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With over 150 international specialist lawyers across CMS and the support of the Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN), we understand the scientific and commercial as well as the legal imperatives affecting your life sciences & healthcare business. We work with and have established long-term relationships with the top 100 life sciences & healthcare companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, agriculture and food, including the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies and nine out of the top ten global medical device companies.

Our experts, many of whom have worked in-house in your sector, have developed a shared capability in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics. With active memberships in major industry associations such as the ABPI, ABHI, BIVDA, PAGB, EUCOMED and EFPIA, we help shape the legal frameworks impacting the life sciences & healthcare sector. We regularly advise our clients on their day-to-day operational needs such as support with advertisement and promotion of medicine, public sector procurement, pricing and reimbursement, patent enforcement, commercial and clinical trial agreements as well as regulatory advice. Equally, when you need life sciences & healthcare specialist advice for strategic agreements, planning a corporate transaction or embarking on litigation (whether product liability or otherwise), we have a team that is well versed in the industry issues to help 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)
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to ad­vert­ising of medi­cines and med­ic­al devices
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on phar­ma­ceut­ic­al ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion and med­ic­al device ad­vert­ising? Learn more about it in this CMS Ex­pert Guide.
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...
13 July 2020
CMS suc­cess­fully de­fen­ded GE Health­care in a court case against the Rus­si­an...
CMS has suc­cess­fully rep­res­en­ted in­terests of GE Health­care in sev­er­al court pro­ceed­ings against the Rus­si­an health­care reg­u­lat­ory au­thor­ity (Roszdravn­ad­zor)
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
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...
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.
17 August 2020
Rus­si­an Duma re­ceives bill on widen­ing the scope of sanc­tions
A bill* that ex­pands the ap­plic­a­tion of sanc­tions by the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion and spe­cifies the pro­ced­ure for their ap­plic­a­tion has been sub­mit­ted to the Rus­si­an State Duma. In par­tic­u­lar, the bill:...
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020
13 August 2020
Sus­tain­able food pro­gress may close glob­al reg­u­lat­ory gap
In­nov­a­tion in the sus­tain­able food sec­tor is for­ging ahead at a re­mark­able pace. Our cur­rent food sources ac­count for nearly one-third of glob­al GHG emis­sions while con­sumers are in­creas­ingly bet­ter edu­cated...
14 February 2020
CMS Rus­sia ac­com­plishes strong show­ing in Cham­bers Glob­al 2020
CMS Rus­sia has been ranked by Cham­bers Glob­al 2020.
21 July 2020
Rus­sia re­mains set on im­port sub­sti­tu­tion for state-pro­cured goods
The ex­ist­ing ban on the state pro­cure­ment of for­eign in­dus­tri­al goods has been gen­er­al­ised un­der a Rus­si­an Gov­ern­ment De­cree* which came in­to force on 1 May 2020. For cer­tain groups of goods to be ad­mit­ted...