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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 Pass­port­ing
The EU Com­mis­sion pro­moted pass­port­ing rights as one of the key be­ne­fits for hedge, private equity, real es­tate and oth­er al­tern­at­ive in­vest­ment fund man­agers au­thor­ised un­der the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”).However, we a

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15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
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.
23 October 2020
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion be­comes fully ap­plic­able
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion, which came in­to force in April 2019, in­tro­duces a frame­work for screen­ing FDI in­to the EU. It is not a sep­ar­ate new screen­ing tool at EU level, but a frame­work for co­oper­a­tion and...
12 March 2020
Top-Rank­ings for CMS Switzer­land by Cham­bers and Part­ners
Wir freuen uns mit­teilen zu können, dass 14 un­ser­er An­wäl­tinnen und An­wälte in 10 Rechts­ge­bi­eten in der im März 2020 ver­öf­fent­licht­en Aus­gabe von Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe em­pfohlen wer­den.
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.
15 October 2020
The new Swiss block­chain/DLT laws have been fi­nal­ised and pre­sum­ably enter...
The new set of Swiss laws on block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (DLT; Block­chain/DLT Laws) has been ap­proved by the Swiss Par­lia­ment on 25 Septem­ber 2020 and is thus now in fi­nal form. Sub­ject...
16 April 2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 12 prac­tice areas of CMS Switzer­land have been re­com­men­ded in this year's edi­tion of Leg­al500, pub­lished in April 2019.
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.
08 October 2020
Ger­many tries again to rat­i­fy Uni­fied Pat­ent Court-Agree­ment
A bill for ap­prov­al of the Agree­ment on the Uni­fied Pat­ent Court (UPCA), le­gis­la­tion that would al­low Ger­many to rat­i­fy this con­ven­tion and to par­ti­cip­ate in this in­ter­na­tion­al pat­ent court sys­tem, was...
07 March 2019
Top rank­ings for CMS Switzer­land by Cham­bers and Part­ners
CMS Switzer­land is de­lighted to an­nounce that 14 law­yers across 10 prac­tice areas have been re­com­men­ded in the 2019 edi­tion of Cham­bers & Part­ners Europe, pub­lished in March 2019.
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...
21 August 2018
Your in­tro­duc­tion to CMS Switzer­land
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet is the res­ult of the 2014 mer­ger of CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici and ZPG Avocats, which brought to­geth­er two prom­in­ent ..