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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.

The Italian team ensures that our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business. A tailored commercial approach is key. Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, the priority of our Italian banking professionals is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills in working together for more than one decade.

Whether you seek deep-rooted local advice or multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams will advise you seamlessly. We select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter.

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

We advise clients on a wide range of issues, from the most common deals (which include letters of credit, bank and insurance guarantees, regulatory matters and – in cooperation with our corporate team – setting -up of branches and subsidiaries of financial institutions in Italy and abroad) to major transactions (debt restructuring, securitisations, project finance).
The Italian team aims to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last. 

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27 Mar 20
The main li­quid­ity and fin­an­cial meas­ures ad­dressed...
30 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA cla­ri­fy su­per­vis­ory ap­proach on SFTR back­load­ing re­quire­ments...
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 11.30am on 30 March 2020 and will not be main­tained. The European Se­cur­it­ies Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has cla­ri­fied its po­s­i­tion on the re­quire­ments for ‘back­load­ing’...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing...
26 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA is­sue state­ments con­cern­ing reg­u­lat­ory for­bear­ance for...
Cor­rect as of 12pm on 23 March. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. On 18 March 2020, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) pub­lished a state­ment about  reg­u­lat­ory for­bear­ance...
25/03/2020
Bank of Italy – tem­por­ary meas­ures for banks and reg­u­lated...
10 Mar 20
EU Com­mis­sion's White Pa­per on Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence stresses ex­cel­lence...
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) has now reached al­most all areas of life: mo­bil­ity, trade and health, to name but a few. As a res­ult, the EU Com­mis­sion has sum­mar­ised its vis­ion for the fu­ture of AI and...
19 Mar 20
Coronavir­us: ur­gent meas­ures by the Itali­an Gov­ern­ment
10 Mar 20
Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal rules on bind­ing nature of European Com­mis­sion...
The UK’s Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (CAT) has handed down an im­port­ant rul­ing on the ex­tent to which re­cit­als of a Com­mis­sion de­cision are bind­ing for the pur­poses of do­mest­ic dam­ages claims. The...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Air­craft Fin­ance and Leas­ing
28 Feb 20
UK/EU fin­an­cial ser­vices after Brexit -cross bor­der reg­u­la­tion after...
On 25 Feb­ru­ary, the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the fi­nal ver­sion of its ne­go­ti­at­ing man­date and, two days later, the UK gov­ern­ment set out its ap­proach to our fu­ture re­la­tion­ship with the EU. Ne­go­ti­ations...
17/12/2019
The re­form of Itali­an in­solv­ency law
An on­go­ing pro­cess. The pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing schemes...
23 Dec 19
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...