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12/06/2024
Crypto Tax Legislation & Law in Ukraine
1. Is there a specific legislation issued for the taxation of crypto-assets or do general national tax law principles apply because the tax legislator has not regulated this so far? No tax rules specifically...
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11/06/2024
Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office
On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial...
11/06/2024
CMS - Where to find us
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11/06/2024
International arbitration law and rules in Ukraine
The two permanent arbitral institutions in Ukraine – the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission – fall under the auspices of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce...
10/06/2024
ESMA issues first formal guidance on use of AI in retail financial services
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently released a public statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. The statement provides...
06/06/2024
Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges 2024
The gambling sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is constantly evolving, driven by regulatory changes that are shaping the industry. CMS is excited to present the third edition of our comprehensive...
06/06/2024
Gambling laws in Ukraine
1. Regulatory framework  1.1 Is there a Gambling Act (or equivalent) in place?     Yes. The Law of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Activity of the Organisation and Conduct of Gambling No 768-IX...
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05/06/2024
Cross-border Financial Services 2024 webinar series
We're delighted to announce the launch of our third season of international webinars focusing on financial regulation, starting on 13 March 2024. Whether you are an in-house lawyer, compliance officer, financial analyst, risk manager, or any other professional concerned with maintaining the integrity of your organisation's financial practices, this series offers succinct 20-30 minute overviews of key industry trends and regulatory concerns across mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions. If you have any additional topics that you would like us to add or address at one of the webinars, please contact us. Upcoming Webinars: 5 June: Preparing for a regulatory visit  How the banking regulator assesses a firm’s systems and controls: what to prepare and what to look out for.3 July: Handling a challenging ap­plic­a­tion  Your application for a licence, product approval or change in control is meeting with regulatory resistance.  How can you surmount these challenges?31 July: Dawn Raids  Un­an­nounced regulator visits are on the increase.  We look at what triggers a dawn raid, your rights if one happens, and how best to manage the consequences.4 September: Navigating the global ESG land­scape Is the regulatory reporting jigsaw puzzle causing more harm than good? We will provide an overview of the main cross-border issues impacting global financial institutions as they seek to manage ever expanding ESG regulations and discuss whether these rules are helping or hindering the action we need for change. The language of the webinar will be English.
30/05/2024
Violation of EU competition law: Commission fines Mondelez EUR 337.5m for...
On 23 May 2024, the European Commission imposed an alarmingly high fine of EUR 337.5 million on the US company Mondelez, one of the world's largest producers of chocolate and biscuit products. The accusations:...
30/05/2024
Military transactions to be exempt from merger control during state of...
On 16 May 2024, the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and other Laws of Ukraine regarding the Peculiarities of Customs Control and Customs Clearance of Certain Categories...
29/05/2024
European hydrogen auctions with a focus on Germany, UK, Denmark, and the...
Hydrogen auctions have emerged across the globe in recent years to subsidise and promote the production and use of renewable hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The EU, individual member states...
27/05/2024
MiFID/MiFIR review: ESMA publishes series of consultation papers on transparency...
On 21 and 23 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published three consultation papers, as part of the ongoing MiFID/MiFIR review.The revised Markets in Financial Instruments...