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Expertise
2021
CMS - Where to find us
For a com­pact over­view of all CMS of­fices and con­tact de­tails, please down­load the bro­chure be­low. For more in­form­a­tion on our ser­vices, please refer to the coun­tries pan­el at the top of the page. 
10/2021
Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons
 We are pleased to share with you our latest CMS thought lead­er­ship – Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons, a series of brief re­ports ex­plor­ing CEE’s di­git­al fu­ture.  Based on a re­cent sur­vey can­vassing the views of...
14/09/2021
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
09/09/2021
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2021
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
16/08/2021
Wo­men in AI - Hun­gary
AI is now Fol­low­ing its suc­cess in the Czech Re­pub­lic, in May 2021 CMS es­tab­lished the Wo­men in Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence net­work in Hun­gary. Our CEE Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons re­port con­firms that Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence is very much with us: 58% of re­spond­ents already use AI solu­tions and 62% have in­ves­ted in data ana­lyt­ics. Wheth­er you’re con­sid­er­ing 5G and net­work in­fra­struc­ture, fight­ing cli­mate change, im­prov­ing health care or di­git­al­ising edu­ca­tion, AI will un­doubtedly form part of the solu­tion. With an ever-grow­ing num­ber of wo­men in tech be­com­ing role mod­els for those in­ter­ested in the in­dustry, we con­sider it our mis­sion to bring them to­geth­er. 
30/07/2021
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
With big deals fuel­ling re­cord levels of M&A activ­ity, a steady stream of in­nov­at­ive and dis­rupt­ive tech­no­lo­gies, new and in­creas­ingly com­plex reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges and a thriv­ing start-up com­munity...
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Spain
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Spain – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on re­cent de­vel­op­ments and the 27 April 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Spain and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Cristina Ridruejo and Eva Ceca with CMS Spain – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in Spain for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in France
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing France – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 18 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in France and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Maïté Ol­li­vi­er and Laura Sul­tan from CMS France – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in France for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in the Czech Re­pub­lic
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 4 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in the Czech Re­pub­lic and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Daniel Szpyrc and Bar­bora Heresova with CMS Czech Re­pub­lic – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in the Czech Re­pub­lic for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Por­tugal
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Por­tugal – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home or tele­work.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, tele­work work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 11 May 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Por­tugal and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Susana Afonso and Sara Chiappe No­lasco with CMS Por­tugal – ex­plores the im­pact of tele­work in Por­tugal for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
14/07/2021
The new world of work in Hun­gary
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Hun­gary – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 20 April 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Hun­gary and hos­ted by leg­al ex­perts Gab­ri­ella Ormai and Boglárka Peszeki with CMS Bud­apest – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in Hun­gary for both work­ers and com­pan­ies.Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
13/07/2021
The new world of work in Ser­bia
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Ser­bia – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many people be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 6 April 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Ser­bia and hos­ted by CMS leg­al ex­perts Ksen­ija Iv­etić Mar­lović and Jelena Đorđević from CMS Ser­bia – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Ser­bia for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.