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The CMS Luxembourg Banking & Finance team provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law.

In one of the most important financial marketplaces in Europe, CMS Luxembourg ensures its services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business. Our priority is resolving your challenges and offering you innovative tailor-made solutions in order to make your business thrive.

Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, we have banking & finance experts to help, whatever your situation.

The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest with 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 a team of highly-qualified and experienced lawyers that will best fit with the scope of your matter. This organisation allows us to be flexible while providing top level project management.

Over the years, we have been advising a vast range of clients, both foreign and domestic, such as commercial and investment banks, private banks or investment companies on common deals but also on major transactions.

We aim to be one step ahead of market developments, in order to build relationships with you that last.

"Technically they have the right expertise to assist in any kind of matter, irrespective of its complexity. Their “future facing” brand is more than simple words, and they are always anticipating the client’s needs with superb service."

Legal500, 2022

"The team is proactive with good knowledge of relevant banking and finance principles."

Legal500, 2022

"They provide a prompt efficient service, understanding clients’ cross-border requirements."

Legal500, 2022

"An excellent level of commitment to quality, significant knowledge and understanding in many areas related to banking law, high analytical skilled lawyer, best responsiveness, listening skills, high availability."

Legal500, 2022

"It is a very capable and efficient team which provides a great level of service."

Legal500, 2021

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