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CMS

MONDRIAANTOREN, AMSTELPLEIN 8A, 1096 BC AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Netherlands

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

CMS

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
Construction - ranked: tier 3

CMS

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

CMS

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
Employment - ranked: tier 4

CMS

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
Insurance - ranked: tier 4

CMS

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

CMS

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

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

CMS

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

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

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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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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

CMS

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

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

CMS

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

Mediation
Dispute resolution: mediation - ranked: tier 1

CMS

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

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

CMS

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

CMS

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

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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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

CMS

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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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 3

CMS

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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Further information on CMS

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Austria

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Belgium

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bulgaria

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China

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Croatia

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Czech Republic

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Germany

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Algeria

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Spain

Offices in Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona

France

Offices in Paris, Strasbourg, and Lyon

Hungary

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Latin America: International firms

Italy

Offices in Rome and Milan

London

Offices in London EC4N and London EC3A

Luxembourg

Offices in Luxembourg

Morocco

Offices in Casablanca

Montenegro

Offices in Podgorica

Netherlands

Offices in Utrecht and Amsterdam

North West

Offices in Manchester

Oman

Offices in Muscat

Poland

Offices in Warsaw and Poznan

Portugal

Offices in Lisbon

Romania

Offices in Bucharest

Russia

Offices in Moscow

Scotland

Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen

South East

Offices in Reading

Singapore

Offices in Singapore, Singapore, and Singapore

Slovakia

Offices in Bratislava, Bratislava, and Bratislava

Slovenia

Offices in Ljubljana

South West

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Switzerland

Offices in Zurich and Geneva

Ukraine

Offices in Kiev and Kiev

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Sheffield S2 and Sheffield S2

Serbia

Offices in Belgrade

Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD