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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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Stuart Tait
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart Tait is a partner in the Real Estate team. Stuart is at the forefront of real estate investment and development deals in Scotland, acting for clients such as Aviva Investors, Kames Capital, Standard...
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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....
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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,...
Martyn Needham
Martyn Needham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martyn is a partner in the Real Estate & Construction Team at CMS London.  Martyn has been practising as a commercial real estate lawyer in London for over 25 years.Martyn primarily acts for institutional...
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Dominic Harris
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Dominic Harris is a partner in the Pensions Team at CMS, with extensive experience advising trustees, employers, independent governance committees and insurers on all pensions issues. This includes advising...
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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...
Glen Flannery
Glen Flannery
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Glen is a Partner in our Restructuring & Insolvency team. He qualified in 2003 and became a partner in the business in 2007.Glen advises debtors, creditors, insolvency practitioners, investors in distressed...
Ruth Marken
Ruth Marken
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Ruth Marken is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS Manchester.  Ruth advises on the full range of financing transactions, with expertise in acting for corporate, fund and lender...
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Eva Talmacsi
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in Central & Eastern Europe and the...
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Hugo Coetzee
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Hugo Coetzee is an Infrastructure and Energy Finance partner at CMS in London. He is the head of the global project and asset finance team of the CMS banking and finance practice area group, heads up...