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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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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Air­craft Fin­ance and Leas­ing
23 Dec 19
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...
05 Feb 20
CMS ad­vises CTS EVEN­TIM on the ac­quisiton of ma­jor­ity...
20 Dec 19
Switzer­land pro­poses key amend­ments to laws on block­chain and DLT...
The Swiss le­gis­la­tion ini­ti­at­ive to ac­com­mod­ate block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (DLT) is well un­der­way. After the con­sulta­tion phase ini­ti­ated this spring (see our earli­er re­port), the Swiss...
14 November 2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive In­vest­ment...
20 Dec 19
Switzer­land pro­poses key amend­ments to laws on block­chain and DLT...
The Swiss le­gis­la­tion ini­ti­at­ive to ac­com­mod­ate block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (DLT) is well un­der­way. After the con­sulta­tion phase ini­ti­ated this spring (see our earli­er re­port), the Swiss...
14 November 2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (AIF)
Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Funds in...
11 Dec 19
FinSA and Fin­IA enter in­to ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2020 – But a lot of...
On 6 Novem­ber 2019, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil de­cided that the Swiss Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Act (FinSA) and the Swiss Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions Act (Fin­IA) will enter in­to ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2020. Con­cur­rently,...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Se­cur­ity Token Of­fer­ings
09 Dec 19
FinSA and Fin­IA enter in­to ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2020 - But a lot of...
On 6 Novem­ber 2019, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil de­cided that the Swiss Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Act and the Swiss Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions Act will enter in­to ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2020. The im­ple­ment­ing pro­vi­sions...
26/04/2019
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
BIL­ANZ Rank­ing 2019
15 Nov 19
Brexit and data pro­tec­tion: what to do next (when you don’t know what’s...
Whilst the threat of a no-deal Brexit has been aver­ted for now, the fu­ture is by no means cer­tain. We have high­lighted some of the key is­sues for UK-based or­gan­isa­tions, and the EEA or­gan­isa­tions that...