LAST UPDATED: 31 March 2021
Who are we?
This website at cms.law (the “Website”) is owned and operated by CMS Legal Services EEIG, for the benefit of all CMS Member Firms and their connected businesses (the “CMS Offices”).
CMS Legal Services EEIG is a European Economic Interest Grouping that coordinates CMS Member Firms. It has its head office at: Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany. The contact email address for CMS EEIG is: [email protected]. Its contact telephone number is: +49 69 717 010. Its Ust-ID is: DE 257 695 176 and it is registered on Handelsregister A in Frankfurt am Main with the registration number: HRA 44853
CMS Legal Services EEIG provides no client services. Such services are solely provided by CMS Offices in their respective jurisdictions.
Please see the Legal Information page for further information about the CMS Offices that operate in each country.
Application of these terms
Our Website may contain links to other websites at different web addresses, some of which are owned and operated by CMS businesses and others which are owned and operated by third parties that are not part of CMS.
Our websites and services
The information held on our Websites and provided in connection with other Online Services is for general purposes and guidance only, does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. For legal advice, please contact your main contact partner at the relevant CMS member firm. If you are not a client of a CMS member firm, please send an email to [email protected] so that your enquiry can be passed on to the right person(s).
We do not make any representations or give any warranties or undertakings in relation to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the content of our Websites or other Online Services. All information provided in connection with the Websites and Online Services relates to circumstances at the time of its original publication and may not have been updated to reflect subsequent developments
Limitation of liability
Except as required otherwise by applicable law, we do not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of or reliance on any information, opinions, content and/or material held on this Website or made available in connection with this Website: or
- interruption or delay in access, use of, or inability to use or access, this Website,
including but not limited to: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; loss of data; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; wasted management time; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all conditions, warranties and representations in relation to this Website, whether express or implied.
Except as required otherwise by applicable law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused to your information technology, computer programmes, platform, data or other proprietary material arising in connection with your use of this Website.
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Your use of our website
You must not use our Website:
- in any way that breaches any law, rule, decree, decision, judgment or regulation, or that has any unlawful or immoral purpose or effect;
- to transmit, or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional material or similar communications;
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, publish, post, distribute, disseminate, transmit, use or re-use any material or information which is inaccurate, illegal, defamatory, libellous, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, threatening, inflammatory, harmful, infringing, pornographic, discriminatory, indecent, unsolicited, unauthorised, unlawful, objectionable or which may expose you or us to legal action or reputational damage; or
- to threaten, harass, stalk, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights of others.
You also agree not to:
- advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this Website or to benefit commercially from its content; or
- access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt, any part of our Website; any equipment or network on which our Website is stored; any software used in the provision of our Website; or any equipment, network or software owned or used by any third party.
If you use a feature of this Website that allows you to upload or post material, or to make contact with other users of this Website, you must ensure that all such contributions are compliant with applicable law and that they do not breach any intellectual property, privacy or confidentiality rights of a third party, or any legal or contractual duty owed to a third party.
The views expressed by other users on our Website do not represent our views or values.
Any material that you upload to our Website will be considered non-proprietary.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any material posted by you or any other user of this Website.
When you are asked to provide information in connection with our Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete details. It may not be possible to provide you with the relevant services or information if you do not provide the minimum mandatory information required. You do not have to provide us with any optional information requested. Mandatory information is indicated by the presence of an asterisk.
Viruses and compatibility
We have taken appropriate steps to detect computer viruses but we cannot guarantee that our Website is free from malfunctions, defects, bugs and viruses; or that the Website will operate correctly and as expected, at any given time. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus, including without limitation any distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other materials.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website and for protecting these with your own anti-virus software, firewalls and any other technical measures. We give no warranties as to the compatibility of our Website with your information technology, computer programmes and platform.
You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware, and/or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, or which is otherwise malicious or technologically harmful.
You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack, or in any other way. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and you may also breach other applicable local laws.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner(s) or licensee(s) of all intellectual property rights in this Website, material published on it and material made available through it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and other intellectual property rights. All such rights are reserved.
The CMS name, the CMS logo and the FUTURE FACING brand are registered trade marks belonging to CMS Legal Services EEIG.
Subject to the limited exceptions set out below, neither this Website nor any part of it may be copied, reproduced, modified, publicly displayed, republished, distributed, extracted or reutilised in any form, without the prior written permission of CMS. Requests for permission should be addressed to: [email protected].
You may make copies, print or download material published on this Website or made available through it for your own personal use, provided that you name the author and specify the source where the copy was taken from and you do not modify the paper or digital copies of any material you have copied, printed or downloaded in any way, and you do not use any illustrations, photographs, video, audio sequences or any graphics, separately from any accompanying text.
You must not use any part of the material held on our Website or made available through it for commercial or business purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Privacy and cookies
Links to this Website are not permitted without the prior and express written consent of CMS, which can be requested at: [email protected].
This Website must not be framed on any other website.
CMS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this Website with or without notice.
We may update this Website from time to time, change the content at any time and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of this Website without notice. As such, there may be times when this Website is unavailable for use.