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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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26/07/2019
EU tax­onomy: Steer­ing cap­it­al flows to­wards a sus­tain­able fu­ture for...
Last month a group of ex­perts rep­res­ent­ing a range of European fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tors, in­ter­na­tion­al or­gan­isa­tions and civil so­ci­ety pub­lished their re­com­mend­a­tions for an EU tax­onomy for sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies.
19/07/2019
Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples and re­spons­ible ship fin­an­cing
On 18th June 2019, 11 banks with col­lect­ively over $100bn in as­sets and rep­res­ent­ing nearly 20% of the glob­al ship fin­ance signed a glob­al frame­work agree­ment, called the Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples. These are dir­ec­ted to­wards meet­ing the Par­is Agree­ment’s tar­get of.
16/07/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Data Pro­tec­tion The European Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion raises at least two is­sues in par­tic­u­lar in this con­text. First: is pseud­onym­ous in­form­a­tion per­son­al data? Second: how can a “right to be for­got­ten” be con­sist­ent with an im­mut­able ledger? Oth­er.
11/07/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Rem­ed­ies: In Prin­ciple The ori­gin­al Bit­coin White Pa­per stressed the im­port­ance of trans­ac­tions not be­ing re­vers­ible. Ir­re­vers­ib­il­ity is a func­tion of Bit­coin, de­lib­er­ately de­signed to re­duce trans­ac­tion costs and im­prove ef­fi­ciency.
08/07/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Jur­is­dic­tion­al is­sues Many com­ment­at­ors note that true de­cent­ral­isa­tion im­plies that en­force­ment of ob­lig­a­tions must be ef­fected through the sys­tem. A per­mis­sioned sys­tem may in­clude con­ven­tion­al gov­ern­ing law and jur­is­dic­tion pro­vi­sions with­in a con­trac­tu­al.
03/07/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Leg­al Per­son­al­ity De­term­in­ing wheth­er a sys­tem has leg­al per­son­al­ity has im­plic­a­tions for many of the ques­tions con­sidered in re­la­tion to this top­ic. In 'Ho­ri­zon Scan­ning — Block­chain: The Leg­al Im­plic­a­tions of Dis­trib­uted Sys­tem­s', the Law So­ci­ety ques­tions.
02/07/2019
Crowd­fund­ing: The Coun­cil for the EU pub­lishes the next step to­wards...
On 26 June 2019, the Coun­cil for the European Uni­on pub­lished a com­prom­ise pro­pos­al in re­la­tion to the European Com­mis­sion’s draft frame­work to reg­u­late crowd­fund­ing plat­forms in the EU (the "Crowd­fund­ing Reg­u­la­tion").
28/06/2019
New rules on the dis­charge of debt pro­cess and their im­pact on NPL...
Politi­cians and the me­dia alike have lauded the new amend­ment to the in­solv­ency act as the Czech Re­pub­lic’s law of the year 2019. This is primar­ily be­cause the new rules give new hope to many in­di­vidu­als who, un­til the amend­ment, could not en­joy the be­ne­fits.
28/06/2019
Keep­ing an in­solv­ent debt­or op­er­a­tion­al through tolling fin­ance
The Czech In­solv­ency Act stip­u­lates cer­tain con­di­tions un­der which a debt­or who is sub­ject to the in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings (the “In­solv­ent Debt­or”) can re­ceive new fin­an­cing in an at­tempt to over­come its fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and, even­tu­ally, re­turn to its nor­mal.
28/06/2019
EU Dir­ect­ive on Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing: A miss­ing piece of the puzzle...
On 6 June 2019, the Coun­cil ap­proved the European Par­lia­ment’s pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing frame­works, second chance and meas­ures to in­crease the ef­fi­ciency of re­struc­tur­ing, in­solv­ency and dis­charge pro­ced­ures.
21/06/2019
EU pub­lishes flag­ship re­port on what con­sti­tutes sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic...
Fol­low­ing mul­tiple dead­line ex­ten­sions, the Tech­nic­al Ex­pert Group on Sus­tain­able Fin­ance (“TEG”) re­leased its clas­si­fic­a­tion sys­tem for en­vir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies (the “Tax­onomy”) this week.
19/06/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies (DLT) are ap­proach­ing the main­stream. Tech­no­logy com­pan­ies of­fer products for com­mer­cial pro­jects. IB­M's Block­chain Plat­form ref­er­ences “500+ cli­ent en­gage­ments to date”.