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11 February 2020
CMS’ Clive Grin­gras named sole leg­al ad­viser on Alzheimer’s Re­search UK’s...
Clive Grin­gras, CMS UK’s Head of Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions has been ap­poin­ted sole leg­al ad­viser to Alzheimer’s Re­search UK’s pi­on­eer­ing glob­al ini­ti­at­ive to re­volu­tion­ise the early de­tec­tion of neuro­de­gen­er­at­ive dis­eases like Alzheimer’s.
10 August 2020
OECD re­ports up­dates on Uni­fied Ap­proach
On 18 Ju­ly 2020, the OECD pub­lished fur­ther up­dates on its pro­pos­als to tackle the tax chal­lenges arising from the di­git­al eco­nomy, build­ing on its pre­vi­ous an­nounce­ments in Oc­to­ber 2019 and Janu­ary 2020....
22 October 2019
CMS ad­vises Hyper­op­tic on sale to KKR
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Hyper­op­tic Ltd, one of the UK’s largest res­id­en­tial gig­abit broad­band pro­vider, and its man­age­ment share­hold­ers on its stra­tegic sale to KKR, a lead­ing glob­al in­vest­ment firm. Hyper­op­tic will con­tin­ue to be led by Ch
22 July 2020
Around 1600 view­ers re­gister for live video stream of com­puter soft­ware...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice re­cently heard or­al ar­gu­ments con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion. This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers....
5 December 2017
CMS ad­vises GAME Di­git­al on its sale of Mul­ti­play to Unity Tech­no­lo­gies
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm has ad­vised long-stand­ing cli­ent GAME Di­git­al plc (LON:GMD) on the sale of its sub­si­di­ary Mul­ti­play, which op­er­ates an on­line game serv­er-host­ing busi­ness for game de­velopers and a dir­ect B2C game host­ing ser­vice, to San Fran­cisco-h
16 July 2020
Ex­it­ing the Brexit trans­ition peri­od: The FCA provides up­date on im­pact...
Last week, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) pub­lished an up­date to its webpage out­lining factors for UK firms to con­sider fol­low­ing the end of the Brexit trans­ition peri­od on 31 Decem­ber 2020,...
6 September 2017
CMS part­ner Dr Sam De Silva ap­poin­ted to co-lead with China on pro­posed...
CMS tech­no­logy and out­sourcing part­ner Dr Sam De Silva has been ap­poin­ted by the mem­ber coun­tries of the In­ter­na­tion­al Stand­ards Or­gan­isa­tion (ISO) as the Co-Con­ven­or of a Work­ing Group for the de­vel­op­ment of a new ISO stand­ard: Risk Man­age­ment - Guidelin
13 July 2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion con­sults on on­line slots game design and re­verse with­draw­als
On 9 Ju­ly 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion an­nounced that it is con­sult­ing on changes to the reg­u­la­tion of on­line slot games design. This fol­lows the Com­mis­sion’s in­dustry chal­lenge re­port, which it pub­lished...
11 August 2016
Trans­mit: The latest reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments in the com­mu­nic­a­tions, me­dia...
07 July 2020
And the beat goes on … CMA con­tin­ues crack­down on RPM in the mu­sic sec­tor
The CMA’s en­force­ment against re­sale price main­ten­ance (RPM) in the mu­sic­al in­stru­ment sec­tor con­tin­ues as the CMA is­sued fines of over £4 mil­lion and £1.5 mil­lion to the mu­sic­al in­stru­ment sup­pli­ers,...
01/03/2016
Tak­ing Stock: cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the con­sumer products and...
06 July 2020
The end of the be­gin­ning: the CMA’s con­clu­sions on On­line Plat­forms and...
The Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“CMA”) last week re­leased its fi­nal re­port out­lining its find­ings in its On­line Plat­forms and Di­git­al Ad­vert­ising Mar­ket Study. The CMA found that com­pet­i­tion...