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Banking & Finance lawyers

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.

 
Sian Aitken
Sian Aitken
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Siân Aitken is a partner in the Corporate Recovery team, advising insolvency practitioners, banks and corporates on restructurings, risk management, directors’ duties and all aspects of insolvency...
Jenny Allan
Jenny Allan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jenny Allan is a partner specialising in Banking and Finance.She has a particular focus on energy finance, including oil & gas and renewable projects.Jenny is dual-qualified in Scotland and England and...
Mark Atkinson
Mark Atkinson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark Atkinson is a partner in CMS’ Pensions team. He acts for trustees and companies in relation to occupational pension schemes providing day to day advice along with leading on some of the most structural...
Andrew Besser
Andrew Besser
Part­ner
UK, London and Israel, Tel Aviv
Israel, Tel Aviv
With over 25 years' experience, Andrew has advised on all aspects of banking law and has particular expertise in acting for lenders and large property companies involved in complex real estate financings...
Colin Brett
Colin Brett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Colin is a Partner in the Real Estate team in London. Colin advises clients on commercial real estate in relation to the investment, management, development and financing of diverse real estate assets...
Martin Brown
Martin Brown
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martin is the Head of CMS’s UK Restructuring & Insolvency team, with over 20 years’ experience of advising creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of financial restructurings...
Aidan Campbell
Aidan Campbell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Aidan Campbell is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group and specialises in investment funds.He has over 16 years of experience of working with fund providers and distributors to deliver...
Michael Cavers
Michael Cavers
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Michael Cavers is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group. Having joined CMS in 2002, he became a partner in 2012 and has extensive experience advising on a range of debt capital markets...
Anne Chitan
Anne Chitan
Part­ner
Global Co-Head of Communications, TMC
United Kingdom, London
Anne is a partner in the Finance Group. Her practice covers various industry sectors with a main focus on telecoms, media and technology. Anne is also qualified project manager.Anne started her career...
Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris is a Partner within the Capital Markets and Derivatives team at CMS and has a broad range of experience in advising leading investment banks, corporates and other financial institutions on a wide...