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Banking & Finance

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Law firm for banking law & financial law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz’s banking and finance law team consists of dedicated experts who assist our clients in legal and tax matters with regard to transactions, regulatory issues and all other banking and financial issues. We are an experienced and well-known business partner who—in cooperation with other CMS experts from other European countries—has been directly involved in many ground-breaking developments and transactions in Europe.

Financial Law: Legal advice for banks and financial service providers

Our goal is to always be one step ahead of market developments and to establish a lasting business relationship with our clients. In order to ensure the long-term success of your company, first-class project management and specialist knowledge go hand in hand. Expertise, diligence and innovation over the entire spectrum of banking contract law and banking supervisory law are indispensable for comprehensive legal advice. Our advice therefore spans the following areas:

  • financing transactions:
    • acquisition financing,
    • real estate financing,
    • project financing,
    • asset finance and leasing,
    • structured financing and securitisation, and
    • loan portfolio transactions;
  • banking supervision law;
  • corporate restructuring and reorganisation;
  • litigation in the financial sector; and
  • capital markets law.

Banking law—not just for banks

No matter which industry you’re in—recognising trends in the banking and financial sector at an early stage is crucial for your company’s success. Our team of experts therefore advises you on:

  • Austrian and international banks and insurance companies;
  • International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs);
  • mutual funds;
  • issuing banks, stockbrokers and financial advisors;
  • major national and multinational borrowers and issuers; and
  • finance providers and equipment leasing.

Comprehensive European expertise in banking and finance law

Our network consists of over 500 attorneys in Europe who specialise in banking and finance law and who have repeatedly proven their European-wide know-how over many years of cooperation.

Whether you are looking for local advice or want to make use of our cross-border expertise, our lawyers guarantee seamless guidance. We put together tailor-made teams for you that optimally meet your requirements.

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12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
29 March 2021
EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
26/02/2021
CMS Vi­enna ad­vises Mod­ine on sale of Aus­tri­an auto­mot­ive busi­ness
US-based Mod­ine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany, a di­ver­si­fied glob­al lead­er in thermal man­age­ment tech­no­logy and solu­tions, is selling part of its European air-cooled auto­mot­ive busi­ness, in­clud­ing its man­u­fac­tur­ing...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
14/12/2020
CMS ad­vises bank­ing syn­dic­ate on the is­su­ance of EUR 750,000,000 Ad­di­tion­al...
CMS ad­vised an in­ter­na­tion­al bank­ing syn­dic­ate com­pris­ing BofA Se­cur­it­ies, BNP Pari­bas, Er­ste Group, Gold­man Sachs In­ter­na­tion­al, JP Mor­gan and UBS as Joint Lead Man­agers on the suc­cess­ful is­su­ance of...
02 December 2020
Re­pay­ment block on loans for fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the Aus­tri­an Equity...
With its first civil law de­cision on the in­clu­sion of fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the pro­vi­sions of the EKEG (Ei­gen­kapitaler­satz-Ge­setz, Aus­tri­an Equity Sub­sti­tu­tion Act), the Su­preme Court (OGH 28 May...
24 November 2020
Schrems II: Re­sponses to the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies' as­sess­ment and re­com­mend­a­tions...
"Schrems II": Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice of...
16 November 2020
Schrems II re­vis­ited: the European data au­thor­ity pub­lishes draft guid­ance...
On 11 Novem­ber 2020, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished two re­com­mend­a­tions that provide guid­ance to com­pan­ies on how to as­sess data trans­fers after the ECJ’s Schrems II de­cision:...