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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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Shakeel Adli
Shakeel Adli
Part­ner
Head of Islamic Finance
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Shakeel Adli is the Head of Islamic Finance at CMS. He specialises in advising lenders, borrowers, sponsors and security providers, whether Shariah compliant or not, on structuring, negotiating and documenting...
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
United Kingdom, London
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...
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Brooks is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
Martin Brown
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...
Aidan Campbell
Aidan Campbell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Aidan Campbell is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group and specialises in the distribution of insurance products.He has a wide range of experience of working with insurers and distributors...
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...