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In China, we provide you with a full range of banking and finance-related legal expertise, in the areas of acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, project finance, asset financing and leasing, capital markets, corporate restructuring, financial services and products as well as banking regulation and supervision.

We ensure our services are ahead of market trends and anticipate the challenging environment of your business. 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 to resolve your challenges and to provide a tailor-made commercial approach.

Whether you are a small, privately held institution or a global corporation, we select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter. We provide both deep-rooted advice for the Chinese market and multi-jurisdictional expertise to our large variety of clients such as investment banks, financial advisers, asset operators and manufacturers and multinational borrowers and issuers.

On cross-border issues, you will benefit from the reach of one of the largest Banking & Finance groups in Europe. Our team of experts provide expertise across the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law in China and Europe. Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their skills in transactional, regulatory and other matters for more than a decade.


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01/06/2022
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
22/04/2022
Do Chinese sub­si­di­ar­ies of EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China have...
Re­cently the EU im­posed ad­di­tion­al sanc­tions on Rus­sia and Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als. For for­eign in­ves­ted en­ter­prises with EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China, the ques­tions arises wheth­er...
21/04/2022
Do Chinese sub­si­di­ar­ies of EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China have...
Re­cently the EU im­posed ad­di­tion­al sanc­tions on Rus­sia and Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als. For for­eign in­ves­ted en­ter­prises with EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China, the ques­tions arises wheth­er...
22/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al Part...
21/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al...
16/03/2022
APAC IP Up­date – Winter 2021-2022
China CNIPA re­leases the Amended Meas­ures for Re­gis­tra­tion of Pledge of Pat­ent Rights On 16 Novem­ber 2021, the China Na­tion­al In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Ad­min­is­tra­tion (CNIPA) re­leased the amended “Meas­ures...
15/03/2022
New Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion Strengthens Pro­tec­tion of On­line Con­sumers
The Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Law in Hear­ing Cases In­volving On­line Con­sumer Dis­putes (I) (the “Pro­vi­sions”), pro­mul­gated by the Su­preme People’s Court, come in­to...
11/03/2022
Over­view on Cer­tain Key As­pects of the Pro­posed Amend­ments to the PRC Com­pany...
On 24 Decem­ber 2021, the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the 13th PRC Na­tion­al People’s Con­gress had re­leased the draft of a ma­jor up­date to the cur­rent Com­pany Law of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China. The lat­ter...
25/02/2022
New KYC Re­quire­ments for Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions
KYC re­quire­ments are an im­port­ant fea­ture in com­batting money laun­der­ing. In Janu­ary 2022, the People's Bank of China (“PBoC”), the China Bank­ing and In­sur­ance Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion (“CBIRC”)...
24/02/2022
New KYC Re­quire­ments for Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions
KYC re­quire­ments are an im­port­ant fea­ture in com­batting money laun­der­ing. In Janu­ary 2022, the People's Bank of China (“PBoC”), the China Bank­ing and In­sur­ance Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion (“CBIRC”)...
12/01/2022
What is New in Chin­a's Neg­at­ive List 2021 and FTZ Neg­at­ive List 2021
On 27 Decem­ber 2021, the PRC Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion (“NDRC”) and the PRC Min­istry of Com­merce (“MOF­COM”) jointly is­sued the new Spe­cial Ad­min­is­trat­ive Meas­ures (Neg­at­ive List)...
05/01/2022
New Amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure Law
On 24 Decem­ber 2021, the 32nd ses­sion of the 13th Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress (“NPC”) of the People's Re­pub­lic of China ("PRC") ap­proved amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure...