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Public sector plays a fundamental role in a global economy in which the regulatory framework is increasingly complex and in which companies operate in jurisdictions with different legal systems.

Changes in the organisation of companies, the necessary stimulus to the economy as well as the evolution of digitalisation are driving a number of additional public investments and increased procurement efforts in the coming years in many countries.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team is specially designed to understand your business needs and advises companies on how to comply with public law.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • General Administrative Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Administrative Contracts (Public Works under Contract and Concessions of Works and Services)
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Regulated Sectors
  • Expropriations and Easements
  • Urbanism
  • Environment
  • Litigation and Arbitration

We have an in-depth knowledge of how public law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


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08/11/2023
CMS Life Sciences Vital Signs, Winter 2023
2023 has seen some significant legal developments impacting the life sciences industry, and as we look ahead to 2024, there are several important developments which we would like to keep our clients informed...
26/10/2023
CJEU ruling on exclusive licences for mineral water springs, weighing in...
On 21 September 2023, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled on an issue regarding Romanian policies on the exploitation of its mineral water springs, and clarified a matter that stands at the intersection...
21/04/2023
Key changes for companies related to the new General Product Safety Regulation
On 30 March 2023, the European Parliament adopted the General Product Safety Regulation for consumer products, which replaces the General Product Safety Directive of 2001 (2001/95/EC). The Council must...
28/03/2023
European Parliament and Council ready to start negotiations on EU Data...
In February 2022 the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Data Act, which – if adopted - will introduce a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the...
20/02/2023
Sunrise period of the Unified Patent Court to begin 1 March
After the final version of the UPC Rules of Procedure had been adopted and the judges of the UPC had been selected and appointed, the start of the Sunrise Period, originally planned for 1 January 2023...
05/12/2022
EU Commission proposes to modernise product liability rules for green and...
Current product liability rules, based on the 85/374/EGK Product Liability Directive (PLD), are nearly 40 years old and no longer suitable for the modern digital age. Among other things, the PLD is uncertain...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Procedure go into force with judgments to be made public
The entry into force of the Rules of Procedure is part of the final preparations for the United Patent Court (UPC), which is currently expected to start work in early 2023. After the bodies of the UPC...
24/06/2022
Regulation on foreign subsidies is heading for the finish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU trilogue negotiations have been underway on the first Regulation to limit the effect of subsidies from third countries to companies active in the EU. That an agreement will be reached...
21/04/2022
CMS Expert Guide on rising raw material prices
Companies in several sectors are currently faced with significant increases in the price of raw materials (including gas and petrol), or even shortages in or temporary interruptions to supplies. These...
22/06/2021
Screening foreign subsidies – only for state aid enthusiasts?
In May, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Foreign Subsidy Regulation. In our second DiGI POD episode, Roxana Kruse, Peter Giese and Moritz Pottek will present the key points of the...
23/03/2021
CMS On the Pulse episode #8: A legal overview on public procurement for...
The Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group is delighted to release the latest episode in its video/podcast series, On the Pulse. The series brings together CMS lawyers and experts to discuss key...
09/02/2021
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...