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The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest and provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law. We ensure our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business.

Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Our network consists of 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 and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter.
Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

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

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    Capital Markets

    Legal questions regarding capital markets are of concern to investors and issuers alike. At the same time, the ever-increasing number of new EU directives and their implementation under domestic law means that the raising of capital is an increasingly complex issue. This makes our deep and comprehensive expertise in this specialist field particularly relevant, expertise which we have accumulated over many years, both in debt/equity and derivatives transactions.

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    29 March 2021
    EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
    On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
    02 February 2021
    EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
    Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
    22 January 2021
    EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
    Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
    19 January 2021
    New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
    The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
    13 January 2021
    EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
    On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
    05 January 2021
    PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
    Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
    24 November 2020
    Schrems II: Re­sponses to the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies' as­sess­ment and re­com­mend­a­tions...
    "Schrems II": Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice of...
    16 November 2020
    Schrems II re­vis­ited: the European data au­thor­ity pub­lishes draft guid­ance...
    On 11 Novem­ber 2020, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished two re­com­mend­a­tions that provide guid­ance to com­pan­ies on how to as­sess data trans­fers after the ECJ’s Schrems II de­cision:...
    14 October 2020
    Anti-trust pres­sure grows on banks in­volved in syn­dic­ated lend­ing in CEE
    Com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies in CEE are tak­ing a keen­er in­terest in banks that provide syn­dic­ated lend­ing fol­low­ing a European Com­mis­sion re­port last year in­to loan syn­dic­a­tion and its im­pact on com­pet­i­tion...
    07 August 2020
    Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Com­mer­cial Court Ex­am­ines Leg­al Ef­fect of “Sub­ject...
    In the con­text of a crude oil voy­age charter, the Com­mer­cial Court has provided guid­ance on the leg­al ef­fect of “sub­ject to” pro­vi­sions in con­tracts.  In do­ing so, the Com­mer­cial Court noted that...
    23 October 2019
    Less is More: Con­sol­id­a­tion of the Mace­do­ni­an Bank­ing Mar­ket Im­proves Com­pet­i­tion
    The main char­ac­ter­ist­ics of Mace­do­ni­an bank­ing mar­ket are its small size and the re­l­at­ively large num­ber of play­ers. Ac­cord­ing to the latest re­port of the na­tion­al bank of North Mace­do­nia, out of fif­teen...