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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 15-strong team at CMS Romania is ‘extremely competent from partner through to junior lawyer’.
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The 15-laywer strong Banking & Finance team in Bucharest is top-ranked by all the main international legal directories. Within our Bucharest team, we have four English and/or New York qualified finance lawyers. We are a recognised centre of excellence for English law governed finance transactions in the region and provide English and Romanian legal advice and transaction management directly from our Bucharest office across CEE and the Balkans.

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.

CMS Romania 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 Romania to help businesses to reduce risk and make the most of business opportunities both within Romania and across the world.

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    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 fa­cil­it­at­ing...
    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...
    23 December 2020
    CMS ad­vises Na­tion­al Bank of Greece on the sale of a large NPL port­fo­lio...
    In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Na­tion­al Bank of Greece (NBG) on the dis­pos­al of a Ro­mani­an-risk cor­por­ate non-per­form­ing and sub-per­form­ing loan (NPL) port­fo­lio with a total gross book value of...
    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...
    13 October 2020
    COV­ID-19: Ro­mani­an au­thor­it­ies im­ple­men­ted the state aid scheme for fin­an­cing...
    Fol­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion ap­prov­al de­cision (more in­form­a­tion here), the state aid scheme val­ued at RON 4 bil­lion (EUR 800 mil­lion) for the fin­an­cing of large en­ter­prises and small and me­di­um-sized...
    06 October 2020
    COV­ID-19: State aid scheme for fin­an­cing large en­ter­prises is to be­come...
    The European Com­mis­sion has ap­proved a Ro­mania state aid scheme val­ued at RON 4 bil­lion (EUR 800 mil­lion) for the fin­an­cing of large en­ter­prises and small and me­di­um-sized en­ter­prises (SMEs) with a 2019...
    02 October 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to AML and CTF law and reg­u­la­tion in CEE
    In or­der to main­tain the in­teg­rity of fin­an­cial mar­kets and pre­vent cor­rup­tion and ter­ror­ism, it is ne­ces­sary for all gov­ern­ments to take a ro­bust ap­proach to money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing...
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    30 September 2020
    Ro­mania amends for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment con­trol re­gime
    In line with the EU ap­proach of ad­opt­ing stricter meas­ures of scru­tiny for vet­ting for­eign trans­ac­tions that could po­ten­tially raise na­tion­al se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der risks, Ro­mania has put for­ward a...
    01 September 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law
    Re­struc­tur­ings, es­pe­cially those in­volving mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions, are in­vari­ably com­plex mat­ters. This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides an over­view of the vari­ous re­struc­tur­ing pos­sib­il­it­ies avail­able in a...
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