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Banking & Finance


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
09 December 2020
Di­gitale In­frastruk­turf­in­an­zier­ung – „Glas­faser für alle“?
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...
17 April 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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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
CMS ad­vises Mas­ter Build­ers Solu­tions Deutsch­land on ac­quis­i­tion of TPH...
Düs­sel­dorf – Mas­ter Build­ers Solu­tions Deutsch­land GmbH has ac­quired all the shares in TPH Bausysteme GmbH, a spe­cial­ist in in­jec­tion solu­tions for tun­nel con­struc­tion and civil en­gin­eer­ing. Mas­ter...
12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
CMS ad­vises IN­DUS Hold­ing AG on suc­cess­ful cap­it­al in­crease
Co­logne – SDAX-lis­ted IN­DUS Hold­ing AG has suc­cess­fully car­ried out a cap­it­al in­crease amount­ing to around 10% of its share cap­it­al, mak­ing par­tial use of au­thor­ised cap­it­al. The new shares were placed...
CMS ad­vises Edenred on stra­tegic part­ner­ship with Be­lo­nio
Mu­nich – Edenred Deutsch­land GmbH has partnered with Be­lo­nio GmbH, a di­git­al plat­form for em­ploy­ee be­ne­fits in small and me­di­um-sized en­ter­prises, as a minor­ity share­hold­er and stra­tegic part­ner for...
CMS ad­vises NFON AG on suc­cess­ful cap­it­al in­crease
Frank­furt/Main – Mu­nich-based NFON AG has placed 1,505,555 shares with in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors in an ac­cel­er­ated book­build­ing pro­cess at a place­ment price of EUR 17.50 per share. The com­pany, which...
29 March 2021
EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
CMS ad­vises on bio­mass co­gen­er­a­tion plant in Wis­mar sponsored by Wis­mar...
Ham­burg – Wis­mar Pel­lets GmbH, PEARL In­fra­struc­ture Cap­it­al and Macquar­ie’s Green In­vest­ment Group (GIG) have achieved fin­an­cial close of the Bioen­er­gie Wis­mar com­bined heat and power (CHP) bio­mass...
CMS ad­vises on­line broker Next­mar­kets on Series B fin­an­cing round worth...
Co­logne – On­line broker Next­mar­kets has re­ceived USD 30 mil­lion in a Series B round of fin­an­cing. The ad­di­tion­al cap­it­al is ear­marked for ac­cel­er­at­ing the fintech’s European ex­pan­sion and es­tab­lish­ing...
CMS ad­vises Shell on ac­quis­i­tion of Next Kraft­werke
Ham­burg – Shell Over­seas In­vest­ment B.V. (Shell) has agreed to ac­quire 100 per­cent of the shares of vir­tu­al power plant (VPP) op­er­at­or Next Kraft­werke GmbH from its con­sor­ti­um of share­hold­ers. The parties...
CMS ad­vises EnBW on in­vest­ment by Com­merz Real in port­fo­lio of 14 on­shore...
Stut­tgart – EnBW En­er­gie Baden-Württem­berg AG has sold 49.9% of the shares in a port­fo­lio com­pris­ing 14 on­shore wind farms with 47 wind tur­bines and total out­put of 133 MW to Com­merz Real’s Klimavest...
CMS ad­vises Lux­cara on sign­ing tur­bine sup­ply con­tract and ser­vice agree­ment...
Ham­burg – Lux­cara and GE Re­new­able En­ergy have signed a con­tract for the sup­ply of 137 wind tur­bines for the 753 MW Önus­ber­get wind farm in Sweden. The parties also agreed a full-ser­vice main­ten­ance...