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Whether you are launching, operating, lending to or investing in a fund or an alternative indirect investment vehicle, you need to overcome legal hurdles which may be from a domestic and/or cross-border perspective. Our pan-European funds group advises across your key asset classes including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, venture capital, debt and exchange traded funds. We advise on all types of funds and other indirect structures and across the lifecycle. Our experience and varied client base enables us to advise on the commercial as well as the legal and tax aspects.

We are highly skilled at, and have a reputation for, efficiency and providing commercial and pragmatic advice to reach successful deal conclusions quickly and on sensible budgets. We recognise the fast-moving regulatory climate and aim to simplify the legal minefield with our expert funds guides. These cover developments such as those affecting passporting and private placement regimes and allow you to keep pace with key market changes. We also actively engage in the legislative process, seeking to influence outcomes for the benefit of our client base.  

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June 2019
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
22 May 20
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pass­port­ing (AIF)
04 May 20
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
30 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA cla­ri­fy su­per­vis­ory ap­proach on SFTR back­load­ing re­quire­ments...
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 11.30am on 30 March 2020 and will not be main­tained. The European Se­cur­it­ies Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has cla­ri­fied its po­s­i­tion on the re­quire­ments for ‘back­load­ing’...
June 2019
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
30 Mar 20
EU Com­mis­sion calls for closer scru­tiny of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment
Non-EU in­vestors may be con­fron­ted with more ri­gid clear­ance pro­cesses when at­tempt­ing to ac­quire EU com­pan­ies as a res­ult of an un­pre­ced­en­ted call for ac­tion by the European Com­mis­sion. In a policy pa­per...
18 Jun 19
An­nu­al Re­view 2018 – 2019
26 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA is­sue state­ments con­cern­ing reg­u­lat­ory for­bear­ance for...
Cor­rect as of 12pm on 23 March. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. On 18 March 2020, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) pub­lished a state­ment about  reg­u­lat­ory for­bear­ance...
Feb 2018
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing
Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Funds in...
20 Jun 16
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
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