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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate. With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, life sciences & healthcare, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.  

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15 September 2020
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­tures in com­mer­cial con­tracts
This CMS Ex­pert Guide fo­cuses on com­mer­cial con­tracts where elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures are used. It in­cludes an over­view that com­pares the dif­fer­ent leg­al situ­ations and uses of e-sig­na­tures across each of the in­ter­na­tion­al jur­is­dic­tions.
17 September 2020
Rus­sia and Cyprus sign pro­tocol amend­ing double tax­a­tion treaty
On 8 Septem­ber 2020, Rus­si­an and Cyp­ri­ot au­thor­it­ies signed* a Pro­tocol amend­ing the ap­plic­able double tax­a­tion treaty (DTT). The pro­posed amend­ments in­crease the ap­plic­able with­hold­ing tax­a­tion (WHT)...
21 August 2020
Rus­si­an Duma re­ceives bill on widen­ing the scope of sanc­tions
Please find the Ja­pan­ese ver­sion of the up­date on a bill sub­mit­ted to the Rus­si­an State Duma that ex­pands the ap­plic­a­tion of sanc­tions by Rus­sia.
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
The Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment (SWD 2020 173 fi­nal) is the next step on the road to an up­dated VBER and cor­res­pond­ing guidelines. With the cur­rent VBER due to ex­pire on 31 May 2022, the Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment...
02 July 2020
CMS ad­vises Money­Gram on in­clu­sion in­to the re­gister of op­er­at­ors of for­eign...
CMS has ad­vised Money­Gram, one of the largest pro­viders of money trans­fers in the world, on in­clu­sion in­to the re­gister of op­er­at­ors of for­eign pay­ment sys­tems by the Cent­ral Bank of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion.
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.
11 September 2020
Waste re­form in Rus­sia poses chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors
Start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2019, Rus­sia has been im­ple­ment­ing a pro­gramme of “waste re­form” to rad­ic­ally change its mu­ni­cip­al waste-man­age­ment sys­tem across the coun­try. Many of the sched­uled pre­par­a­tion...
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to force ma­jeure
09 September 2020
Rus­sia in­tro­duces tax man­oeuvre for IT com­pan­ies
On 31 Ju­ly 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 265-FZ* (the “Law”) en­act­ing a tax man­oeuvre for the Rus­si­an IT in­dustry. How will this man­oeuvre af­fect do­mest­ic and for­eign mar­ket...