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24 February 2021
CMS ex­pert in­sight to sus­tain­able ship fin­ance
As sus­tain­ab­il­ity keeps be­ing the sub­ject of in­creased reg­u­lat­ory ini­ti­at­ives, so will it in­creas­ingly be­come a fo­cal point in the agenda of pub­lic and private act­ors through­out sec­tors in the eco­nom­ic...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
19 February 2021
EU Gen­er­al Court dis­misses Ry­anair's ac­tions against French and Swedish...
On 17 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Gen­er­al Court con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the European Com­mis­sion's de­cisions ap­prov­ing the French and Swedish aid schemes in fa­vour of their air­lines. These two schemes, in­tro­duced...
18 February 2021
Rank­ings CMS in Cham­bers Glob­al 2021
The Cham­bers Glob­al Guide for 2020 has been re­leased. In it, CMS is men­tioned as a whole, as well as per jur­is­dic­tion, ex­pert­ise and ex­pert. Based on in­de­pend­ent mar­ket and cli­ent re­search, Cham­bers...
18 February 2021
Dutch Cent­ral Bank re­sponds to the United Bit­coin Com­pan­ies Neth­er­lands
The Dutch Cent­ral Bank (DNB) has re­spon­ded to a let­ter from the United Bit­coin Com­pan­ies Neth­er­lands (VBNL), in which it ad­dresses ques­tions con­cern­ing its su­per­vi­sion of crypto-ser­vice pro­viders, which...
17/02/2021
Dutch Cent­ral Bank re­sponds to the United Bit­coin Com­pan­ies Neth­er­lands
The Dutch Cent­ral Bank (DNB) has re­spon­ded to a let­ter from the United Bit­coin Com­pan­ies Neth­er­lands (VBNL), in which it ad­dresses ques­tions con­cern­ing its su­per­vi­sion of crypto-ser­vice pro­viders, which...
17 February 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­puls­ory li­cens­ing
In­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights are crit­ic­al for any eco­nomy that wants to foster a cul­ture of in­nov­a­tion, risk tak­ing, and en­tre­pren­eur­ship. Par­tic­u­larly in a med­ic­al con­text, phar­ma­ceut­ic­al com­pan­ies...
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16 February 2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
12 February 2021
‘It’s like milk but made for hu­mans’: Gen­er­al Court over­turns EUIPO’s re­fus­al...
On 20 Janu­ary 2021, the Gen­er­al Court (“GC”) handed down its judg­ment in the ap­peal brought by Oatly AB (“Oatly”) against the de­cision of the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (“EUIPO”) to re­fuse...
11 February 2021
New EPO Guidelines now pub­lished re­gard­ing amend­ing the de­scrip­tion: what’s...
In­tro­duc­tion In Oc­to­ber 2020, CMS pub­lished an art­icle ‘New EPO Guidelines ex­pec­ted re­gard­ing amend­ing a de­scrip­tion: what’s all the fuss about?’, which has been the cata­lyst for dis­cus­sion in the...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
04/02/2021
CMS Green Guid­ance - Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is no longer a show­case
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and fin­an­cial ser­vices is be­com­ing a sec­tor on its own. A sec­tor in which ex­perts in fin­ance, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, com­pli­ance and leg­al work to­geth­er. CMS Green Guid­ance is pub­lished monthly...