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Banking & Finance

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The global banking and finance industry is faced with increasing financial and regulatory pressures and new and more complex rules and practices that you need to anticipate and take advantage of. For your cross border business, you also face potentially conflicting market practices and rules, but also new opportunities. Our team of 30 specialist lawyers can ensure you are always one step ahead of market developments across the spectrum of regulatory issues, mutual funds and banking, structured finance and capital markets transactions .

Whether you are a financial institution, corporate, asset manager, mutual fund or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best business outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

"I'm very satisfied with the work on all accounts. The team is fully dedicated and available. I am not the only client, but I'm given that impression. When I work with this firm I know the job will be done, because it has brilliant negotiation skills and a high level of technical understanding of the law. We like working with CMS because the lawyers are always creative and offer easy solutions to our problems. I always receive the documents within the strict deadlines. We've built a trusting relationship with them, they advise us on how to improve our scope of business and give information on the market. What is important for us is their global view and knowledge of the European markets."Chambers 2015

"In capital markets the firm has one of the most respected debt teams in the jurisdiction."IFLR 1000 2016

"CMS' team, which has ‘very good industry knowledge’, recently completed a number of landmark transactions. CMS advises on derivatives and has a strong securitisation practice."Legal 500 2014

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    Banking

    We offer a large range of legal services on behalf of financial institutions. Our team has expertise in licensing of credit institutions, monitoring regulatory impact on credit institutions’ branches and representative offices ...

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    Capital Markets

    Our team advises issuers, financial institutions and other participants on all types of capital markets transactions

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    Financial Services

    Our team covers the entire spectrum of financial services

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    Securitisation and covered bonds

    The Banking/Finance team has vast experience in securitisation, involving a wide range of assets and structures

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    Structured financing

    The Banking & Finance team is involved in all areas of corporate finance and all types of financing under which repayment is totally or partially assured by cash flow generated from a specific activity or asset

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