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Switzerland

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation. Our Banking & Finance Team aims to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last.

The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest and provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law. We ensure our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business.

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

Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first. Our network 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.

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Multi-jurisdictional financing, regulatory matters and collective investment scheme advice constitute the three major focus areas at CMS.

The Legal 500, Banking and finance: Zurich, Switzerland, 2019

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26/04/2019
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
BIL­ANZ Rank­ing 2019
24/04/2019
Con­sulta­tion Launched to Amend Swiss Laws with View to DLT/Block­chain...
After is­su­ing a re­port at the end of 2018, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil re­cently ini­ti­ated a con­sulta­tion on amend­ments to sev­er­al fed­er­al laws to ac­com­mod­ate the needs of busi­nesses us­ing DLT/Block­chain tech­no­logy.
16/04/2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The...
24/04/2019
Bel­gian reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for MGAs now in force
On 21 Novem­ber 2018 and 7 March 2019, we is­sued news­let­ters (re­spect­ively avail­able here and here) re­gard­ing the Bel­gian pro­pos­al to cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
Alain Raemy, LL.M.
04/04/2019
CMS ad­vised fin­leap on the ac­quis­i­tion of the di­git­al...
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
05/03/2019
Crypto­cur­rency at the Cross­roads
10/04/2019
A mixed bill of health for EU loan syn­dic­a­tion
The much an­ti­cip­ated EU re­port on loan syn­dic­a­tion was pub­lished on 5 April 2019. It was po­si­tioned as a fact-find­ing ex­er­cise, com­mis­sioned by the European Com­mis­sion in 2017 and car­ried out by a third party con­sultancy, to study the func­tion­ing of the syn­dic­ated.
27/08/2018
Amend­ments to Anti-money Laun­der­ing Act
con­sulta­tion pro­cess ini­ti­ated
02/04/2019
Crowd­fund­ing: European Par­lia­ment steps up in­vestor pro­tec­tion in...
On 27 March 2019 the European Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted its po­s­i­tion on the Com­mis­sion's pro­pos­als for com­mon rules for crowd­fund­ing plat­forms across Europe. The Com­mis­sion pub­lished the ori­gin­al draft reg­u­la­tion (the "Crowd­fund­ing Reg­u­la­tion") in March 2018, which.
21/08/2018
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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”).