Le­gis­lat­ive frame­works to com­bat il­li­cit trade in med­ic­al products in Po­land
1. What le­gis­lat­ive frame­work is there to com­bat il­li­cit trad­ing and oth­er il­leg­al activ­it­ies in coun­ter­feited/fals­i­fied/di­ver­ted medi­cines in your jur­is­dic­tion? Pol­ish law in­cludes vari­ous reg­u­la­tions...
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
CSR and taxes: tax­a­tion is not only about money
At first glance, tax­a­tion and cor­por­ate so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity (CSR) ap­pear to be dis­tant fields, an­ti­nom­ic even. Yet they have come to­geth­er over the past two years to form two sides of the same coin...
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2021
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
CMS ad­vises on Po­lan­d's first green fin­an­cing pro­ject un­der the PPP for­mula
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on a waste-to-en­ergy PPP pro­ject in Olsztyn, Po­land. The value of in­vest­ment, con­sist­ing of a thermal waste pro­cessing in­stall­a­tion to pro­duce elec­tri­city and heat...
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
Trans­fer of IP rights in Po­land
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a pat­ent be as­signed (by law and/or trans­ac­tion) and is it re­quired to re­cord the as­sign­ment in the na­tion­al pat­ent re­gister to be­come ef­fect­ive?  A pat­ent can be trans­ferred...
COV­ID-19: Com­mis­sion ap­proves Span­ish aid to com­pensate Air Nos­trum's dam­age
On 23 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved Span­ish aid of EUR 9 mil­lion to com­pensate Air Nos­trum for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the basis of Art­icle 107(2)(b)...
CMS strengthens bank­ing and fin­ance team in Po­land and CEE
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ar­rival of a team of law­yers with ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in ad­vising cli­ents on fin­an­cing trans­ac­tions. Ra­fał Za­krzewski, who spe­cial­ises in in­ter­na­tion­al...
The Re­new­able En­ergy Law Re­view – Pol­ish chapter
Pio­tr Ciołkowski, part­ner and head of the Reg­u­lat­ory prac­tice for the en­ergy sec­tor at CMS Po­land, and Ada Szon, as­so­ci­ate in the En­ergy and Pro­jects prac­tice, have re­cently au­thored the Pol­ish chapter of the 2021 edi­tion of The Re­new­able En­ergy Law Re­view. The chapter gives a com­pre­hens­ive over­view of the Pol­ish re­new­able en­ergy mar­ket, provid­ing an in-depth look at the policies, leg­al struc­tures and state of play in the re­new­able en­ergy in­dustry in Po­land. It also of­fers a wide-ran­ging guide to the leg­al frame­works and cur­rent status and chal­lenges in struc­tur­ing, fin­an­cing and in­vest­ing in re­new­able en­ergy pro­jects in Po­land.  
COV­ID-19: the European Com­mis­sion clears 800 mil­lion EUR Itali­an com­pens­a­tion...
On 26 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised a dam­age com­pens­a­tion scheme for Itali­an air­ports and ground­hand­lers in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 out­break. The scheme of dir­ect grants has an es­tim­ate...
Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port: Hy­dro­gen Trains
In the first in our Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port series, we look at the po­ten­tial for hy­dro­gen powered trains to be­come a part of the rail net­work’s move to net-zero. Already in op­er­a­tion in se­lect rail lines...