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17/09/2021
An­nu­al Re­view of Eng­lish Con­struc­tion Law De­vel­op­ments 2021
We are pleased to an­nounce the pub­lic­a­tion of the 2021 edi­tion of our An­nu­al Re­view of Eng­lish Con­struc­tion Law De­vel­op­ments: An In­ter­na­tion­al Per­spect­ive. Now in its el­ev­enth year, the An­nu­al Re­view sum­mar­ises key de­vel­op­ments in Eng­lish con­struc­tion law over the pre­vi­ous cal­en­dar year. The pub­lic­a­tion has been pre­pared with our in­ter­na­tion­al cli­ents in mind and aims to provide a great­er de­gree of back­ground and ana­lys­is than our reg­u­lar Law-Now alert ser­vice. This year’s pub­lic­a­tion con­tains a strong em­phas­is on pan­dem­ic-re­lated is­sues, in­clud­ing chal­lenges to calls un­der on-de­mand bonds, ter­min­a­tion scen­ari­os and can­celled pro­jects. Also in­cluded are de­vel­op­ments in the law as to design li­ab­il­ity and in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions, con­tinu­ing themes from pre­vi­ous years. You can down­load a PDF ver­sion of the 2021 an­nu­al re­view be­low at the bot­tom of the page.Some of the pre­vi­ous an­nu­al re­views are in­cluded be­low­An­nu­al Re­view of Eng­lish Con­struc­tion Law De­vel­op­ments 2020An­nu­al Re­view of Eng­lish Con­struc­tion Law De­vel­op­ments 2019An­nu­al Re­view of Eng­lish Con­struc­tion Law De­vel­op­ments 2018Oth­er Law Now con­struc­tion con­tent can be ac­cessed on the Con­struc­tion portal of our Law-Now web­site found here. You can also find out more about CM­S' ex­pert­ise in con­struc­tion and en­gin­eer­ing and in­fra­struc­ture.
17/09/2021
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in the United King­dom
1. Are COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tions ob­lig­at­ory in your jur­is­dic­tion? Are you ex­pect­ing any le­gis­lat­ive changes to en­able man­dat­ory vac­cines for all or cer­tain people (e.g. health­care pro­fes­sion­als, pub­lic ser­vants...
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16/09/2021
Man­dat­ory COV­ID-19 Vac­cin­a­tions – is a risk to pa­tient care in­ev­it­able? 
The Health and So­cial Care Act 2008 (Reg­u­lated Activ­it­ies) (Amend­ment) (Coronavir­us) Reg­u­la­tions 2021 will re­quire any­one work­ing in a Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion (CQC) re­gistered care home in Eng­land to...
16/09/2021
Brexit – 30 Septem­ber 2021 dead­line: Win­dow to re-file your pending EU...
As of 1 Janu­ary 2021, EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Re­gistered European Designs (RCDs) no longer ex­tend to the UK. EUTMs and RCDs which were re­gistered on 31 Decem­ber 2020 now en­joy pro­tec­tion in the...
16/09/2021
Fit for an EV fu­ture? Ofgem un­veils its key pri­or­it­ies for the EV trans­ition
On 4 Septem­ber 2021, Ofgem pub­lished a re­port (the “Re­port”) out­lining its pri­or­it­ies to en­sure a smooth trans­ition to elec­tric vehicles (“EVs”), in sup­port of the Gov­ern­ment’s pledge to phase...
21/09/2021
Crypto-as­sets - key per­spect­ives, trends and is­sues
With the in­creas­ing pre­val­ence of crypto-as­sets, there is grow­ing vis­ib­il­ity of crypto-as­sets at a policy level amongst reg­u­lat­ors around the world and the leg­al land­scape around these types of as­sets...
07/10/2021
Cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Com­mer­cial Con­tracts
As COP26 ap­proaches, we have a spe­cial ses­sion look­ing at cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues arising in the com­mer­cial con­tracts con­text.Duncan Turn­er will dis­cuss re­cent de­vel­op­ments and trends in re­la­tion...
15/09/2021
CMS ad­vises on £175M pla­cing for Smart Meter­ing Sys­tems plc
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised its long-stand­ing cli­ent, AIM-quoted Smart Meter­ing Sys­tems Plc (“SMS”), on its latest equity pla­cing. The trans­ac­tion in­volved an ac­cel­er­ated book­build pro­cess...
14/09/2021
CMS opens of­fice in Tel Aviv
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the open­ing of an of­fice in Tel Aviv, Is­rael. Op­er­a­tion­al from 1 Oc­to­ber 2021, the of­fice will be led by part­ner and cur­rent Head of the Is­raeli prac­tice...
21/09/2021
Gov­ern­ing law and dis­pute res­ol­u­tion in cross-bor­der fin­an­cings: New York,...
Eng­lish law vs. New York law and jur­is­dic­tion: What are the con­sid­er­a­tions when choos­ing the gov­ern­ing law and jur­is­dic­tion for cross-bor­der fin­an­cing trans­ac­tions? What are the be­ne­fits of each gov­ern­ing...
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
14/09/2021
CMS ad­vises Telit on ac­quis­i­tion by DBAY
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised AIM-lis­ted Telit Com­mu­nic­a­tions PLC (Telit) on its ac­quis­i­tion by Trieste Ac­quis­i­tions Hold­ing Lim­ited (Bidco), an en­tity owned by funds man­aged by DBAY Ad­visors...