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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate. With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, life sciences & healthcare, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.  

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27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
04 Nov 19
Rus­si­an Min­istry of La­bour in­vites or­gan­isa­tions to im­ple­ment new...
The Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion has de­veloped new re­com­mend­a­tions on com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing Meas­ures to pre­vent cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions*, Re­com­mend­a­tions on...
14 Oct 19
Anti-mono­poly com­pli­ance to be in­tro­duced in Rus­si­an law
The de­tails of an anti-mono­poly com­pli­ance sys­tem will be es­tab­lished at the le­gis­lat­ive level in Rus­sia. On 5 Septem­ber 2019, a new bill* was sub­mit­ted to the Rus­si­an State Duma to en­cour­age com­pan­ies...
03 Oct 19
In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...
30 Sep 19
Rus­si­an draft law sets fines for per­son­al data breaches and in­ter­net...
On 10 Septem­ber 2019, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted a bill* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The draft law went through the first of three hear­ings in the lower cham­ber...
12 Sep 19
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
30 Aug 19
Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion...
07 Aug 19
Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation signed by 46 coun­tries at open­ing...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation,...
01 Aug 19
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of...
16 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Data Pro­tec­tion The European Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion raises at least two is­sues in par­tic­u­lar in this con­text. First: is pseud­onym­ous in­form­a­tion per­son­al data? Second: how can a “right...