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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. 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.

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


CMS ad­vised GENUI on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in Magno­lia
In­vest­ment com­pany GENUI and Magno­lia, a lead­ing soft­ware vendor in the glob­al di­git­al ex­per­i­ence and con­tent man­age­ment mar­kets, an­nounced that GENUI ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Magno­lia and in­jects sig­ni­fic­ant growth cap­it­al in­to Magno­lia.Magno­lia is an emer­ging vendor pi­on­eer­ing the vis­ion of "com­pos­able" Di­git­al Ex­per­i­ence Plat­forms (DX­Ps). Magno­lia already serves cli­ents in more than 100 coun­tries through nine re­gion­al of­fices and counts many glob­al brands such as The New York Times, San­ofi, Sains­bury's, Ping An and Bechtle as its trus­ted cus­tom­ers. With the fund­ing, the com­pany will con­tin­ue the ex­pan­sion of its glob­al sales and mar­ket­ing foot­print in­clud­ing its tech­no­logy and chan­nel part­ner eco­sys­tems, ac­cel­er­ate product in­nov­a­tion and in­crease glob­al mar­ket aware­ness. GENUI is a com­pany foun­ded by renowned en­tre­pren­eurs and in­vest­ment pro­fes­sion­als who be­lieve in "Good En­tre­pren­eur­ship". GENUI ex­clus­ively makes long-term com­mit­ments to com­pan­ies with the goal of cre­at­ing sus­tain­able growth and so­cial value. Com­pan­ies are giv­en pro­fes­sion­al gov­ernance by get­ting ac­cess to en­tre­pren­eurs with in­dustry-rel­ev­ant ex­pert­ise and their cor­res­pond­ing net­works.A glob­al team led by Dr Daniel Jenny, CMS Switzer­land, provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to GENUI in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&ADirk Spacek, Part­ner, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxKas­par Landolt, Part­ner, Bank­ing & Fin­anceAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AFerdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AChristina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Patrick Ne­her, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Real Es­tateS­ab­rina Djord­jevic, Trade­mark Ad­min­is­trat­or, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­tyCMS Singa­pore­Toby Grainger, Part­ner­Leslie Tay, As­so­ci­ateS­am Ng, Of-Coun­sel­CMS Spain Ig­an­cio Za­r­za­le­jos, Part­ner­Ana Vázquez Re­cio, As­so­ci­ateP­il­ar Be­cer­ril An­drada-Vander­wilde, Train­eeCMS Czech Re­pub­licHelen Rod­well, Part­ner­Monika Hospudkova, As­so­ci­ateCMS UK­Tom Jameson, Part­nerSarah Kensell, As­so­ci­ateZoe Loftus-Bell, Seni­or Paralegal­Fae­gre Drink­er US­A­Luc At­tlan, Part­ner­Ash­lee M. Ger­many, As­so­ci­ate­David Kay, Seni­or Coun­selVILAF Vi­et­namNgo Thanh Tung, PartnerEsko Cate, As­so­ci­ateN­guy­en Ph­oung Ngan, Coun­sel 
Eng­lish High Court per­mits ser­vice of court pro­ceed­ings by NFT
For the first time out­side the United States and for only the second time world­wide,[1] a court has al­lowed the ser­vice of pro­ceed­ings via non-fun­gible token (NFT).  The judg­ment of Trow­ers J in the...
Swiss Bankers As­so­ci­ation is­sues new self-reg­u­la­tion on ESG in­teg­ra­tion
Back­ground On 28 June 2022, the Swiss Bankers As­so­ci­ation (SBA) is­sued new guidelines for in­teg­rat­ing sus­tain­ab­il­ity cri­ter­ia in­to in­vest­ment ad­vice and port­fo­lio man­age­ment (ESG In­teg­ra­tion Guidelines)...
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“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...
SF­DR con­tin­ues to evolve: more gran­u­lar dis­clos­ures to be pro­posed on in­vest­ments’...
Fin­an­cial products with ex­pos­ures in fossil gas and nuc­le­ar en­ergy are likely to have more gran­u­lar re­port­ing re­quire­ments un­der the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”). The European...
SF­DR’s Prin­cip­al Ad­verse Im­pacts In­dic­at­ors on course to change
The European Com­mis­sion has giv­en the European Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­it­ies (“ES­As”) a man­date to re­view the SF­DR Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion in­dic­at­ors for prin­cip­al ad­verse im­pact and the fin­an­cial product...
CMS once again named as one of the top law firms in Switzer­land
For the sixth time, the lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and the news­pa­pers Han­delszei­tung and Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ings of the  top law firms in Switzer­land. CMS von Er­lach Part­ners (CMS Switzer­land) is ranked as one of the top 25 law firms in Switzer­land in a total of 28 out of 31 prac­tice areas, which is more than any oth­er law firm in Switzer­land. This fur­ther un­der­lines our po­s­i­tion as a lead­ing full-ser­vice law firm.
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil ini­ti­ates con­sulta­tion on cli­mate re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tion
Back­ground On 30 March 2022, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil opened con­sulta­tions on the Or­din­ance on cli­mate re­port­ing for large Swiss com­pan­ies. The draft Or­din­ance aims at im­ple­ment­ing the ex­ist­ing leg­al...
CMS Switzer­land re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers Europe Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of Europe's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Europe Guide 2022. Our firm and our law­yers are lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.