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The global banking and finance industry is faced with increasing financial and regulatory pressures and new and more complex rules and practices that you need to anticipate and take advantage of. For your cross border business, you also face potentially conflicting market practices and rules, but also new opportunities. Our team of 30 specialist lawyers can ensure you are always one step ahead of market developments across the spectrum of regulatory issues, mutual funds and banking, structured finance and capital markets transactions .

Whether you are a financial institution, corporate, asset manager, mutual fund or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best business outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

"I'm very satisfied with the work on all accounts. The team is fully dedicated and available. I am not the only client, but I'm given that impression. When I work with this firm I know the job will be done, because it has brilliant negotiation skills and a high level of technical understanding of the law. We like working with CMS because the lawyers are always creative and offer easy solutions to our problems. I always receive the documents within the strict deadlines. We've built a trusting relationship with them, they advise us on how to improve our scope of business and give information on the market. What is important for us is their global view and knowledge of the European markets."Chambers 2015

"In capital markets the firm has one of the most respected debt teams in the jurisdiction."IFLR 1000 2016

"CMS' team, which has ‘very good industry knowledge’, recently completed a number of landmark transactions. CMS advises on derivatives and has a strong securitisation practice."Legal 500 2014

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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...
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...
09/04/2021
Green Bond of the De­vel­op­ment Bank of South­ern Africa (DBSA) sub­scribed...
The De­vel­op­ment Bank of South­ern Africa, a South Afric­an de­vel­op­ment fin­ance in­sti­tu­tion, has suc­cess­fully is­sued in Feb­ru­ary 2021 its first green bond. The €200m bond was gov­erned by French law and...
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...
11/02/2020
Euro PP Ob­ser­vat­ory – Decem­ber 2020
You can ac­cess the Decem­ber 2020 edi­tion of the Euro PP Ob­ser­vat­ory from CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats via the link be­low.Our Ob­ser­vat­ory in­cludes both lis­ted Euro PPs (part 1) and un­lis­ted Euro PPs sub­ject...
18/03/2021
Cham­bers Europe 2021
The 2021 edi­tion of Cham­bers & Part­ners Europe guide has been pub­lished. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law­yers’ rank­ings Stéphane Aus­try – Tax:...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
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...
15/12/2020
First USPP un­der French law for Bel
Bel, one of the world lead­ers in the branded cheese sec­tor, has suc­cess­fully is­sued its first US private place­ment (USPP) gov­erned by French law, which was sub­scribed by Pri­coa Private Cap­it­al, a lead­ing...