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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 internationally (including English and US) qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in emerging Europe 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.

CMS Turkiye connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 34 countries worldwide. Our International Banking and Finance team has been advising on finance transactions in Turkiye and across Central, Southern and Eastern Europe for well over 20 years. We advise lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of finance transactions, covering all financial product lines, including project finance, infrastructure and finance, acquisition finance, corporate lending, and structured trade finance. We offer international law capabilities on the ground in Istanbul – including English and US law advice.

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.

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10/06/2024
ESMA issues first formal guidance on use of AI in retail financial services
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently released a public statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. The statement provides...
27/05/2024
MiFID/MiFIR review: ESMA publishes series of consultation papers on transparency...
On 21 and 23 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published three consultation papers, as part of the ongoing MiFID/MiFIR review.The revised Markets in Financial Instruments...
02/04/2024
ESMA feedback statement on shortening the EU settlement cycle reveals widespread...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a feedback statement summarising comments received from market participants during its consultation on shortening the EU settlement cycle.Under...
11/03/2024
Adoption of MiFID 3 and MiFIR 2 to enhance transparency on markets in financial...
On 8 March 2024, Regulation 2024/791 amending Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 (MiFIR) and Directive 2024/790 amending Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID 2) on markets in financial instruments were published in the...
23/01/2024
New EBA guidelines to manage AML risks as part of the activities of crypto-asset...
EBA released guidelines amending ML/TF Risk Factors Guidelines to include crypto-asset service providers within its AML framework.On 16 January 2024, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released its...
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...
24/10/2023
Shortening the cycle: ESMA Call for Evidence on shortening the EU settlement...
BackgroundOn 5 October 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) launched a Call for Evidence on the shortening of the settlement cycle in the EU (the “Call for Evid­ence”).Un­der...
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...
13/10/2023
Third-party costs in security interests in Turkey
Please note that while the information on this page was current and accurate as at 11/11/16, it may no longer be current or accurate and so you must speak to your local CMS Banking contact if you require...
23/08/2023
CMS affiliate YBK and Paksoy advised Kaleseramik on successful IPO
Thanks to strong investor interest, Kaleseramik, a prominent Turkish ceramics company, exceeded its IPO target by far, raising a total of TRY 2.73 billion (nearly EUR 92 million).
24/07/2023
EU proposes legislation affecting digital payments
The EU has proposed the creation of a third Payment Service Directive (PSD3) Directive to replace PSD2 and a regulation on payment services in the internal market in an effort to protect consumers involved...