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A strong team for Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance team at CMS comprises more than 50 lawyers serving clients throughout Germany, operating mainly out of our Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart offices. We advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, private equity investors and arrangers – from SMEs to international corporations. Due to our structure and versatility, we are the perfect choice for legal advice on projects of any size and complexity.

Focusing on client needs – nationally and internationally

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS Germany can draw on an international network of lawyers and tax advisors. These resources include 550 experts, 160 of whom are partners, for banking & finance law. Depending on the particular requirements, we assemble international teams led by an experienced lawyer, usually a partner in the firm.

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„Ein großer Pluspunkt der Praxis für Kredite u. Akquisitionsfinanzierungen ist das engmaschige dt. wie internat. Netz an Kanzleistandorten.“

JUVE Handbuch, 2020/21

"Strong choice for cross-border work thanks to its robust international set-up, and its full-service offering ensures expert advice from related practice groups including energy, tax and insurance."

Chambers Europe, 2020

"very responsive and quick with very good results,"; "excellent overview and cross-border view,"; as well as "very good project management skills."

Chambers Europe, 2020

„Sehr kurze Durchlaufzeiten, jederzeitige Erreichbarkeit und hohe Praxiserfahrung“; „Pragmatische Herangehensweise“; „Unkomplizierte Kommunikation.“

The Legal 500, 2020

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Bankrecht und Bankaufsichtsrecht
Banking Law and Regulation
Your back-up for banking law and regulationCMS Germany is your specialist for all banking-specific legal issues. We provide support to clients optiona
Kapitalmarktrecht
Capital Markets
Sound legal advice on capital market transactions Capital markets never stand still. Stock exchanges around the world face increasing regulation, whil
Finanzierungen
Finance
Your partner for finance mattersThe finance team at CMS Germany helps you develop solutions for your particular financing requirement, working closely
09/12/2020
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Di­gitale Trends wie Big Data, Cloud-Com­put­ing, Smart Citys und autonomes Fahren sow­ie die auf­grund der Corona-Pandemie gesteigerte Nutzung des Homeof­fice er­höhen die Nachfrage nach einem zü­gigen und...
Sus­tain­able Fin­ance
In or­der to im­ple­ment the Green Deal con­sid­er­able in­vest­ment is planned...
22/12/2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
 As the COV­ID-19 out­break con­tin­ues to spread across the globe, gov­ern­ments and banks in many jur­is­dic­tions have in­tro­duced ex­traordin­ary meas­ures to al­le­vi­ate the fin­an­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact of the pan­dem­ic. Such emer­gency meas­ures of­ten in­clude m
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30/11/2022
CMS ad­vises KfW IPEX-Bank on fin­an­cing of main­ten­ance fa­cil­ity for Hess­is­che...
Ham­burg – KfW IPEX-Bank is provid­ing EUR 70 mil­lion of fin­an­cing for a main­ten­ance de­pot to be built by re­gion­al rail­way com­pany Hess­is­che Landes­bahn. The funds will be raised in the form of a fixed...
16/11/2022
Com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice on se­cur­ing en­ergy sup­ply in Ger­many
Ham­burg/Stut­tgart – Strug­gling gas com­pany Se­cur­ing En­ergy for Europe (SEFE) has been trans­ferred to the own­er­ship of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many in or­der to se­cure Ger­man gas sup­plies. SEFE is...
11/11/2022
CMS ad­vises man­aging part­ners, Ar­cus Cap­it­al and BE-In­vest on sale of ma­jor­ity...
Co­logne – The man­aging part­ners of the Lässig Group and private equity in­vestors Ar­cus Cap­it­al and BE-In­vest have sold a ma­jor­ity stake in the Baben­hausen-based Lässig Group to private equity firm...
27/10/2022
European data board re­com­mends re­form­ing leg­al frame­work for in­tro­duc­tion...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2022, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ad­op­ted a state­ment on the design choices for a di­git­al euro from the pri­vacy and data pro­tec­tion per­spect­ive, stat­ing that its shares the...
18/10/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Fin­an­cial Ser­vices
The Fin­an­cial Ser­vices (FS) sec­tor is a lead­er in pro­tect­ing its tech in­fra­struc­ture, re­flect­ing the high de­gree of scru­tiny from reg­u­lat­ors. FS firms are at a tip­ping point, with large in­cum­bents ey­ing smal­ler firms and fintechs for their IP and skills to re­main com­pet­it­ive while con­sid­er­ing up­grades to leg­acy sys­tems. Sim­ul­tan­eously, reg­u­la­tion is chan­ging to re­flect new and emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies and threats.This re­port is a deep dive in­to data first pro­duced for the re­port Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape. This saw over 500 people sur­veyed from mul­tiple in­dus­tries across the world. Here we look in de­tail at the 85 re­spond­ents from the FS sec­tor, and their per­spect­ives on the risks as­so­ci­ated with busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­lo­gies, in­clud­ing emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies. This sec­tor is more highly reg­u­lated than most of the oth­er sec­tors sur­veyed, with many his­tor­ic­al tech dis­putes re­lat­ing to reg­u­la­tion. But the fo­cus of reg­u­la­tion is shift­ing, and so are the risks af­fect­ing this sec­tor.Down­load the Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion Fin­an­cial Ser­vices re­port now to read about:Drivers of tech­no­logy ad­op­tion in the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­torNew risks emer­ging and tra­di­tion­al bar­ri­ers to risk man­age­ment­Cur­rent tech­no­logy risks in the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor­Fu­ture risks, in­clud­ing AI and crypto­cur­ren­cies, and meas­ures to deal with themPre­ferred ap­proaches to tech­no­logy dis­pute res­ol­u­tion for the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor
12/10/2022
Com­mis­sion pro­poses land­mark new rules on li­ab­il­ity for AI sys­tems
On 28 Septem­ber 2022, the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed the draft AI Li­ab­il­ity Dir­ect­ive (AILD Draft) on ad­apt­ing non-con­trac­tu­al civil li­ab­il­ity rules to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence as a po­ten­tial solu­tion...
2022
CMS Bank­ing & Fin­ance Glob­al Bro­chure
Fin­an­cial and bank­ing le­gis­la­tion does not stand still. So neither do we.At CMS we em­ploy over 500 bank­ing & fin­ance law­yers to an­ti­cip­ate, in­ter­pret and ad­vise on the loc­al, cross-bor­der and in­ter­na­tion­al...
04/10/2022
CMS ad­vises Porsche AG on re­cord IPO
Stut­tgart – Ger­man sports car man­u­fac­turer Porsche has made its stock mar­ket de­but in the biggest IPO (ini­tial pub­lic of­fer­ing) in Ger­many since Deutsche Telekom in 1996. The place­ment price for the...
12/09/2022
Land­mark trans­ac­tion: CMS ad­vises Aquila Cap­it­al on the fin­an­cing for 2.6...
Ham­burg – Aquila Clean En­ergy EMEA, Aquila Cap­it­al’s clean en­ergy de­vel­op­ment plat­form in Europe, has fi­nal­ised a EUR 1 bil­lion con­struc­tion fa­cil­ity sup­por­ted by the In­vestEU pro­gramme. The be­spoke...
02/09/2022
CMS ad­vises One Square Ad­visors on ac­quis­i­tion of Deutsche Licht­mi­ete Group
Co­logne – A com­pany held by One Square Ad­visors, DLM Deutsche Leucht­mit­tel GmbH, has ac­quired the Deutsche Licht­mi­ete Group, thereby en­sur­ing that the group’s busi­ness op­er­a­tions can con­tin­ue.A de­cision...
22/08/2022
EU in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fice pub­lishes ap­proach for clas­si­fy­ing vir­tu­al...
With the ex­plo­sion in pop­ular­ity of Non-Fun­gible Tokens (NFTs) in re­cent years that has seen seem­ingly or­din­ary pic­tures of apes be­ing sold for tens of mil­lions of dol­lars, the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty...
16/08/2022
The di­git­al euro - an ini­tial stock­tak­ing
ECB and Eurosys­tem cent­ral banks are po­s­i­tion­ing them­selves for the in­tro­duc­tion of di­git­al cent­ral bank money. The di­git­al­isa­tion of pay­ment trans­ac­tions con­tin­ues to pro­gress. There­fore, the European...