CMS Expert Guide to Taking Security

Structuring cross-border transactions, and particularly those involving multiple jurisdictions, is an increasingly complex matter. The possibilities of taking security vary between European countries, and as borrowers seek to support their loans with a wide variety of collateral – including real estate assets, shares, receivables and IP rights – from across the markets in which they operate, it can be challenging to put together a feasible package that complies with all the relevant local laws.

The CMS Guide to Taking Security provides you with answers to all principal legal issues related to taking a security package across various countries and is aimed at helping you when structuring a cross-border financing. It allows you to gain an overview and compare the possibilities between different countries by reference to the following topics:

  • guarantees
  • security
  • perfection
  • enforcement

You can navigate the Guide by clicking on the countries in the map below. We are confident this Guide will help you in the initial stages of structuring cross-border finance transactions.

If you like to receive more detailed information about the legal regime in a particular jurisdiction, then please contact one of the members of the CMS Banking & Finance team who will be happy to provide further advice.

Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm. With 56 offices in 31 countries across the world, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. Our European coverage is unmatched by any other law firm.