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Our Banking & Finance practice is one of the biggest in Europe. Our expertise includes the entire spectrum of banking, finance and regulated markets. In local ánd international situations. We deliver a tailor-made approach that pays as much attention to your commercial interests as it does to your legal interests. Lawyers that have (internationally) worked together for decades and that therefore have proven experience in every possible situation will give you an unmatchable lead.

A tailored commercial approach is key. We want your business to thrive.

Whether you are a bank or a corporation looking for funds, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is resolving (and utilizing) your challenges and putting your world first.

Our organisation consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills in working together for more than one decade.

Whether you seek deep-rooted local advice or multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams will advise you seamlessly. We select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter. We have teams that focus on specific industries - such as an energy team, a hotels team, an infrastructure team and a lifesciences team. They work closely together and are happy to share their knowledge.

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise and experience. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

We aim to be one step ahead of market developments and legislative changes, in order to build relationships with you that last. We provide you with a sustainable advice that enables you to make the right decisions, short-term and long-term.

Should you wish to learn more about what we can offer your business? Please take a look at the practice group specific pages below or contact one of our specialists directly.

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"CMS is noted for handling financing matters in the real estate, leisure and energy sectors, among others."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Breadth of depth in terms of both sectors and geographic areas operated within."

Chambers Global, 2019

"They are used to international practice," which can make things "more straightforward."

Chambers Europe, 2019

“Good knowledge, clear advice and good communications. Timelines are met.”

IFLR1000, 2019

"The European network is really a decisive factor for us in multi-jurisdictional financing."

Chambers Global, 2018

CMS’ well-regarded practice has experience in financing transactions across a broad range of sectors, including real estate, leisure and energy.

The Legal 500, 2018

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    Financial Services

    The financial sector is facing significant changes in the supervision and restrictions in respect of the business model after the development of the financial crisis in 2007. Traditional structures have to be re-evaluated. Financial products and financial services need to be adapted to the new requirements imposed by governments and supervisory authorities. The traditional ‘stakeholder-model’ is set aside, executive directors and supervisory directors are facing tremendous challenges in respect of the conduct of their responsibilities and the requirements imposed by the supervisory authorities. Rules and regulations for the financial sector are changed rapidly and the forthcoming years many more initiatives for change will follow.

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    Transactional Banking

    Companies are always looking for the best financing structures. On the other side banks are looking for ways to serve companies in the best way possible in a market that is increasingly competitive and exposes all participants to more risks.

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    Tax­a­tion of the di­git­al eco­nomy
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