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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.

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Martin Brown
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martin Brown has over 18 years’ experience of advising lenders, borrowers and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of financial restructurings and non-litigious aspects of formal insolvency proceedings....
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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,...
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Keith Ham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Keith Ham is a partner in the Banking & Finance Group. He has over 25 years of experience in banking and insolvency law and has worked in three jurisdictions. Keith currently specialises in property and...
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Simon Johnston
Part­ner
Co-head of Real Estate Finance Group
United Kingdom, London
Simon Johnston is a partner in the CMS Finance Group and Co-head of the Real Estate Finance Group.He heads CMS' London’s Real Estate Finance practice. As well as regularly acting for borrowers and financial...
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Jason Harding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Harding acts for a wide range of leading financial institutions and corporates in all areas of the debt capital markets, including Eurobonds, securitisations, high-yield bonds, project bonds, collateralised...
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Ian McGarr
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Ian McGarr is a partner in the Real Estate Finance team.He focuses on the hotel financing sector and is a key member of the market leading CMS Hotels & Leisure sector group. He also works across various...
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Alex Patience
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alex Patience is a partner in the International Finance Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in negotiating and structuring transactions in syndicated and leveraged finance, real estate finance,...
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Mark Moseling
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark Moseling is a partner in the Finance team.He specialises in corporate and leveraged finance and has extensive experience acting for banks, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in relation...
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Rita Lowe
Part­ner
Co-Head of Finance
United Kingdom, London
Rita Lowe is the Co-Head of the Finance Team.Rita has a wide and varied practice which includes advising stakeholders (such as banks, private equity, funds and pension trustees) on general issues with...
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Neil James
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Neil James is a partner in the International Finance Practice, and leads the firm’s asset-based financing practice. Neil is a well-known practitioner in the asset-based financing sector, and has focused...