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17/05/2024
CMS International Construction Study 2024
In recent years, construction and engineering businesses have faced a whole storm of headwinds. CMS, in partnership with YouGov, asked in-house lawyers about the biggest challenges of managing disputes in this environment - and how those challenges can be met.   Sixty-second summaryThe evolving nature of construction risk will see changes to standard contracts and negotiation positions. It may also bring more disputes, particularly where those changes lag behind project realities. Fewer than half the businesses we surveyed reported that the in-house legal or contract management team is always consulted at the start of a project to identify areas of risk and to establish appropriate risk management strategies. Most in-house lawyers believe their businesses could improve the way in which risk is managed during projects - often in a number of important ways. Despite the potential benefits, only 17% of the in-house lawyers we surveyed are using AI in disputes or contract management. Some say they will never use it. Most in-house lawyers believe their businesses have a lot of scope to improve the way that project risks are managed. AI has the potential to be a game-changer in this area by optimising processes, planning, scheduling and other elements of case management and by revolutionising the way a business handles its portfolio of contracts. 
08/05/2024
Pharmaceutical advertising regulation and medical device advertising in...
1. Which laws are applicable regarding advertising of medicines and medical devices? The primary source of legislation in Hong Kong that governs both advertisements of medicines and medical devices is...
07/05/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
07/05/2024
Remote Working Legislation, Laws & Regulations in Hong Kong
1. Is there any legislation relating to working from home in your country?  Currently, there is no specific legislation that governs working from home in Hong Kong.  However, the common law and the...
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06/05/2024
Transfer of IP rights in Hong Kong
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a patent be assigned (by law and/or transaction) and is it required to record the assignment in the national patent register to become effective?  1.1 How may a patent...
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24/04/2024
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in Hong Kong
 
23/04/2024
On the Pulse webinar series 2024
Welcome to the 2024 On the Pulse webinar series.  This webinar series brings you updates on the latest legal and commercial developments in the life sciences & healthcare sector from around the world. Over the coming period, we will be hosting two webinars on:Unified Patent Court (UPC) - 23 AprilEU Pharma Package - 18 JuneEach webinar will be one hour in length with a 15-minute Q&A session.
18/04/2024
Top developments and predictions in the Technology, Media and Com­mu­nic­a­tions...
We look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for businesses...
18/04/2024
Transforming the Legal Landscape? The Impact of LLMs
Large Language Models (LLMs) are a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that can generate human-like text based on deep learning techniques. LLMs are trained on massive amounts of textual data, such...
15/04/2024
Top developments and predictions in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector...
In this round-up, we look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the life sciences & healthcare (LSHC) sector, and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for...
15/04/2024
Top IP developments and predictions across Asia-Pacific
We look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in Intellectual Property (IP) and we look to the future by offering our top predictions for the coming year for businesses operating across...
09/04/2024
CMS European M&A Study 2024: Optimism for M&A amid evolving market trends
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 16th edition of the European M&A Study.It's been a wild ride for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) around the world this year. Yet, despite the turbulence...