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In the fast-moving world of financial institutions, the CMS Banking & Finance practice combines local and international expertise across banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law.

A tailored commercial approach is key and we want your business to thrive. Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or a regulated industry, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Our Singapore team along with our international network of over 500 banking and finance lawyers internationally (including those in Hong Kong), who have proven their skills in transactional, regulatory and other matters for clients in Asia and the rest of the world.

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Restructuring & Insolvency
Our team advises all types of stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, financial restructuring and corporate insolvency situations, including debt mo

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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...
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...
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...
28/09/2023
Increase in Insurance Coverage for Singapore-Dollar Bank Deposits to S$100,000
This article is produced by CMS Holborn Asia, a Formal Law Alliance between CMS Singapore and Holborn Law LLC.In­tro­duc­tionThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has announced that it will raise...
12/03/2023
Silicon Valley Bank’s current position and what to do about it
Please refer to our latest publication Update to Silicon Valley Bank's current position and what it means for the most up-to-date guidance. The team here at CMS has been saddened by the collapse of the...
10/03/2023
Reciprocal enforcement of foreign judgments in Singapore: An update
This article is produced by CMS Holborn Asia, a Formal Law Alliance between CMS Singapore and Holborn Law LLC.The long-anticipated repeal of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments Act 1921...
08/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Procedural features of the Unified Patent...
In our previous article, we looked at the current European system of patent prosecution and enforcement and highlighted some of the key changes that will be coming with the new Unitary Patent and Unified...
08/02/2023
APAC IP Update – Winter 2022/2023
ChinaCNIPA released the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent LawIn order to ensure the implementation of the newly...
07/12/2022
NFTs as property – Singapore and the UK
Background facts The Claimant was the owner of an NFT known as the Bored Ape Yacht Club (“BAYC”) ID #2162 (“the Bored Ape NFT”) and regularly entered into loan transactions to borrow crypto­cur­ren­cies...
02/11/2022
APAC IP Update – Autumn 2022
China CNIPA releases China Patent Survey Report 2021 In July 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administratiion (CNIPA) released the China Patent Survey Report 2021. The data in the report...
26/09/2022
Organizations face risk of higher financial penalties for breaches of the...
This article is produced by CMS Holborn Asia, a Formal Law Alliance between CMS Singapore and Holborn Law LLC. The enhanced financial penalty for breaches of the Singapore data protection law (the Personal...
23/08/2022
Restructuring and insolvency law in Singapore
1. What is the primary legislation governing insolvency and restructuring proceedings in your jurisdiction? Currently, Singapore’s corporate insolvency and restructuring legislative framework is mainly...
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