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Banking & Finance

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.

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.

Since the market’s liberalisation, our team has advised on some of the largest and most complex cross-border financing transactions in Slovakia. We have also supported clients in the financing of some of the most high-profile infrastructure projects in recent years. Our ability to blend international legal advice with in-depth local knowledge and language skills means that we can offer clients a service second to none.

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Capital markets activity in Central and Eastern Europe is picking up, with the key capital markets in the region developing at a strong pace, particul
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CMS in Slovakia can help you with restructuring, insolvency and transforming your business. Whether caused by rapid technological developments, consum

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23/06/2021
Slov­akia en­acts new Com­pet­i­tion Act
In re­sponse to the im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU Dir­ect­ive 2019/1 (ECN+), Slov­akia has ad­op­ted a com­pletely new Slov­ak Com­pet­i­tion Act (the Act) ef­fect­ive from June 2021. Al­though at first glance the Act is merely...
16/06/2021
The Slov­ak Min­istry of Eco­nomy sub­mits draft Bill on FDI screen­ing
The Min­istry of Eco­nomy (the “Min­istry”) has sub­mit­ted a draft Bill on the Act on Screen­ing of For­eign In­vest­ment (the “Bill”). The Bill cre­ates a frame­work for the: man­dat­ory and vol­un­tary...
16/06/2021
EDPB ap­proves first EU GDPR Code of Con­duct for Cloud Ser­vice Pro­viders
Fol­low­ing the sub­mis­sion by the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity, on May 19 the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ap­proved the EU Cloud Code of Con­duct with sub­sequent fi­nal ap­prov­al by the Bel­gian...
15/06/2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
11/06/2021
EDPB is­sues Re­com­mend­a­tion on cred­it card data stor­age for one-click pay­ments
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) has ad­op­ted a new re­com­mend­a­tion on the leg­al basis for the stor­age of cred­it card data by e-com­merce mer­chants for the pur­pose of one-click pay­ment of fur­ther...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
31/05/2021
CMS Net­work Shar­ing 4.5
On the brink of a new gen­er­a­tion
28/04/2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
12/04/2021
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...
29/03/2021
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...
31/03/2021
CMS CEE Ger­man Desk: Waste man­age­ment in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe
As ever more waste is pro­duced, many coun­tries face new chal­lenges:What are the cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the CEE coun­tries?How does waste man­age­ment dif­fer between EU and non-EU coun­tries?What prob­lem-solv­ing...
02/02/2021
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...