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10/07/2024
Navigating the UPC: Insights from Year One
Join us on 10 July at 3:00 pm (CET) for an insightful online seminar as we delve into the inaugural year of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Since its opening in June 2023, the UPC has changed the patent enforcement landscape in Europe and affected patent strategies for many companies. 12 months into its operation, we will analyse the trends emerging from the first decisions and the implications for overall strategies for patent en­force­ment. Dur­ing the webinar, you will hear from CMS patent experts (lawyers and patent attorneys) from several jurisdictions, including Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. They will provide a comprehensive overview of the UPC’s first year in numbers and discuss the issues relating to preliminary injunctions, security for cost and enforcement. You will also hear about the pros and cons of opting out of the system and why you might want to reconsider this de­cision. Wheth­er you are a patent holder or a licensee, whether you have opted out of the Unitary Patent System or not, this webinar will provide valuable insights into the impact of the UPC on all companies with innovative activities in Europe.  Topics covered:  UPC’s year one in numbers – overview in stat­ist­ics Pre­lim­in­ary injunctions – Landmark decisions in the UPC’s first year Victory – what happens next? Should you revisit your opt-out decision?The webinar will be held in English language and attendance is free of charge. Please register by clicking on the button below.
09/07/2024
2024 Insurance sector webinar programme
Notwithstanding the extraordinary times we’ve all been operating in, the insurance sector continues to deal with fast-paced changes. Insurance companies should keep up with changing regulations and market trends that will impact on their day-to-day operations and long-term business. It has become crucial for (re)insurers, brokers, their risk managers and general counsels to get the right insight and advice across a wide range of claims and coverage, and regulatory and corporate issues. To deliver the expert responses that the insurance market needs, the CMS Insurance Group has developed a comprehensive programme for 2024.
02/07/2024
Webinar: From Local to Global: Hiring Internationally in the Dutch Mobility...
We are pleased to invite you to the webinar "From Local to Global: Hiring Internationally in the Dutch Mobility Sector" on Tuesday, 2 July 2024 from 15:00 - 16:00 CEST, online via GoTo Webinar. In today's...
21/06/2024
Publication of CRD6/CRR3: countdown to implementation of third country...
On 19 June 2024, the final texts of the EU banking package known as CRD6 and CRR3 were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As covered in our earlier update, CRD6 introduces a new...
21/06/2024
CMS Advises Syncona on Series B Financing Roud in respect of iOnctura B.V.
CMS has advised Syncona on leading a EUR 80m Series B Financing Round in respect of iOnctura B.V. Syncona is a leading healthcare company listed on the London Stock Exchange, focused on founding, building...
20/06/2024
ESAs propose improvements to the SFDR and suggests introducing categories...
BackgroundOn 18 June 2024, the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA, collectively known as the ESAs) published an opinion (the Opinion) on the evaluation of the Sustainable Finance...
20/06/2024
Cannabis law and legislation in the Netherlands
Medical use The Dutch Opium Act distinguishes drugs with a low risk of harm (‘soft drugs’) from drugs with a high risk of harm (‘hard drugs’). Cannabis is listed under the soft drugs category...
19/06/2024
Update on the AML-CTF Package: publication in the Official Journal of the...
The last three remaining texts of the AML-CTF Package (i.e. the AML Directive [1], the AMLA Regulation [2] and the AML Regulation [3]) have been published in the OJEU on 19 June 2024.For more background...
19/06/2024
Overview of the EU-Australia Memorandum of Understanding on Critical and...
The European Union (“EU”) and Australia on 28 May 2024 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to forge a partnership aimed at developing a secure, stable, ethical, and sustainable supply...
19/06/2024
AI Regulations in the EU, UK, and Asia: Essential Insights for HR and Employers
Join the members of the International CMS Employment and Pensions team for a webinar designed specifically for HR professionals, corporate leaders, and legal experts who need to stay ahead of the developments in the AI regulations across jurisdictions. Why Attend? The EU AI Act is poised to reshape the framework within which businesses operate. Understanding its implications is crucial for managing compliance and leveraging AI technology effectively within your HR practices. This webinar, led by employment law experts from CMS, will cover:Overview of the most important regulations in the EU AI Act for em­ploy­ersSpe­cif­ic impacts of the EU AI Act on roles, AI skills, AI-policies and the relationship with the works councilInsights on AI regulation in the UK and AsiaThe session will be conducted in English and is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you.
18/06/2024
Real estate finance law in Netherlands
A. Mortgages 1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender? Yes, a mortgage can be granted to a foreign lender. 2. Can lenders take a mortgage over land and buildings on the land? Yes, lenders can take...
18/06/2024
International arbitration law and rules in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, arbitration has generally been the most important form of dispute resolution after court litigation. This is particularly the case for the resolution of construction and numerous other...