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The evolution of the lending and debt markets since the start of the financial crisis has left participants facing regulatory change, greater competition in the supply of debt funding, financial distress and a flight to sector specialist advice. Our banking and finance practice can help you navigate these challenges, with expertise in the full spectrum of banking and finance law. Whether you are a lender, borrower, sponsor, insolvency practitioner or debt advisor, our priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Today’s banking and finance transactions require expertise across a wide range of sectors. CMS is a top 10 global law firm with a strong sector focus. Our driver is to provide clients with pragmatic advice delivered by a multi disciplinary team. With 65 offices globally, we provide sector expertise to support clients' finance requirements and are recognised for providing clear commercial advice and getting the deal done for our clients.

Our clients range from domestic and major global corporates, funds and other financial institutions and advisors across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Brazil, Mexico and Asia.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Bank­ing & Fin­ance in the UK
A ma­jor E&P com­pany on its ne­go­ti­ations with its main stake­hold­ers and reg­u­lat­ors (DECC and OGA) in seek­ing a solvent re­struc­tur­ing of its debt of circa USD 1.4bn.Ex­cep­tion­al In­nov­a­tion Tech­no­logy...
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June 2018
CMS in­tro­duces Private Place­ments on­line Ques­tion­naire
Private place­ments are in­creas­ingly be­ing used for debt fund­ing as an al­tern­at­ive to bank fin­an­cing Find the right one for you! The mar­ket of­fers a large num­ber of Private Place­ment (PP) products...

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14 May 2021
FCA pub­lishes ‘CP21/23: A new “Con­sumer Duty”’ (owed by fin­an­cial ser­vices...
Today, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity pub­lished ‘CP21/13: A new Con­sumer Duty’, its con­sulta­tion on in­tro­du­cing a new “Con­sumer Duty” for fin­an­cial ser­vices firms deal­ing with con­sumers. The...
12 May 2021
CMS Glob­al Fintech Up­date
The leg­al frame­work in the fintech in­dustry is chan­ging very quickly and some­times var­ies greatly from jur­is­dic­tion to jur­is­dic­tion.Our glob­al up­date, will give you an over­view of the latest changes and top­ics we have been deal­ing with in Europe, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion. This will give you an at a glance sum­mary of a num­ber of art­icles that we have pro­duced on a loc­al basis.For a more in-depth ana­lys­is or for any ques­tions, please reach out to your usu­al CMS con­tact or lis­ted be­low Fintech ex­perts.
12 May 2021
Has the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced enough new de­vel­op­ments to make a dif­fer­ence...
In his key­note speech open­ing Lon­don FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced a series of new policy de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to FinTech. In par­tic­u­lar: the launch...
12 May 2021
Has the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced enough new de­vel­op­ments to make a dif­fer­ence...
In his key­note speech open­ing Lon­don FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced a series of new policy de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to FinTech. In par­tic­u­lar: the launch of a new FCA...
10 May 2021
Wide range of new ini­ti­at­ives an­nounced for UK FinTech by Chan­cel­lor (Part...
On 19 April 2021, dur­ing his open­ing key­note speech at a launch event for FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced new pro­pos­als for UK FinTech, as fol­lows: A new...
10 May 2021
Wide range of new ini­ti­at­ives an­nounced for UK FinTech by Chan­cel­lor (Part...
On 19 April 2021, dur­ing his open­ing key­note speech at a launch event for FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced new pro­pos­als for UK FinTech, as fol­lows: A new FCA ‘scale...
07 May 2021
De­fault No­tices for Con­sumer Cred­it Agree­ments: Have you made the changes?
Firms are re­minded that the re­quired amend­ments to de­fault no­tices must be made by 2 June 2021. The Con­sumer Cred­it (En­force­ment, De­fault and Ter­min­a­tion No­tices) (Coronavir­us) (Amend­ment) Reg­u­la­tions...
07 May 2021
De­fault No­tices for Con­sumer Cred­it Agree­ments: Have you made the changes?
Firms are re­minded that the re­quired amend­ments to de­fault no­tices must be made by 2 June 2021. The Con­sumer Cred­it (En­force­ment, De­fault and Ter­min­a­tion No­tices) (Coronavir­us) (Amend­ment) Reg­u­la­tions...
06 May 2021
A look of dis­ap­prov­al: the FCA’s new dis­cus­sion pa­per on fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions...
On 29 April 2021, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) pub­lished a Dis­cus­sion Pa­per DP21/1 con­cern­ing the pro­posed strength­en­ing of the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tion rules for high-risk in­vest­ments and firms...
06 May 2021
A look of dis­ap­prov­al: the FCA’s new dis­cus­sion pa­per on fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions...
On 29 April 2021, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) pub­lished a Dis­cus­sion Pa­per DP21/1 con­cern­ing the pro­posed strength­en­ing of the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tion rules for high-risk in­vest­ments and firms...
05 May 2021
Con­sumer cred­it firms: changes to SECCI im­min­ent
As pre­vi­ously re­por­ted, con­sumer cred­it firms must make changes to their pre-con­tract con­sumer cred­it in­form­a­tion forms. These changes are now im­min­ent and must be made from 1 June 2021. Which firms are...
05 May 2021
Con­sumer cred­it firms: changes to SECCI im­min­ent
As pre­vi­ously re­por­ted, con­sumer cred­it firms must make changes to their pre-con­tract con­sumer cred­it in­form­a­tion forms. These changes are now im­min­ent and must be made from 1 June 2021. Which firms are...