CMS has launched a new sustainable tourism campaign which aims to promote measured growth for the sector across Scotland. The new campaign comes as Scotland’s tourism industry continues to recover from the impact of Covid-19 restrictions amid a volatile economic climate which is creating furth
New rules which won't apply north of the border will mark the most significant change to procurement law and practice for a generation, writes Wendy Nicolson. The Cabinet Office has issued its latest update on the UK government&rs
The Scottish Hotels & Leisure Team at CMS is celebrating after sharing the honours in the winning entry for the Deal of the Year category at this year’s Scottish Property Awards. Led by Roland Smyth, the head of the team, and Amy Norton, a partner in the firm’s Scottish real estate t
CMS has advised HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH (HIMA) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Sella Limited and its subsidiaries, including Sella Controls (Sella), from the company’s management shareholders. Headquartered in Bruehl, Germany, HIMA is a provider of safety-related au
Roland Smyth discusses the challenges facing the tourism industry in Scotland as a result of Covid and Brexit and suggests ways to address these issues including investment in staff training, public sector support, and a focus on ESG issues to make the industry more attractive to a wider talent pool
CMS has played a key role in bringing a new skatepark to Banchory. Staff from the firm’s Aberdeen office provided free advice and significant legal support to the Banchory Skatepark Group which has recently opened its modern facility in the Deeside community.
Employment law specialist Catriona Aldridge discusses how environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) can help employers with recruitment and reduce turnover. At a time of labour shortages and rising wage demands, implementing workforce ESG strategies can make an employer stand out to pros
CMS and the Fraser of Allander Institute have launched a new campaign aimed at bringing together Scotland’s business community, government and policy groups to maximise the nation’s economic growth potential. The International Scotland initiative begins with today’s release of a ne
CMS has advised shareholders of Flotation Energy Limited (Flotation) on its cross-border sale to the renewable power division of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Incorporated. Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, TEPCO is Japan’s largest utility company.
CMS is bolstering its competition and trade practice with the appointment of Wendy Nicolson as a partner based in its Edinburgh office. Ms Nicolson joins the firm from Pinsent Masons and has extensive experience advising clients across the UK on public procurement and related competition issues, inc
CMS has advised leading renewable energy developer and operator, SSE Renewables (SSE), on the acquisition of the Aberarder wind farm project in Strathnairn near Inverness, Scotland. The project, which was granted planning consent in 2017, allows for the construction of a 12-turbine onshore wind farm
Senior oil and gas sector legal experts have highlighted the ‘energy trilemma’ as a key factor increasing the risk of disputes within the industry. The latest Oil and Gas Disputes Survey, conducted by CMS, reports how the impact of increasing social and regulatory pressure for the oil in
Aberdeen staff at CMS have welcomed a new addition to the team this week: a colony of bees within their own beehive. The new honey-producing friends have been sited on the grounds of the firm’s Queen’s Road office after CMS announced it would set up hives across UK and other internationa
A new study by CMS shows that 2021 saw a near-tripling of the number of people involved in UK competition class actions: 171 million, up from 69.4m in 2020. CMS’s European Class Action Report 2022, led by Edinburgh-based partner Kenny Henderson, looks at class action activity in the UK an
CMS has teamed up with Food & Drink Federation Scotland to host a free-to-attend webinar outlining the challenges and opportunities facing businesses following new regulations for plastics and packaging. The event will focus on Scottish government’s regulatory changes around single use pla