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Re­tailasa­tion of Funds
 More than 10 years after the entry in­to force of the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (AIFMD - Dir­ect­ive 2011/61/EU), it is now widely ac­cep­ted that the mar­ket has be­come ma­ture enough to at­tract re­tail in­vestors in­to al­tern­at­ive strategies such as PE/RE or Debt, as we are wit­ness­ing ma­jor play­ers in the mar­ket de­vel­op­ing pan-European products ded­ic­ated to a re­tail cli­ent base. With the com­ing re­forms of the AIFMD and the Reg­u­la­tion on European Long-term In­vest­ment Funds (EL­TI­FR – Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/760), our funds team keeps closely mon­it­or­ing this latest trend in the fund in­dustry and stands ready to as­sist our cli­ents and suc­cess­fully re­spond to new chal­lenges ahead. Learn more with our re­cent we­bin­ar on how to at­tract re­tail in­vestor cap­it­al in­to al­tern­at­ive strategies and dis­cov­er the latest mar­ket trends: 
CMS Lux­em­bourg Ad­vent Cal­en­dar 2022
We are very happy to present our #CMSLux­Ad­vent cal­en­dar which comes with 24 must-know leg­al in­sights of 2022 that will shape the leg­al land­scape in 2023.Keep an eye on the up­com­ing pub­lic­a­tions to dis­cov­er our daily ad­vent re­veals from to­mor­row un­til Decem­ber 24th.
Mi­CAR: the European Crypto-As­sets Reg­u­la­tion
Dis­cov­er the European reg­u­la­tion on mar­kets in crypto-as­sets in this new series of short Mi­CAR-ded­ic­ated videos.Back­ground & ob­ject­ivesThe scopeN­FT­sThe cat­egor­ies of as­sets which fall with­in scope­Activ­it­ies...
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing | Will Block­chain dis­rupt the full funds value chain...
Check out the we­bin­ar re­play to ex­plore to­geth­er with our CMS ex­perts and key del­eg­ates of the fund value chain such as Tokeny, BlocHome/Let­z­Token, Op­por­tun­ity, Caceis, Q  Se­cur­it­ies, Nor­dic­Ninja...
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing | At­tract re­tail in­vestors in­to al­tern­at­ive strategies
More than 10 years after the entry in­to force of the AIFM Dir­ect­ive, it is now widely ac­cep­ted that the mar­ket has be­come ma­ture enough to at­tract re­tail in­vestors in­to al­tern­at­ive strategies such...
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
We­bin­ar re­cord­ing | Re­view of AIFMD and EL­TI­FR
You can re­watch the full re­cor­ded ses­sion here at your own pace. Dur­ing this 45min we­bin­ar, or­gan­ised by CMS our law­yers provide a de­tailed over­view on the key pro­vi­sions of the Pro­pos­al.Our In­vest­ment...
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
GDPR En­force­ment Track­er Re­port
What a year for GDPR en­force­ment: 2021/2022 saw vari­ous land­mark cases in­clud­ing: a new re­cord fine of EUR 743 mil­lion; the total amount of all fines since May 2018 ex­ceed­ing the EUR 1 bil­lion mark in sum­mer 2021; and the total num­ber of cases passing 1,000 in early 2022. Land­mark cases were widely re­por­ted, ob­vi­ously draw­ing a lot of pub­lic at­ten­tion and in­creas­ing over­all aware­ness for data pro­tec­tion law. However, there is a GDPR en­force­ment real­ity bey­ond re­cord fines and it may be worth tak­ing a closer look: fo­cus­sing solely on severe fines could lead to fear and even re­luct­ance or ig­nor­ance on com­pli­ance is­sues.We still be­lieve that facts are bet­ter than fear.Our con­tinu­ously up­dated list of pub­licly known GDPR fines in the GDPR En­force­ment Track­er is our 24/7 rem­edy against fear: in con­trast, the an­nu­al GDPR En­force­ment Track­er Re­port (“ET Re­port”) is our deep dive ap­proach and per­mits great­er in­sight in­to the world of GDPR fines.
Back to Ba­sics brief­ings
CMS Funds Group Back to Ba­sics brief­ings in­tend to provide high level in­sights re­gard­ing funds fun­da­ment­als, funds vehicles and op­er­a­tion­al con­sid­er­a­tions New brief­ings are pub­lished on a reg­u­lar basis, cov­er­ing a spe­cif­ic jur­is­dic­tion or top­ic, and provid­ing ba­sic es­sen­tial tech­nic­al ex­plan­a­tions.
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing | Vir­tu­al As­sets: Tak­ing Lux­em­bourg one step fur­ther
Dur­ing this 45min we­bin­ar, or­gan­ised by CMS Lux­em­bourg about the Vir­tu­al as­sets, the speak­ers are dis­cuss­ing the fol­low­ing:  The grow­ing im­port­ance of vir­tu­al as­sets and emer­ging chal­lenges linked...