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September 2020
BigLaw’s Big Changes
Vast, glob­al law firms, with up­wards of 1000 part­ners and thou­sands of staff in cit­ies around the world, have been a fea­ture of the leg­al scene for years. After
14 September 2020
CMS Dis­putes Talk
In these un­cer­tain times, glob­al busi­nesses in al­most every sec­tor are fa­cing chal­lenges brought about by an un­pre­ced­en­ted op­er­a­tion­al cli­mate. Ac­tions and de­cisions taken dur­ing and im­me­di­ately after the
24 September 2020
APAC Monthly TMC Up­date  – Septem­ber 2020
China Draft pub­lished to reg­u­late com­mer­cial cryp­to­graphy The State Cryp­to­graphy Ad­min­is­tra­tion pub­lished the Draft Reg­u­la­tions on Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Com­mer­cial Cryp­to­graphy (Draft Reg­u­la­tions) and in­vited...
22 September 2020
Tax Con­nect Flash
DAC 7: on­line plat­forms, key play­ers-to-be in the European tax trans­par­ency frame­work?
02 October 2020
EU Com­pet­i­tion Law Brief­ings
The EU Com­pet­i­tion Law Brief­ings have been cre­ated to provide a plat­form for our cli­ents and oth­er com­pet­i­tion law ex­perts to stay up to date on the de­vel­op­ments of EU Com­pet­i­tion Law. 
24 September 2020
Scot­tish court con­siders wheth­er re­dac­tion of doc­u­ments by loc­al au­thor­ity...
A re­cent de­cision of the Sher­iff Court in Scot­land is a re­mind­er that the mundane and of­ten te­di­ous task of doc­u­ment dis­clos­ure can come with sig­ni­fic­ant risks. The an­onymised judg­ment in Re XY which...
September 2020
CMS European Out­look 2020
Who dares wins: European M&A 2020
24 September 2020
Ban on single-use plastic items in Eng­land ef­fect­ive from 1 Oc­to­ber 2020
The De­part­ment for En­vir­on­ment, Food & Rur­al Af­fairs has pub­lished guid­ance (the “Guid­ance”) on the long-awaited ban on single-use plastic straws, stir­rers and cot­ton buds, which, sub­ject to ex­emp­tions,...
London, 22 September 2020
Who dares wins: European M&A Out­look 2020
European deal­mak­ing down­cast, but dis­tressed op­por­tun­it­ies emer­ging
23 September 2020
Sur­vey by the Bul­gari­an Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Com­mis­sion re­veals in­creased...
Bul­gari­an com­pan­ies in­volved in the in­sur­ance, in­vest­ment and so­cial in­dus­tries are ad­opt­ing FinTech solu­tions, such as di­git­al plat­forms, cloud ser­vices, mo­bile tech­no­lo­gies, mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions and...
21 September 2020
Real Es­tate Re­set
From pan­dem­ic to pur­pose  As we wel­comed in a new year, the de­fin­ing is­sue of the next dec­ade looked set to be sus­tain­ab­il­ity. The rise of ESG – En­vir­on­ment, So­cial, Gov­ernance – was no flash in the pan; it was now a guid­ing prin­ciple for glob­al in­vestors and in­sti­tu­tions. Re­spond­ing to the cli­mate crisis was a pri­or­ity. And then COV­ID-19 changed everything.   Few would have pre­dicted quite how quickly the world would be turned up­side down by a glob­al pan­dem­ic, the like of which has not been seen for a cen­tury or more. The hu­man cost and in­di­vidu­al tra­gedies have been in­des­crib­able. The eco­nom­ic and so­cial im­pact un­pre­ced­en­ted. Cit­ies have be­come ghost towns. Mil­lions are work­ing from home, not of­fices. Re­tail, leis­ure and travel sec­tors have been par­tic­u­larly hard hit. And yet, in some ways, the events of 2020 have ac­cel­er­ated changes that were already gath­er­ing mo­mentum. For the real es­tate sec­tor there is now an op­por­tun­ity to re­set. For the first time, our re­search this year polls not only over 240 lead­ers across the real es­tate sec­tor, but over 1,500 seni­or of­fice oc­cu­pi­ers with de­cision mak­ing re­spons­ib­il­ity for prop­erty is­sues, and over 500 glob­al in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. It takes a de­tailed look at mar­ket re­ac­tion to the pan­dem­ic and the last­ing im­pact it could have on the of­fice as­set class and the way in which we will ad­apt to our new work­ing en­vir­on­ment. We will also ex­plore real es­tate’s jour­ney from pan­dem­ic to pur­pose, as sus­tain­ab­il­ity and so­cial im­pact set the agenda for the sec­tor. This is our eighth an­nu­al re­port where we look to the fu­ture, ad­dress key is­sues fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor and ex­plore mar­ket trends. We hope you en­joy read­ing it.
23 September 2020
China makes pro­gress in es­tab­lish­ing pat­ent link­age sys­tem
On 11 Septem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al Med­ic­al Products Ad­min­is­tra­tion (NMPA) and China’s Na­tion­al In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Ad­min­is­tra­tion (CNIPA) pub­lished a draft of the Meas­ures for Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the...