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08 July 2021
UK Real Es­tate Mar­ket Post-Lock­down
2020 was an un­pre­ced­en­ted year. Brexit and Cov­id-19 rocked the real es­tate mar­ket, now how­ever, with the lock­down in the fi­nal stage pri­or to lift­ing we are see­ing activ­ity con­tin­ue to in­crease across...
22 June 2021
CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q2 2021
We are pleased to share the third is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK over Q2 2021 in the EV space. In this is­sue, we cov­er the CMA...
21 June 2021
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - The fu­ture of ju­di­cial re­view after Brexit
In the fu­ture, we may look back on this mo­ment as be­ing pivotal for ju­di­cial re­view (the core leg­al means of chal­len­ging pub­lic au­thor­it­ies’ ex­er­cise of power). There is a ‘per­fect storm’ of change: Brexit has happened;  due to the pan­dem­ic the state has been grant­ing it­self sweep­ing powers which would have been un­think­able  be­fore; reg­u­lat­ors are con­tinu­ing to take a much more ag­gress­ive and in­ter­ven­tion­ist ap­proach; and the Queen’s Speech in May fore­shad­owed a yet-to-be-seen Ju­di­cial Re­view Bill that may well nar­row the am­bit of any po­ten­tial rem­ed­ies avail­able for ju­di­cial re­view claims.
21 June 2021
CMS ad­vises E En­er­gija Group and GE on the ECA backed fin­an­cing of a land­mark...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised E en­er­gija group and GE En­ergy Fin­an­cial Ser­vices (GE EFS) as spon­sors in re­la­tion to the fin­an­cing of the E en­er­gija Telši­ai 68.9 MW on­shore wind farm in Lithuania...
21 June 2021
CMS ad­vises Thin­Cats on £160m stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Wa­fra Cap­it­al Part­ners
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Thin­Cats1, on its £160m stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Wa­fra Cap­it­al Part­ners (WCP), a New York-based in­vest­ment man­age­ment firm. CMS also ad­vised Thin­Cats’ man­age­ment...
21 June 2021
Fail­ure to val­idly serve a bill of costs in­val­id­ated a de­fault costs cer­ti­fic­ate
In a de­cision that should op­er­ate as a salut­ary warn­ing to dis­putes law­yers, Costs Judge Le­onard has dis­missed a claimant’s at­tempts to rec­ti­fy the po­s­i­tion where avoid­able er­rors were made in ser­vice...
21 June 2021
Road to COP26: re­ima­gin­ing tour­ism
Scot­land is, in many ways, the story of the ex­pan­sion of in­ter­na­tion­al tour­ism in the early years of the 21st cen­tury. In the pre-Cov­id era, the coun­try had be­come a glob­al tour­ist des­tin­a­tion in its...
21 June 2021
Time to fix the (car­bon) leak?: Con­sulta­tion opens on sup­port for  en­ergy...
On 14 June 2021, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) opened a con­sulta­tion (the “Con­sulta­tion”) to re­view the ex­ist­ing UK schemes to com­pensate en­ergy in­tens­ive...
18 June 2021
Sup­ply chains – Con­tin­gency plan­ning for fu­ture dis­rup­tion (Video)
The COV­ID-19 crisis has high­lighted just how quickly and how eas­ily un­ex­pec­ted events can dis­rupt sup­ply chains. In a world where the trend in re­cent years has been for sup­ply chains to op­er­ate on an...
18 June 2021
Early Com­pet­i­tion: op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges for all, but we can­not...
Ofgem’s am­bi­tion of be­ing able to com­pete on­shore trans­mis­sion pro­jects with­in the wider mar­ket, to com­pan­ies oth­er than the in­cum­bent trans­mis­sion own­ers (TOs), has taken a step closer to fruition...
29 July 2021
Dis­missals 101 - Ill Health
The CMS Em­ploy­ment team is de­lighted to in­vite you to join us for the next in­stal­ment in our “Lunch­time Learn­ing” series - Dis­missals 101.  In this series of four half an hour “bites­ize” we­binars...
17 june 2021
Cli­mate Change and the In­sur­ance Sec­tor - June 2021
In this edi­tion we dis­cuss Lloyd’s ‘Fu­ture­set’, the ABI sus­tain­able in­sur­ance ini­ti­at­ive, claims against Shell to cut emis­sions and per­spect­ives from New Zea­l­and and Aus­tralia.