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Whether you are launching, operating, lending to or investing in a fund or an alternative indirect investment vehicle, you need to overcome legal hurdles which may be from a domestic and/or cross-border perspective. Our pan-European funds group advises across your key asset classes including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, venture capital, debt and exchange traded funds. We advise on all types of funds and other indirect structures and across the lifecycle. Our experience and varied client base enables us to advise on the commercial as well as the legal and tax aspects.

We are highly skilled at, and have a reputation for, efficiency and providing commercial and pragmatic advice to reach successful deal conclusions quickly and on sensible budgets. We recognise the fast-moving regulatory climate and aim to simplify the legal minefield with our expert funds guides. These cover developments such as those affecting passporting and private placement regimes and allow you to keep pace with key market changes. We also actively engage in the legislative process, seeking to influence outcomes for the benefit of our client base.

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Feb 2018
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
When im­ple­ment­ing the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”), some EU States have tightened or severely re­stric­ted their private place­ment re­gimes, which is im­port­ant when non-EU man­agers and funds look to ac­cess EU in­vestors.Our Guide briefly sum­mar­ises the latest de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to the private place­ment re­gimes of EU States, as well as cov­er­ing cer­tain non-EU States.
June 2019
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
To get funds to mar­ket, it pays to know the ter­rain.At CMS, our in­ter­na­tion­al funds group has the reg­u­lat­ory, leg­al and tax ex­pert­ise and com­mer­cial ex­per­i­ence to help you launch your funds with the right struc­ture, terms and gov­ernance to suit your ob­ject­ives. Work­ing as one group across our of­fices, we provide you with a con­sist­ently ex­cel­lent, co­ordin­ated funds ad­vis­ory ser­vice cov­er­ing the en­tire funds land­scape.

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June 2019
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to AIFM pass­port­ing
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on AIFM pass­port­ing? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
16 July 2020
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
30/01/2019
Ben­oît Vandervelde pro­moted to As­so­ci­ate Part­ner
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to UCITS pass­port­ing
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on UCITS pass­port­ing? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
14 July 2020
More con­flict­ing judg­ments from Eng­land and France: un­cer­tainty for users...
In­tro­duc­tion In a sig­ni­fic­ant case for in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial ar­bit­ra­tion, on 23 June 2020, the Par­is Court of Ap­peal re­jec­ted an ap­plic­a­tion to an­nul an ICC award, find­ing that the ar­bit­ral tribunal...
Feb 2018
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
Ac­cess­ing European In­vestors post AIFMD
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to private place­ment rules and law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on private place­ment rules and law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
Feb 2018
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing
Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Funds in Europe
22 June 2020
ESMA con­sults on new rules for Cloud ar­range­ments
On 3 June 2020, ESMA pub­lished a Con­sulta­tion Pa­per (“CP” which is avail­able here) on draft guidelines for out­sourcing to cloud ser­vice pro­viders. For both as­set man­agers and funds, the CP pro­poses...
20 November 2017
CMS Private Place­ment Guide
Private place­ments con­sist of me­di­um to long-term ne­go­ti­ated fin­an­cings between com­pan­ies and a lim­ited num­ber of in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. They ..