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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.

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 Ukraine connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 39 countries worldwide. The team based in Kyiv has a strong reputation advising international banks on bilateral and syndicated transactions, including corporate loans, trade and commodity finance and project finance.  Our clients are both the lenders and borrowers.  

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Capital Markets
CMS advises national and international investment banks, issuers and investors on all aspects related to stock exchange and capital markets law. Finan
Restructuring, Business Transformation & Insolvency
CMS in Ukraine can help you with restructuring, insolvency and transforming your business. Whether caused by rapid technological developments, consume


Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
SF­DR’s Prin­cip­al Ad­verse Im­pacts In­dic­at­ors on course to change
The European Com­mis­sion has giv­en the European Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­it­ies (“ES­As”) a man­date to re­view the SF­DR Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion in­dic­at­ors for prin­cip­al ad­verse im­pact and the fin­an­cial product...
SF­DR con­tin­ues to evolve: more gran­u­lar dis­clos­ures to be pro­posed on in­vest­ments’...
Fin­an­cial products with ex­pos­ures in fossil gas and nuc­le­ar en­ergy are likely to have more gran­u­lar re­port­ing re­quire­ments un­der the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”). The European...
Ukraine al­lows the na­tion­al­isa­tion of as­sets of sanc­tioned per­sons
On 22 April 2022, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law of Ukraine No. 7194, which es­tab­lishes the leg­al frame­work for na­tion­al­ising as­sets of sanc­tioned per­sons with­in the peri­od of mar­tial law. The...
Cross-bor­der trade with Ukraine con­tin­ues amid war, mar­tial law
While war and mar­tial law in Ukraine has put op­er­a­tions on hold for nu­mer­ous busi­nesses, cross-bor­der trade with Ukrain­i­an coun­ter­parties has not stopped en­tirely. In these cir­cum­stances, the Na­tion­al...
Mar­tial Law in Ukraine: Bank­ing and Pay­ments Im­plic­a­tions
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022 (as amended on 21 March 2022) the Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) in re­sponse to the un­pre­ced­en­ted mil­it­ary ag­gres­sion by the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion against Ukraine is­sued guid­ance...
Com­pens­a­tion for War Dam­age: El­ev­en Es­sen­tial Steps
CMS ana­lyses the el­ev­en es­sen­tial steps to pro­tect your busi­ness and as­sets dam­aged by the war in Ukraine. Take ac­tion now to en­sure that Rus­sia com­pensates you for any dam­age from its re­sources and as­sets...
Ukraine de­vel­ops the guideline for eval­u­at­ing war dam­age and losses
On 20 March 2022, the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine ad­op­ted Res­ol­u­tion No. 326 “On Ap­prov­al of the Guideline for Eval­u­at­ing Dam­age and Losses Caused to Ukraine in the Res­ult of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion...
Crypto As­sets Leg­al­ised in Ukraine
Crypto as­sets have be­come widely used in Ukraine over the last few years. To pro­mote and ex­pand their leg­al use, the Par­lia­ment has ad­op­ted the Law on Vir­tu­al As­sets, fol­low­ing the Pres­id­en­tial veto of...
Ukraine sus­pends debt col­lec­tion by Rus­si­an cred­it­ors and mod­i­fies en­force­ment...
On 15 March 2022, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed Law of Ukraine No. 7154 “On Amend­ments to the Law of Ukraine “On En­force­ment Pro­ceed­ings” that sus­pends debt col­lec­tion un­der Ukrain­i­an en­force­ment...
EU and UK Sanc­tions against Rus­sia: a fo­cus on the Fin­an­cial Sec­tor
In re­cent days the EU and the UK have ad­op­ted and ex­pan­ded a num­ber of  sanc­tions meas­ures against Rus­si­an and Be­larus­i­an in­di­vidu­als and com­pan­ies. This art­icle fo­cuses on re­strict­ive meas­ures dir­ec­ted...