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21 December 2020
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...
11 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
At the start of a New Year, most people agree that 5G will change our lives for the bet­ter. Un­like earli­er mo­bile gen­er­a­tions, 5G will not only mark a rad­ic­al change in the way we com­mu­nic­ate (low latency...
Comparable
15 January 2021
Over­view on the In­ter­im Pro­vi­sions on the Re­view of Con­cen­tra­tions of Un­der­tak­ings
On 23 Oc­to­ber 2020, the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion for Mar­ket Reg­u­la­tion ("SAMR") re­leased the In­ter­im Pro­vi­sions on the Re­view of Con­cen­tra­tions of Un­der­tak­ings ("Pro­vi­sions"). The Pro­vi­sions took ef­fect on...
27 November 2020
Glob­al Di­git­al Health Fest­iv­al - Vir­tu­al: Di­git­al trends trans­form­ing HealthTech...
Day 4: Break­through di­git­al tech­no­logy show­case me­di­u­mAn amaz­ing ar­ray of break­through tech­no­logy and di­git­al start-ups is trans­form­ing health­care but they all face chal­lenges to real­ise full po­ten­tial...
07 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the private place­ment of equity se­cur­it­ies
One of the most com­mon ques­tions we are asked across CMS in our Equity Cap­it­al Mar­ket prac­tice is what are the rules about ap­proach­ing a lim­ited num­ber of in­vestors in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions, in re­la­tion...
Comparable
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
02 October 2020
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) con­tin­ues to evolve, of­fer­ing new op­por­tun­it­ies for na­tions, com­munit­ies and busi­nessesIt is now ex­pli­citly aligned with many areas that are in­creas­ing pri­or­it­ies for in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses, such as ESG prin­ciples and sus­tain­ab­il­ity. But in 2020 it faces un­pre­ced­en­ted head­winds, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes.As a lead­er in many Belt and Road sec­tors, CMS has polled and in­ter­viewed over 500 BRI par­ti­cipants around the world, about their cur­rent think­ing on BRI and the pro­spects they see for it.  Our find­ings from China, Asia Pa­cific and Cent­ral and East­ern Europe re­gion are avail­able now.Re­ports on the Middle East, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica will be pub­lished in the com­ing months.me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the leg­al term for pay­ments
The reg­u­la­tion of pay­ment terms ap­plic­able to busi­ness to busi­ness (B2B) re­la­tion­ships is of in­creas­ing im­port­ant for many en­ter­prises.Over re­cent years there has been a tend­ency for many busi­nesses to...
12 January 2021
Change of Pen­al­ties un­der new PRC Crim­in­al Law
On Decem­ber 26, 2020, the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress, Chin­a's top le­gis­lature, voted to ad­opt the “Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al Law of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (11)”...
02 October 2020
BRI - View from APAC
The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion (APAC) has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more.But our sur­vey of BRI par­ti­cipants in APAC re­veals un­ex­pec­ted levels of am­bi­val­ence about some as­pects of BRI pro­jects.Can these po­ten­tial dif­fi­culties be tackled in a way that will ad­dress con­cerns about is­sues such as trans­par­ency and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and en­cour­age the great­er in­volve­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses that China hopes to see? And how are the un­pre­ced­en­ted prob­lems of 2020, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes, af­fect­ing the pro­spects of BRI?Our APAC re­port looks at is­sues in­clud­ing:Dif­fi­culties in BRI pro­jects ex­per­i­enced by APAC par­ti­cipants, and the po­ten­tial for resolv­ing these.The ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on BRI.Mit­ig­at­ing BRI risk and man­aging dis­putes.Po­ten­tial trends in the fin­an­cing of BRI pro­jects.The sec­tors at­tract­ing the most in­terest among BRI par­ti­cipants.The im­pact of BRI 2.0.
27 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor
The CMS Ex­pert Guide to con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor (the “Guide”) provides a sum­mary of the ap­proach to con­sequen­tial loss in over 30 jur­is­dic­tions. The Guide ap­proaches this com­plex...
08 January 2021
China re­leases its re­vised Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess 2020 and Cata­logue...
On 10 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess (2020 Ver­sion) (the "Mar­ket Ac­cess...