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20/09/2021
Re­mu­ner­a­tion of man­aging dir­ect­ors: in­dir­ect con­flict of in­terests at share­hold­er­s'...
Fran­cisco Javi­er Arias­In­tro­duc­tionThe Su­preme Court has cla­ri­fied that a com­pany's an­nu­al gen­er­al meet­ing is not re­stric­ted to ap­prov­ing the re­mu­ner­a­tion of dir­ect­ors pri­or to be­gin­ning of a giv­en fin­an­cial...
16/09/2021
Su­preme Court rules on con­tent of em­ploy­ment con­tract ba­sic cop­ies
César Nav­arro and Elena Es­par­za In a re­cent judg­ment, the Su­preme Court de­cided that the ba­sic cop­ies of em­ploy­ment con­tracts that com­pan­ies sub­mit to their em­ploy­ees' leg­al rep­res­ent­at­ive should in­clude...
16/09/2021
Roy­al De­cree-Law 17/2021, dated 14 Septem­ber, on ur­gent meas­ures to mit­ig­ate...
On 15 Septem­ber 2021, the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette pub­lished Roy­al De­cree Law 17/2021 on ur­gent meas­ures to mit­ig­ate the im­pact of rising nat­ur­al gas prices on the re­tail gas and elec­tri­city mar­kets. This...
14/09/2021
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
09/09/2021
Reg­u­la­tion of the auc­tions and the Eco­nom­ic Re­gime for Re­new­able En­ergy...
The re­cent en­ergy policy in Spain is aimed at the ad­op­tion of reg­u­lat­ory meas­ures to achieve the de­car­bon­isa­tion of its eco­nomy and en­sure com­pli­ance with the ob­lig­a­tion to re­duce green­house gas emis­sions...
17/08/2021
An Itali­an and Span­ish up­date on In­sur­tech and pub­lic of­ficers li­ab­il­ity
The main In­sur­tech trends are clear evid­ence of the sales re­volu­tion. The spread of com­par­at­ors, di­git­al in­surers and brokers, on­line cross-selling, on-de­mand in­sur­ance, IoT, di­git­al ID and re­mote sub­scrip­tion re­quire both an as­sess­ment of ap­pli­able reg­u­lat­ory frame­work as well as a re­flec­tion on the im­pact of new reg­u­la­tions on di­git­al mar­ket play­ers.The ad­equacy of the ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tions is cur­rently be­ing ad­dressed by do­mest­ic Reg­u­lat­ors with the aim of in­tro­du­cing ef­fect­ive rules to sup­port risk man­age­ment and im­prove cus­tom­er ex­per­i­ence.This pub­lic­a­tion of­fers a video re­cord­ing and present­a­tion of the CMS We­bin­ar held on 8 Ju­ly 2021 which covered the latest de­vel­op­ments in the area of in­sur­tech in Italy and Spain.It also provides an over­view of the re­cent le­gis­lat­ive re­form in Italy of pub­lic of­ficer­s' li­ab­il­ity and the im­pact of the new reg­u­la­tion on the ex­ten­sion of in­sur­ance cov­er­age, which in­surers should know to prop­erly face the un­der­writ­ing pro­cess.
09/08/2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Spain
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Spain – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep...
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Por­tugal
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Por­tugal – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home or tele­work.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, tele­work work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 11 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Por­tugal and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Susana Afonso and Sara Chiappe No­lasco with CMS Por­tugal – ex­plores the im­pact of tele­work in Por­tugal for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Hun­gary
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Hun­gary – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 20 April 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Hun­gary and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Gab­ri­ella Ormai and Boglárka Peszeki with CMS Bud­apest – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in Hun­gary for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Spain
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Spain – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on re­cent de­vel­op­ments and the 27 April 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Spain and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Cristina Ridruejo and Eva Ceca with CMS Spain – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in Spain for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in France
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing France – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 18 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in France and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Maïté Ol­li­vi­er and Laura Sul­tan from CMS France – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in France for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in the Czech Re­pub­lic
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 4 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in the Czech Re­pub­lic and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Daniel Szpyrc and Bar­bora Heresova with CMS Czech Re­pub­lic – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in the Czech Re­pub­lic for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.