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11 June 2021
CMS ad­vises OMERS Ven­tures on $22m Series A in­vest­ment in Lick Home
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised OMERS Ven­tures, the ven­tures arm of OMERS, on its role lead­ing Lick Home’s (Lick) $22 mil­lion Series A fun­drais­ing round. The in­vest­ment group in­cluded ex­ist­ing...
16 June 2021
CMS Hos­pit­al­ity Bites­ize series: The growth in pop­ular­ity of Man­age­ment...
Cov­id has ac­cel­er­ated the de­bate about vari­able rents across large parts of the prop­erty in­dustry, like all oth­er prop­erty sec­tors the Hotel in­dustry is not im­mune from the last­ing changes the pan­dem­ic...
10 June 2021
The “clad­ding tax”: the gov­ern­ment’s con­sulta­tion on the Res­id­en­tial Prop­erty...
Earli­er this year, the gov­ern­ment an­nounced its plan to in­tro­duce a new Res­id­en­tial Prop­erty De­veloper Tax (the “RP­DT”). Col­lo­qui­ally also known as the “clad­ding tax”, the tax’s stated aim is...
10 June 2021
Mak­ing so­cial value a pri­or­ity
The Cab­in­et Of­fice has pub­lished Pro­cure­ment Policy Note 05/21 (“PPN 05/21”) giv­ing in­form­a­tion and guid­ance on the Na­tion­al Pro­cure­ment Policy State­ment. It demon­strates con­tin­ued em­phas­is on how...
17 June 2021
The 2021 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex
Please join us as we launch the CMS 2021 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex re­port. The In­dex ranks 50 coun­tries by at­tract­ive­ness for in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ments and ana­lyses the op­por­tun­it­ies and trends glob­ally. The...
08 June 2021
Trade secrets in the United King­dom
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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08 June 2021
Clev­er moves
Re­lo­cat­ing tal­ent safely, smartly, and seam­lessly As an in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness, you need your best people to be mo­bile. That can re­quire as­sign­ing ex­ec­ut­ives and em­ploy­ees to dif­fer­ent ter­rit­or­ies – of­ten at short no­tice.CMS Ex­pat Desk – part of the largest em­ploy­ment and tax teams in Europe – provides com­plete and co-or­din­ated ad­vice and sup­port on tax, pen­sions, so­cial se­cur­ity, pay and em­ploy­ment law for ex­pat­ri­ate em­ploy­ees. Glob­al sup­port – from one point Our ex­pat­ri­ate spe­cial­ists are net­worked across 43 coun­tries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to give you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – all ser­viced from a single point of con­tact.From the start to ter­min­a­tion of an as­sign­ment, we can help en­sure the op­tim­al leg­al, tax and re­mu­ner­a­tion ar­range­ments for both for the em­ploy­ee and for your busi­ness.With our sup­port, you are free to de­ploy your people wherever they need to be – swiftly and seam­lessly.Our team can:Draw up em­ploy­ee con­tracts cov­er­ing all leg­al as­pects of an as­sign­ment in any giv­en jur­is­dic­tion­Keep you up to speed on the tax and so­cial se­cur­ity re­gimes in each ter­rit­ory – and help re­lo­cated staff nav­ig­ate any po­ten­tial pit­falls in the sys­tem.Ad­vise on op­tim­ising the be­ne­fits of an em­ploy­ee’s ex­pat­ri­ate status – e.g. in terms of tax, re­mu­ner­a­tion and pen­sion ar­range­ment­sHelp your busi­ness man­age multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al payroll and tax ob­lig­a­tion­sAd­vise on spon­sor­ing pen­sion schemes in mul­tiple coun­tries, in­ter­na­tion­al trans­fer of be­ne­fits and en­abling em­ploy­ees to con­tin­ue scheme par­ti­cip­a­tion.Watch the videos for in­form­a­tion about re­gimes in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. For more de­tails about of­fers in in­di­vidu­al jur­is­dic­tions and leg­al as­sist­ance feel free to reach out to your usu­al CMS con­tact or send an email to em­ploy­[email protected]­al.com.
08 June 2021
Com­mer­cial Court strikes out con­tin­gent war­ranty claims
The Com­mer­cial Court has struck out sub­stant­ive ele­ments of a claim for breach of war­ranties said to have aris­en from in­vest­ig­a­tions con­cern­ing al­leged “cum-ex” and swaps trad­ing. Cal­ver J held that...
08 June 2021
Scot­tish IP Court proves just the ton­ic for Hendrick’s in “Copycat” Trade...
The is­sue of dis­count su­per­mar­kets selling “lookalike” or po­ten­tially in­fringing products has been a hot top­ic re­cently. Most read­ers will be aware of the pro­ceed­ings raised by Marks and Spen­cer against...
08 June 2021
European Par­lia­ment's 'Schwab Re­port' pro­poses sig­ni­fic­ant changes to DMA
On 15 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion sub­mit­ted its pro­pos­al for a Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) to es­tab­lish dos and don’ts for "gate­keep­ers" in di­git­al mar­kets and en­sure that gate­keep­ers con­duct...
07 July 2021
Me­dia lit­ig­a­tion in the In­ter­net age, in­clud­ing a dis­cus­sion on the draft...
Fol­low­ing last year’s in­aug­ur­al ex­plor­a­tion of the me­dia lit­ig­a­tion toolkit, this year’s series will provide a prac­tic­al re­fresh­er of the key top­ics in this area, in­clud­ing the re­cent and fu­ture de­vel­op­ments.In...
30 June 2021
Repu­ta­tion man­age­ment – deal­ing with in­ac­cur­ate al­leg­a­tions (Part 2)
Fol­low­ing last year’s in­aug­ur­al ex­plor­a­tion of the me­dia lit­ig­a­tion toolkit, this year’s series will provide a prac­tic­al re­fresh­er of the key top­ics in this area, in­clud­ing the re­cent and fu­ture de­vel­op­ments.In...