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Banking & Finance


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.

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. 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 locally and across jurisdictions.

CMS Ukraine connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 39 countries worldwide. The team based in Kyiv has a strong reputation advising international banks on bilateral and syndicated transactions, including corporate loans, trade and commodity finance and project finance.  Our clients are both the lenders and borrowers.  

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    Capital Markets

    CMS advises national and international investment banks, issuers and investors on all aspects related to stock exchange and capital markets law. Financial intermediaries such as investment firms, investment funds or financial institutions are also among our clients. Our capital markets law team deals with all aspects of capital market transactions and advises on all questions of regulatory law.

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    19 September 2018
    CMS ad­vises ING on two fin­an­cings in Ukrain­i­an ag­ribusi­ness...
    What is the fu­ture of float­ing rates?
    The in­ter­b­ank mar­ket rates have served as a ref­er­ence for float­ing rates for all bor­row­ers for many years. Com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als that in­cur debt at float­ing rates are also ap­plied In­ter­b­ank Offered Rates (IBORs), such as EUR­I­BOR, LIBOR or TIBOR, de­pend­ing.
    16 July 2018
    CMS ad­vises EBRD on sup­port­ing renov­a­tion of pub­lic...
    Ukraine Ad­opts Bank­ruptcy Code
    In a turn­ing point for Ukrain­i­an bank­ruptcy law re­form, on 18 Oc­to­ber 2018 the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Code of Bank­ruptcy Pro­ceed­ings, which will re­place the ex­ist­ing Law on Restor­ing Solvency of Debt­ors or Re­cog­ni­tion of Debt­ors’ Bank­ruptcy that has.
    18 April 2018
    CMS ad­vises ING on USD 30m re­volving fa­cil­it­ies to...
    Ukraine: En­han­cing Cred­it­or­s' Rights Pro­tec­tion
    On 01 Novem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed a re­cently ad­op­ted by the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment Law of Ukraine “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Leg­al Acts of Ukraine on Re­sump­tion of Lend­ing” (the “Law”).
    21 March 2018
    CMS ad­vises ING on USD 80 mln fa­cil­ity to Vioil
    Ukraine: New rules ex­ped­ite for­eign ac­cess to the gov­ern­ment bond...
    In a reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ment that is be­ing touted as a boost to the Ukrain­i­an cap­it­al mar­ket and a boon for in­vestors, the Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (NBU) ad­op­ted two res­ol­u­tions (No. 100 dated 18 Septem­ber 2018 and No.
    25 January 2018
    CMS ad­vises EBRD on pub­lic build­ings en­ergy ef­fi­ciency...
    EU to define €100’s of bil­lions pa of sus­tain­able in­vest­ment
    It is easy to ask: what does sus­tain­able in­vest­ment mean? The an­swer is not simple even though a lot rides on it. In the EU cli­mate and en­ergy space alone, the EU es­tim­ates that ad­di­tion­al sus­tain­able in­vest­ment will need to rise to €180 bil­lion per an­num (on.
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    Brexit and the in­sur­ance sec­tor – in­form cus­tom­ers about Brexit’s...
    The European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) provided an opin­ion on in­form­ing cus­tom­ers about the im­pact of the with­draw­al of the United King­dom from the European Uni­on (“Opin­ion”).