On the Pulse webinar series 2024
Welcome to the 2024 On the Pulse webinar series.  This webinar series brings you updates on the latest legal and commercial developments in the life sciences & healthcare sector from around the world. Over the coming period, we will be hosting two webinars on:Unified Patent Court (UPC) - 23 AprilEU Pharma Package - 18 JuneEach webinar will be one hour in length with a 15-minute Q&A session.
Navigating clinical trial disclosures: No reasonable expectation of success...
Recent EPO Board of Appeal decision T 1437/21 adds to a growing number of decisions concerning the patentability of second or further medical use inventions where the prior art relates to a clinical trial...
CMS European M&A Study 2024: Optimism for M&A amid evolving market trends
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 16th edition of the European M&A Study.It's been a wild ride for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) around the world this year. Yet, despite the turbulence...
Designs practice update: EU Court of Justice upholds Advocate General’s...
BackgroundIn our previous article (here), we discussed the opinion of Advocate General Capeta in EUIPO v The KaiKai Company Jaeger Wichmann. That opinion was provided following an appeal against the General...
The sum of parts: Registered design for segments of towers found valid...
BackgroundTA Towers ApS (“TA Towers”), a company based in Denmark, is the holder of the below registered Community design relating to goods for building materials, specifically, ‘building materials...
EP Case Law in Brief: Long-felt want and inventive step
“Where the invention solves a technical problem which workers in the art have been attempting to solve for a long time, or otherwise fulfils a long-felt need, this may be regarded as an indication of...
ESMA feedback statement on shortening the EU settlement cycle reveals widespread...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a feedback statement summarising comments received from market participants during its consultation on shortening the EU settlement cycle.Under...
CMS Wistrand ranked high by Legal 500
Legal 500's annual ranking has been published. We deeply apreciate the recognition from our clients for their positive experiences working with us. We are grateful for the Tier 1 ranking in Insolvency and Real Estate, as well as our rankings within Insurance, Tax, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Environment, IT & Telecoms, Construction and Intellectual Property and Media. 48 of CMS Wistrand's lawyers have been ranked individually, including:Hall of FameChristian Bergqvist - InsolvencyRobert Kullgren - Commercial, Corporate and M&AJörgen Eklund - InsuranceLeading IndividualHarry Bergman - Dispute ResolutionAnders Nilsson - Insolvency Next Generation PartnerNina Baecklund - In­solv­ency Fre­drik Thor - In­solv­encyMar­tina Blomberg Roald - Real EstateRising starIda Dahlborg - ShippingSee the full ranking here. Legal 500 is a ranking institute that annually maps and ranks law firms worldwide. Their result are based on interviews with law firms' clients and partners. For more information, see www. legal500. com.
CMS Wistrand has assisted the sellers in connection with the sale of AlexisHR...
AlexisHR is an HRM software company founded in 2019 with headquarters in Stockholm. In short time, AlexisHR has built a modern and innovative HCM software that makes people administration effortless and simple. AlexisHR has customers in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and many other European countries. Simployer group has a longstanding expertise in HR solutions and aims to change the way HR software is used and offer innovative solutions through the acquisition of AlexisHR. CMS Wistrand's team has mainly consisted of partner Louise Rodebjer and associate Lovisa Attesjö. 
CMS Wistrand advises Ruby Hotels in its first hotel project in Scandinavia
CMS Wistrand has advised Ruby Hotels on all legal issues in connection with a new Ruby hotel located at Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. The hotel will be Ruby’s first project in Scand­inavia.  The Munich-based Ruby Group was founded in 2013 and operates 17 Ruby hotels across Europe and with a further nine hotels under construction or in the planning phase. Ruby also offers Ruby Workspaces in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, and Vienna. Under its Lean Luxury philosophy Ruby offers a contemporary, affordable form of luxury for modern, cost and style-conscious customers. The real estate is owned by Alecta Fastigheter, a real estate company wholly owned by Sweden’s largest pension fund, Alecta. The new Ruby Hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2026. CMS Wistrand's team has consisted of Per Dalemo and Simon Thungren.
CMS European M&A Study 2024
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 16th edition of the European M&A Study
Sweden joins CMS
The decision to become a part of CMS, one of the world’s largest law firms, was made to future-proof our position as one of Sweden’s leading law firms and to expand internationally. CMS’s unique structure ensures that CMS Wistrand can continue to be an independent, locally rooted firm for Swedish clients while benefiting from CMS’s global expertise and net­work.‘’Ef­fect­ive and well-structured teams across borders are crucial in today’s legal landscape. It creates value for clients by reducing friction in deliveries and expediting the processes of acquiring legal services’’, says Maria Kosteska Fäger­quist.‘’Sig­ni­fic­ant time and cost savings are achieved for our clients by leveraging unique legal expertise across borders, sectors and practice areas, working in structured teams with common values and focus’’. We now have the opportunity to further drive the innovation necessary to shape the legal services of the fu­ture.‘’Be­ing future-facing means proactively anticipating challenges and driving innovation. Now, we position ourselves to deliver solutions that shape the industry and help our clients confidently navigate the changing landscape’’, says Fredrik Råsberg, Chairman of the Board in Stock­holm.‘’But our commitment doesn’t end with innovation. Successfully steering the ESG agenda with a focus on climate change and social responsibility is of great importance for companies now and in the future, and as a law firm, we have a responsibility to help our clients navigate in the right dir­ec­tion.’’It was announced back in November 2023 that Wistrand would become a part of CMS. For CMS, entering the Swedish market was cru­cial.“De­vel­op­ing a strong Nordic platform is important as our clients expect us to support them in major business hubs around the world,” says Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill, CMS Chairman. “We already have CMS Kluge offices in Bergen, Oslo and Stavanger. Now with CMS Wistrand, we can offer clients deep local expertise in Sweden, combined with our global reach.”