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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, lifesciences, 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.

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08 May 2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
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.
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
The Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment (SWD 2020 173 fi­nal) is the next step on the road to an up­dated VBER and cor­res­pond­ing guidelines. With the cur­rent VBER due to ex­pire on 31 May 2022, the Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment...
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion
02 September 2020
New era for di­git­al pay­ment sys­tems in Tur­key: Turk­ish QR Code
The Reg­u­la­tion on the Gen­er­a­tion and Use of the Turk­ish QR Code in Pay­ment Ser­vices ("Reg­u­la­tion") was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette dated 21 Au­gust 2020 and numbered 31220. The Reg­u­la­tion en­acted...
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.
24 August 2020
Tur­key pledges TRY 1 mil­lion for SMEs
The Turk­ish Pres­id­ency of the Or­gan­iz­a­tion for the De­vel­op­ment of Small and Me­di­um-sized In­dustry (KOS­GEB) has in­vited small and me­di­um-sized en­ter­prises (“SME”) to par­ti­cip­ate in the SME sup­port...
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to force ma­jeure
21 August 2020
Tur­key en­acts law on man­dat­ory me­di­ation for con­sumer dis­putes
On 28 Ju­ly 2020, Tur­key en­acted the Law Amend­ing the Civil Pro­ced­ure Law and Cer­tain Laws, which in­tro­duces Art­icle 73/A on "Me­di­ation as a pre­con­di­tion for law­suit" to the Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Law (No.6502)....
28 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to dis­tri­bu­tion law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on dis­tri­bu­tion law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
21 August 2020
Trans­port of Goods - EU Mo­bil­ity Pack­age
Back­ground: Reg­u­lat­ory re­quire­ments in the European Road Haulage Mar­ket EU law has been har­mon­iz­ing the reg­u­lat­ory frame­work of the European road haulage mar­ket for over 45 years[1], fo­cused on:...
20 August 2020
Tur­key passes amend­ment on di­git­al­isa­tion of Fin­an­cial Agree­ments
The Law Re­gard­ing the Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws and De­crees No. 7247 (Law No. 7247), which en­ables cer­tain fin­an­cial agree­ments to be ex­ecuted in an elec­tron­ic form and the ex­change of cit­izen data with...