Capital markets activity in Central and Eastern Europe is picking up, with the key capital markets in the region developing at a strong pace, particularly with respect to offers of shares and bonds, and dual-listings. This brings both new opportunities and new challenges for companies and governments.
Issuers, investment banks, multilateral financial institutions, private equity funds and governments look to the CMS CEE Capital Markets team to guide them through these rapidly evolving markets and advise on increasingly innovative and complex financing solutions. CMS connects you to in-depth expertise in your local markets, as well as the know-how and expertise gained from our experiences working in the more mature markets of Western Europe and the United States.
Our Capital Markets team offers the full range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions – from complex equity and debt securities offerings and dual-listings on European, North American or other Stock Exchanges, through to securitised derivatives and structured products, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters (Prospectus Directive, MiFID I and II, EMIR and so on).
The team has worked on some of the most ground-breaking capital markets transactions in the EU (e.g. Telefónica’s successful IPO of €1.45bn on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and in Romania, where we advised IFC in the €30m offering of subordinated unsecured convertible bonds made by Banca Transilvania, through a public offer of pre-emptive rights and private placement to IFC – the first convertible bond offering in Romania since accession to EU, and Canaccord Genuity Corporation on the listing of securities issued by an entity owning various hydro power plants in Romania on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The CMS Bucharest team are also actively involved in legislative developments around capital markets, banking and FIS in Romania.
The CMS International Capital Markets practice comprises more than 100 lawyers across 34 countries worldwide.