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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate.

We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports.

We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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Iain Batty
16/08/2016
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE
27/06/2017
Im­ports of or­gan­ic products now sub­ject to EU elec­tron­ic cer­ti­fic­a­tion...
From 19 Oc­to­ber 2017, use of the elec­tron­ic Trade Con­trol and Ex­pert Sys­tem (“TRACES”) will be­come man­dat­ory for all im­port­ers of or­gan­ic products from out­side of the EU. Or­gan­ic im­ports may only be placed on the European Single Mar­ket if they are covered by.
06/01/2014
CMS CEE Guide to Data Pro­tec­tion
21/06/2017
The Ver­dict - Round-up of cor­por­ate crime de­vel­op­ments across CMS
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in the Czech Re­pub­lic, in­clud­ing.
04/05/2017
E-pro­cure­ment in CEE
Elec­tron­ic sub­mis­sion of pub­lic pro­cure­ment doc­u­ments (“e-pro­cure­ment”) will be­come man­dat­ory for all con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies and pro­ced­ures in Septem­ber 2018, as re­quired in the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dir­ect­ives (Dir­ect­ives 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU).
05/04/2017
Europe: Pre-tender en­gage­ments un­der new Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dir­ect­ive...
Dir­ect­ive 2014/24/EU on pub­lic pro­cure­ment (the “Dir­ect­ive”) al­lows con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies to en­gage in pre-tender mar­ket con­sulta­tions in or­der to: (i) identi­fy po­ten­tial bid­ders and solu­tions; (ii) build aware­ness and ca­pa­city in the mar­ket about the re­quire­ments.
10/02/2017
In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.
06/02/2017
New reg­u­la­tion comes in­to force sup­port­ing cre­ation of a European...
The new reg­u­la­tion n°655/2014 sup­port­ing the cre­ation of a European bank ac­count pre­ser­va­tion or­der pro­ced­ure came in­to force on 18 Janu­ary 2017. This is now en­force­able through­out the Mem­ber States of the European Uni­on, ex­clud­ing the United King­dom and Den­mark.
02/02/2017
Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dir­ect­ive in CEE - Con­tract...
Dir­ect­ive 2014/24/EU (the “Dir­ect­ive”) in­tro­duced a new con­tract award cri­ter­ia for pub­lic pro­cure­ments - con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies are now ob­liged to choose the “most eco­nom­ic­ally ad­vant­age­ous tender” (the “MEAT”).
01/12/2016
BEPS Up­date: Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment Pub­lished
The OECD has now pub­lished the mul­ti­lat­er­al in­stru­ment (“MLI”) that will im­ple­ment cer­tain of the treaty-re­lated pro­pos­als from its pro­ject on tack­ling base erosion and profit shift­ing (“BEPS”).
09/11/2016
The pro­tec­tion of cross-bor­der in­vest­ments un­der the Canada-EU trade...
Fol­low­ing ne­go­ti­ations first launched in May 2009, the Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic and Trade Agree­ment (“CETA”) was signed by Canada and the EU on 30 Oc­to­ber 2016. CETA is a free trade agree­ment, which is sub­ject to rat­i­fic­a­tion by each EU mem­ber state and to the.
28/10/2016
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, re­launch­ing...
As part of a Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, the EC has pub­lished four pro­pos­als for Coun­cil Dir­ect­ives. 1. Pro­pos­als to re­launch the Com­mon Con­sol­id­ated Cor­por­ate Tax Base First, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) has an­nounced that it is re­launch­ing its pro­pos­al.
27/10/2016
How to chal­lenge pub­lic pro­cure­ments in CEE
In pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures, the EU Rem­ed­ies Dir­ect­ives en­sure that rap­id and ef­fect­ive rem­ed­ies are avail­able in all EU coun­tries when bid­ders be­lieve that tender no­tices are chal­lenge­able or con­tracts have been awar­ded un­fairly.
07/10/2016
An up­date on the E-com­merce Sec­tor In­quiry – key takeaways from the...
Fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion of the Pre­lim­in­ary Re­port on the E-com­merce Sec­tor In­quiry the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted its find­ings in Brus­sels on 6 Oc­to­ber, host­ing a series of pan­els and dis­cus­sions on the top­ic.
30/08/2016
EU Com­mis­sion re­leases draft Pri­vacy Code of Con­duct for mHealth apps
The European Com­mis­sion has draf­ted a code of con­duct on pri­vacy for mo­bile health (mHealth) apps (the “Code”). The Code has been sub­mit­ted to the Art­icle 29 Data Pro­tec­tion Work­ing Group for ap­prov­al.
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Com­mer­cial team has put to­geth­er a guide on the battle of forms, which com­pares the leg­al par­tic­u­lar­it­ies re­lated to Ts&Cs in 23 jur­is­dic­tions around the world. The guide fo­cuses on B2B con­tracts.
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Com­mer­cial team has put to­geth­er a guide on the battle of forms, which com­pares the leg­al par­tic­u­lar­it­ies re­lated to Ts&Cs in 23 jur­is­dic­tions around the world. The guide fo­cuses on B2B con­tracts.