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Our Banking & Finance practice is one of the biggest in Europe. Our expertise includes the entire spectrum of banking, finance and regulated markets. In local ánd international situations. We deliver a tailor-made approach that pays as much attention to your commercial interests as it does to your legal interests. Lawyers that have (internationally) worked together for decades and that therefore have proven experience in every possible situation will give you an unmatchable lead.

A tailored commercial approach is key. We want your business to thrive.

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

Our organisation 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. We have teams that focus on specific industries - such as an energy team, a hotels team, an infrastructure team and a lifesciences team. They work closely together and are happy to share their knowledge.

Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise and experience. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

We aim to be one step ahead of market developments and legislative changes, in order to build relationships with you that last. We provide you with a sustainable advice that enables you to make the right decisions, short-term and long-term.

Should you wish to learn more about what we can offer your business? Please take a look at the practice group specific pages below or contact one of our specialists directly.

Highly experienced team. Wide skill set. Client focus. Technical legal ability is excellent.

The Legal500 EMEA, 2022

"We value their knowledge and responsiveness to our questions regarding regulations and more."

Chambers FinTech Legal, 2022

Clear work steps. Easily available for consultation. Professional. Going the extra mile.

IFLR1000, 31st edition

We can highly recommend CMS for renewable transactions

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Excellent, efficient, highly skilled work, great result.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Responsive, quick, pleasant to work with.

IFLR1000, 30th edition

We highly appreciate the professionalism of CMS lawyers especially in international transactions, as well as their client-oriented approach, the high quality of their services and their well-established practical experience

Chambers Global, 2020

Able to make the cross-border financing supported by a spread network of its own branches.

Chambers Global, 2020

"We consult CMS quite a bit on open banking, tokenisation and DLT. They're a little different to other law firms in that they have a deeper understanding of the tech."

Chambers FinTech, 2020

"CMS is noted for handling financing matters in the real estate, leisure and energy sectors, among others."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Breadth of depth in terms of both sectors and geographic areas operated within."

Chambers Global, 2019

"They are used to international practice," which can make things "more straightforward."

Chambers Europe, 2019

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