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19/06/2024
AI Regulations in the EU, UK, and Asia: Essential Insights for HR and Employers
Join the members of the International CMS Employment and Pensions team for a webinar designed specifically for HR professionals, corporate leaders, and legal experts who need to stay ahead of the developments in the AI regulations across jurisdictions. Why Attend? The EU AI Act is poised to reshape the framework within which businesses operate. Understanding its implications is crucial for managing compliance and leveraging AI technology effectively within your HR practices. This webinar, led by employment law experts from CMS, will cover:Overview of the most important regulations in the EU AI Act for em­ploy­ersSpe­cif­ic impacts of the EU AI Act on roles, AI skills, AI-policies and the relationship with the works councilInsights on AI regulation in the UK and AsiaThe session will be conducted in English and is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you.
13/06/2024
Breakfast Roundtable Summary of the Ukraine Recovery Conference
Summary of the Ukraine Recovery Conference
07/06/2024
EU Competition Law Briefing
The EU Competition Law Briefings have been created to provide a platform for our clients and other competition law experts to stay up to date on the developments of EU Competition Law. 
05/06/2024
Berlin Super Return „After Show“
SUPER RETURN is coming to Berlin – let's take the opportunity to enjoy the unique flair of Germany's capital together. A jazz band and cocktail experts from a renowned bar in Berlin will take us back to last century's 20s in a prestigious historical flat on Kurfürstendamm. Do not miss this great opportunity to network with other private equity players, make new contacts and deepen existing relationships in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you!
05/06/2024
Women in Private Equity
SUPER RETURN is coming to Berlin – let's take this opportunity to create a very special platform for Women in private equity to connect and exchange our experiences and visions in the private equity sector. We look forward to spending a pleasant afternoon in a unique historical flat at Kurfürstendamm with sparkling drinks and some sweet and savory delicacies. Do not miss this great opportunity to network with other women in private equity, connect and deepen existing relationships. We look forward to seeing you!
29/05/2024
Recent changes on taxes levied on consumption and the potential impacts...
The Brazilian market is currently undergoing significant changes in its tax system, with focus on simplification and international alignment. One of the major changes involves a reform of the taxes imposed on the consumption of goods and services. The objective is to restructure the tax system, ease compliance obligations, and eliminate cascading effects resulting from the imposition of these taxes. A notable aspect of this reform is the adoption of a dual VAT system. The dual VAT system is designed to replace existing taxes on consumption. These changes indicate a strategic shift towards a more efficient taxation approach. In addition to con­sump­tion-re­lated taxes, recent updates include a new transfer pricing legislation aligned with the guidelines set by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This demonstrates Brazil's commitment to international standards and practices, providing a more globally consistent framework for multinational groups operating in the country. Overall, the anticipation of a decrease in bureaucratic obstacles for tax compliance and a more predictable tax treatment for transactions involving related parties is a positive signal for investors. This can potentially create a more favorable business environment, encouraging both local and foreign investors to consider initiating or expanding their operations in Brazil. For a deeper dive into these transformative changes in the Brazilian tax landscape, you are invited to participate in this webinar. The session will be a great source of insights for investors seeking to navigate and capitalize on the emerging opportunities in the Brazilian market. The webinar will be presented by Juliana Porchat de Assis, partner in Tax Planning, Transactional, and International Operations practices at FAS Advogados in cooperation with CMS.
29/05/2024
European hydrogen auctions with a focus on Germany, UK, Denmark, and the...
Hydrogen auctions have emerged across the globe in recent years to subsidise and promote the production and use of renewable hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The EU, individual member states...
29/05/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Crypto Regulation in Germany
Disclaimer: This chapter was last updated on 5 September 2023 and does not reflect any subsequent developments. The information provided is intended for general informational purposes and should not be...
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28/05/2024
Strategic restructuring: CMS advises Hydro Systems shareholder on merger...
Stuttgart – Hydro Systems KG, based in Biberach (Baden-Württem­berg), and Rhinestahl, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, USA, have merged to become R-H Aviation. The two aviation suppliers are aiming to boost their market position, achieve continued growth and create a new global industry champion for ground support equipment (GSE) and tooling. They are also seeking to play a greater role in speeding up decarbonisation. In addition, the merger marks the completion of a succession arrangement for Hydro Systems KG. R-H Aviation’s headquarters is located in Cincinnati, but Hydro Systems will remain in Biberach and the location will be further strengthened. Other details of the transaction were not disclosed. An international CMS team headed by lead partners Dr Maximilian Grub and Dr Kai Wallisch advised the shareholder of Hydro Systems on all legal aspects of the merger. A particular focus was on structuring the transaction from a corporate and tax law viewpoint, the merger control and foreign trade approval procedures, and on financing issues. Hydro Systems has around 650 employees. For some 60 years, it has been developing and producing innovative solutions for the assembly, maintenance and repair of civil and military aircraft. In addition to its main site in Biberach, the company has locations in Germany, China, the UK, France, Singapore, the US and the United Arab Emirates. Hydro’s business areas include GSE, tooling (with a focus on Airbus and Rolls-Royce) and worldwide service. CMS Germany Dr Maximilian Grub, Lead Partner Dr Kai Wallisch, Partner, Lead Partner Dr Christian Zielonka, Principal Counsel Birgit Schlemmer, Senior As­so­ci­ate Mil­itsa Decheva Petrova, Senior Associate Yella Schick, As­so­ci­ate Kath­rin Dengel, Associate, all Corporate/M&A Dr Christian Friedrich Haellmigk, Partner Kai Neuhaus, Partner David Rappenglück, Associate Malena Hansen, Senior Associate, all Antitrust, Competition & Trade Dr Martin Mohr, Partner Dr Olaf Thießen, Principal Counsel Lukas Braun, Senior Associate Tobias Wacker, Associate, all Tax Dr Volker Zerr, Partner Michelle Schickinger, Senior Associate Maike Füchtmann, Senior Associate, all Real Estate & Public Dr Marc Seibold, Partner Carl Werner, Principal Counsel Dr Andreas Grunert, Principal Counsel Julian Lacher, Senior Associate Carla Kaeber, Associate, all Banking, Finance & Insurance CMS Shanghai Michael Munzinger, Counsel Ran Li, Associate Locke Lord, Houston, Texas Edward A. Razim III, Partner Jaremy Chilton, Tax PartnerPress Con­tact presse@cms-hs. com
27/05/2024
MiFID/MiFIR review: ESMA publishes series of consultation papers on transparency...
On 21 and 23 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published three consultation papers, as part of the ongoing MiFID/MiFIR review.The revised Markets in Financial Instruments...
24/05/2024
EU anti-dumping investigations for Chinese lysine and vanillin imports
On 23 May 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping in­vest­ig­a­tion con­cern­ing EU imports of lysine originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future...
24/05/2024
CMS advises Dutch investor Stibbe Participaties on the sale of Heinkel...
Frankfurt/Main – The Alsatian family-owned group, De Dietrich Process Systems, acquires the Heinkel Group. Seller is the Dutch investor Stibbe Participaties. The Heinkel Group, with its recognized brands HEINKEL, COMBER, BOLZ-SUMMIX and JONGIA, is an international premium provider of solid-liquid separation solutions and drying and mixing systems, mainly for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. Stibbe Participaties acquired the companies in 2005 after a turbulent time caused by a sharp downturn in the pharmaceutical industry and has developed Heinkel Group through add-on acquisitions to an international player in its sector. The combination of solid German management and hands-on support from Stibbe Participaties led to a revival of Heinkel – resulting in a strong market position and a stable recurring income from after sales and service. With the strategic merger of Heinkel Group and De Dietrich, De Dietrich enriches and broadens its portfolio and becomes a global leader in the fields of solid-liquid separation and the drying of active ingredients. An international CMS team headed by lead partner Dr Hendrik Hirsch advised Stibbe Participaties on all legal aspects of the transaction, including legal advice in more than seven jurisdictions (including Germany, the USA, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Singapore and India), legal support on the auction process and negotiation of contractual terms for the best possible integration of the Heinkel Group into the group of the successful bidder as the new owner as well as on tax and IP topics. Stibbe Participaties, based in Laren, Netherlands, is a family-held investor pursuing a buy-and-build strategy. The firm focuses on midsize industrial manufacturing companies with an experienced management and a position in a niche market with potential for market leadership. CMS Germany Dr Hendrik Hirsch, Lead Partner Maxine Notstain, Senior Associate, Co-Lead Markus Herz, Partner Dr Till Alexander von Poser, Associate, all Corporate/M&A Dr Hendrik Arendt, Senior Associate Dr Martin Friedberg, Partner, both Tax Dr Thomas Hirse, Part­ner Se­basti­an Vautz, Senior Associate Lisa Dietrich, Associate, all IP Till Komma, Counsel Lena Schauer, Associate, both Banking, Finance & Insurance Moritz Pottek, Counsel, Antitrust, Competition & Trade Tina Karakurt, Counsel Dr Franz Maurer, Counsel, both Real Estate & Public Dorothée Janzen, Partner, Com­mer­cial Birgit Wagner, Legal Manager, Smart Operations SMOP CMS Netherlands Pieter van Duijven­voorde Car­ola Bruijn Pieter de Kanter CMS Italy Daniela Murer Alessandra Cuni Sara TammarazioPress Con­tact presse@cms-hs. com