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22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­ture law in com­mer­cial con­tracts
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. This trend has been ac­cel­er­ated by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic which has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and r
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure
COV­ID-19, known as coronavir­us, is dom­in­at­ing glob­al news and every­day life has changed im­meas­ur­ably in re­cent weeks with some coun­tries ex­per­i­en­cing com­plete lock-downs and closed bor­ders. This has caused sales to stag­nate, the sup­ply of goods to be
August 2020
CMS Com­mer­cial Glob­al Bro­chure
Com­mer­cial law reaches in­to all sec­tors. It is at the core of every busi­ness. With over 400 Com­mer­cial law­yers across 43 coun­tries glob­ally, we can help you across a range of Com­mer­cial is­sues in all...


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14 January 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...
11 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
At the start of a New Year, most people agree that 5G will change our lives for the bet­ter. Un­like earli­er mo­bile gen­er­a­tions, 5G will not only mark a rad­ic­al change in the way we com­mu­nic­ate (low latency...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and fa­cil­it­at­ing...
December 2020
After the crisis is be­fore the crisis – check­list for strength­en­ing the...
In the cur­rent coronavir­us pan­dem­ic, many com­pan­ies have real­ised that their pur­chas­ing struc­tures have reached their lim­its. It has proven to be risky to rely only on one sup­pli­er. It is also evid­ent...
02 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to AML and CTF law and reg­u­la­tion in CEE
In or­der to main­tain the in­teg­rity of fin­an­cial mar­kets and pre­vent cor­rup­tion and ter­ror­ism, it is ne­ces­sary for all gov­ern­ments to take a ro­bust ap­proach to money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing...
19 January 2021
“AI in the UK: No room for com­pla­cency” and no room for a sep­ar­ate AI reg­u­la­tion
A week pri­or to Christ­mas, the House of Lords’ Li­ais­on Com­mit­tee (“Li­ais­on Com­mit­tee”) pub­lished a re­port “AI in the UK: No Room for Com­pla­cency” (the “2020 Re­port”), a fol­low up on the...
13 November 2020
BRI - View from CEE
China’s Belt and Road ini­ti­at­ive has the po­ten­tial to help na­tions across Cent­ral and East­ern Europe meet their di­verse and grow­ing in­fra­struc­ture needs. Nearly every coun­try in the re­gion has signed a Belt and Road agree­ment with China, and most are on the trade routes that China plans to en­hance. But after ini­tial op­tim­ism the re­gion has lagged be­hind oth­ers in de­vel­op­ing Belt and Road pro­jects, with vari­ous polit­ic­al, eco­nom­ic and op­er­a­tion­al is­sues slow­ing pro­gress.The latest in a series of Belt and Road re­ports from CMS ex­am­ines the sen­ti­ment in the re­gion to­wards BRI, the chal­lenges that ex­ist, and the steps Belt and Road par­ti­cipants can take to achieve suc­cess. ht­tp://view.cer­os.com/cms-em­bed/bri-cee-sec­tor-high­lights/p/1750560left­fal­seTop­ics covered in the re­port in­clude:Belt and Road 2.0 – a more sus­tain­able ap­proach to de­vel­op­mentThe sec­tors at­tract­ing most in­terest among Belt and Road par­ti­cipant­sThe ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on Belt and Ro­ad­Mit­ig­at­ing Belt and Road risk and man­aging dis­pute­sAs well as look­ing at Belt and Road across CEE, we ex­am­ine at its im­pact to date in Ukraine and Rus­sia, and their po­ten­tial for fu­ture in­vest­ment.
22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­ture law in com­mer­cial con­tracts
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. This trend has been ac­cel­er­ated by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic...
16 January 2021
Tur­key re­struc­tures cus­toms du­ties un­der Law No. 7256
Law­makers in Ank­ara re­cently passed sec­ond­ary le­gis­la­tion to the Law on the Re­struc­tur­ing of Cer­tain Re­ceiv­ables and Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws No. 7256 (“Law”), which in­tro­duced pro­vi­sions for re­struc­tur­ing...
02 October 2020
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) con­tin­ues to evolve, of­fer­ing new op­por­tun­it­ies for na­tions, com­munit­ies and busi­nessesIt is now ex­pli­citly aligned with many areas that are in­creas­ing pri­or­it­ies for in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses, such as ESG prin­ciples and sus­tain­ab­il­ity. But in 2020 it faces un­pre­ced­en­ted head­winds, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes.As a lead­er in many Belt and Road sec­tors, CMS has polled and in­ter­viewed over 500 BRI par­ti­cipants around the world, about their cur­rent think­ing on BRI and the pro­spects they see for it.  Our find­ings from China, Asia Pa­cific and Cent­ral and East­ern Europe re­gion are avail­able now.Re­ports on the Middle East, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica will be pub­lished in the com­ing months.me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the leg­al term for pay­ments
The reg­u­la­tion of pay­ment terms ap­plic­able to busi­ness to busi­ness (B2B) re­la­tion­ships is of in­creas­ing im­port­ant for many en­ter­prises.Over re­cent years there has been a tend­ency for many busi­nesses to...
15 January 2021
Tur­key: En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Week - The new Turk­ish elec­tric car TOGG to be...
In ad­di­tion to gov­ern­ment in­cent­ives to pro­mote the Turk­ish e-vehicle mar­ket, in­clud­ing a spe­cial con­sump­tion tax (ÖTV) re­duc­tion for elec­tric and hy­brid vehicles and a new leg­al reg­u­la­tion for e-scoot­ers...