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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate. We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors 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, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. We can guide you towards the best business outcome, 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.

The greatest strength of the CMS team in Slovakia is their ability to combine their knowledge of EU law with their expertise in statutory regulations in the various business sectors in Slovakia. Based on this expertise, we offer our clients first-class advice on all aspects of commercial issues such as consumer protection, personal data protection, employee protection or cross-border services, whilst always considering the applicable EU law.


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09/09/2021
Slov­aki­a's la­bour in­spect­or­ate is­sues in­ter­pret­a­tion on vac­cin­a­tion of...
Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­cently is­sued by Slov­aki­a's Na­tion­al La­bour In­spect­or­ate (NLI), Slov­ak em­ploy­ers are lim­ited in their abil­ity to re­quest in­form­a­tion from em­ploy­ees about COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion...
31/08/2021
Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port: Hy­dro­gen Trains
In the first in our Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port series, we look at the po­ten­tial for hy­dro­gen powered trains to be­come a part of the rail net­work’s move to net-zero. Already in op­er­a­tion in se­lect rail lines...
23/07/2021
Fit for 55: A new cli­mate pack­age
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished the largest le­gis­lat­ive pack­age re­lated to the cli­mate and en­ergy: “Fit for 55”. The main as­sump­tion of the new pack­age is a re­duc­tion of 55% in...
15/07/2021
European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts of the re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion...
On 9 Ju­ly, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its draft re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the cor­res­pond­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines. The VBER con­cerns ver­tic­al agree­ments, which are agree­ments...
23/06/2021
Slov­akia en­acts new Com­pet­i­tion Act
In re­sponse to the im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU Dir­ect­ive 2019/1 (ECN+), Slov­akia has ad­op­ted a com­pletely new Slov­ak Com­pet­i­tion Act (the Act) ef­fect­ive from June 2021. Al­though at first glance the Act is merely...
16/06/2021
EDPB ap­proves first EU GDPR Code of Con­duct for Cloud Ser­vice Pro­viders
Fol­low­ing the sub­mis­sion by the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity, on May 19 the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ap­proved the EU Cloud Code of Con­duct with sub­sequent fi­nal ap­prov­al by the Bel­gian...
16/06/2021
The Slov­ak Min­istry of Eco­nomy sub­mits draft Bill on FDI screen­ing
The Min­istry of Eco­nomy (the “Min­istry”) has sub­mit­ted a draft Bill on the Act on Screen­ing of For­eign In­vest­ment (the “Bill”). The Bill cre­ates a frame­work for the: man­dat­ory and vol­un­tary...
15/06/2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
11/06/2021
EDPB is­sues Re­com­mend­a­tion on cred­it card data stor­age for one-click pay­ments
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) has ad­op­ted a new re­com­mend­a­tion on the leg­al basis for the stor­age of cred­it card data by e-com­merce mer­chants for the pur­pose of one-click pay­ment of fur­ther...
08/06/2021
European Com­mis­sion moves ahead with pro­posed 'Data Act' reg­u­lat­ing ac­cess...
On 28 May, the European Com­mis­sion launched an ini­tial con­sulta­tion on its plans for a ‘Data Act’, which would – if ad­op­ted – in­tro­duce rules for ac­cess to and use of data, both in busi­ness-to...
04/06/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care law­yers
01/06/2021
First in­sect product gran­ted nov­el food ap­prov­al in the EU
On 3 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion’s Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Plants, An­im­als, Food and Feed (“PAFF Com­mit­tee”) voted in fa­vour of a draft leg­al act au­thor­ising dried yel­low meal­worm to be placed...