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Risk, Resilience & Reputation

Why Risk, Resilience and Reputation?

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Risks come in many forms

You need integrated support from a firm that has the sector expertise, the range of commercial experience and world-class teams to quickly respond and tackle your risk matrix from every angle.

CMS offers a true 360° approach, from full-spectrum long-term planning to emergency response. We can help in your dealings with people from regulators to reporters, on issues from data breaches to disputes, in arenas from cyberspace to the c-suite.

Whatever your risks, you need to deal with them in ways that build your resilience and protect your reputation. We will be there around the clock and around the world, whenever and wherever you need us.

CMS is a firm with the scale and expertise to act as a strategic adviser to our clients on the broadest possible spectrum of commercial and legal risk in large and profitable contentious, regulatory and transactional matters.

On this page you will gain access to our Risk & Investigations group information and know-how; a library of Risk, Resilience and Reputation Law-Now articles in the feed below, a suite of commercial risk reports primarily aimed at the Board; other bespoke reports; as well as Risk, Resilience and Reputation events.

If you wish to subscribe to the full series of Advising the Board reports please contact [email protected]

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05 May 2020
Ad­vising the Board on Con­trac­tu­al Risk
Ad­vising the Board on Con­trac­tu­al Risk Re­port from CMS dis­cusses of­fice pro­vi­sions, key sup­pli­er and cus­tom­er re­la­tion­ships, con­tracts. Find out more.
17 June 2020
Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar: Ad­vising the Board in a time of crisis
Com­pan­ies are fa­cing un­pre­ced­en­ted chal­lenges as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, which in turn re­quires dir­ect­ors to take stock of their du­ties and po­ten­tial li­ab­il­it­ies in new and un­tested ways. The draft Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill provi
29 November 2019
Cy­ber­se­cur­ity in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion – new an­swers to (not so) new...
The Work­ing Group on Cy­ber­se­cur­ity in Ar­bit­ra­tion has launched the 2020 Cy­ber­se­cur­ity Pro­tocol for In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“Pro­tocol”). The Pro­tocol sets valu­able guidelines for parties, ar­bit­rat­ors...
30 September 2019
Ad­vising the Board on In­solv­ency Risk
Ad­vising the Board on Com­pet­i­tion Law Risk Re­port from CMS dis­cusses the risks re­lated to In­solv­ency. Find out more.
19 June 2020
Risk Es­sen­tials: Repu­ta­tion Man­age­ment in Scot­land We­bin­ar
While build­ing a good repu­ta­tion is of­ten a long-term pro­cess, ac­quir­ing a bad repu­ta­tion can hap­pen in an in­stant.  In the words of War­ren Buf­fett, “it takes 20 years to build a repu­ta­tion and five minutes to ru­in it”.  When crisis strikes, how can you w
26 September 2019
IR35 re­forms: pre­par­ing for April 2020
Back­ground In­tro­duced in 2000, the IR35 rules were in­ten­ded to en­sure that in­di­vidu­als work­ing through an “in­ter­me­di­ary” (usu­ally, but not ne­ces­sar­ily, a per­son­al ser­vice com­pany), who due to the...
15 March 2019
Ad­vising the Board on Tech­no­logy Op­er­a­tion­al Risk
Ad­vising the Board on Tech­no­logy Op­er­a­tion­al Risk Re­port from CMS dis­cusses the risks re­lated to IT sys­tem se­lec­tion and de­ploy­ment. Find out more.
28 May 2019
Busi­nesses face stricter com­pli­ance and harsh­er pen­al­ties un­der the Mod­ern...
The Home Of­fice com­mis­sioned Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Bar­on­ess Eliza­beth But­ler-Sloss and Maria Miller MP to re­view the op­er­a­tion and ef­fect­ive­ness of the Mod­ern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and to...
04 March 2019
Ad­vising the Board on Com­pet­i­tion Law Risk
Ad­vising the Board on Com­pet­i­tion Law Risk Re­port from CMS dis­cusses the risks re­lated to Com­pet­i­tion and anti-com­pet­i­tion. Find out more.
24 May 2019
Work­ing time - an­oth­er area of ten­sion between European and UK em­ploy­ment...
A re­cent de­cision by the ECJ has high­lighted an­oth­er area where UK em­ploy­ment law is in­con­sist­ent with European law.  This fol­lows on from earli­er cases that flagged dis­crep­an­cies between the cal­cu­la­tion...
18 April 2017
Dis­putes di­gest
This edi­tion in­cludes up­dates on cur­rent con­ten­tious is­sues, in­clud­ing dis­putes in elite level sport, pro­gress in the High Court’s ‘Fin­an­cial List’, and re­cent cases on ag­greg­a­tion of claims and ex­clu­sion of li­ab­il­ity in com­mer­cial con­tracts.
08 May 2019
UK com­pan­ies can learn a lot from new US Pro­sec­utors’ Guid­ance on Eval­u­ation...
The Crim­in­al Di­vi­sion of the US De­part­ment of Justice (“DoJ”) has pub­lished up­dated guid­ance for pro­sec­utors on the Eval­u­ation of Cor­por­ate Com­pli­ance Pro­grams (“DoJ Guid­ance”). The DoJ Guid­ance...