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International Banking & Finance Lawyers

At CMS we employ more than 500 banking and finance lawyers across over 40 countries to anticipate, interpret and advise on the local, cross-border and international laws shaping your markets. So whatever is ahead, we’re already taking action.

CMS Banking & Finance lawyers provide local and international expertise in the full spectrum of banking and finance.

Our lawyers advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

  • Banking law and regulation
  • Finance
  • Finance restructuring
  • Capital markets

As a group we combine our expertise to drive important issues for our clients through regular and pertinent communication, expert guides and thought leadership.

From deep-rooted local advice to multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams offer you consistent, top quality service. Our lawyers across the globe know one another and work together in specially selected teams to focus on your specific needs.

Please get in touch with the Global Heads of the Banking & Finance group below.

Here you can find a list of all lawyers globally.

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Jenny Allan
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...
Jorge Allende Destuet
Jorge Allende D., LL.M.
Chile, Santiago
Jorge is part of the Infrastructure & Projects Group at CMS Chile. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital market operations, and private equity. He counsels international clients on matters of...
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Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Portugal, Lisbon
The main areas of practice include privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance (debt and equity), credit securitisation and structured products. He has considerable experience...
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Marite Aragaki
Peru, Lima
Marité Aragaki has broad experience negotiating agreements and dealing with regulatory aspects for the extractive industries, advising foreign and national clients in the planning, development and implementation...
Felipe Arze Abogado Corporativo
Luis Felipe Arze, LL.M
Chile, Santiago
Luis Felipe is co-head of the Infrastructure & Projects Group at CMS Chile. His knowledge and experience in matters of engineering and construction have lead him to represent several of the area’s most...
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Mark Atkinson
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...
Baranov Konstantin
Konstantin Baranov
Head of Banking & Finance
Russia, Moscow
Konstantin Baranov is a partner heading the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets teams in Moscow. He has significant experience in representing financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of...
Martin Bell
Dr. Martin Bell
Germany, Frankfurt
Martin Bell is an extremely experienced transaction lawyer, having advised on a multitude of M&A and private equity transactions as well as on corporate restructurings. German and international companies...
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Grégory Benteux
Head of Securitisation and Structured Finance
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Grégory has joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2009 and is in charge of the securitisation and structured finance and debt activities. He specialises in both domestic and offshore securitisation...
Andrew Besser
Andrew Besser
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...