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The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest and provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law.

The Italian team ensures that our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business. A tailored commercial approach is key. Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, the priority of our Italian banking professionals is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills in working together for more than one decade.

Whether you seek deep-rooted local advice or multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams will advise you seamlessly. We select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter.

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

We advise clients on a wide range of issues, from the most common deals (which include letters of credit, bank and insurance guarantees, regulatory matters and – in cooperation with our corporate team – setting -up of branches and subsidiaries of financial institutions in Italy and abroad) to major transactions (debt restructuring, securitisations, project finance).
The Italian team aims to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last. 

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28 April 2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
29 March 2021
EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
18 February 2021
Lim­its to the op­er­a­tion in Italy of UK banks and in­vest­ment com­pan­ies after...
Start­ing from 1st Janu­ary 2021, the pro­vi­sion of bank­ing, fin­an­cial in­vest­ment ser­vices in Italy by Brit­ish banks, elec­tron­ic money in­sti­tu­tions, and in­vest­ment firms shall be deemed to be ab­us­ive, un­less...
18 February 2021
Lim­its to the op­er­a­tion in Italy of UK banks and in­vest­ment com­pan­ies after...
Start­ing from 1st Janu­ary 2021, the pro­vi­sion of bank­ing, fin­an­cial in­vest­ment ser­vices in Italy by Brit­ish banks, elec­tron­ic money in­sti­tu­tions, and in­vest­ment firms shall be deemed to be ab­us­ive, un­less...
12 February 2021
Lim­its to the op­er­a­tion in Italy of UK banks and in­vest­ment com­pan­ies after...
Start­ing from 1st Janu­ary 2021, the pro­vi­sion of bank­ing, fin­an­cial in­vest­ment ser­vices in Italy by Brit­ish banks, elec­tron­ic money in­sti­tu­tions, and in­vest­ment firms shall be deemed to be ab­us­ive, un­less...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
25 January 2021
CMS with Ab­er­deen for re­gis­tra­tion in the Re­gister of Third Coun­tries'...
CMS, among the top ten in­ter­na­tion­al law firms, as­sisted Ab­er­deen As­set Man­agers Lim­ited, a Brit­ish in­vest­ment com­pany of the Stand­ard Life Ab­er­deen Group, in ob­tain­ing the Con­sob au­thor­isa­tion to be...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...