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A strong team for Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance team at CMS comprises more than 50 lawyers serving clients throughout Germany, operating mainly out of our Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart offices. We advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, private equity investors and arrangers – from SMEs to international corporations. Due to our structure and versatility, we are the perfect choice for legal advice on projects of any size and complexity.

Focusing on client needs – nationally and internationally

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS Germany can draw on an international network of lawyers and tax advisors. These resources include 250 experts for banking & finance law. Depending on the particular requirements, we assemble international teams led by an experienced lawyer, usually a partner in the firm.

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    Banking Law and Regulation

    CMS Germany is your specialist for all banking-specific legal issues. We provide support to clients optionally as an outsourced legal department or to complement their own in-house lawyers. Our banking expertise covers banking contract law, advice on dispute resolution, compliance issues, new banking products and financial instruments, and the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG).

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    Capital Markets

    Capital markets never stand still. Stock exchanges around the world face increasing regulation, while tougher legislation requires corresponding changes to the way companies fund themselves. At the same time, capital market products are gaining in importance against a backdrop of historically low interest rates, while new technologies are creating completely new opportunities for issuers and shareholders. Operating successfully in this environment requires both in-depth expertise in capital markets law and proven international capabilities – something we can offer.

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    Finance

    The finance team at CMS Germany helps you develop solutions for your particular financing requirement, working closely with the project managers and lawyers within your organisation.

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    June 2018
    CMS in­tro­duces Private Place­ments on­line Ques­tion­naire
    Private place­ments are in­creas­ingly be­ing used for debt fund­ing as an al­tern­at­ive to bank fin­an­cingFind the right one for you!The mar­ket of­fers a large num­ber of Private Place­ment (PP) products with many dif­fer­ent fea­tures, for ex­ample Schuld­schein­dar­le­hen, Euro PP, US PP, syn­dic­ated loans etc. Stay­ing on top of all this is al­ways a chal­lenge and one could quickly lose track. Thus, how should you choose the product which is most suit­able for you?Use the CMS PP-Tool!  10 Ques­tions - 1 An­swer - 1 Re­com­mend­a­tionPlease start the ques­tion­naire >Our tool provides you with a quick over­view of the dif­fer­ent fea­tures of some private place­ment op­tions offered in the mar­ket, not only in case of emer­gency!

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