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06 July 2021
Class ac­tions risk in the con­sumer products sec­tor
The num­ber of class ac­tions be­ing filed in Europe is show­ing a re­lent­less up­ward trend with a 120% growth between 2018 and 2020. Drivers be­hind this growth in­clude new pro­ced­ur­al devices, in­creas­ingly...
23 June 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is a power­ful tool for gov­ern­ments try­ing to cre­ate dy­nam­ic, in­nov­at­ive and sus­tain­able mar­kets, eco­nom­ies and so­ci­et­ies. Ac­cord­ing to the European Com­mis­sion, “every year, over 250,000...
22 June 2021
CMS Funds Mar­ket Study 2021
Peri­od­ic­ally, CMS takes sound­ings on the state of the mar­ket from our funds-re­lated cli­ents. Giv­en the un­pre­ced­en­ted nature of the last 12 months we thought this was an op­por­tune time to look back over the last few years. This study ana­lyses the key mar­ket trends in fund doc­u­ment­a­tion of over 300 funds es­tab­lished in Europe, Asia, USA and off­shore jur­is­dic­tions ad­vised on by CMS of­fices through­out 2017 to 2020. We have also con­duc­ted cli­ent in­ter­views, which are high­lighted in this re­port, and con­duc­ted a se­lect­ive sur­vey of our in­ter­na­tion­al cli­ent base.We trust this CMS Funds Mar­ket Study will be a use­ful guide for both man­agers and in­vestors this year. The size of our deal sample and the range of coun­tries in­volved means that the study should be a uniquely valu­able and rich re­source for man­agers and in­vestors. Our re­search in­dic­ates that funds in­dustry play­ers are clear on how to move for­ward and that, while strategies may have shif­ted, there are reas­ons for op­tim­ism and bullish­ness, un­like the gloom that des­cen­ded after the glob­al fin­an­cial crisis in 2008.Look­ing for­ward we see an act­ive funds mar­ket, with Lux­em­bourg be­ing the jur­is­dic­tion of choice for European funds. ESG is now a key fo­cus for in­vestors. This mar­ket im­petus and reg­u­lat­ory drivers are mov­ing sus­tain­able in­vest­ment from a niche fo­cus in­to the main­stream for in­vestors and man­agers alike. We also see man­agers in­creas­ingly look­ing at the be­ne­fits and im­pact of AI and tech­no­logy with the token­isa­tion of as­sets and the use of block­chain. We see this pace of change ac­cel­er­at­ing.If you have any feed­back or ques­tions, we would love to hear from you.
21 June 2021
DiGi POD – The pod­cast series on trend­ing com­pet­i­tion law de­vel­op­ments
Our pod­cast series DiGi POD has been cre­ated to provide a plat­form for our cli­ents, com­pet­i­tion law ex­perts as well as com­pet­i­tion law en­thu­si­asts to stay up to date on the de­vel­op­ments and trend­ing top­ics in con­nec­tion with com­pet­i­tion law.
17 June 2021
CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex shows mar­kets are buoy­ant with high in­vest­ment...
CMS pub­lishes its bi­en­ni­al glob­al In­fra­struc­ture In­dex which ranks 50 coun­tries in or­der of in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment at­tract­ive­nessSinga­pore takes top spot, fol­lowed by Ger­many and the Neth­er­land­sQatar...
17 June 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to gambling laws in Africa
Africa is and has been open for busi­ness for some while now. As a gen­er­al ob­ser­va­tion, there is and will con­tin­ue to be a strong eco­nom­ic in­terest in Afric­an eco­nom­ics. From a com­mer­cial per­spect­ive...
Comparable
17 June 2021
CMS Real Es­tate Glob­al Bro­chure
Glob­al­isa­tion, polit­ic­al tur­bu­lence, changes in urb­an liv­ing pat­terns, in­creased di­git­isa­tion, shift­ing con­sumer be­ha­viour and flex­ible work­ing are just some of the is­sues that are trans­form­ing the de­mands...
16 June 2021
CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex: Ac­cel­er­at­ing trans­form­a­tion
The in­fra­struc­ture mar­ket has re­mained re­si­li­ent in the face of COV­ID-19. The CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex has ranked 50 coun­tries by their at­tract­ive­ness for in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment and it paints a very pos­it­ive pic­ture. Singa­pore tops the lead­er board, bolstered by the un­veil­ing of its Green Plan 2030 which aims to ad­vance sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and re­duce the coun­try’s car­bon foot­print. There are big spend­ing plans in every re­gion as gov­ern­ments seek to close in­fra­struc­ture gaps, re­cov­er from the pan­dem­ic and stim­u­late their eco­nom­ies.   Please click through the re­port or down­load the pdf ver­sion at the bot­tom of this page.
16 June 2021
CMS European Class Ac­tions Re­port 2021
First re­port on the true pic­ture of European class ac­tion risk, a key con­cern for ma­jor cor­por­ates 
30 June 2021
Plastics and Pack­aging laws in per­spect­ive
Plastics and pack­aging have at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant con­sumer, me­dia and le­gis­lat­ive in­terest over re­cent years with an ar­ray of laws be­ing pro­posed to in­centiv­ise be­ha­vi­our­al and design change. Sig­ni­fic­ant...
16 June 2021
Belt and Road videocasts
Go to BRI homepage Wel­come to the CMS videocasts on Belt and Road The series ex­plores the top­ics that have been iden­ti­fied in our glob­al re­search study as be­ing top of mind for par­ti­cipants in BRI pro­jects...
Frankfurt, 15 June 2021
CMS ex­pands in Nor­way
The lead­ing glob­al law firm CMS an­nounces that Kluge has today joined it as a full mem­ber firm. With on­board­ing ex­pec­ted to be com­plete by Oc­to­ber, the Nor­we­gi­an firm with its 100-year leg­acy will hence­forth...