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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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28 April 2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
21 April 2021
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) con­tin­ues to evolve, of­fer­ing new op­por­tun­it­ies for na­tions, com­munit­ies and busi­nessesIt is now ex­pli­citly aligned with many areas that are in­creas­ing pri­or­it­ies for in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses, such as ESG prin­ciples and sus­tain­ab­il­ity. But in 2020 it faces un­pre­ced­en­ted head­winds, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes.As a lead­er in many Belt and Road sec­tors, CMS has polled and in­ter­viewed over 500 BRI par­ti­cipants around the world, about their cur­rent think­ing on BRI and the pro­spects they see for it. Our find­ings from China, Asia Pa­cific, Cent­ral and East­ern Europe, Middle East, North Africa re­gion and Lat­in Amer­ica are avail­able now.Re­port on Africa will be pub­lished in the com­ing months.me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um­me­di­um
17 March 2021
PRC Min­istry of Com­merce Is­sues New No­tice on Sta­bil­iz­ing For­eign In­vest­ment
To fur­ther sta­bil­ize for­eign in­vest­ment, im­prove the struc­ture and qual­ity of for­eign in­vest­ment and bet­ter handle for­eign in­vest­ment mat­ters in 2021, the PRC Min­istry of Com­merce (“MOF­COM”) on 25...
09 March 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary & Feb­ru­ary 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: Cai Guan Shui [2020] No. 54 Caishui [2021] No. 3 Please click here to read the full art­icle.
26 January 2021
China en­acts fur­ther Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment
On 19 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment (the "Meas­ures")...
08 January 2021
China re­leases its re­vised Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess 2020 and Cata­logue...
On 10 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess (2020 Ver­sion) (the "Mar­ket Ac­cess...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
03 December 2020
An over­view on cash pool­ing in China
Cash pool­ing en­ables cor­por­ate groups to min­im­ize bank­ing fa­cil­it­ies ex­pendit­ure through eco­nom­ies of scale. However, cash pool­ing agree­ments must be care­fully struc­tured in or­der to min­im­ize the risks...
02 December 2020
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Novem­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 42 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”), the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
2 December 2020
An Over­view on Cash Pool­ing in China
01 December 2020
PRC Su­preme People's Court Is­sues Draft of In­ter­pret­a­tions Ap­plic­able to...
On 9 Novem­ber 2020, the PRC Su­preme People's Court ("SPC") pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tions Ap­plic­able to Se­cur­ity-re­lated Parts of the Civil Code of the People's Re­pub­lic of China (Draft for Com­ment)...
30 November 2020
CMS, China Guide on New PRC Civil Code
On 28 May 2020, the Civil Code of the People's Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC Civil Code”), which is the People’s Re­pub­lic of China’s first com­bined co­di­fic­a­tion of the civil law ever, has been ad­op­ted...