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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4


CMS’ lawyers are commended for their ‘efficiency and shared knowledge’. Practice head Roman Tarlavski acted for AutoScout24 Nederland on its €28m purchase of all of European AutoTrader’s capital from Sanoma Media Netherlands. Pieter van Duijvenvoorde and Reinout Slot are recommended.

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Construction - ranked: tier 3


CMS fields ‘pragmatic, friendly experts’ who are ‘legally and commercially trustworthy’. Department co-heads Jeroen Berlage and Arno Moret deliver ‘results beyond expectations’; their clients include Ballast Nedam, Heembouw and Janssen de Jong Group.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4


From its offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, the competition practice at CMS acts in a range of complex cartel investigations, merger filings and state aid matters. ‘Exceptionally good lawyer’ Edmon Oude Elferink leads the team.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4


Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians and Robert Jan Dil lead CMS’ team, whose clients include Accor and Amgen. Sports specialist Michiel van Dijk often handles employment law matters.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 4


CMS’ ‘knowledgeable, responsive’ department is headed by litigator Leonard Böhmer and the ‘pragmatic, hands-on’ Bas Baks, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of the UK insurance market’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4


Willem Hoorneman heads CMS’ department, with support from Rogier de Vrey and soft IP specialist Marcoline van der Dussen. De Vrey recently advised UEFA and Eneco on trade mark infringement issues.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2


CMS’ department is headed by ‘EU regulatory expert’ Reinout Slot, who advised the manager of Investment Funds for Health in Africa on the establishment of IFHA-II. Clair Wermers is ‘very responsive, dedicated and knowledgeable’; Roman Tarlavski and civil law notary Martijn van der Bie are also recommended.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 6


Roman Tarlavski heads the practice at CMS, which is praised for its ‘shared knowledge and efficiency’. Pieter van Duijvenvoorde and senior associate Herman van Aerts are recommended. Clients include Advent International, Karmijn Capital and Oaktree Capital.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2


CMS’ ‘proactive, pragmatic’ department is headed by the ‘inspirational’ Arnout Scholten and the ‘deal-oriented’ Hein van der Meer, who is ‘a very good team player’. Land purchases, commercial property transactions, development projects and leasing matters are frequently handled by the team.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2


Jan Willem Bouman and Marcel Groenewegen lead CMS’ ‘well-aligned, communicative and always available’ team, whose clients include ABN AMRO, Van Lanschot and Delta Lloyd. The team acted for Ardenberg Group and Swets & Zeitlinger Group as bankruptcy trustee.

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1


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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4


CMS has a strong specialism in real estate financing, where it is regularly instructed by financial institutions as lenders. Eduard Scheenstra recently advised Deutsche Hypothekenbank on the financing of Patrizia Immobilien’s acquisition of a premium property portfolio. Hotel finance transactions also feature.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1


At CMS, a team led by Leonard Böhmer recently represented a client in the insurance business in a mediation process.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2


Delta and DONG Energy are among the clients of CMS, which is active in areas including project development, corporate finance, M&A, litigation and restructuring. Practice head Cecilia van der Weijden advised WIRCON on its purchase of SunPort Delfzijl.

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Food and beverages
Industry focus: food and beverages - ranked: tier 1


Mark Ziekman leads CMS’ department, which is strong in IP, advertising and corporate matters. Senior associate Herman van Aerts advised DIDIX on its sale of Tastecard and The Gourmet Society to Bridgepoint Development Capital. Ellen Gielen assisted Worlée with various food law matters. IP experts Marcoline van der Dussen, Willem Hoorneman and Rogier de Vrey are recommended.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3


CMS’ clients include Medtronic, Bayer and Syngenta. IP specialist Willem Hoorneman leads the team, which is particularly strong in M&A, capital markets and investment funds. Regulatory expert Ellen Gielen is recommended.

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Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4


CMS’ practice head Hendrik Struik acted for Centric in a dispute with a municipality over implementation of an IT project. Amazon Web Services and Capgemini are other clients.

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Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 3


CMS’ multidisciplinary practice is ‘available 24/7 and very reliable’. M&A specialist Mark Ziekman heads the team, in which Rogier de Vrey acted for Fossil Group and Royal Auping in several trade mark and anti-counterfeiting matters. Other clients include Prochamp, Ogilvy Groep, Beauté Prestige International, Adidas and Ahrend.

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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