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The CMS Commercial Law Group advises clients in the following areas:

  • Commercial and consumer contracts
  • Purchase, production and distribution agreements
  • Supply services and construction agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Ongoing commercial and consumer law advice vis-à-vis customers and suppliers
  • Representation in related court and arbitration proceedings

We often advise on a multi-jurisdictional basis and across a variety of sectors. Our industry sector expertise means we focus on issues affecting businesses in sectors such as automotive, consumer products, energy, financial services, hotels and leisure, lifesciences and technology, media and telecoms ensuring that our advice is perfectly suited to our clients’ needs.

Our clients benefit from:

Our extensive geographic scope, coupled with a consistently pragmatic and commercial approach

  • A sector focused approach and our insight into issues affecting our clients’ business Clear and commercial advice – our lawyers are trained to provide clear, succinct advice that addresses clients’ commercial imperatives
  • Coordinated services between our offices to ensure clients can implement projects and initiatives and receive joined up advice regardless of jurisdiction
  • Advice in a number of different languages
  • Sensitivity towards the different approaches required in commercial work and the associated liabilities taken in different jurisdictions
  • the ability to tailor our advice and negotiation strategies accordingly
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09 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to autonom­ous vehicles (AVs)
22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­tures in com­mer­cial con­tracts
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23 October 2020
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion be­comes fully ap­plic­able
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12 June 2020
Meet the Law | Reg­u­la­tion on the Per­form­ance of Civil Con­struc­tion and...
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
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08 May 2020
Data Law Nav­ig­at­or | Over­view
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21 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to autonom­ous vehicles (AVs)
This CMS Ex­pert Guide brings to­geth­er ana­lys­is from leg­al ex­perts across our in­ter­na­tion­al net­work on the leg­al re­quire­ments that must be ob­served for test­ing and us­ing AVs at dif­fer­ent levels of auto­ma­tion.
21 August 2020
Trans­port of Goods - EU Mo­bil­ity Pack­age
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June 2018
On­line Stress Test
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27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to force ma­jeure
06 August 2020
First EU cy­ber sanc­tions go live
The EU ven­tured in­to new ter­rit­ory on 31 Ju­ly 2020 by im­pos­ing its first ever cy­ber-sanc­tions un­der Coun­cil Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2019/796 of 17 May 2019 ("EU-Cy­ber Sanc­tions Reg­u­la­tion"). The new sanc­tions...