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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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December 2019
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view
Rus­sia
20 Feb 20
New Man­dat­ory La­belling of Goods in Rus­sia
13 Feb 20
The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies what con­sti­tutes cor­rup­tion of­fences
The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court re­cently made im­port­ant changes* to Plen­um Res­ol­u­tion No. 24 “On ju­di­cial prac­tice in cases of bribery and oth­er cor­rup­tion crimes” dated 9 Ju­ly 2013* and in par­tic­u­lar ex­pan­ded...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­tri­bu­tion
30 Jan 20
New European rules for on­line plat­forms
A new Reg­u­la­tion, known as the Plat­form to Busi­ness Reg­u­la­tion or the On­line In­ter­me­di­ation Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion, will come in­to force on 12 Ju­ly 2020. It ap­plies to on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vice pro­viders,...
28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
June 2019
CMS Rus­sia ad­vises Du­fry on the ac­quis­i­tion of Reg­Staer-M
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in...
Ja­pan­ese ver­sion
04 Nov 19
Rus­si­an Min­istry of La­bour in­vites or­gan­isa­tions to im­ple­ment new...
The Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion has de­veloped new re­com­mend­a­tions on com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing Meas­ures to pre­vent cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions*, Re­com­mend­a­tions on...
17/04/2019
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts...