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Capital Markets & Derivatives

United Kingdom

The financial crisis and its aftermath have had a considerable impact on the financial markets. There have been significant changes in the practice and regulation of capital markets, derivatives and structured finance products. Whether you are an issuer, product manufacturer, sell-side institution, corporate counterparty or investor, our dedicated Capital Markets and Derivatives team offers a wide range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions.

We have an extremely strong and well-balanced client base which includes leading investment banks, clearing banks and asset and investment managers, as well as a large variety of institutional and corporate clients, trustees and pension schemes. The team forms a part of CMS’ International Capital Markets practice comprising more than 100 lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.

They provide good pragmatic advice, because they have a good understanding of the commercial background.
Chambers UK, 2016

We have expertise in the following product areas: eurobonds, securitisations, high-yield bonds, project bonds and CDOs; securitised derivatives and structured products; OTC derivatives; clearing; repos and stock lending; strategic equity derivatives and equity financing; proprietary indices; insurance risk and capital hedging of bank lending and securitisation transactions; financial guarantees; regulatory advice and regulatory capital; restructuring and insolvency; master agreement negotiations; prime brokerage; finding and liquidity transactions; and repackagings. 

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De­liv­er­ing true depth of ex­pert­ise and re­sources across the globe
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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Cap­it­al Mar­kets & De­riv­at­ives in the UK
A US in­vest­ment bank on a wide range of re­tail struc­tured product trans­ac­tions linked to a num­ber of un­der­ly­ing as­set classes.A large European cor­por­ate on a range of com­plex struc­tured equity de­riv­at­ives fin­an­cings.A FTSE 250 com­pany on a prop­erty s

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20 May 2020
FCA ac­cel­er­ates di­git­al sand­box pi­lot to sup­port firms amidst the COV­ID-19...
The FCA has set out its pro­pos­al to ac­cel­er­ate the di­git­al sand­box pi­lot to sup­port in­nov­at­ive firms amidst the Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic. In an art­icle ori­gin­ally pub­lished in the Thom­son Re­u­ters, Sam Robin­son, Susann Altkem­per and Yas­min Jo­hal ex­plain the di­git
17 February 2020
The reg­u­lat­ory FinTech sand­box - a glob­al re­view
The reg­u­lat­ory FinTech sand­box - a glob­al re­view by Sam Robin­son, Susann Altkem­per and Yas­min Jo­hal from CMS. Find out more.
4 December 2017
CMS broadens Cap­it­al Mar­kets and De­riv­at­ives of­fer­ing with spe­cial­ist hire
CMS is de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of lead­ing se­cur­it­isa­tion and struc­tured fin­ance spe­cial­ist Neil Hamilton. Neil joins as a Part­ner in the firm’s Cap­it­al Mar­kets and De­riv­at­ives (CM&D) team in Lon­don. He joins from Jones Day and pre­vi­ously was
24/05/2016
CMS UK launches Brexit check­lists
With only a month to go un­til the ref­er­en­dum on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship of the EU, today, we are launch­ing a series of eas­ily di­gest­ible check­lists cov­er­ing a broad range of in­dustry areas to guide you through what a Brexit could really mean for your busines
05/05/2016
CMS ad­vises on food and bever­age sec­tor’s largest ever ac­cel­er­ated book­build
CMS ac­ted for long stand­ing cli­ent, Kul­czyk In­vest­ments, on the sale of 24 mil­lion or­din­ary shares in SAB­Miller plc, via an ac­cel­er­ated book­build ar­ranged by Cred­it Suisse. The sale real­ised gross pro­ceeds of £1,003,200,000 and rep­res­en­ted the largest eve
07/10/2014
CMS com­pletes En­ter­prise Inns re­fin­an­cing and new bank fa­cil­ity
CMS in Lon­don has ad­vised En­ter­prise Inns plc (“ETI”) on a sub­stan­tial re­fin­an­cing trans­ac­tion which com­pleted today