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Your partner for finance matters

The finance team at CMS Germany helps you develop solutions for your particular financing requirement, working closely with the project managers and lawyers within your organisation.

Service portfolio

  • Acquisition finance and corporate loans
  • Asset finance
  • Foreign trade finance
  • Aircraft finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Leasing, Factoring
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Finance restructuring
  • Structured finance

Advising on finance transactions

In addition to our core strength in finance matters, clients benefit from our expertise in major industries and business sectors. These include in particular the financing of projects involving conventional and renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate, as well as transport, logistics and the maritime industry.

We offer a broad spectrum of advice and support around finance transactions. Our services include in particular:

  • Structuring finance deals
  • Conducting legal and tax due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiating term sheets
  • Drafting and negotiating loan and collateral agreements
  • Preparing legal opinions and other expert reports
  • Monitoring that drawdown requirements are met
  • Assistance with loan syndication and refinancing
  • Project coordination

Finance restructuring

In view of the difficult situation in some sectors, advising banks and debtors in cases of imminent insolvency is a key part of our service. When advising on restructuring we work closely with other CMS lawyers from the relevant areas of law, especially our insolvency law experts.

We support our clients:

  • in all phases of refinancing and restructuring
  • when structuring and implementing asset and credit portfolio (re-)financing
  • when selecting banks and with finance tendering
  • during negotiations with debtors, banks and other creditors
  • when acquiring or selling assets and loans by providing relevant insolvency law advice 

„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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