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27 October 2020
Dutch scheme avail­able as of 1 Janu­ary 2021
It took the le­gis­lat­or more than six years, but as of 1 Janu­ary 2021 the “Act on the con­firm­a­tion of private re­struc­tur­ing plans” (Wet Ho­mo­log­atie On­der­hands Akkoord (WHOA)) will fi­nally come in­to...
09 November 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to mo­bile work­ing
Al­though chal­lenges brought on by the pan­dem­ic vary from coun­try to coun­try, COV­ID-19 has changed the way we work and do busi­ness. The situ­ation has also raised ques­tions: Will the pan­dem­ic's im­pact be...
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25 November 2020
New re­struc­tur­ing tools
The leg­al land­scape is cur­rently char­ac­ter­ised by change and evol­u­tion. The most re­cent ex­amples are cer­tainly the new re­struc­tur­ing tools in Ger­many, the Neth­er­lands and the United King­dom.We are pleased...
23 November 2020
EU high court con­firms CBD is not a nar­cot­ic
In a long-awaited rul­ing, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) cla­ri­fied that the can­nabis act­ive in­gredi­ent Can­na­bi­d­i­ol (CBD) is not to be clas­si­fied as a nar­cot­ic. France sub­mits ques­tion on CBD in e-ci­gar­ettes...
16/11/2020
Dutch court al­lows reg­u­lat­or to fine Elec­tron­ic Arts for FIFA loot boxes
In a ground-break­ing de­cision, the Dis­trict Court of The Hag­ue re­cently ruled that the Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity (DGA) was jus­ti­fied in im­pos­ing an ad­min­is­trat­ive or­der with a pen­alty of up to EUR 5 mil­lion...
27 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place
Wel­come to our CMS Ex­pert Guide on sexu­al har­ass­ment in the work­place. How dif­fer­ent coun­tries re­spon­ded to the #MeT­oo move­ment and how the law reg­u­lates work­place har­ass­ment on a glob­al scale were key...
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01 December 2020
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work
As coun­tries con­tin­ue to struggle with COV­ID-19 while also try­ing to re­tain at least a semb­lance of busi­ness as usu­al, the way we work has been changed ex­tens­ively, in some re­spects po­ten­tially forever.The...
20 November 2020
United States Sen­ate passes Anti-Dop­ing Le­gis­la­tion
On 16 Novem­ber 2020, the United States Sen­ate passed le­gis­la­tion that would al­low the pro­sec­u­tion in the US of dop­ing of­fences at in­ter­na­tion­al sport­ing events in which Amer­ic­an ath­letes, spon­sors, or...
12/11/2020
Con­sulta­tion be­gins for Dutch re­mote gam­ing rules
As re­por­ted in an earli­er art­icle art­icle, the Dutch Re­mote Gam­ing Act is ex­pec­ted to enter in­to force on 1 March 2021. Since the an­nounce­ment of this date, the Dutch Gambling Au­thor­ity (DGA), which...
07 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the private place­ment of equity se­cur­it­ies
One of the most com­mon ques­tions we are asked across CMS in our Equity Cap­it­al Mar­ket prac­tice is what are the rules about ap­proach­ing a lim­ited num­ber of in­vestors in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions, in re­la­tion...
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18 November 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends cer­tain sup­port meas­ures for the...
In May 2020, the Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a series of meas­ures amend­ing cer­tain con­di­tions of the Reg­u­la­tion No. 1008/2008 on com­mon rules for the op­er­a­tion of air ser­vices in the Com­munity and of the Dir­ect­ive...
10 November 2020
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...