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Banking Lawyers

MIFID, compliance, dematerialisation, Basel II, deregulation, disintermediation, removal of barriers: the financial sector is undergoing rapid and profound transformation. Banking and insurance businesses are changing to adapt to their new economic and regulatory environment. Thrown into the spotlight on the world economic stage, banks and other financial institutions, increasingly exposed to fierce competition, must increasingly resort to adaptability and foresight. Obtaining the support of legal and tax experts on issues affecting financial institutions is essential to their ongoing development.

Our Practice areas

We offer a large range of legal services on behalf of financial institutions.Our team has expertise in the following areas:

  • licensing of credit institutions
  • monitoring regulatory impact on credit institutions’ branches and representative offices
  • advice on codes of conduct applicable to banking services
  • internal control and compliance
  • litigation (civil, criminal and disciplinary)
  • marketing and distribution of banking services
  • in and out passporting of banking services – free establishment and free provision of services
Our approach

Synergy of expertise: we call upon the skills of other experts in the firm, notably our tax lawyers, to ensure that the matters to which we are entrusted are dealt with in the best possible manner and that every transaction is fully covered as well as its regulatory aspects.
Ability to deal with complex issues: our team works on innovative cross-border transactions along with our CMS network partners as necessary.
Innovative, customised solutions: attentive to our clients, we respond in the best possible way to their present and future needs.

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Laurent Mion
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurent Mion is a partner specialising in insurance law within the Banking and Finance Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. His practice encompasses all types of financing operations both for banks...
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Jérôme Sutour
Head of Financial Services
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jérôme joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2007. He is responsible for the Financial Services Group within the firm's Banking, Finance & Insurance Department and co-chairs the Funds and Regulation...
Sadri Desenne-Djoudi
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sadri Desenne-Djoudi joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2015, after being associate for several years in the Banking and Finance department of Ashurst LLP and Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats.Sadri mainly...
Léa Hadjadj
Léa Hadjadj
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Léa Hadjadj is an associate in Banking & Finance. She specializes in regulatory issues. Her main areas of practice consist of assisting management companies and/or distributors (such as business providers,...
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Myriam Issad
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Myriam Issad advises financial institutions, issuers and investors on numerous market transactions in the area of debt securities (bond issues, European private placements (Euro PP), EMTN programmes,...