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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.

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Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar:
Busi­nesses that op­er­ate across bor­ders have to nav­ig­ate dif­fer­ent leg­al and cul­tur­al un­der­stand­ings of com­mer­cial re­la­tion­ships. At the heart of the com­mer­cial code in many civil law jur­is­dic­tions stands...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - En­for­cing the Eth­ic­al Charter
In re­cent years, the dam­aging en­vir­on­ment­al im­pact of our mod­ern way of liv­ing has be­come a hot top­ic on so­ci­ety’s agenda and there has been a not­able shift to­wards mak­ing choices based on their eth­ic­al con­sequences. If we take the fash­ion in­dustry as an ex­ample, when pur­chas­ing a new item of cloth­ing, con­sumers are now more in­ter­ested than ever be­fore in the sup­ply chain that led to the cre­ation of that item:Where did the raw ma­ter­i­als, for ex­ample the cot­ton, come from?Were the raw ma­ter­i­als grown us­ing pesti­cides?Did the farm­ers get a fair price for the raw ma­ter­i­als?Were the clothes man­u­fac­tured in a fact­ory pro­du­cing sig­ni­fic­ant emis­sions?Did the work­ers who made the cloth­ing re­ceive a good wage?
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.
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - The Fu­ture Risks of the Re­mote Work­place
The way we work is chan­ging. The tra­di­tion­al concept of the ‘work­place’ and the nature of work­place dis­putes is there­fore chan­ging too. As the work­ing world ad­apts and looks to es­tab­lish in­creas­ingly...
Emer­ging cy­ber risks – the grow­ing lit­ig­a­tion and class ac­tion risk
Cy­ber at­tacks have in­creased in fre­quency over the past year, with 39% of UK busi­nesses hav­ing ex­per­i­enced a cy­ber breach in the 12 months to March 2021. Such at­tacks can have ser­i­ous con­sequences for...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Green tech­no­logy – The key to cli­mate change mit­ig­a­tion...
Trans­par­ency is the corner­stone of ef­fect­ive ac­count­ab­il­ity, and cli­mate change re­port­ing is be­com­ing man­dat­ory in many jur­is­dic­tions around the world, in­clud­ing the UK. These changes in the reg­u­lat­ory...
Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar: In­solv­ency Lit­ig­a­tion-claims and pro­ced­ures
 The busi­ness world is look­ing nervously at the state of the eco­nomy and an­ti­cip­at­ing an up­turn in in­solv­ency re­lated dis­putes. This ses­sion will fo­cus on 3 areas that we think will be of par­tic­u­lar...
ESG Ex­change
Wel­come to ‘ESG Ex­change’ - con­ver­sa­tions about the real world im­plic­a­tions of ESG to help man­age busi­ness risk and identi­fy op­por­tun­it­ies. ESG (en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance) is­sues are in­creas­ingly...
Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar: The new Leg­al or­der after Brexit
As we ap­proach the first 100 days of the EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA), busi­nesses will need to con­sider its im­pact on strategies and policy is­sues with­in the UK. This we­bin­ar will pre­pare...
Risk Es­sen­tials – Pen­sions - ESG and Em­ploy­er Cov­en­ant
The CMS Pen­sions team and Lin­coln Pen­sions in­vite you to a we­bin­ar dis­cuss­ing how trust­ees and spon­sors of pen­sion schemes eval­u­ate risk and op­por­tun­it­ies to the em­ploy­er cov­en­ant arising from ESG is­sues...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Why busi­nesses need to get di­git­al ac­cess­ib­il­ity...
In 2020, busi­nesses had to switch overnight to on­line de­liv­ery of goods, ser­vices and oth­er activ­it­ies. Hav­ing gone on­line in haste, there is a sig­ni­fic­ant risk that di­git­al ac­cess­ib­il­ity has not been...