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26 February 2021
Im­pact of AI & Tech­no­logy on the Funds sec­tor
AI & Tech­no­logy are dis­rupt­ing the in­vest­ment funds sec­tor, and laws and reg­u­la­tions are be­ing amended to move to­wards a more di­git­al en­vir­on­ment for fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions, as­set man­agers and in­vestors...
10 March 2021
SF­DR and mar­ket un­cer­tainty: The post-10 March im­plic­a­tions for fund dis­tri­bu­tion...
Al­though SF­DR comes in­to force on 10 March, it is clear this is only the start of the jour­ney. As we ap­proach 10 March it is clear that cli­ents are turn­ing their minds to:con­cerns around the dif­fer­ing...
19 February 2021
Back to Ba­sics brief­ings
CMS Funds Group Back to Ba­sics brief­ings in­tend to sup­ple­ment and provide more in­sights re­gard­ing its Pop­u­lar In­vest­ment Fund Vehicles guide. New brief­ings will be avail­able each month, cov­er­ing a spe­cif­ic jur­is­dic­tion, and provid­ing in-depth ex­plan­a­tions on a par­tic­u­lar vehicle.
04 March 2021
The Mo­bile Cen­tury 2021: The Fu­ture Re­ima­gined
Presen­ted by: CMS is de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the Glob­al Tele­com Wo­men’s Net­work (GT­WN) as spon­sor of the pub­lic­a­tion of its an­nu­al magazine, The Mo­bile Cen­tury, which will be re­leased on 4 March...
17 February 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­puls­ory li­cens­ing
In­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights are crit­ic­al for any eco­nomy that wants to foster a cul­ture of in­nov­a­tion, risk tak­ing, and en­tre­pren­eur­ship. Par­tic­u­larly in a med­ic­al con­text, phar­ma­ceut­ic­al com­pan­ies...
02 March 2021
The new VAT scheme for e-com­merce - Part I and II
The European Uni­on has over­hauled the VAT rules for e-com­merce, which will im­pact on all busi­nesses mak­ing any cross-bor­der “B2C” sup­plies.This ex­tens­ive and bold pack­age of meas­ures aims to ad­apt...
10 February 2021
Top 10 trends in the video games in­dustry and 2021 in­sights
2020 was a big year for the video games in­dustry. It saw in­nov­a­tion, col­lab­or­a­tion, in­dustry-shap­ing de­cisions and a shift­ing mind­set to­wards how games are made and how they’re played. Now that we’ve...
08 February 2021
BRI - View from MENA
Na­tions across the Middle East and North Africa have been keen to par­ti­cip­ate in China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive. Rail­ways, ports, roads, power pro­jects and even smart cit­ies have all seen sig­ni­fic­ant Chinese in­vest­ment. The re­gion forms an im­port­ant part of China’s trade route jig­saw, with the Gulf in par­tic­u­lar a stra­tegic cross­roads, while its oil and LNG re­main cru­cial to ful­filling China’s en­ergy re­quire­ments. The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive has been hit first by geo­pol­it­ic­al ten­sions and then by the pan­dem­ic. But, as our new re­ports shows, China’s pivot to­wards a more sus­tain­able Belt and Road, with more em­phas­is on green­er pro­jects and the Di­git­al and Health Silk Roads, has re­newed its po­ten­tial to help MENA na­tions meet their in­fra­struc­ture and de­vel­op­ment needs, as well as of­fer­ing many new op­por­tun­it­ies for re­gion­al busi­nesses and in­vestors.  
02 February 2021
Fa­cing the fu­ture of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion
New pod­cast series ex­plor­ing the evolving chal­lenges and in­nov­a­tions of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion by the mem­bers of the CMS In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Group For more in­form­a­tion con­tact our speak­ers or...
February 2021
The new VAT scheme for e‑com­merce
The CMS TAX group is pleased to launch the guide on VAT e-com­merce This guide cov­ers the VAT e-com­merce pack­age, which was first ap­proved in 2017 (Dir­ect­ive 2017 / 2455) and ad­ded to in 2019 (Dir­ect­ive...
26 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to European class ac­tions
Class ac­tions have been on the rise in Europe for a num­ber of years, but the rate is ac­cel­er­at­ing. New pro­ced­ur­al devices in­ten­ded to bet­ter fa­cil­it­ate col­lect­ive re­dress con­tin­ue to be in­tro­duced. Of­ten...
09 February 2021
Belt and Road - the view from the Middle East and North Africa
Go to BRI homepa­geThe MENA re­gion is in­teg­ral to the suc­cess of BRI. Ap­prox­im­ately 60% of Chinese ex­ports trans­it to the Middle East through the UAE and China has sig­ni­fic­antly in­creased its in­vest­ment...