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26/10/2023
Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Forum 2023 – recordings & presentations
We were delighted to bring you this year’s Forum, “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law”, from Amsterdam.The theme “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law” aimed to:Uncover the latest breakthroughs: Dive into the forefront of life sciences advances, including biotechnology, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devicesAddress the regulatory gap: Engage in interactive workshops to bridge the divide between rapid innovation and the development of legal frame­work­sNav­ig­ate global challenges: Explore the impact of globalisation, ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and societal implications on the life sciences sectorFoster collaboration: Connect with legal and scientific minds, exchange ideas, and build valuable re­la­tion­shipsP­resent­a­tions were delivered by fantastic industry speakers, including Annemiek Verkamman (Managing Director, Hollandbio), Charida Dorder (Member of the Dutch AI Coalition), Wouter Boon (Associate Professor, Utrecht University) and Marc Kaptein (Medical Director, Pfizer), as they shared their expertise, thoughts and insights on how the sector is “Blurring Boundaries”. We were also joined by Simon Neill (Senior Legal Director) at Johnson & John­son and Joep Rijnierse (Senior Medical Director) at Amgen in our workshops.This webpage has been designed to keep you updated on the Forum, our speakers, as well as provide you with the useful resources complementing the theme “Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law”.You will also find on this page details on how to stay connected with CMS through our upcoming webinar series, On the Pulse Webinar Series 2023 - Autumn (cms.law); free eAlert service, Law-Now; and social media channels.
18/09/2023
Approval of the new Labor Law
The dynamics of social relations have evolved at a rapid rate in recent times.Along with environmental changes, epidemics and the evolution of technology, the responses to these challenges have led to new ways of looking at these realities and, as a result, it has led to new models and formats for labour relations.After several years of hesitation, progress and setbacks, as well as the social dynamics that filled the world, a new law was recently approved, Law 13/2023 of the 25th of August, the Labour Law.The following have been made subject to the written form: employment contracts on commission, work at home contracts, manual labour construction contract, temporary work, labour brokering employment contract, intermittent work contracts and teleworking.The probationary period regime has undergone changes, as has the establishment of legal consequences for the use of legally prohibited means of obtaining evid­ence.Moreover, paternity leave of seven days has been established in the event of the birth of a child and 60 days in the event of the death or incapacity of the parent.The system for hiring foreign workers for non-profit organisations was strengthened, as well as the system for multiple employers and multi-em­ploy­ment.The legal regime for intermittent work contracts and teleworking was introduced, and working hours were established on an alternating basis.The system for suspending employment contracts due to force majeure and unforeseeable circumstances has been established.A wide range of rights and duties of those involved in labour relations have been established, strengthened and clarified, such as the compensation system in cases of termination of the employment contract on the employer's initiative with prior notice, the establishment of a justifiable reason for absence in the event of the death of parents-in-law, sons-in-law and daugh­ters-in-law, as well as the suspension of the limitation period during maternity and paternity leave or illness that makes it impossible for the employee to attend work.This law comes into force on the 21st of February 2024, 180 days after the date of its publication.
06/07/2023
The Innovations of the Private Investment Law
The Government of Mozambique has assumed as a national priority, to make the country more attractive to investment in order to improve the business and investment environment in the country. In this respect...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, staying ahead of the curve and knowing what’s next for your business or sector is essential.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your legal advisers but also as your business partners. We work together with you to not only resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate to meet them.With our latest publication, CMS Next, our experts will regularly offer you insights into and fresh perspectives on a range of issues that businesses have to deal with – from ESG agendas to restructuring after the pandemic or facing the digital transformation. We will also share with you more about the work that we are doing for our clients, helping them innovate, grow and mitigate risk.To be able to provide you with the best support, we immerse ourselves in your world to understand your legal needs and challenges. However, it is equally important that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we invite you to meet our experts and catch a glimpse of what is happening inside CMS.Enjoy reading this publication, which we will update regularly with new content.CMS Executive Team