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Czech Republic

As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation.

We have unmatched geographical coverage and more English and US qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in CEE than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market.

CMS has a pool of very skilled individuals in the region, and the Czech team taps into that network to provide expertise on cross-border cases.
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Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face.

Our experienced team in the Czech Republic has a leading position in an increasingly sophisticated and fast changing finance market, providing innovative, commercial advice to the full range of market participants. Our ability to blend international legal advice with the in-depth local knowledge and language capability means that we can offer clients a service second to none.

From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both in the Czech Republic and across Central and Eastern Europe.

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    CMS can help you with restructuring, insolvency and transforming your business. Whether caused by rapid technological developments, consumer preferences, increased success of competitors, tightening of regulation or an overall economic downturn. When businesses experience decreasing revenue and profits it is better to act sooner rather than later. CMS has lawyers based in the Czech Republic to help businesses to reduce risk and make the most of business opportunities both within the Czech Republic and across the world.

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