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CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has a wide experience and strong competence in assisting banks, other financial and loan institutions in national and cross border transactions, in:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Leveraged & mezzanine finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Projects and infrastructures finance
  • Structured finance

Other than an important emphasis within the regulatory and supervision area, we also have strong competences and accumulated experience in restructuring and turnarounds, as well as in transactions involving distressed assets and non performing loans.

We have, for several years, been assisting banks and multilateral institutions in investment and infrastructure projects finance in Portuguese-speaking countries, in particular in Angola.

The team is composed of a set of young professionals with a vast experience in assisting complex financial transactions, with a strong multi-jurisdictional rationale, total dedication and with great capacity to bring an added value to the transactions in which they participate.

Acknowledgement

Clients praise the team's pragmatic approach: "The firm was extremely hands-on and has always adopted a practical, straight to the point attitude in resolving issues. The lawyers' quick responses, availability and accessibility should also be highlighted."
Chambers & Partners - 2017

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07/03/2019
Up­date of Bel­gian pro­pos­al for MGA reg­u­lat­ory frame­work
On 21 Novem­ber 2018, we is­sued a news­let­ter (ac­cess­ible here) re­gard­ing a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ance, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
06/03/2019
EMIR RE­FIT: cleared to land
In a press re­lease, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on (“Coun­cil”) an­nounced re­cently that a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment was reached re­lat­ing to the pro­posed reg­u­la­tion that would amend the European Mar­ket In­fra­struc­ture Reg­u­la­tion (“EMIR”).
28/02/2019
Ar­bit­rat­ing fin­an­cial dis­putes – Are there tan­gible be­ne­fits?
In the past dec­ade, sev­er­al at­tempts have been un­der­taken to pro­mote in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion in the fin­an­cial in­dustry. In­deed, vari­ous fea­tures of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion ap­pear to be par­tic­u­larly well suited for the needs of fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­viders.
25/02/2019
Brexit – ESMA cla­ri­fies its po­s­i­tion on trade re­port­ing in a no-deal...
In a bid to cla­ri­fy the re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions of trad­ing data fol­low­ing a no-deal Brexit, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has pub­lished a state­ment provid­ing guid­ance on how trad­ing data between the United King­dom and the European Uni­on.
20/02/2019
Brexit – ESMA puts in place no-deal memor­andums of un­der­stand­ing with...
In a bid to cla­ri­fy the re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions of trad­ing data fol­low­ing a no-deal Brexit, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has pub­lished a state­ment provid­ing guid­ance on how trad­ing data between the United King­dom and the European Uni­on.
10/01/2019
Crypto-as­sets un­der re­view: ESMA and EBA pub­lish their re­ports on...
Yes­ter­day the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) and the European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity (“EBA”) each re­leased a re­port on crypto-as­sets. ESMA’s re­port sets out ESMA’s ad­vice to EU poli­cy­makers on ini­tial coin of­fer­ings and crypto as­sets.
09/01/2019
The ESA pub­lishes re­port on in­nov­a­tion fa­cil­it­at­ors
On 7 Janu­ary 2019, the European Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity (“ESA”) (con­sist­ing of the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity, the European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity and the European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sion Au­thor­ity) pub­lished a joint re­port on “in­nov­a­tion.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
15/11/2018
What is the fu­ture of float­ing rates?
The in­ter­b­ank mar­ket rates have served as a ref­er­ence for float­ing rates for all bor­row­ers for many years. Com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als that in­cur debt at float­ing rates are also ap­plied In­ter­b­ank Offered Rates (IBORs), such as EUR­I­BOR, LIBOR or TIBOR, de­pend­ing.
21/09/2018
EU to define €100’s of bil­lions pa of sus­tain­able in­vest­ment
It is easy to ask: what does sus­tain­able in­vest­ment mean? The an­swer is not simple even though a lot rides on it. In the EU cli­mate and en­ergy space alone, the EU es­tim­ates that ad­di­tion­al sus­tain­able in­vest­ment will need to rise to €180 bil­lion per an­num (on.
10/09/2018
Brexit and the in­sur­ance sec­tor – in­form cus­tom­ers about Brexit’s...
The European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) provided an opin­ion on in­form­ing cus­tom­ers about the im­pact of the with­draw­al of the United King­dom from the European Uni­on (“Opin­ion”).
27/07/2018
Oil and Gas - "Hanged on a Comma"? Punc­tu­ation in Fin­an­cing Agree­ments
Sum­mary In Vit­ol E&P Lim­ited v New Age (Afric­an Glob­al En­ergy) Lim­ited [2018] EWHC 1580 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court was asked to con­sider the re­la­tion­ship between a cor­por­ate lend­ing fa­cil­ity and a re­serve based lend­ing fa­cil­ity.