CMS Ex­pert Guide: Right Bid­ding vs Bid Rig­ging
  What is bid rig­ging and why is it an im­port­ant is­sue? Pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules and their strict ob­serv­ance is of key im­port­ance to en­sure good qual­ity products and ser­vices to cit­izens on the best...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to di­git­al health apps and telemedi­cine
Fu­ture fa­cing Di­git­isa­tion is ad­van­cing stead­ily. Its pi­on­eer­ing in­nov­a­tions chal­lenge all parties in­volved. One of the most im­port­ant as­pects in this area is the huge po­ten­tial that lies in the di­git­isa­tion...
Re­build­ing Ukraine
Ukraine’s Na­tion­al Re­cov­ery Plan en­vi­sions USD 750bn ac­cu­mu­lated in­vest­ment, and for­eign gov­ern­ments and in­ter­na­tion­al fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions have pledged USD 1trn in sup­port.Im­port­antly, in­ter­na­tion­al sup­port is tar­get­ing more than just re­build­ing the de­struc­tion caused by the war; it is tar­get­ing Ukraine’s fu­ture eco­nom­ic re­cov­ery and growth.The private sec­tor will play a vi­tal role, and the gov­ern­ment is rap­idly im­ple­ment­ing in­vestor-friendly re­forms to en­able the ne­ces­sary scale of private in­vest­ment, in­clud­ing EU mar­ket-in­teg­ra­tion agree­ments as it fast-tracks to EU can­did­acy. Ukraine’s re­con­struc­tion and re­cov­ery rep­res­ents an un­pre­ced­en­ted op­por­tun­ity, both for Ukraine and for Europe. With law­yers qual­i­fied in Ukrain­i­an and UK law op­er­at­ing in Ky­iv since 2007, CMS can ad­vise on:Busi­ness re­lo­ca­tion­Cloud-based op­er­a­tionsDoc­u­ment­ing and en­for­cing war dam­ageIn­sur­an­ceR­isk as­sess­ment and con­tin­gency plan­ning­Mar­tial law and leg­al re­formsFin­an­cing, in­vest­ing, and re­build­ing and re­cov­ery op­por­tun­it­ies.Get in­volved no­wOur aim is to help com­pan­ies par­ti­cip­ate mean­ing­fully in the op­por­tun­it­ies be­ing cre­ated for Ukraine’s re­con­struc­tion and re­cov­ery. We of­fer spe­cif­ic ser­vices that can help your com­pany.We have de­veloped a short over­view of Re­build­ing Ukraine op­por­tun­it­ies and latest up­dates, which is avail­able for down­load­ing. However, if  you would like to re­ceive more in­form­a­tion about “Re­build­ing Ukraine” op­por­tun­it­ies fill in the form be­low and we would reach out to you. 
Sil­ic­on Val­ley Bank Situ­ation
14/03/2023We have been con­tinu­ing to mon­it­or the situ­ation at Sil­ic­on Val­ley Bank on an in­ter­na­tion­al level since yes­ter­day. Like the rest of the sec­tor, we were re­lieved at an­nounce­ment and wel­comed news of the ac­quis­i­tion of SVB UK (the UK sub­si­di­ary of the SVB Group) by way of a share sale by HS­BC UK Bank Plc.  The CMS UK team has pro­duced an up­dated FAQ to an­swer some of the key ques­tions, in­clud­ing those that we have been hear­ing from our own cli­ents. You can find this here.   As al­ways, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact your cli­ent re­la­tion­ship part­ner at CMS if you have any ques­tions about how this af­fects you and your busi­ness. Ad­di­tion­ally, we’ve also set up a ded­ic­ated sup­port email ad­dress help2023@cmsleg­al.com to con­tact us if you need as­sist­ance.
CMS Ex­pert Guide to mo­bile work­ing
Al­though chal­lenges brought on by the pan­dem­ic vary from coun­try to coun­try, COV­ID-19 has changed the way we work and do busi­ness. The situ­ation has also raised ques­tions: Will the pan­dem­ic's im­pact be...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion & re­port­ing chan­nels
In Oc­to­ber 2019, in the wake of a num­ber of whis­tleblower rev­el­a­tions (es­pe­cially the in­dus­tri­al-scale tax avoid­ance schemes re­vealed in the LuxLeaks scan­dal), the European Uni­on ad­op­ted the Whis­tleblower...
We­bin­ar: Hy­dro­gen pro­jects - de­vel­op­ing your in­vest­ment case
The fu­ture of en­ergy pro­duc­tion around the globe is trans­form­ing. Hy­dro­gen shows grow­ing po­ten­tial in the glob­al trans­ition to a low-car­bon eco­nomy and glob­al de­car­bon­isa­tion.To un­lock hy­dro­gen po­ten­tial it is es­sen­tial to un­der­stand how to de­vel­op and ex­ecute suc­cess­ful hy­dro­gen pro­jects. In this we­bin­ar, we will fo­cus on how to use pro­ject mod­el­ling to de­vel­op a hy­dro­gen pro­ject and as­sess the pro­spect­ive in­vest­ment op­tions. We will eval­u­ate how the rap­idly evolving reg­u­lat­ory as­pects to sup­port the growth of hy­dro­gen eco­nomy and in­di­vidu­al hy­dro­gen pro­jects im­pact the in­vest­ment choices. In ad­di­tion, we will talk about how to de­vel­op an in­vest­ment case en­sur­ing a bal­anced eval­u­ation of eco­nom­ic and so­cial be­ne­fits, risks, and op­por­tun­it­ies.The pan­el will be mod­er­ated by Bob Green, Part­ner & Head of In­fra­struc­ture Fin­ance at Maz­ars and will in­clude the fol­low­ing ex­perts:Dalia Majum­der-Rus­sell, Part­ner, En­ergy & Cli­mate Change, CM­S­John Yeld­ham, Dir­ect­or, Tech­nic­al Lead – Fin­an­cial Mod­el­ling, Maz­ar­sOlga Bezhent­seva, Dir­ect­or, Man­age­ment Con­sult­ing, Maz­arsThis on­line event is aimed at in­vestors, spon­sors/de­velopers, lenders and ad­visers act­ively in­volved in and con­sid­er­ing en­ter­ing in­to the hy­dro­gen mar­ket.The ses­sion will last 60 minutes and will be held in Eng­lish.
CMS Ex­pert Guide to ESG Com­pens­a­tion
In­cor­por­at­ing ESG KPIs in­to dir­ect­ors’ re­mu­ner­a­tion The ur­gent need to place sus­tain­ab­il­ity at the heart of com­pany strategy is in­ex­tric­ably linked to in­cent­ives provided to its dir­ect­ors and em­ploy­ees. This Ex­pert Guide aims to provide prac­tic­al in­sights in­to key mar­ket prac­tices and trends aimed at in­cor­por­at­ing sus­tain­ab­il­ity and/or En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (“ESG”) KPIs in­to dir­ect­ors’ re­mu­ner­a­tion.The reg­u­la­tions and re­com­mend­a­tions on ESG-re­lated re­mu­ner­a­tion vary con­sid­er­ably from sec­tor to sec­tor and from coun­try to coun­try. The trend is, how­ever, un­doubtedly to­wards provid­ing dir­ect­ors (and in some cases seni­or/mid-level man­agers) with an in­cent­ive to com­mit to ESG ob­ject­ives de­signed to sup­port and pro­mote ef­fect­ive man­age­ment of sus­tain­ab­il­ity risks.We hope this guide provides the prac­tic­al roadmap you need to fur­ther your busi­ness’s sound re­mu­ner­a­tion prac­tices – wherever in the world you need to op­er­ate. For fur­ther leg­al sup­port and ad­vice, get in touch with your reg­u­lar CMS con­tact or email us at em­ploy­ment@cmsleg­al.com.
In­sur­ance Group - In­sur­Tech Ex­pert Guide
Big Data, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, block­chain solu­tions, along with the in­nov­at­ive use of web plat­forms and mo­bile tech­no­logy have brought dis­tinct ad­vant­ages to the in­sur­ance sec­tor. However, to fully...
Hand­ling the new EU and UK sanc­tions against Rus­sia
Latest up­date: 27 Feb­ru­ary 2023
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...
CMS Ex­pert Guide on Trade Secrets Case Law
As a busi­ness, your most val­ued as­sets can be the things you can’t touch or see.In­tan­gible as­sets such as pat­ents, for­mu­las, soft­ware, designs and data are now driv­ing cor­por­ate per­form­ance. And in...