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Luxembourg offers many opportunities for the development of your business activities thanks to its innovative financial instruments, its successful cooperation between the private and public sectors and its highly skilled workforce. Opened in 2011, CMS Luxembourg is a trusted law firm that offers first-class legal services to businesses. We also provide tailored legal solutions in wealth management for individuals. Our team consists of more than 70 lawyers, including 10 partners, who are genuine experts in their fields. 

We specialise in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds, Tax, and IP/IT.  Additionally, we provide assistance to our clients regarding Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Capital Markets, ESG, and Insurance matters. 

Our Expertise

Our team of experienced lawyers and legal professionals has a deep understanding of the legal landscape in Luxembourg. We provide tailored legal solutions to our clients across all legal areas and sectors we cover. We offer full support to local and international groups on all legal aspects of their Luxembourg transactions, as well as their day-to-day operations. Whether you are a small business owner, a startup, or a large multinational corporation, CMS Luxembourg can help you navigate the complex legal environment in Luxembourg. Our focus on industry sectors allows us to provide personalised advice to our clients. We combine our expertise in financial services, private equity, and real estate with a deep understanding of each industry to best assist our clients. 

Doing Business Responsibly

At CMS Luxembourg, we are committed to running our business ethically and sustainably. We value diversity, supportiveness, and inclusivity, taking our responsibilities seriously and creating a culture in which all our people, whatever their background, can maximize their potential and thrive. 

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Innovation at CMS 

We bring innovation to life across all departments of our firm by reinventing legal service delivery, embracing technology, and fostering an innovative culture that aims to solve real problems and generate value for our clients and our business.

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18/06/2024
Webinar Series | Liquidity Management for Investment Funds
In the context of retailisation of private funds, liquidity management assumes a pivotal role in mitigating liquidity risk and ensuring the smooth functioning of investment vehicles, specifically when delving into the use of liquidity management tools (LMTs) in (semi-)open ended funds. Join us for an insightful four-part webinar series, followed by a physical event at our premises, where we unravel the complexities of liquidity management applicable to investment funds. Whether you’re a seasoned fund manager or just want to get familiar with this topic, these sessions are tailored to enhance your understanding and equip you with practical tools.
17/05/2024
European Sanctions: Mandatory Contract Clauses, New Criminal Penalties
Back­ground­Follow­ing Russia’s occupation of Crimea in 2014 and invasion of Ukraine in 2022, global allies including the UK, US and EU, Canada and Australia, acted in concert to impose stringent sanctions...
17/05/2024
CMS Expert Guide to real estate finance law
A clear understanding of the security available is fundamental for lenders and borrowers. To assist, CMS has launched an interactive International Guide to Real Estate Finance. This provides a clear and...
16/05/2024
A broader interpretation of "substance or composition" - good news for...
A recent decision from the EPO Boards of Appeal (T 1252/20) potentially paves the way for more diverse products to be patentable in Europe using the medical use claim format.The back­ground:Art­icle 53(c)...
15/05/2024
Six years of GDPR: Europe-wide analysis shows increasingly dynamic sanction...
Highest GDPR fine of 1.2 billion euros imposed by the Irish data protection authority in May 2023 for a breach of the rules on international data transfers. Further fines imposed by this authority in 2023 amounted to hundreds of millions of euros. The main violations are “Insufficient legal basis for data processing” and “Failure to comply with the general principles of data processing”. The next most common violation is “Insufficient technical and organizational measures to ensure information security”. Spain tops the list of countries with the most fines for the fifth year in a row, followed by Italy and Romania. Ireland, Luxembourg and France have the highest average fines and total amounts per country. Berlin – Today, international law firm CMS has published the fifth edition of its annual Enforcement Tracker Report. The English-language report shows the developments of all publicly known GDPR fines based on CMS's own online database, GDPR Enforcement Tracker. The current edition of the report covers the analysis period between March 2023 and March 2024. 510 fines were added for the past year as of the editorial deadline on 1 March 2024. This brings the total number of data protection fines since the GDPR came into effect in May 2018 to 2,225, or 2,086 if only fines with full details such as the amount of the fine, date and authority are counted. The total amount of fines since the start of the survey is around 4.5 billion euros. This means that fines of around 1.7 billion euros have been added compared to last year’s Enforcement Tracker Report. This shows that authorities are no longer shying away from imposing high fines. The average fine for the entire reporting period was around 2.1 million euros - with high fines against “big tech” companies in 2021/22 and the first fine in the billions in 2023 having a particularly heavy impact.“At the top of the list of GDPR fine triggers is, once again, insufficient legal basis and non-compliance with the general data processing principles as well as insufficient technical and organisational measures. Companies should pay particular attention to this,” says Christian Runte, lawyer and partner at the international commercial law firm CMS Germany. Dr Alexander Schmid from the Enforcement Tracker team at CMS Germany adds: “In addition to data protection authorities, the courts have also increasingly dealt with the interpretation of the GDPR. For example, the Court of Justice of the European Union has further clarified the scope of data subjects' right of access. “These rulings create more clarity, but at the same time tighten the requirements for companies, which is why, in addition to a viable compliance concept, current developments will also be decisive for them in practice in the future.”Read the full Enforcement Tracker Report here; a summary can be found here. Pressekon­takt presse@cms-hs. com
15/05/2024
The European Commission reports on the open and targeted consultations...
BackgroundThe Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR1) applies since March 2021 with a view to providing transparency to investors about the sustainability risks associated with their investments...
15/05/2024
GDPR Enforcement Tracker Report
The CMS Data Protection Group is pleased to launch the 5th edition In the six years since the GDPR came into force, this powerful framework to protect personal data has certainly helped to raise awareness and encourage compliance efforts – just as the European legislator intended. At the same time, the risk of fines of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of a company’s global annual turnover can also lead to fear and reluctance or ignorance about compliance issues. We still believe that facts are better than fear. This is why we continuously update our list of publicly known fines in the GDPR Enforcement Tracker and established the GDPR Enforcement Tracker Report as an annual deep dive approach to provide you with more insights into the world of GDPR fines.
07/05/2024
CSSF publishes Q&A on the new requirements for credit institutions on Lombard...
On 29 March 2024, the CSSF released a question and answer regarding the provisions of Circular CSSF 22/824 (the “CSSF Q&A”) for the application of the Guidelines of the European Banking Authority...
07/05/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
07/05/2024
CMS Expert Guide to remote working
Employers in different countries have responded and adapted in various ways to the new working practices set in motion by the pandemic. When this Guide was first published in 2020, it was still unclear...
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06/05/2024
CMS Expert Guide to transferring IP rights
In recent years, IP rights have become an increasingly important asset not only for R&D and technology based companies but also for consumer product manufacturers and life sciences companies, for example...
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01/05/2024
Flushed and failed: General Court shuts the lid on invalidity attack against...
In­tro­duc­tion­Earli­er this year, we reported on a Belgian court ruling relating to the validity and infringement of designs for cat litter trays (read about it here). This time, in a decision which will...