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Iain Batty

Partner
Head of Commercial in CEE

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages English

Iain Batty is a partner co-ordinating the Commercial Practice in Central and Eastern Europe.

He has a wealth of experience in the CEE region having worked there since 1991 and having lived there since 1997. He is based in Poland but travels extensively through the region.

Iain supervises an extensive team of lawyers advising on commercial issues throughout the region including life sciences and healthcare, technology law, financial services, employment law, competition law, telecommunications law intellectual property and procurement issues in the firm’s regional offices.

He also acts as a client partner for a number of multi-national companies spread across a variety of sectors and co-ordinates teams of lawyers working for them across the region. Iain has been involved in drafting legislation for a large number of countries in the region. He regularly speaks at conferences and appears in the press.

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Relevant experience

  • A world leading manufacturer in relation on a project to harmonise terms and conditions across 25 European jurisdictions.
  • One of the world’s largest car manufacturers on website terms in multiple CEE jurisdictions.
  • A major insurer on implementing alternative distribution arrangements in a number of CEE countries.
  • Coordinating a project whereby a major manufacturing company made a EUR 1.5bn+ investment into a greenfield plant in the region.
  • A major multi-national consumer products company in relation to restructuring its CEE operations to operate on a toll manufacturing basis.
  • A major IT company in relation to working on the contractual arrangements of separating out certain parts of its business prior to a sale.
  • A major cosmetics company on implementing new media buying contracts across CEE.
  • Coordinating work for a major household goods company in relation to its activities across South Eastern Europe.
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Education

  • 1988 - LLB, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 1989 - Solicitors Finals, College of Law, UK  
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Expertise

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22/05/2022
ACC Europe An­nu­al Con­fer­ence 2022
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Dual Qual­ity Pro­vi­sions
The EU Om­ni­bus Dir­ect­ive re­quires EU Mem­ber States to im­ple­ment new meas­ures re­lat­ing to the so-called dual-qual­ity of con­sumer products. Pro­viders of con­sumer products who sell goods which are mar­keted...
29/04/2021
CEE Green­field Guide
CEE coun­tries have at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in green­field op­er­a­tions in re­cent years. In­deed, many man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­nesses have fo­cused on ex­pand­ing ca­pa­city in CEE coun­tries...
25/05/2021
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04/02/2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Po­land
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Pol­ish law re­cog­nises the concept of force ma­jeure, how­ever, the term does not have a stat­utory defin­i­tion. A defin­i­tion of force ma­jeure...
02/10/2020
AML and CTF law and reg­u­la­tion in Po­land
1. What na­tion­al leg­al act(s) provide for Anti-Money Laun­der­ing (AML)/Counter Ter­ror­ist Fin­an­cing (CTF) meas­ures in your coun­try? The AML/CTF meas­ures are reg­u­lated in the Act of 1 March 2018 on Coun­ter­act­ing...
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The po­ten­tial use of AI in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­cesses in CEE - Pa­per...
The ne­ces­sity to di­git­al­ise and use AI in all busi­ness sec­tors is ir­re­fut­able and pub­lic pro­cure­ment is no ex­cep­tion. The more ad­vanced di­git­al­isa­tion is in a pub­lic pro­cure­ment sys­tem, the great­er the...
26/08/2020
The po­ten­tial use of AI in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­cesses in CEE
The ne­ces­sity to di­git­al­ise and use AI in all busi­ness sec­tors is ir­re­fut­able and pub­lic pro­cure­ment is no ex­cep­tion. The more ad­vanced di­git­al­isa­tion is in a pub­lic pro­cure­ment sys­tem, the great­er...