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As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation.

We have unmatched geographical coverage and more English and US qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in CEE than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market. 

The quality of the advice is excellent. The lawyers are knowledgeable about the subject and incredibly thorough.
Chambers Europe, 2015

Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face.

From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

Prompt, reliable and very user-friendly
Chambers, 2016

Our Banking & Finance team in Poland has over 20 years of experience in various areas including property finance, asset finance, project finance (including PPP structures) and acquisition finance as well restructuring transactions. We also offer our clients the highest level of complex legal advice on all types of regulatory issues.

CMS Poland connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 34 countries worldwide.

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    Restructuring, Business Transformation & Insolvency

    CMS can help you with restructuring, insolvency and transforming your business. Whether caused by rapid technological developments, consumer preferences, increased success of competitors, tightening of regulation or an overall economic downturn. When businesses experience decreasing revenue and profits it is better to act sooner rather than later. CMS has lawyers based in Poland to help businesses to reduce risk and make the most of business opportunities both within Poland and across the world.

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    High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Bank­ing & Fin­ance in Po­land
    In­ter­na­tion­al Per­son­al Fin­ance plc (IPF) in con­nec­tion with is­su­ance of pub­lic bonds with no ob­lig­a­tion to pub­lish an is­sue pro­spect­us, and on the in­tro­duc­tion of bonds to the mar­ket in two al­tern­at­ive...


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    12 April 2021
    EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
    The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
    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...
    5 March 2021
    CMS ad­vised on largest in­vest­ment in the chem­ic­al in­dustry in Po­land and...
    In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice on the fin­an­cing of Po­lice Poly­mers, the largest pro­ject in Po­land im­ple­men­ted un­der the pro­ject fin­ance for­mula and also the largest in­vest­ment...
    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...
    26 January 2021
    Po­land – a more than 20 mln fine for mis­selling life in­sur­ance-based in­vest­ment...
    On 13 Janu­ary 2021 the Pres­id­ent of the Pol­ish Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“OC­CP”) is­sued a de­cision im­pos­ing a fine of more than PLN 20 mln on a Pol­ish life in­surer (“In­surer”)...
    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...
    22 December 2020
    CMS ad­vises Bank Pekao S.A. on the sale of Dom In­west­ycyjny Xeli­on
    In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising Bank Pekao S.A, one of the largest fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions in CEE, on the sale of Dom In­west­ycyjny Xeli­on to Quer­cus TFI S.A. The con­cluded agree­ment provides for...
    8 December 2020
    CMS strengthens re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency prac­tice
    In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS firm has strengthened its re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency prac­tice with two new hires. The CMS in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary re­struc­tur­ing team has re­cently been joined by Ar­tur Bed­narski...
    25 November 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to pop­u­lar in­vest­ment vehicles
    This guide gives a quick re­view of some of the most pop­u­lar fund vehicles for in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vest­ment in real as­sets.The se­lec­tion of a vehicle has a num­ber of com­mon themes in­clud­ing the loc­a­tion of...