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CMS’ dedicated Manufacturing Group brings together industry experts from across CMS, in the UK and internationally, who have extensive experience working with Manufacturing clients across a range of sectors including FMCG, Food & Drink, Textiles, Household Goods, Health & Beauty, and Automotive & Auto Parts.

Our experts can advise on a range of issues from financing and acquisition of companies, to regulatory, disputes, product liability, distribution, supply chain, warehousing, employment, competition, intellectual property and environmental issues

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15 Nov 19
Brexit and data pro­tec­tion: what to do next (when you don’t know what’s...
Whilst the threat of a no-deal Brexit has been aver­ted for now, the fu­ture is by no means cer­tain. We have high­lighted some of the key is­sues for UK-based or­gan­isa­tions, and the EEA or­gan­isa­tions that...
07 Nov 19
Lit­ig­a­tion fund­ing un­der re­view in the trucks car­tel lit­ig­a­tion
The Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (CAT) has ruled on a sig­ni­fic­ant pre­lim­in­ary is­sue in two re­lated ap­plic­a­tions for col­lect­ive pro­ceed­ings or­ders (CPO) brought against a num­ber of truck man­u­fac­tur­ing groups....
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
28 Oct 19
Com­pens­a­tion and own­er­ship – two thorny is­sues in em­ploy­ee in­ven­tion...
A re­cent land­mark Su­preme Court de­cision has set out the basis upon which an em­ploy­ee can suc­cess­fully claim for com­pens­a­tion un­der the UK pat­ent le­gis­la­tion. The judg­ment provided that the em­ploy­ee was...
17 Oct 19
A Work­place Park­ing Levy, and so much more - the Trans­port (Scot­land)...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment passed the Trans­port (Scot­land) Bill (the “Bill”). In­tro­duced to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment in June 2018, the Bill has at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant me­dia at­ten­tion...
04 Oct 19
Scot­tish Plan to Ban Bio­de­grad­able Waste from Land­fill Post­poned
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has re­luct­antly pushed back the date from which the land­fill of bio­de­grad­able mu­ni­cip­al waste will be banned by four years, from 2021 to 2025. Scot­tish En­vir­on­ment Sec­ret­ary Roseanna...
03 Oct 19
In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...