Capital markets activity in Central and Eastern Europe is picking up, with the key capital markets in the region developing at a strong pace, particularly with respect to offers of shares and bonds, and dual-listings. This brings both new opportunities and new challenges for companies and governments. Issuers, investment banks, multilateral financial institutions, private equity funds and governments look to the CMS CEE Capital Markets team to guide them through these rapidly evolving markets and advise on increasingly innovative and complex financing solutions. CMS connects you to in-depth expertise in your local markets, as well as the know-how and expertise gained from our experiences working in the more mature markets of Western Europe and the United States.
Our Capital Markets team offers the full range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives and structured finance transactions – from complex equity and debt securities offerings and dual-listings on European, North American or other Stock Exchanges, through to securitised derivatives and structured products, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters (Prospectus Directive, MiFID, EMIR and so on). The team has worked on some of the most ground-breaking capital markets transactions in the EU (e.g. Telefónica’s successful IPO of €1.45 billion on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and in CEE, where we most recently worked on some of the largest IPOs on the Warsaw Stock Exchange last year, including the IPOs of the largest independent postal operator in Poland InPost and luxury goods brand Wittchen. The CMS International Capital Markets practice comprises more than 100 lawyers across 34 countries worldwide.
Due to the large number of new EU directives (such as those related to capital markets transparency) and the need to transpose them into national law, companies and investors are finding the task of raising capital in Slovakia increasingly difficult. Adhering to and implementing new directives can often be a demanding process, which is why you can always rely on our team in Bratislava for help and support in protecting yourself from capital market penalties. We create a specialised team for every client by combining international expertise with an acute knowledge of the local markets and sectors.