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23/04/2024
On the Pulse webinar series 2024
Welcome to the 2024 On the Pulse webinar series.  This webinar series brings you updates on the latest legal and commercial developments in the life sciences & healthcare sector from around the world. Over the coming period, we will be hosting two webinars on:Unified Patent Court (UPC) - 23 AprilEU Pharma Package - 18 JuneEach webinar will be one hour in length with a 15-minute Q&A session.
12/04/2024
Best practice in the Real Estate sector (AML)
In order to respond to the recommendations of the Moneyval Mutual Evaluation Report (5th cycle) published in December 2022, a legislative arsenal relating to the fight against money laundering, financing...
09/04/2024
The sum of parts: Registered design for segments of towers found valid...
BackgroundTA Towers ApS (“TA Towers”), a company based in Denmark, is the holder of the below registered Community design relating to goods for building materials, specifically, ‘building materials...
08/04/2024
Real estate in France & Tax obligations
The direct or indirect ownership of real estate located in France by non-French residents - whether individuals, French or foreign legal entities, trusts or similar institutions - as well as the management...
05/04/2024
Height restrictions to build in Monaco
When it comes to easements and construction prohibitions, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between truth and false­hood. Monaco Court of Appeal has provided some valuable clarification on this...
02/04/2024
ESMA feedback statement on shortening the EU settlement cycle reveals widespread...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a feedback statement summarising comments received from market participants during its consultation on shortening the EU settlement cycle.Under...
29/03/2024
The Trusts law introduces a new arsenal of criminal sanctions
One of the many objectives of Law 1.559 of 29 February 2024, adapting the legislative provisions on the fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass...
26/03/2024
EU Court ruling upholds invalidity action against PUMA shoe design
The EU General Court ruled on the invalidation of a community design by the EUIPO and an appeal against that decision (judgement of the General Court in Case T-647/22, Puma v EUIPO - Han­dels­maatschap­pij...
25/03/2024
Patentability of inventions relating to diagnostic methods at the EPO
Under Article 53(c) of the European Patent Convention (EPC), diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body are excluded from patentability. The purpose behind this exclusion is to avoid patent...
21/03/2024
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
19/03/2024
Recent publication of Directive 2024/825 on empowering consumers for the...
Following its adoption on 28 February 2024, the new Directive 2024/825[1] has now been published (the Directive). The adoption of the Directive aims at guiding and supporting consumers in engaging with...
18/03/2024
After many postponements, the Council of the European Union reached an...
As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD” or the “Directive”) on 23 February 2022, with the aim to introduce...