Delivering focused legal analysis, commentary and insights to help you anticipate future challenges

For the very latest legal updates from CMS expert lawyers delivered directly to your inbox, sign up to the Law-Now subscription service now.

Search our extensive archive of over 20,000 legal articles and publications from across CMS with targeted business sector and legal practice area updates tailored to you. You can also bookmark Law-Now to your mobile device for easy access to CMS know-how on the move. 

Learn more about CMS and how we can support your business here.

Recent Articles

  •  
    17/06/2024
    Poland

    Poland proposes draft law on general product safety

    PL
    On 11 June 2024, a draft law on general product safety appeared in the Polish government's legislative and programmatic work list.The proposed law is part of the EU-wide revision of general product safety rules and is being drafted to ensure the correct application of the EU Parliament and Council Regulation 2023/988 on general product safety (EU Regulation 2023/988).The provisions of EU Regulation 2023/988, which outline the requirements for general product safety and the obligations of businesses, go into effect in December 2024, and only to narrow extent require development into the national...
    Read more
  •  
    17/06/2024
    Peru

    Insolvency clawback actions from a Peruvian perspective

    The proposed EU Directive on harmonisation of insolvency law seeks to set minimum standards for exercising avoidance actions in insolvency proceedings in order to safeguard the insolvency estate from unlawful asset transfers before the initiation of insolvency proceedings.In Peru, the insolvency system is administrative rather than judicial. Because the administrative authority has limited powers, preference and avoidance actions must be resolved by the Judiciary. In recent years, the use of these actions has become more frequent.Scope of avoidance actionsUnder the Peruvian Insolvency Law (Law...
    Read more
  •  
    14/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Navigating green claims without greenwashing

    Online second-hand retail is on the rise, with increasingly eco-conscious consumers considering how they can shop more sustainably to reduce their fashion footprint. The Ethical Consumer and The Co-operative Bank’s 2023 Ethical Markets report recorded a 15% increase in people buying second-hand clothes for environmental reasons. Accordingly, “green” and “sustainable” claims have fast become a hot topic for companies looking to demonstrate their green credentials. As we noted in our previous article here, however, these same claims have also attracted the attention...
    Read more
  •  
    14/06/2024
    Europe

    EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese decor paper imports

    On 14 June 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of decor paper originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future imports.The product under investigation for alleged dumping is decor paper with the following characteristics:weighing 30-150 g/m2; having an ash content between 5 % and 50 %;having a Klemm absorbency of at least 12 millimetres per 10 minutes or a resin pick-up of 20 % to 200 %;having a wet tensile strength of 6 to 12 Newton (N) per 15 millimetres;having a Gurley porosity of...
    Read more
  •  
    14/06/2024
    Czech Republic

    Amendment to the Employment Act: Reducing the administrative complexity of employing foreigners and posting workers to the Czech Republic from 1 July 2024

    CZ
    The Employment Act will be amended with effect from 1 July 2024. The changes to the act mainly affect the rules governing the entry of foreigners, who are citizens of third countries, into the Czech labour market, as well as the posting of workers from other EU member states to the Czech Republic in the framework of the cross-border provisions of services. The main objective of the changes is to simplify the administrative requirements imposed on employers. However, some of the changes will also impact the (potential) employees themselves. The amendment also modifies the rules concerning the vacancy...
    Read more
  •  
    14/06/2024
    Czech Republic

    New Czech Labour Code Amendment: Changes to Collective Bargaining

    CZ
    From 1 July 2024, a new amendment to the Czech Labour Code amendment will come into force, which will, among other things, introduce new rules for collective bargaining for employers with more than one active trade union.Currently, if more than one trade union is operating at an employer, each trade union must be in agreement in the collective bargaining process. Each trade union can object and refuse to conclude a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), thus effectively blocking the collective bargaining. Employers can use this rule to their advantage and ask the most loyal employees (just three...
    Read more