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Switzerland

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation. Our Banking & Finance Team aims to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last.

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.

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Multi-jurisdictional financing, regulatory matters and collective investment scheme advice constitute the three major focus areas at CMS.

The Legal 500, Banking and finance: Zurich, Switzerland, 2019

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02 July 2020
CMS ad­vises capiton/Cym­biQ on the ac­quis­i­tion of As­pec­tra AG
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS ad­vised Cym­biQ Group AG on all leg­al as­pects on the ac­quis­i­tion of As­pec­tra AG in Zurich. Read more about the deal here.
01 September 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
18 September 2020
Swiss Fed­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion and In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er de­clares Swiss-US...
On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) rendered a long-awaited de­cision in the case C-311/18, Data Pro­tec­tion com­mis­sion­er v. Face­book Ire­land & Schrems (Schrems II) on the...
24 April 2020
CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
The best law­yers in Switzer­land 2020 were se­lec­ted by the busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ.
17 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
This guide con­tains a brief but com­pre­hens­ive over­view of cred­it morator­i­ums for 30 coun­tries world­wide, col­lated with a view to help­ing our cli­ents nav­ig­ate through the vari­ous gov­ern­ment re­sponses, and which will be up­dated on a reg­u­lar basis.
07 August 2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Com­mer­cial Court Ex­am­ines Leg­al Ef­fect of “Sub­ject...
In the con­text of a crude oil voy­age charter, the Com­mer­cial Court has provided guid­ance on the leg­al ef­fect of “sub­ject to” pro­vi­sions in con­tracts.  In do­ing so, the Com­mer­cial Court noted that,...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
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...
01 March 2020
The New Swiss Fin­an­cial Mar­ket Le­gis­la­tion – New Mo­mentum for ADR?
On Janu­ary 1, 2020, the new Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Act (FinSA), in­tro­du­cing new reg­u­la­tions for fin­an­cial ser­vices, and the Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions Act (Fin­IA), har­mon­ising the au­thor­isa­tion rules for fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­viders, have entered in­to force in Sw
17 February 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to air­craft fin­ance and leas­ing
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on air­craft fin­ance and leas­ing? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
29 June 2020
Se­cur­it­isa­tion in Europe: at the cross­roads
In­tro­duc­tion On 10 June 2020 the High Level For­um on the Cap­it­al Mar­kets Uni­on (the “HLF”) pub­lished its Fi­nal Re­port (the “Re­port”) on “A New Vis­ion for Europe’s Cap­it­al Mar­kets”. The Re­port...