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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 41 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, lifesciences, 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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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Autonom­ous Vehicles
30 Apr 20
COV­ID-19 - EUIPO ex­tends dead­lines
The EUIPO yes­ter­day ex­ten­ded time lim­its which are due to ex­pire between Fri­day, 1 May 2020 and Sunday, 17 May 2020 to Monday, 18 May 2020. This fol­lows the earli­er ex­ten­sion of time lim­its un­til 1 May...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Force Ma­jeure
28 Apr 20
In­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions: Eng­lish law holds the...
A Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court de­cision last week has con­sidered a dir­ect at­tack on the tra­di­tion­ally nar­row in­ter­pret­a­tion giv­en by the Eng­lish courts to in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sion...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­tri­bu­tion
24 Apr 20
New CJEU rul­ing cla­ri­fies the ‘com­mu­nic­a­tion to the pub­lic’ pro­vi­sions...
In a much-an­ti­cip­ated de­cision, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (‘CJEU’) con­clus­ively de­term­ined that the activ­it­ies of car-leas­ing com­pan­ies of­fer­ing vehicles fit­ted with ra­dio equip­ment...
July 2018
How to ad­dress mal­prac­tice in sports: The is­sue of...
21 Apr 20
Coty v Amazon: CJEU con­firms Amazon is not li­able for trade mark in­fringe­ment...
On 2 April 2020, the CJEU handed down its judg­ment in the Coty v Amazon[1] case, which relates to a re­fer­ral from the Bundes­gericht­shof, Ger­many’s Fed­er­al Court of Justice. The CJEU ruled in fa­vour...
20 Jun 18
Loot boxes – a treas­ure trove of gambling reg­u­lat­ory...
09 Apr 20
COV­ID-19 and its im­pact on the com­mer­cial sec­tor
Force ma­jeure, ex­hib­it­or and or­gan­iser rights vis-à-vis can­celled live events and gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion dur­ing the crisis. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and re­stric­tions im­posed by gov­ern­ments in Europe and...
14 Jun 18
Vir­tu­al ad­vert­ising enters the game
06 Apr 20
COV­ID-19: The European Com­mis­sion cla­ri­fies pas­sen­ger rights
In light of the ex­cep­tion­al situ­ation fol­low­ing the de­vel­op­ing COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 18 March 2020 its in­ter­pret­at­ive guidelines on EU pas­sen­ger rights reg­u­la­tions. In­deed,...