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Banking & Finance


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.

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. 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 locally and across jurisdictions.

The Banking & Finance Team in Hungary is a leading practice and top-ranked by independent legal directories. With cca. 15 UK and locally qualified advisors it is the largest banking team in the country. Able to deliver a full legal service to clients, we often coordinate regional and. cross-border transactions. CMS Hungary connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 42 countries worldwide.

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It was great that they used their network to help on international matters.

Chambers Europe, 2018

We turn to this firm when it is urgent or complicated, and we require high quality.

Chambers Europe, 2016
April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Bank­ing & Fin­ance in Hun­gary


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24 December 2018
CMS ad­vises OTP on the ac­quis­i­tion of So­ci­ete Gen­erale...
Hun­gari­an laws re­vised in line with GDPR
The Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment has ad­op­ted a new pack­age of amend­ments to vari­ous sec­tor-spe­cif­ic laws to en­sure their GDPR com­pli­ance. This GDPR Om­ni­bus Act af­fects some 86 sec­tor­al laws and enters in­to force on 26 April 2019.
December 2018
Fund­ing for films and au­dio-visu­al works in Cent­ral...
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.
25 April 2018
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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.
April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Bank­ing & Fin­ance in Hun­gary
Hun­gari­an Com­pet­i­tion Of­fice launches in­quiry in­to di­git­al com­par­is­on...
Hun­gari­an Com­pet­i­tion Of­fice launches in­quiry in­to di­git­al com­par­is­on tools On 28 March 2019, the Hun­gari­an Com­pet­i­tion Of­fice (HCO) an­nounced a sec­tor in­quiry of di­git­al com­par­is­on tools, such as web­sites and mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions, used in re­tail, ac­com­mod­a­tion.
11 January 2018
CMS ad­vises MOL on EUR 750m re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity
Hun­gary's data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity levies two EUR 3100 fines for...
Hun­gary's data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity levies two EUR 3100 fines for pri­vacy vi­ol­a­tions The Hun­gari­an data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity (NAIH) im­posed fines against a fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion and a loc­al gov­ern­ment of­fice for the im­prop­er pro­cessing of the data of private.
22 March 2017
CMS Bud­apest ad­vised Bal­bec on the ap­prox. EUR 139...
Hun­gary fines two com­pan­ies for GDPR in­fringe­ment
In de­cisions an­nounced on March 7, the Hun­gari­an Na­tion­al Au­thor­ity for Data Pro­tec­tion and the Free­dom of In­form­a­tion (Nemz­eti Ad­atvédelmi és In­formá­ciósza­bad­ság Hatóság or NAIH) im­posed fines of HUF 500,000 (EUR 1,560) on data con­trol­lers in two sep­ar­ate.