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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.

Our Commercial, Sourcing, Technology and Regulatory team is one of the largest operating in Asia and Europe.

We advise on complex strategic commercial transactions, legal regimes and regulatory requirements, technology procurement, cloud services, data privacy, content development, as well as outsourcing.

We work closely with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and are part of the team that organises the IAOP APAC summits. Our lawyers speak regularly at technology and sourcing conferences in the region, on hot topics like Big Data and the Internet of Things. We are active media commentators and writers in this space, including our own blog at www.connectedasia.com. We work closely with the industry body, Asia Cloud Computing Association.

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6 August 2018
GDPR Guide for Singa­pore Com­pan­ies
The EU’s Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) ap­plies to com­pan­ies in Singa­pore that of­fer goods and ser­vices to, or mon­it­or the be­ha­viour of, in­di­vidu­als in the EU, even if those com­pan­ies do not have a pres­ence in the EU.
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.
24 September 2020
APAC Monthly TMC Up­date  – Septem­ber 2020
China Draft pub­lished to reg­u­late com­mer­cial cryp­to­graphy The State Cryp­to­graphy Ad­min­is­tra­tion pub­lished the Draft Reg­u­la­tions on Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Com­mer­cial Cryp­to­graphy (Draft Reg­u­la­tions) and in­vited...
6 February 2018
CMS launches “equIP” de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme for Singa­pore’s tech­no­logy com­munity
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS today an­nounced the launch of “equIP”, a pro­gramme of spe­cial­ist leg­al ser­vices and dis­coun­ted ad­vice, tailored for Singa­pore’s grow­ing star­tup and scale-up com­munity. This of­fer­ing, first launched in the UK and amongst the firs
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion
21 August 2020
Latest amend­ments to the Pub­lic Sec­tor Stand­ard Con­di­tions of Con­tract...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The Pub­lic Sec­tor Stand­ard Con­di­tions of Con­tract (“PSS­COC”) is the stand­ard form used...
1 September 2017
CMS form­al­ises law al­li­ance with Hol­born Law in Singa­pore
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce a form­al law al­li­ance (FLA) between its Singa­pore of­fice and Singa­pore law prac­tice Hol­born Law LLC.
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.
18 August 2020
SAL Law Re­form Com­mit­tee Re­ports on Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence
The Singa­pore Academy of Law (SAL) Law Re­form Com­mit­tee (LRC) set up a Sub­com­mit­tee on Ro­bot­ics and Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (Sub­com­mit­tee), to re­view and make re­com­mend­a­tions on the ap­plic­a­tion of the...
31 July 2017
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Com­mer­cial in Singa­pore
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to force ma­jeure
11 August 2020
APAC Monthly TMC Up­date – Au­gust 2020
China China pub­lishes Draft Data Se­cur­ity Law On 2 Ju­ly, China pub­lished the Draft Data Se­cur­ity Law to so­li­cit pub­lic opin­ion. Once fi­nal­ised and passed, this new law will be the first des­ig­nated data...