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For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions. Yet from executive contracts and equal opportunities to restructurings, transfer of business issues and restrictive covenants, employment and pension law in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America is complex and, at times, contradictory. European directives, court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team. Our strong group of over 450 sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis.

If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles before achieving the outcome you need. With a global network covering 43 countries, we can help solve your problems across all the jurisdictions in which you operate – whether your issue relates to employment contracts, pension schemes, redundancies, M&A, trade union/staff representative relations, new forms of employment or litigation.

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June 2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Glob­al Bro­chure
In the people busi­nessThe CMS net­work cov­ers 43 coun­tries with over 70 of­fices world­wide. We have the largest team of em­ploy­ment spe­cial­ists in Europe and a strong pres­ence in the Afric­an, Asi­an and Lat­in Amer­ic­an mar­kets.From ex­ec­ut­ive con­tracts and
February 2018
CMS Guide to Pen­sions
CMS Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group is pleased to present the fourth edi­tion of the Guide to Pen­sions.Our aim has been to provide an over­view of the key leg­al re­quire­ments re­lat­ing to pen­sion pro­vi­sion in 34 jur­is­dic­tions covered. For cli­ents op­er­atin
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31 July 2020
An­nu­al Re­view 2019 – 2020
We are liv­ing in tur­bu­lent times, char­ac­ter­ised by polit­ic­al, cli­mate and health crises. The most acute of these – the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic – has clearly shown how in­ter­con­nec­ted our eco­nom­ies are: travel, com­merce and sup­ply chains world­wide have been im­pacted. No in­di­vidu­al or busi­ness has re­mained totally un­af­fected by it.As a glob­al or­gan­isa­tion, with a pres­ence in key busi­ness hubs around the world, we are wit­ness­ing the im­pact of the pan­dem­ic firsthand. Our teams in Asia, Europe, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica are help­ing cli­ents deal with this un­pre­ced­en­ted situ­ation. Un­fold­ing in dif­fer­ent in­tens­it­ies in dif­fer­ent parts of the world at dif­fer­ent times, our teams are in the for­tu­nate po­s­i­tion of be­ing able to con­nect with and learn from each oth­er. This en­ables us to sup­port our cli­ents in a mean­ing­ful way, listen­ing to and un­der­stand­ing their con­cerns and provid­ing them with busi­ness-rel­ev­ant ad­vice that draws on in­sights from our ex­perts world­wide.In this crisis, we, as a so­ci­ety, are at a cross­roads. What is cer­tain is that for in­di­vidu­als and busi­nesses (ours in­cluded) there will be no ‘back to busi­ness as usu­al’. Things need to (and will) change. How we shape the ‘new nor­mal’ is up to us. In this An­nu­al Re­view, we look at some key de­vel­op­ments that are in­creas­ingly im­pact­ing busi­ness suc­cess. Com­pan­ies need to take these in­to con­sid­er­a­tion when ad­apt­ing their op­er­a­tions to the new busi­ness en­vir­on­ment.The months ahead will be chal­len­ging for us all. Busi­nesses will need to think stra­tegic­ally and po­s­i­tion them­selves for suc­cess in the new nor­mal. We at CMS see it as our task to guide our cli­ents through this chan­ging busi­ness land­scape.Mat­thi­as Licht­blau (Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or) Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill (Chair­man) Duncan We­st­on (Ex­ec­ut­ive Part­ner) CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
27 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to gov­ern­ment sup­port for em­ploy­ers and work­ers
This ex­pert guide ex­plores the ways dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ments have at­temp­ted to al­le­vi­ate the stress the pan­dem­ic has im­posed on both em­ploy­ers and work­ers and en­sure busi­ness con­tinu­ity.
12 May 2020
Ad­vising the Board on In­solv­ency Risk in Singa­pore
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on cor­por­ate fail­ures and dir­ect­ors’ con­duct Giv­en the un­cer­tain­ties...
July 2020
Law­yers on Whis­tleblower Pro­tec­tion and In­tern­al In­vest­ig­a­tions
09 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 crisis in Lat­in Amer­ica
Gov­ern­ments in Lat­in Amer­ica are fight­ing against coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) tak­ing sev­er­al meas­ures with sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on la­bour re­la­tion­ships. In or­der to help our cli­ents, we have pro­duced a guide an­swer­ing some of the most com­mon ques­tions re­gard­ing the emer­gency caused by COV­ID-19 in key Lat­in Amer­ica coun­tries.
11 May 2020
Dir­ect­ors Du­ties in the UAE: Part 3 – Du­ties in times of Fin­an­cial Un­cer­tainty
In­tro­duc­tion With glob­al eco­nom­ies fa­cing un­cer­tain times as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, and many busi­nesses fa­cing sig­ni­fic­ant chal­lenges to cash flow, rev­en­ue and bad debts, the pos­sib­il­ity of...
23 June 2020
Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) and Pri­vacy
In the last few months, we have seen or­gan­isa­tions across Europe im­pos­ing vari­ous ob­lig­a­tions on their em­ploy­ees, vis­it­ors and cus­tom­ers to fight the spread of the COV­ID-19 vir­us. CMS has pub­lished com­pre­hens­ive data pro­tec­tion guid­ance for those em­ploy­er
13 January 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to la­bour law in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on la­bour law in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
14 April 2020
EU gov­ern­ments re­spond­ing with dy­nam­ic meas­ures to sup­port em­ploy­ees and...
Con­fron­ted with the pro­spect of eco­nom­ic col­lapse in re­sponse to both the pan­dem­ic and re­stric­tions put in place to pro­tect cit­izens (e.g. quar­ant­ines, shop clos­ures, and re­stric­tions on travel), gov­ern­ments...
June 2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Glob­al Bro­chure
27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
15 June 2020
The new nor­mal: Re­turn­ing from lock­down and com­ing back to the work­place
The ef­fects of COV­ID-19 on the glob­al busi­ness en­vir­on­ment are ser­i­ous and far-reach­ing. So­cial dis­tan­cing, lim­its to in­ter­na­tion­al travel and dis­rup­tions to glob­al sup­ply chains are real­it­ies that busi­nesses must con­tend with for the fore­see­able fu­ture.