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Regional Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation in CEE. Our employment specialists in the region can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, employee pension arrangements and employee benefit schemes.

This is a complex area of law with, at times contradictory, rules established by EU and national legislation. Having been at the forefront of changes to legislation in these areas in several countries in the region, CMS lawyers have a unique grasp of the issues to provide practical and commercial strategies and solutions for your business.

I always found the lawyers to be very technically strong with a good depth of knowledge and experience. The whole team was very willing to provide practical advice and opinions, and that is invaluable.
Chambers, 2016

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a complex framework of employment in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 34 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations. A 280-strong group of employment specialists (worldwide) can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

In Poland we have a 9-strong team of lawyers dealing exclusively with the most sensitive and most difficult aspects of labour law. Our practice is recommended through international rankings, and is highly recognised in the market. 

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January 2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions in Po­land
Cor­por­ate em­ploy­ment in­clud­ing M&A and TUPE - provid­ing com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to a wide range of cli­ents on em­ploy­ment law mat­ters re­lat­ing to cross-bor­der mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions, trans­fers of...

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21 April 2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Po­land
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to it, busi­nesses around the world – in­clud­ing in Po­land – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment. One such...
20 April 2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Po­land - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  The em­ploy­er can al­ways raise aware­ness and...
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09 March 2021
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
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...
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...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
27 January 2021
CMS ad­vises In­Post, a lead­ing e-com­merce en­able­ment plat­form with a mar­ket...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised In­Post and a private equity fund Ad­vent In­ter­na­tion­al, the ma­jor­ity share­hold­er of the com­pany, on the list­ing of In­Post on the Euronext Am­s­ter­dam Stock Ex­change...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
07 January 2021
Re­view of reg­u­lat­ory ini­ti­at­ives with re­gard to re­mu­ner­a­tion policies
The year 2021 will see changes re­gard­ing re­mu­ner­a­tion policies in the fin­ance sec­tor (these will es­pe­cially af­fect banks and broker­age houses). We have presen­ted be­low the new EBA guidelines and in­vite...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
03 December 2020
With the in­tro­duc­tion of a new Phar­ma­ceut­ic­al Strategy for Europe, the...
New Phar­ma­ceut­ic­al Strategy to be a corner­stone of the European Health Uni­on The new Phar­ma­ceut­ic­al Strategy for Europe, an­nounced by the EU Com­mis­sion on 25 Novem­ber, is ex­pec­ted to be­come a main pil­lar...