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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.
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24 April 2017
CMS ad­vises PJSC Uralkali on their new $750mln RCF...
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”.
05/06/2019
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able* to enter Rus­sia without a visa if they have a pass­port, a Fan ID, an en­trance tick­et for a match or doc­u­ments en­titling them to re­ceive tick­ets.
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in Rus­sia
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the so-called ‘Law on di­git­al rights’, Fed­er­al Law No. 34-FZ dated 18 March 2019*, will come in­to force. It in­tro­duces the concept of “di­git­al rights” in­to Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion, sim­pli­fies re­quire­ments as to the form of elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions.
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.
28/02/2019
Ar­bit­rat­ing fin­an­cial dis­putes – Are there tan­gible be­ne­fits?
In the past dec­ade, sev­er­al at­tempts have been un­der­taken to pro­mote in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion in the fin­an­cial in­dustry. In­deed, vari­ous fea­tures of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion ap­pear to be par­tic­u­larly well suited for the needs of fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­viders.
18/01/2019
Rus­sia to reg­u­late state-owned, state-aided leas­ing com­pan­ies
A bill* which would reg­u­late leas­ing com­pan­ies that re­ceive or are in line to re­ceive state sup­port, or are un­der state con­trol, is cur­rently be­fore the State Duma. Sub­mit­ted by the gov­ern­ment in Novem­ber 2018, the bill is the con­tinu­ation of a three-year dis­cus­sion.
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.
27/07/2018
Oil and Gas - "Hanged on a Comma"? Punc­tu­ation in Fin­an­cing Agree­ments
Sum­mary In Vit­ol E&P Lim­ited v New Age (Afric­an Glob­al En­ergy) Lim­ited [2018] EWHC 1580 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court was asked to con­sider the re­la­tion­ship between a cor­por­ate lend­ing fa­cil­ity and a re­serve based lend­ing fa­cil­ity.
21/06/2018
Amend­ments to the Rus­si­an Civil Code on fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions
On 1 June 2018, a Fed­er­al Law* (the “Law”), which sig­ni­fic­antly im­pacts the reg­u­la­tion of Rus­sia’s fin­an­cial sec­tor, came in­to force, and must be con­sidered when struc­tur­ing fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions.
18/05/2018
The bill to counter US sanc­tions passes State Duma’s second read­ing
On 17 May 2018, the State Duma (the Lower Cham­ber of the Rus­si­an Par­lia­ment) ad­op­ted the bill “On Meas­ures (Coun­ter­meas­ures) in Re­sponse to the Un­friendly Ac­tions of the USA and Oth­er States” (the “Bill”) in the second read­ing.
28/02/2018
Trans­ac­tion pass­ports have been ab­ol­ished
A new in­struc­tion of the Cent­ral Bank of Rus­sia* (the “In­struc­tion”), which will ab­ol­ish the re­quire­ment of open­ing a trans­ac­tion pass­port when con­clud­ing im­port and ex­port con­tracts, will come in­to force on 1 March 2018.