Feed

19/01/2022
UK Me­dia and Sports High­lights 2021
CMS has had an­oth­er busy year, act­ing on a range of in­ter­na­tion­al me­dia and sports deals and cases. We were also pleased to be the only firm in­cluded in Tier 1 for Me­dia in Cham­bers Europe-wide. The...
18/01/2022
Charles Ker­rigan named in The Law­yer Hot 100 2022
CMS part­ner Charles Ker­rigan has been named in The Law­yer’s 2022 Hot 100 list, a roster of standout UK law­yers over the past year who have been deemed the most dar­ing, in­nov­at­ive and cre­at­ive from across...
18/01/2022
The Road to the (Autonom­ous) Fu­ture
It is no longer pos­sible to dis­cuss the fu­ture of trans­port without the ques­tion of autono­ma­tion be­ing raised. The ques­tion of ‘how long’ un­til Autonom­ous Vehicle (AV) de­ploy­ment be­comes a real­ity...
17/01/2022
CMS strengthens pat­ent lit­ig­a­tion of­fer­ing with part­ner hire
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Toby Sears as a part­ner in its In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (IP) prac­tice in Lon­don. Toby joins from Al­len & Overy. Toby’s ar­rival fol­lows...
17/01/2022
Pen­sions Om­buds­man Up­date - Janu­ary 2022
Wel­come to the latest reg­u­lar Pen­sions Om­buds­man Up­date from the CMS Pen­sions Team. The Pen­sions Om­buds­man re­solves many cases every year which are not only im­port­ant for the parties con­cerned, but can...
14/01/2022
CMS ad­vises Im­per­i­al To­bacco Pen­sion Fund on £1.8bn buy-in with Stand­ard...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the Im­per­i­al To­bacco Pen­sion Fund (“The Fund”) in re­la­tion to its £1.8bn bulk pur­chase an­nu­ity trans­ac­tion with Stand­ard Life, cov­er­ing be­ne­fits of 6,600 defined...
14/01/2022
UK Court sets aside in­vest­ment treaty award de­clin­ing jur­is­dic­tion over...
The Com­mer­cial Court in Lon­don has ruled that an UN­CIT­RAL tribunal wrongly de­clined jur­is­dic­tion over a Ca­na­dian min­ing com­pany’s claims un­der the Canada-USSR bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment treaty; in a rare...
13/01/2022
The people agenda for 2022
After an­oth­er chal­len­ging and un­pre­dict­able year dom­in­ated by the pan­dem­ic, em­ploy­ers have not yet been able to settle on what the ‘new nor­mal’ looks like for their busi­ness and work­force. Mean­time...
12/01/2022
CMS con­tin­ues IP growth with two new hires
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Paul Sweeden and Melissa Li Trenta to the firm’s IP prac­tice in Lon­don. Paul and Melissa will join the firm as as­so­ci­ates later this...
12/01/2022
ECM Round-Up
Wel­come to the CMS ECM Round-Up for Janu­ary 2022.2021 con­tin­ued to see high levels of equity cap­it­al mar­kets activ­ity and the CMS ECM team sup­por­ted our cli­ents across a range of trans­ac­tions, ran­ging...
12/01/2022
Im­port­ant an­nounce­ment on the clad­ding crisis
Sum­mary The Gov­ern­ment has giv­en res­id­en­tial prop­erty de­velopers a dead­line of early March 2022 to agree a fully fun­ded plan of ac­tion to fix the clad­ding crisis in Eng­land. Fail­ure to do so may lead...
12/01/2022
Court of Ap­peal con­firms em­ploy­ers not dir­ectly or vi­cari­ously li­able for...
The Court of Ap­peal has ruled that the em­ploy­er is not li­able for a prac­tic­al joke car­ried out by one em­ploy­ee on an­oth­er us­ing non-work equip­ment and that was noth­ing to do with his work, even though...