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Banking & Finance

France

The global banking and finance industry is faced with increasing financial and regulatory pressures and new and more complex rules and practices that you need to anticipate and take advantage of. For your cross border business, you also face potentially conflicting market practices and rules, but also new opportunities. Our team of 30 specialist lawyers can ensure you are always one step ahead of market developments across the spectrum of regulatory issues, mutual funds and banking, structured finance and capital markets transactions .

Whether you are a financial institution, corporate, asset manager, mutual fund 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. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best business outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

"I'm very satisfied with the work on all accounts. The team is fully dedicated and available. I am not the only client, but I'm given that impression. When I work with this firm I know the job will be done, because it has brilliant negotiation skills and a high level of technical understanding of the law. We like working with CMS because the lawyers are always creative and offer easy solutions to our problems. I always receive the documents within the strict deadlines. We've built a trusting relationship with them, they advise us on how to improve our scope of business and give information on the market. What is important for us is their global view and knowledge of the European markets." Chambers 2015

"In capital markets the firm has one of the most respected debt teams in the jurisdiction." IFLR 1000 2016

"CMS' team, which has ‘very good industry knowledge’, recently completed a number of landmark transactions. CMS advises on derivatives and has a strong securitisation practice." Legal 500 2014

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    Banking

    We offer a large range of legal services on behalf of financial institutions. Our team has expertise in licensing of credit institutions, monitoring regulatory impact on credit institutions’ branches and representative offices ...

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    Capital Markets

    Our team advises issuers, financial institutions and other participants on all types of capital markets transactions

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    Structured financing

    The Banking & Finance team is involved in all areas of corporate finance and all types of financing under which repayment is totally or partially assured by cash flow generated from a specific activity or asset

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    Financial Services

    Our team covers the entire spectrum of financial services

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    Securitisation and covered bonds

    The Banking/Finance team has vast experience in securitisation, involving a wide range of assets and structures

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    Sup­port­ing your in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects
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    05/02/2019
    Brexit re­lo­ca­tions: The view from CMS France, Ger­many and Lux­em­bourg
    Tax and em­ploy­ment law factors in France, Ger­many and Lux­em­bourg This art­icle sets out views from CMS law­yers in France, Ger­many and Lux­em­bourg. From the per­spect­ive of law­yers in those jur­is­dic­tions, Brexit has already seen UK-based busi­nesses move part or.
    31/01/2019
    Euro PP Ob­ser­vat­ory – Janu­ary 2019
    Our law firm gives you the best over­view of the Euro...
    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.
    Marc-Etienne Sébire
    24/01/2019
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    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.
    21/01/2019
    Fin­an­cing of the mbo on the math­evon group
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    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.
    24/12/2018
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    15/11/2018
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    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.
    24/12/2018
    In­nov­a­tion - New Year 2019
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    14/11/2018
    What is the pur­pose of a French law ISDA mas­ter agree­ment?
    De­riv­at­ives trans­ac­tions (for­wards, swaps, fu­tures or op­tions on fin­an­cial in­stru­ments, cur­ren­cies, in­terest rates, com­mod­it­ies, etc. ) between two parties are usu­ally doc­u­mented un­der a mas­ter agree­ment sup­ple­men­ted for each trans­ac­tion by a con­firm­a­tion.