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    1. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
    2. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    3. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
    4. Solving global challenges
    5. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    6. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
  2. Navigating a changing world
    1. Data and risk: challenges in an uncertain world
    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
    3. Commerz Real lands the largest deal in its history
    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
    5. Shaping the new normal
    6. Working through the COVID-19 lockdown
  3. Harnessing technology
    1. Technology: a unifying force
    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
    4. CymbiQ Group on expansion course
    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
    7. MultiChoice separates from Naspers and lists on JSE
    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
  4. Managing risk
    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS Academy adds participants through digital learning
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): CMS Charity Partner
    2. Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK
  7. Partner interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Deepa Vallabh
    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Interview with María González Gordon

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María González Gordon
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What was the most interesting cross-border, cross-discipline project that you were involved in?

Recently, the Intellectual Property & Digital Business Team in Spain worked on two very interesting cross-border, cross-discipline projects. For one, we travelled to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg at the end of January to defend one of the biggest Spanish media companies against the claims of two Collective Managing Societies. In the other, we are assisting a Japanese multinational in a litigation project that involves a wide range of IP issues including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, unfair competition, counterfeiting and parallel imports. This will most likely be one of the most challenging cross-discipline projects I have ever had to face.

Which connections in your life have enhanced or progressed your career
the most?

One of the biggest advantages of CMS is the contact with colleagues from other offices and jurisdictions, which enhances and allows me to make progress in my own professional career.

FaceTime or face-to-face?

I have always considered myself a faithful defender of face-to-face interactions because of the benefits they bring (including more direct and effective communication, the personal component, non-verbal cues). However, it is undeniable that FaceTime is indeed a very useful tool in our daily life, helping us stay connected for work and collegiality when distance is unavoidable. It’s been particularly good during the COVID-19 crisis, where in addition to our daily team meetings, we are also enjoying our ‘IPéritif’ calls on Fridays.