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CMS European M&A Study 2024
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 16th edition of the European M&A Study
This course has been prepared to help employees understand what whistleblowing is and how whistleblowers are protected.
Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Forum 2023 – recordings & presentations
We were delighted to bring you this year’s Forum, “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law”, from Amsterdam. The theme “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law” aimed to:Uncover the latest breakthroughs: Dive into the forefront of life sciences advances, including biotechnology, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devicesAddress the regulatory gap: Engage in interactive workshops to bridge the divide between rapid innovation and the development of legal frame­work­sNav­ig­ate global challenges: Explore the impact of globalisation, ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and societal implications on the life sciences sectorFoster collaboration: Connect with legal and scientific minds, exchange ideas, and build valuable re­la­tion­shipsP­resent­a­tions were delivered by fantastic industry speakers, including Annemiek Verkamman (Managing Director, Hollandbio), Charida Dorder (Member of the Dutch AI Coalition), Wouter Boon (Associate Professor, Utrecht University) and Marc Kaptein (Medical Director, Pfizer), as they shared their expertise, thoughts and insights on how the sector is “Blurring Boundaries”. We were also joined by Simon Neill (Senior Legal Director) at Johnson & John­son and Joep Rijnierse (Senior Medical Director) at Amgen in our workshops. This webpage has been designed to keep you updated on the Forum, our speakers, as well as provide you with the useful resources complementing the theme “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law”. You will also find on this page details on how to stay connected with CMS through our upcoming webinar series, On the Pulse Webinar Series 2023 - Autumn (cms. law); free eAlert service, Law-Now; and social media channels.
Introduction to Trade Secrets
This course is designed to raise your employees' understanding of the importance and value of maintaining confidentiality over trade secrets.
AI Ethics
This course helps employees understand AI and machine learning and aims to enhance their knowledge on the ethical issues related to such techniques.
Market Abuse Regulation
The Market Abuse Regulation course or MAR is an interactive course designed to engage with the audience in order to achieve effective learning. It has been prepared to help you understand what market abuse is and how it's relevant to you. The course highlights ways in which you can prevent breaches of this regulation and aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding on key areas of concern. You will also learn about the range of procedures and policies which businesses are expected to consider putting in place under the legislation.
Technology Transformation: Managing Risks in a Changing Landscape
Changing tech, changing risks
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, staying ahead of the curve and knowing what’s next for your business or sector is essential. At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your legal advisers but also as your business partners. We work together with you to not only resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate to meet them. With our latest publication, CMS Next, our experts will regularly offer you insights into and fresh perspectives on a range of issues that businesses have to deal with – from ESG agendas to restructuring after the pandemic or facing the digital transformation. We will also share with you more about the work that we are doing for our clients, helping them innovate, grow and mitigate risk. To be able to provide you with the best support, we immerse ourselves in your world to understand your legal needs and challenges. However, it is equally important that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we invite you to meet our experts and catch a glimpse of what is happening inside CMS. Enjoy reading this publication, which we will update regularly with new content. CMS Executive Team
On the Pulse
Welcome to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/podcast series for all Life Sciences & Healthcare professionals – legal, compliance, regulatory
Gambling shorts video series
Latest developments in gambling regulation globally
Here’s a selection of our energy sector credentials in Switzerland: Axpo Power AG - CMS advises Axpo on the sale of its stake in Lizerne et Morge SA to the city of Sitten. Axpo Power AG - CMS advises Axpo on the sale of its minority interest in Argessa AGAEW Energie AG - CMS advises AEW Energie AG on the acquisition of a participation in evpass SA
Here’s a selection of our energy sector credentials in Serbia: Advising a leading Spanish construction company on regulatory, real estate, corporate, financing and environmental matters associated with the largest waste-for-energy project in the CEE region. This mandate included legal advice on complex matters relating to the waste-to-energy facilities construction and operation and on a number of legal issues not tested on the Serbian market thus far. (project value: EUR 575 million)Advising the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer on the construction of wind parks in Serbia (mostly contractor-side aspects), regulatory regime governing the renewable energy sector in Serbia, drafting and reviewing the relevant agreements, including wind turbines construction and maintenance agreements, compliance with the Serbian regulations in various areas (real estate, regulatory, corporate, labour, etc.), as well as on other matters pertaining to real estate and renewable energy licensing. Consortium of banks/lenders, - on the financing of a major wind farm project in Serbia, including on PP and full regulatory regime applicable to projects. This has included analysis and reporting on the PPA, inputs on Step-In Agreement and other direct agreements relevant for the project(s), feed-in-tariffs, grid connection matters, indexation of electricity prices, privileged power producer statuses as well as the provision of the legal due diligence and full-scope advice on multiple regulatory, real estate, corporate, project finance and other major legal issues (including complexities such as hedging agreement, facility agreement, EPC agreements). (project value: more than EUR 100 million)Advising an in­ter­na­tion­al financial institution on many different assignments: (i) assisting the the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia in drafting the model of an energy supply contract as a piece of legislation; (ii) on the first street lighting PPP projects in several cities in Serbia, which included advice on all aspects of the PPP projects - structuring of the tender procedure, resolving proprietary issues with the state-owned energy incumbents and drafting of the PPP contract and related documents; (iii) on a PPP district heating project in one Serbian city; (iv) on the energy supply contracting involving three hospitals in Serbia. The legal services included advice on the structuring and drafting of tender documents needed for the PPP project for the supply of energy to hospitals in Serbia, as well as on the public procurement and PPP procedures themselves, etc. Advising a German consultancy company on ESCO projects and public procurement matters in Serbia. Advising one of the leading companies in the field of energy supply services in SE Europe on a number of PPP projects (mostly energy supply to public sector) where public procurement rules were applicable, including advisory on structuring of the tender documents and fulfilling conditions for the PPP project award. Advising one of the largest energy suppliers in Europe in the procedure before the Serbian Energy Agency for obtaining the necessary licences and approvals for trading with electric energy and gas for their Serbian subsidiary. Providing legal advice and assistance to our long-standing client in relation to corporate, commercial and tax matters on a day-to-day basis. Advising one of the biggest gold/copper miners in the world on the acquisition of a mine in Serbia. The advice focused on licensing, real estate matters, corporate matters, contracts and disputes, as well as merger control matters. Advising the biggest boiler producer in Europe in connection with their potential engagement in the development and construction of Kovin thermal power plant with the installed capacity of up to 500 MW in Serbia. The overall project also includes the construction of a coal mine. This is the biggest private project of this kind in Serbia with the estimated value of EUR 1 billion. Advising an in­ter­na­tion­al energy company on feed-in tariffs and potential risks of price reduction. The mandate also included advice on change of law risks in Serbia.