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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.
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Legal questions regarding capital markets are of concern to investors and issuers alike. At the same time, the ever-increasing number of new EU direct

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10/06/2024
ESMA issues first formal guidance on use of AI in retail financial services
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently released a public statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. The statement provides...
27/05/2024
MiFID/MiFIR review: ESMA publishes series of consultation papers on transparency...
On 21 and 23 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published three consultation papers, as part of the ongoing MiFID/MiFIR review.The revised Markets in Financial Instruments...
02/04/2024
ESMA feedback statement on shortening the EU settlement cycle reveals widespread...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a feedback statement summarising comments received from market participants during its consultation on shortening the EU settlement cycle.Under...
28/03/2024
Third country branches regime under the CRD 6
Discussions regarding the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/36/EU (Capital requirements directive, “CRD”) as regards supervisory powers...
11/03/2024
Adoption of MiFID 3 and MiFIR 2 to enhance transparency on markets in financial...
On 8 March 2024, Regulation 2024/791 amending Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR) and Directive 2024/790 amending Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID 2) on markets in financial instruments were published in the...
31/01/2024
CMS advises Actis on acquisition of telecom tower portfolio from Telekom...
Published on 31 January 2024CMS legal teams in Belgrade, Podgorica and Sarajevo have advised Actis on all Serbian, Montenegrin and Bosnian aspects of the acquisition of a carved-out tower portfolio from Telekom Srbija, one of the leading tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions operators in the CEE region.   The carved-out portfolio comprises approximately 1,800 macro towers, of which approximately 1,000 are located in Serbia, approximately 700 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and approximately 100 in Montenegro. CMS has provided legal advice on the buy-side due diligence, structuring of the carve-outs, negotiation of the transaction documents, transfer of the towers, regulatory matters (merger clearance, telecoms and energy supply regulations), tax matters and financing of the transaction. This landmark transaction marks Actis’ entry into the Western Balkans and reinforces Actis' commitment to the CEE region following previous investments in the energy sector in Romania and Bulgaria in 2022. The CMS team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Marija Tešić (Serbia, Montenegro) and included partners Radivoje Petrikić, Ivan Gazdić and Milica Popović, counsels Marija Marošan and Srđan Janković, senior associates Sandra Miljanić, Ksenija Boreta, Jovana Bingulac, Ksenija Ivetić Marlović, Tamara Zejak and Tamara Samardžija, associates Mila Drljević, Milica Tomić,  Jelena Đorđević, Teodora Vujošević and Jovan Bećirić (all Serbia, Montenegro), partners Indir Osmić and Andrea Zubović-De­vedžić, counsel Sanja Voloder, senior associate Ana Terzić and Zlatan Balta, associates Zlatko Mašović, Stefan Ćosović and Zerina Spahić (all Bosnia and Herzegovina).  
29/12/2023
Tackling the misuse of crypto-assets for ML-TF purposes
As a constantly evolving sector, the crypto-assets ecosystem presents continuous challenges, particularly in terms of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML-TF) risks.To tackle the misuse of crypto-assets...
13/12/2023
Finalisation of CRD6/CRR3 and the Article 21c third country branch requirement
On 6 December 2023, the finalised texts of the EU banking package known as CRD61and CRR32 were published following the conclusion of negotiations between the EU co-legislators. In this article, we set...
15/11/2023
NFTs under MiCAR – are they regulated or not?
The Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR) sets down a harmonised regulatory framework for crypto-assets. MiCAR's overarching goal is to extend regulatory oversight to those categories of cryptos...
24/10/2023
Shortening the cycle: ESMA Call for Evidence on shortening the EU settlement...
BackgroundOn 5 October 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) launched a Call for Evidence on the shortening of the settlement cycle in the EU (the “Call for Evid­ence”).Un­der...
19/10/2023
Safeguarding the digital vault: custody and administration of crypto-assets...
With the rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, European regulators have recognised the need to establish a comprehensive framework to ensure the sector's integrity, transparency and the...
13/10/2023
Third-party costs in security interests in Montenegro
Please note that while the information on this page was current and accurate as at 20/9/16, it may no longer be current or accurate and so you must speak to your local CMS Banking contact if you require...