for the peri­od 2022–2027, to be fol­lowed by Mem­ber States when grant­ing State aid to com­pan­ies in or­der...
22/04/2021
FAQ – Claims of par­ents where child­care is re­quired as a res­ult of the...
Work­ing par­ents have been fa­cing nu­mer­ous is­sues with in­suf­fi­cient child­care since the be­gin­ning of the coronavir­us pan­dem­ic: ini­tially, day­care centres and schools closed in spring 2020. For the most...
27/04/2021
CMS ad­vises Ber­en­berg again on struc­tur­ing and im­ple­ment­ing a scrip di­vidend...
Frank­furt/Main – For the fourth time in a row, SDAX-lis­ted prop­erty com­pany DIC As­set AG has giv­en its share­hold­ers the choice of re­ceiv­ing the di­vidend in cash or in the form of new shares in the com­pany...
27 April 2021
European Com­mis­sion pub­lic con­sulta­tion on aid for re­search, de­vel­op­ment...
On 8 April 2021, the European Com­mis­sion has launched a pub­lic con­sulta­tion in­vit­ing in­ter­ested parties to sub­mit their com­ments on the pro­posed re­vi­sion of the State aid Frame­work for re­search, de­vel­op­ment...