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27/01/2023
Quantum com­put­ing pat­ent in­crease is far above av­er­age
On Wed­nes­day 25 Janu­ary 2023, the European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) is­sued their In­sight Re­port in­to quantum com­put­ing and pat­ents. In their Re­port, the EPO con­sidered quantum com­put­ing pat­ents in gen­er­al...
27/01/2023
Happy Data Pro­tec­tion Day! What’s on the ho­ri­zon for 2023?
28 Janu­ary is Data Pro­tec­tion Day. The pur­pose of the day is to raise aware­ness and pro­mote pri­vacy and data pro­tec­tion best prac­tices. To mark the day, our Tech & Data Team has sum­mar­ised the key reg­u­lat­ory...
25/01/2023
CMS Green Globe | New coun­try ad­ded!
Stay in­formed about the latest sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims trends and de­vel­op­ments CMS Green Globe is an in­ter­act­ive plat­form that al­lows busi­nesses and cli­ents to stay aware and duly in­formed about all the main rap­idly chan­ging trends and de­vel­op­ments re­lated to sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims across the world.Here you will find in­form­a­tion on reg­u­la­tion and de­vel­op­ments you need to know when ad­vert­ising and mar­ket­ing your busi­ness or product by us­ing sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims as well as our key ex­perts to sup­port you in nav­ig­at­ing the world of such claims.CMS Green Globe helps you to avoid gre­en­wash­ing your con­sumer in your jur­is­dic­tion as well as across the globe. Dis­cov­er CMS Green Globe Best ex­plored on desktop
25/01/2023
Key out­comes from COP-15
At the end of 2022, the 15th Con­fer­ence of Parties of the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on Bio­lo­gic­al Di­versity cul­min­ated in a new Glob­al Biod­iversity Frame­work to 2030. Twenty three tar­gets re­quire broad...
24/01/2023
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted D-Car­bon­ize in their re­cent fun­drais­ing
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted D-Car­bon­ize, a Bel­gian cleantech start-up provid­ing car­bon foot­print man­age­ment ser­vices to SMEs and in­dus­tri­al com­pan­ies, in their re­cent fun­drais­ing.The team ad­vising D-Car­bon­ize...
23/01/2023
The European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes the res­ults of its eval­u­ation of State...
On 1 Decem­ber 2022, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished the res­ults of the eval­u­ation it launched on 17 June 2019 on the ap­plic­a­tion of its State aid Reg­u­la­tion con­cern­ing ser­vices of gen­er­al eco­nom­ic in­terest...
18/01/2023
Check up for 2023
1. In­tro­duc­tion On 13 Janu­ary 2019, the law trans­pos­ing the IORP II dir­ect­ive came in­to force. Many IORPs re­viewed and mod­i­fied their gov­ernance sys­tems in line with the new leg­al pro­vi­sions. Since 2019...
18/01/2023
What is the sig­ni­fic­ance of a clin­ic­al tri­al pro­tocol as pri­or art at the...
The EPO Ap­peal Board has fur­ther re­fined their view on when pri­or art dis­clos­ures of clin­ic­al tri­al pro­to­cols are an is­sue for pat­entab­il­ity of med­ic­al use claims. De­cision T1806/18 In de­cision T1806/18...
09/01/2023
Bel­gian Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity opens in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the agree­ment between...
The Batop­in pro­ject con­sists in re­struc­tur­ing the cash dis­tri­bu­tion net­work of the four largest com­mer­cial banks in the coun­try, namely Belfi­us, BNP Pari­bas Fortis, ING and KBC. They aim at de­vel­op­ing...
04/01/2023
EU ad­opts NIS2 Dir­ect­ive to en­hance cy­ber­se­cur­ity and re­si­li­ence
The NIS2 will provide the frame­work for cy­ber­se­cur­ity risk man­age­ment meas­ures and re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions in spe­cified sec­tors, such as en­ergy, trans­port, health, and di­git­al in­fra­struc­ture. Fur­ther­more...
23/12/2022
EIOPA re­leases an­nu­al re­port on sanc­tions un­der IDD in 2021
On 20 Decem­ber, the European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (EIOPA) re­leased the an­nu­al re­port on sanc­tions im­posed by na­tion­al com­pet­ent au­thor­it­ies un­der the In­sur­ance Dis­tri­bu­tion Dir­ect­ive...
21/12/2022
Gen­er­al Court con­firms leg­al­ity of Hun­gari­an in­vest­ment aid for new nuc­le­ar...
The European Com­mis­sion's de­cision of 6 March 2017. In 2014, the European Com­mis­sion launched an in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the fin­an­cing of two nuc­le­ar re­act­ors in Hun­gary fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion of sev­er­al...