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Banking & Finance

Russia

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.
We ensure our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business.
A tailored commercial approach is key. We want your business to thrive.
Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority 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 aim to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last.

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Vladimir Zenin
14/01/2019
CMS ad­vised share­hold­ers of West­ern Siberi­an Com­mer­cial...
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.
06/12/2018
CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an leg­al...
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.
Jean-Francois Marquaire
07/2018
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
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.
06/2018
The law on counter-sanc­tions now in force
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.
06/2018
Amend­ments to the Rus­si­an Civil Code on 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.
02/2018
Trans­ac­tion pass­ports have been ab­ol­ished
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.