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11/05/2020
AI in Life Sci­ences
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is not new: the term it­self was coined over 60 years ago. However, the con­ver­gence of data volume, pro­cessing power and tech­nic­al cap­ab­il­ity has con­vinced many that the AI era...
14/04/2020
CMS Guide to Real Es­tate Trans­ac­tion Costs and Taxes in Europe
Com­par­ing real es­tate in­vest­ment val­ues across Europe provides only part of the pic­ture. For a true com­par­is­on, the in­vestor will also take ac­count of trans­ac­tion costs and taxes, which can dif­fer widely...
18/11/2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Tool­box of Rem­ed­ies
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is the largest single glob­al mar­ket­place, ac­count­ing for around one-fifth of world­wide GDP. In this in­creas­ingly in­ter­na­tion­al mar­ket­place, com­pan­ies need to have con­fid­ence that pub­lic...
27/03/2019
CMS European M&A Study 2019
The CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A group is pleased to launch the el­ev­enth edi­tion of our European M&A Study. This year’s Study re­flects data from 458 deals in 2018 on which CMS ad­vised. This is the largest num­ber...
21/11/2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...
27/09/2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Wel­come to the sixth edi­tion of the CMS European M&A Out­look, pub­lished in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket. The op­tim­ism amongst deal­makers we re­por­ted in au­tumn last year was well-foun­ded: the mar­ket...
21/03/2018
CMS European M&A Study 2018
The CMS European M&A Study 2018 provides in­sight in­to the leg­al pro­vi­sions of mer­ger & ac­quis­i­tion (M&A) agree­ments, makes com­par­is­ons across Europe and with the US and iden­ti­fies mar­ket trends. CMS ana­lysed...
26/02/2018
CMS Guide to Pen­sions
CMS Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group is pleased to present the fourth edi­tion of the Guide to Pen­sions. Our aim has been to provide an over­view of the key leg­al re­quire­ments re­lat­ing to pen­sion pro­vi­sion...
12/02/2018
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
When im­ple­ment­ing the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”), some EU States have tightened or severely re­stric­ted their private place­ment re­gimes, which is im­port­ant when non-EU...
20/11/2017
CMS Private Place­ment Guide
Private place­ments con­sist of me­di­um to long-term ne­go­ti­ated fin­an­cings between com­pan­ies and a lim­ited num­ber of in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. They of­fer strong busi­ness op­por­tun­it­ies with smal­ler and lar­ger...
06/11/2017
Cap­it­al Mar­kets Uni­on – how will it help SME fund­ing?
The Cap­it­al Mar­kets Uni­on pro­ject was an­nounced in Ju­ly 2014 by EU Com­mis­sion Pres­id­ent Jun­ck­er and it seeks to re­move bar­ri­ers to the free flow of cap­it­al in Europe, and in­crease the role that mar­ket-based...
04/10/2017
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the...