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CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo's Financial Markets & Services team has advised numerous Spanish and multinational entities on some of the largest financial transactions of the last few decades. A combination of experience, thoroughness and innovation in our service offering enables us to stay one step ahead of market developments and build lasting relationships with clients.

The CMS Financial Markets & Services practice is one of Europe’s largest and provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, financial, regulatory and capital markets law.

With extensive knowledge of market trends, the CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo team is able to anticipate changes in banking and financial regulation and offer a tailor-made service to clients such as banks, companies, financial service providers, investment funds and public authorities.

We provide both local advice and multi-jurisdictional expertise, taking a personalised approach to select the teams that will best fit with the scope of each matter.

Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills through having worked together for over a decade.

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Capital Markets
We have a long-established practice as recognized and highly-regarded specialists with a proven and impressive track record in the field of capital ma
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Financial Regulation
The CMS Financial Services Sector Group provides specialist advice on the regulation of financial institutions and financial services. Services Financ
FinTech
CMS' FinTech practice is home to one of Spain's most renowned teams given its participation in the development of the sector in the country from the v
Real Estate Finance
The real estate finance market has undergone significant change in recent years, with increased regulation, the entrance of more categories of lenders

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04/01/2023
EU ad­opts NIS2 Dir­ect­ive to en­hance cy­ber­se­cur­ity and re­si­li­ence
The NIS2 will provide the frame­work for cy­ber­se­cur­ity risk man­age­ment meas­ures and re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions in spe­cified sec­tors, such as en­ergy, trans­port, health, and di­git­al in­fra­struc­ture. Fur­ther­more...
27/10/2022
European data board re­com­mends re­form­ing leg­al frame­work for in­tro­duc­tion...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2022, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ad­op­ted a state­ment on the design choices for a di­git­al euro from the pri­vacy and data pro­tec­tion per­spect­ive, stat­ing that its shares the...
13/10/2022
Com­mis­sion to pro­pose EU-wide le­gis­la­tion on cross-bor­der in­stant pay­ments
In its 2020 Re­tail Pay­ments Strategy, the Com­mis­sion con­firmed its goal of fos­ter­ing the full take up of in­stant pay­ments in the EU. Between 10 March 2021 and 7 April 2021, the Com­mis­sion held a pub­lic...
12/10/2022
Com­mis­sion pro­poses land­mark new rules on li­ab­il­ity for AI sys­tems
On 28 Septem­ber 2022, the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed the draft AI Li­ab­il­ity Dir­ect­ive (AILD Draft) on ad­apt­ing non-con­trac­tu­al civil li­ab­il­ity rules to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence as a po­ten­tial solu­tion...
22/08/2022
EU in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fice pub­lishes ap­proach for clas­si­fy­ing vir­tu­al...
With the ex­plo­sion in pop­ular­ity of Non-Fun­gible Tokens (NFTs) in re­cent years that has seen seem­ingly or­din­ary pic­tures of apes be­ing sold for tens of mil­lions of dol­lars, the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty...
02/08/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial...
Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Reg­u­la­tion, the meta­verse as a work­place In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. The emer­gence...
28/07/2022
Eng­lish High Court per­mits ser­vice of court pro­ceed­ings by NFT
For the first time out­side the United States and for only the second time world­wide,[1] a court has al­lowed the ser­vice of pro­ceed­ings via non-fun­gible token (NFT).  The judg­ment of Trow­ers J in the...
27/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the...
Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the im­port­ance of cy­ber­se­cur­ity, ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world...
19/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs...
Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs and civil law prin­ciples in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. In the meta­verse, trade in vir­tu­al...
24/06/2022
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...
13/06/2022
Spain: CN­MV cir­cu­lar con­cern­ing no­ti­fic­a­tion forms for sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings
On 8 June 2022 the Span­ish Na­tion­al Se­cur­it­ies Mar­ket Com­mis­sion (“CN­MV”) pub­lished a Cir­cu­lar in the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette (“BOE”), ap­prov­ing the no­ti­fic­a­tion forms con­cern­ing sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings...
09/06/2022
CN­MV cir­cu­lar con­cern­ing no­ti­fic­a­tion forms for sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings
On 8 June 2022 the Span­ish Na­tion­al Se­cur­it­ies Mar­ket Com­mis­sion ("CN­MV") pub­lished a Cir­cu­lar in the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette ("BOE"), ap­prov­ing the no­ti­fic­a­tion forms con­cern­ing sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings...