Firm Profile > CMS > Amsterdam, Netherlands

CMS
ATRIUM
PARNASSUSWEG 737
1077 DG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Construction Tier 2

The real estate and construction team at CMS is noted for its energy, infrastructure and projects focus. The firm is well placed to advise contractors, consultants, architects and employers on contracts and the resolution of litigious matters. Leveraging support from its global network of offices, the team is able to handle multi-jurisdictional disputes. Head of practice Arno Moret has deep expertise in litigation and arbitration. Jeroen Berlage, who jointly heads the team, advises national and international clients on civil-construction law issues.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Berlage; Arno Moret

Other key lawyers:

Maartje Speksnijder

Testimonials

‘The CMS Real Estate & Construction team members know the construction business inside and out’.

‘They have a practical approach, with the best interest of the client as their main priority. ’

‘Arno Moret has excellent knowledge of construction law and knows the construction business very well’.

‘Arno Moret comes up with practical solutions and keeps a close eye on both the short and long term consequences of actions and measures’.

Key clients

Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V.

N.V. Nederlandse Spoorwegen

a.s.r.

AEB

Ballast Nedam

Global Switch

Janssen de Jong (subsidiary company Hercuton)

Andus Group

Dynniq

Tétris Design & Build (part of JLL)

Industry focus: Food Tier 2

CMS is able to utilise its global network to provide legal and tax support to international food and beverage clients. Its broad practice covers matters concerning regulatory and compliance, IP and corporate, and commercial contracts. Mark Ziekman handles cross-border M&A and joint ventures. Aukje Haan advises clients in the sector on corporate and commercial issues.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman

Other key lawyers:

Marcoline van der Dussen; Rogier de Very

Key clients

McCain

Colgate-Palmolive

McDonald’s

Coca Cola European Partners

Strik Ingredients

La Bouteille d’Or

Kiremko

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

Viscon Group

Westmill Foods (part of ABT Food)

Bakkerij De Paauw

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The life sciences and healthcare team at CMS has a broad range of expertise, including regulatory, IP, corporate M&A, technology and competition. Recognising the importance of digitalisation, the firm has developed E-Health by Design, a tool that assists clients with legal issues during the development of applications. Practice head Ellen Gielen acts for leading international companies on regulatory and compliance matters on a domestic and EU-level. Gertie Lintjens has in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector and is also a key name for medical devices.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Gielen

Other key lawyers:

Gertie Lintjens; Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

‘On time and clear communication, pragmatic approach, ’

‘Gertie Lintjes, is really great to work with, very approachable, pragmatic, high quality that is spot on even in complex situations. Very knowledgeable within medical devices industry.’

Key clients

Almirall

ThermoFisher

Boston Scientific

Essity

GE Healthcare

GSK

Johnson & Johnson

Janssen-Cilag

Medtronic

Amgen

ALK

Ahold/Etos

Pierre Fabre

ViiV Healthcare

Eli Lilly

Brocacef Group

Hillrom

Mosa Meat

Immatics

Real estate Tier 2

The real estate team at CMS has recently acted on a number of matters pertaining to sustainable buildings and logistics centres. The team includes civil notaries and tax advisers, and draws on additional strength from the firm's funds, corporate, banking and finance, and construction teams. Hein van der Meer is experienced in real estate development and transactions. Arnout Scholten jointly heads the team with van der Meer.

Practice head(s):

Hein van der Meer; Arnout Scholten

Other key lawyers:

Femke Stroucken; Isabelle Balvert

Testimonials

‘Excellent technical capabilities combined with a strong sense for commercial realities and an ability to overcome issues.’

‘Arnout Scholten is an excellent real estate lawyer, pragmatic, flexible and very approachable’.

‘The team of CMS operates as a well-trained group where the client benefits from the individual qualities of the whole team’.

‘Hein van der Meer is a great advisor, negotiator and a quick thinker’.

‘Very knowledgeable on all different aspects of real estate transactions (e.g. zoning, construction, portfolio sales, etc). In addition also business oriented and able to advise on commercial aspects. ’

‘Arnout Scholten is very knowledgeable but also pleasant to work with and able to advise on commercial aspects’.

‘In general, I have witnessed outstanding legal skill in combination with great personalities’.

‘A pleasant and warm working environment at CMS creating a great team spirit’.

Key clients

Patrizia

Kiwoom

Invesco

Aviva

CBRE Global Investors

Swiss Life

Tesla

Nuveen

Catella

COD/Borghese

M&G Real Estate

Verdion

Neo Capital

DCB Capital

Next Level

McDonald’s

Primark

REInvest

Warburg-HIH

Capreon

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The ‘reputable’ and ‘very professional’ restructuring and insolvency team at CMS handles high-profile international insolvency procedures. Team members are often appointed by the Dutch courts as administrators and bankruptcy trustees in various industries. The corporate recovery team utilises restructuring specialists to advise banks, financial institutions and businesses on a range of restructuring matters. Jan Willem Bouman, Marcel Groenewegen and Marc van Zanten head the team. Groenewegen focuses on bankruptcy proceedings of real estate investment funds and financial investment entities. Bouman has acted as a court-appointed litigation for over 25 years.

Practice head(s):

Jan Willem Bouman; Marcel Groenewegen; Marc van Zanten

Testimonials

‘Outstanding knowledge of applicable law and very practical’.

‘Very professional team with a long track record of successful recoveries’.

‘Jan Willem Bouman has a deep understanding of the issues; in some cases pragmatic solutions; and is well known in the recovery business’.

‘The team brings a full range of capacities that are required for complex instructions’.

‘Jan Willem Bouman explains, interprets and supports the entrepreneur’.

‘They provide short and direct lines of communication and a no-nonsense and personal way of communicating’.

‘Pick a fight and they will put up a defence to be reckoned with’.

Key clients

Slotervaartziekenhuis B.V. (trade name MC Slotervaart)

Swets & Zeitlinger Group

McGregor Fashion Group

Cool Cat Fashion Group

Ardenberg Group

Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.

Transport Tier 2

CMS advises shipping and aviation providers, owner-operators, and leasing companies on asset financing matters, alongside its long-standing specialism in mobility as a service, working with public and private sector clients on innovative issues such as electric car manufacturing, sustainable mobility, and smart shipping, alongside wider regulatory concerns such as competition law and climate change. The team is led by Petra Heemskerk, who specialises in public procurement with a particular focus on public transport and mobility, and Herman Boersen, a tax adviser who regularly works with insurance companies on transport-related issues.

Practice head(s):

Petra Heemskerk; Herman Boersen

Testimonials

‘The team’s strength is the mix of knowledge and skills, the speed with which a problem is tackled and the way solutions are presented; easy to understand for the layman.’

‘Strong communication skills. Very practical in their advice. Dedicated and supportive – any time – day, night, weekends, holidays. Exceptionally strong advice – don’t just quote the law, they provide advice and alternatives.’

Key clients

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

BMW

Port of Rotterdam

Pon Holdings

BIOS Personenvervoer

Qbuzz

NS (Dutch Railways)

Transvision

RCI Financial Services B.V. (Renault Finance)

Opel Finance N.V.

ALD Automotive

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 3

Eduard Scheenstra and Marcel Groenewegen head the practice at CMS, both of whom have significant experience in asset-backed financing matters, particularly in the energy, transport, and logistics sectors. The firm is particularly prominent in cross-border work, leveraging its international network to help service clients, with Groenewegen particularly recommended for matters with a German component. Counsel Etienne Courbois joined the firm from Allen & Overy LLP in January 2020. Jesler Hartman Kok is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten; Eduard Scheenstra

Other key lawyers:

Etienne Courbois; Jenny Noordermeer: Jesler Hartman Kok

Testimonials

‘Jenny Noordermeer was sharp and to the point in the internal and external discussions.’

‘Very competent renewables team and very good cooperation between German and Dutch offices; all timelines and deliverables were met, very good, neutral, effective counselling and very effective communications also with the vendor side legal team.’

‘We can highly recommend CMS for renewable transactions’

‘Very effective, non- ABS work, focusing on getting the job done and finding solutions for the relevant problems, very high level of expertise in the field, high level of calm & collected working in the last days’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Deutsche Bank AG

HSBC Bank

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Landesbank Saarbrücken

Aareal Bank AG

CitizenM

RCI Financial Services (Renault)

Sberbank of Russia

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

CMS represent clients in a wide range of cross-border work, with a particular focus on multinationals active in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Eduard Scheenstra leads the team, and has a practice that encompasses acquisition financing, refinancings, and development financing. In 2020, the team saw the arrival of Etienne Courbois from Allen & Overy LLP.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten; Eduard Scheenstra

Other key lawyers:

Etienne Courbois

Testimonials

‘Excellent, efficient, highly skilled work, great result.’

‘All team members were effective and very professional, very professional and calm management of everything.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Deutsche Bank AG

HSBC Bank

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Landesbank Saarbrücken

Aareal Bank AG

CitizenM

RCI Financial Services (Renault)

Sberbank of Russia

Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

Marc van Zanten and Eduard Scheenstra lead CMS’ banking team, which houses a regulatory department that acts for several large domestic and international banks, insurtech firms, and fintechs. The firm is also particularly notable for its work with the financial services arms of large corporates such as car manufacturers. Counsel Tessa Penninks is one of the key regulatory practitioners at the firm, handling several of its largest matters.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten; Eduard Scheenstra

Other key lawyers:

Tessa Penninks

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Deutsche Bank AG

HSBC Bank

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Landesbank Saarbrücken

Aareal Bank AG

CitizenM

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services

RCI Financial Services (Renault)

ALD Automotive

Opel Finance

Lemonade Insurance N.V.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CMS' 'pragmatic approach to privacy issues around the globe' encompasses advising on all aspects of data protection and data privacy compliance with substantial experience in the life sciences, mobility and energy sectors. The group also has targeted expertise in the data elements of bankruptcies, blockchain issues and cybersecurity issues, leveraging the firm's international 24/7 breach response service. Edmon Oude Elferink leads a team which also includes Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians, who heads up the Human Capital Agenda of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and the National AI Coalition; and senior counsel Simon Sanders.

Practice head(s):

Edmon Oude Elferink

Other key lawyers:

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians; Simon Sanders

Testimonials

‘Very pragmatic approach to privacy issues around the globe.’

‘Always available, fast responses and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

AIG

uNLock

Slotervaartziekenhuis

Lemonade

Energy: regulatory Tier 3

CMS' multidisciplinary energy and climate change group has a strong focus on the renewables sector, where it is known for advising on the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects. It has particular expertise in power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind, solar PV and biomass projects. Practice head Cecilia van der Weijden has over 20 years of experience.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Other key lawyers:

Martika Jonk

Testimonials

‘The team is highly capable, with a wide range of knowledge on regulatory practice.’

‘Cecilia van der Weijden manages to find practical legal solutions to very time-consuming contracts’.

‘The team is reachable at any time, they provide great legal advice and fast responses on the job needed’.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden has deep knowledge and is the best value for money among the competitors’.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden is very practical and can close a deal in a shorter time than you expect’.

Key clients

Microsoft

Essent/Innogy

Vattenfall

Allego

Tesla

SUSI Partners

Eni

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

Aquila Capital

Enercon GmbH

NextGen

Ford

BAM

Enercon

GroenLeven

Aroundtown

Wircon

Lukoil

Maersk

De Meerlanden

Ymere

Synchroon

SaarLB

TRMEW Obron

Trio Investment

Energy: transactional Tier 3

At CMS, the energy and climate change group handles the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects. Its sector expertise includes biomass, onshore and offshore wind and solar PV projects. Practice head Cecilia van der Weijden has over 20 years of experience advising on commercial, contractual and contentious issues, and is noted for her expertise in power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Other key lawyers:

Martika Jonk; Arno Moret; Femke Stroucken; Simon Sanders

Testimonials

‘Cecilia van de Weijden is the strength of the energy practice with CMS’.

‘Excellent expertise of the staff; highly-qualified and elaborate advice and quick response times to our requests’.

‘Perfect commitment to our individual requirements’.

‘Solid interexchange and continued assistance in a persisting lawsuit despite obstacles’.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden stands out due to her in-depth knowledge, her professionalism and her exquisite communication and language skills’

Key clients

Microsoft

Essent/Innogy

Vattenfall

Allego

Tesla

SUSI Partners

Eni

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

Aquila Capital

Enercon GmbH

NextGen

Ford

BAM

Enercon

GroenLeven

Aroundtown

Wircon

Lukoil

Maersk

De Meerlanden

Ymere

Synchroon

SaarLB

TRMEW Obron

Trio Investment

Environment and planning Tier 3

The administrative law and public procurement department at CMS has noted expertise in administrative proceedings, zoning and environmental law, public contracts and goods. Key clients include the Chamber of Commerce, large and medium sized local municipalities, water boards and provincial authorities, as well as private companies. Petra Heemskerk and Luurt Wildeboer jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Petra Heemskerk; Luurt Wildeboer

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and has good knowledge of the legal system, which they translate into practical and helpful advice’.

‘Luurt Wildeboer is easy to reach, responsive and always a great help in complicated matters’.

 

Key clients

Ajax N.V.

Municipality of Stichtse Vecht

Zegwaard Beheer B.V.

SBB Accreditation Body

Qbuzz B.V.

Municipality of Waalwijk

Waterboard Drents Overijsselse Delta

Waterboard Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden

AVR-Afvalverwerking B.V.

Stichting Rivierduinen

Van der Bijl Mengvoeders B.V.

McDonald’s Nederland B.V.

PLUS Retail B.V.

Den Ouden Groep

Catella Real Estate AG

Logistics Capital Partners

Caprev Roosendaal B.V.

EU and competition Tier 3

CMS fields ‘a team of experts’ led by Edmon Oude Elferink, who is notably active in European Commission and ACM investigations. The practice handles the full range of competition work with expertise in cartel proceedings, merger notifications and state aid issues; it also leverages a substantial public procurement practice led by Petra Heemskerk. The firm’s global network also enables the group to advise on cross-border mandates. Litigator Robert Bosman and associates Annemieke Hazelhoff and Roderick Nieuwmeyer are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Edmon Oude Elferink

Other key lawyers:

Petra Heemskerk; Robert Bosman; Annemieke Hazelhoff; Roderick Nieuwmeyer

Testimonials

‘Experts in the field of EU law.’

‘In-depth knowledge and commitment to delivering good work.’

‘CMS has guided and represented us in a very pro-active way.’

‘The team has good and in-depth knowledge of the legal system and knows what is going on in practice and with the regulators.’

Key clients

Eli Lilly

Medtronic

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

Vinci

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

McDonald’s

AEB

Methanol Institute

Dutch Association for ICT and Telecommunication Large-volume users (BTG)

Port of Rotterdam

Pon Group

Kubota

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe

Dyckerhoff

Koninklijke Volker Wessels

VION

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

CMS’ multidisciplinary team acts for national and international clients on cross-border IT projects. The firm has developed the innovative CMS Breach Assistant app to support clients that find themselves facing a data breach. The practice is also knowledgeable of new technology areas, including blockchain and AI, and also assists clients with digital transformation. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians heads the practice and also leads the employment department.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians

Other key lawyers:

Rogier de Vrey; Simon Sanders

Testimonials

‘The strategic insights were invaluable. ’

‘Simon Sanders is a very practical lawyer and has excellent knowledge of information technology’. 

‘Simon Sanders is a sharp and strong negotiator, and also very pleasant to work with. ’

Key clients

Liberty Global

Comcast

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Viacom

Kverneland

Mechatronics

Industry focus: retail Tier 3

CMS provides integrated multi-jurisdictional advice through its global network. Areas of focus include corporate, commercial and IP matters. The team is a popular choice for retail organisations, suppliers, bankers, investors and regulators. Mark Ziekman is experienced in company law and cross-border M&A. Aukje Haan is a key name for work in the consumer products space, which includes handling related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman

Other key lawyers:

Arnout Scholten; Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

‘Good legal and up-to-date knowledge’.

‘They know the franchising practice very well’.

Key clients

Broekhuis

Primark

Plus

Adidas

La Bouteille d’Or

Coca Cola European Partners

HP

Shisheido (BPI)

Columbia Sportswear Company

Fossil

Universal Electronics

Canada Goose

USPA

Douglas

Ultimaker

Xiaomi

Xenos

Formido Bouwmarkten

Praxis Doe Het Zelf Center

Husqvarna Nederland/Gardena

Intratuin Nederland

New Balance

Christian Dior

Insurance Tier 3

CMS is well known in the market for its experience in professional negligence, construction, reinsurance and other complex coverage disputes. It acts for brokers, insurers and reinsurers, and also insured clients in the real estate, construction, financial lines, retail and life sciences area. Leonard Böhmer and Bas Baks head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer; Bas Baks

Testimonials

‘With CMS we only need one point of contact for all jurisdictions’.

‘They have a permanent team and an extensive network’.

‘They are very aware of the different interests of the insurer and the insured’. 

‘They are very focussed on pragmatic solutions’.

‘They have a good international network what really works. ’

Bas Baks is pragmatic, has an eye for commercial issues and can bring the right people for a team together‘.

Key clients

Zurich

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

AXA XL

Chubb European Group Limited

Swissre

QBE

Starr

Achmea

Aon

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Ms Amlin

Navigators

Axis

AWAC

Starstone

CNA

Tarian

Lemonade

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

The finance team at CMS is frequently instructed by foreign banks operating in the Dutch market, frequently collaborating with the firm’s international offices to handle cross-border work. Eduard Scheenstra jointly leads the team alongside Marc van Zanten, while the firm expanded its capacity in this area with the hiring of syndicated lending specialist Etiënne Courbois, who joined as counsel in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten; Eduard Scheenstra

Other key lawyers:

Etiënne Courbois

Testimonials

Very good joint team effort with both the German side (legal, contract, deal) and Dutch side (securities, legal, DD, deal) working together seamlessly, but very effective and efficient.

Everyone in the team was great; specialists and partners were available (always) when needed, a very efficient and collected manner of working.’

Excellent work on the contractual/DD side in terms of written deliverables for speed, solutions and collaboration.

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Deutsche Bank AG

HSBC Bank

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Landesbank Saarbrücken

Aareal Bank AG

CitizenM

RCI Financial Services (Renault)

Sberbank of Russia

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

Roman Tarlavski leads the practice at CMS, which advises national and global companies, financial institutions and private equity funds on a range of transactions. The group takes a sector approach to corporate work, focusing on the financial services, energy, life sciences, consumer products, technology, and hotel and leisure industries. Reinout Slot has notable expertise handling deals in highly regulated spaces, Cecilia van der Weijden leads on energy work, and Pieter van Duijvenvoorde specialises in M&A.

Practice head(s):

Roman Tarlavski

Other key lawyers:

Reinout Slot; Cecilia van der Weijden; Pieter van Duijvenvoorde

Testimonials

‘The team is hands-on, practical and keen. Also they work fast and always call back.’

‘Pieter van Duijvenvoorde: quick at M&A, always has the overview in mind and knows what to keep and what to get rid of.’

Key clients

Oaktree Capital

FD Media Group

Freudenberg

ASR

Springer Nature

Coca-Cola

Crossroads Capital Management

ABB

GEA Group Aktiengeselschaft

Essent / Innogy

Essity

Rabobank

Ingram

Vattenfall

McDonald’s

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

A well-resourced team at CMS represents significant Dutch and international companies in a range of corporate, financial and commercial litigation, as well as construction, indemnity and reinsurance, and energy project disputes. Utrecht-based litigator Leonard Böhmer leads the practice, supported by over 20 lawyers, including litigation and arbitration specialist Peter Soede.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer

Other key lawyers:

Peter Soede; Petra Heemskerk

Key clients

Medtronic

Royal Bam Group

Adidas

McCain

Kiremko

AET Europe

Cambuur and De Graafschap (Dutch professional football clubs)

Employment Tier 4

CMS' team is noted for its experience of matters connected with the leisure, energy, sports and life sciences sectors. It advises on cross-border restructurings and reorganisations, redundancies and general employment matters. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians is recommended for litigation and outsourcing issues, and has recently been advising on state aid subsidy schemes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. She jointly leads the group with Michiel van Dijk.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians; Michiel van Dijk

Testimonials

‘The team has unique knowledge on sports and legal issues, specifically in the field of anti-doping and medical issues. ’

‘Very positive attitude, always quick, and knowledge is extremely good’.

‘Service-minded and solution-driven’.

‘Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians was excellent, she guided us through two very complex employment termination cases’.

‘Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians was a great strategic thinker, but also provided very pragmatic advice’.

‘Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians was extremely responsive at all hours of the day, which was extremely helpful since I am located on the West Coast of the US’.

Key clients

BMC Software

AMC Networks

Terex

Korn Ferry

TJX

Royal Ahrend

John T. Essberger

D-RT Group

Coty

Dutch Blockchain Coalition

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

Under the leadership of Dolf Segaar and Rogier de Vrey, the team at CMS focuses on a range of matters in the media, entertainment and sports sectors. Areas of expertise include corporate and M&A, competition and media regulation. Segaar specialises in sports matters, including governance, sport-related litigation, broadcasting and digital media, e-sports and events.

Practice head(s):

Dolf Segaar; Rogier de Very

Key clients

Liberty Global

Comcast

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Adidas

Viacom

Ajax

Cambuur

De Graafschap

UEFA

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 4

CMS head Rogier de Vrey is highly rated as much for his client care as for his patent and litigation skills. There is also a noted team of associates behind de Vrey and Willem Hoorneman, who is also the managing partner. The team counts an impressive range of domestic and international companies as clients ranging from multinational FMCG companies to those in new technologies and life sciences. The team can also call upon expertise in areas such as regulatory, competition, and corporate as required. The firm is highly involved in legal tech; it is a member of such organisations as the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and the Dutch Artificial Intelligence Coalition, it is also involved in the development of an AI tool that is being piloted for use in the legal profession.

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 4

Rogier de Vrey heads a group at CMS  that 'provides hands-on advice both at a practical and strategic level'. It combines abilities to deal with cross-jurisdictional cases with a full service such as competition, tax, and corporate expertise. In sector terms, de Vrey has a focus on life sciences, technology, and media and Marcoline van der Dussen's expertise relates to consumer products and the automotive sector. The team handles the full range of IP protection; trade mark and copyright infringements, protection of design rights, parallel imports, anti-counterfeiting, and theft of trade secrets. Dolf  Segaar includes sports law (and e-sports law) within his expertise.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey

Other key lawyers:

Marcoline van der Dussen; Dolf Segaar

Testimonials

‘The team headed by Rogier provides really excellent quality advice. They are available, to the point and understand what really is important for their clients.’

‘Rogier is just there when you need him, always flexible, in a good mood and never compromising on quality.’

‘Prompt and professional service. We feel the team is fully engaged with our objectives and have aligned with what’s important to us.’

‘Strong feeling of partnership and that our objectives are as important to them as they are to us. The individuals supporting us have proved to be really trustworthy professionals and able to adjust to our expectations in terms of differentiating what’s crucial and what isn’t and also aligning their efforts accordingly so that we maintain cost efficiencies.’

‘Very proactive team, attentive to their client’s needs.’

‘Rogier de Vrey has been very pleasant to work with, always efficient and to the point. ’

‘CMS provides hand-on advice both at a practical and strategic level. ’

‘Rogier de Vrey is friendly and easy to talk to. He thinks along with our needs.’

Key clients

HP

Kverneland Group

Lemonade

The Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

Fineline Technologies

Aecom

Vattenfall

McCain

UEFA

Johnson & Johnson

Medtronic

Amgen

Adidas

Ajax

Rabobank

Syngenta

CitizenM

Unilever

Birkenstock

Shisheido (BPI)

Accor

Columbia Sportswear Company

Fossil

Eneco

Universal Electronics

Canada Goose

USPA

Royal Ahrend

Douglas

Colgate-Palmolive

Ultimaker

Xiaomi

ASR

Workiva

Eli Lilly

Tax Tier 4

CMS is devloping its practice and boosted resources in 2020 with the hire of experienced tax partner Anton Louwinger  from Hogan Lovells International LLP. He joins practice head Herman Boersen in providing a 'technically strong and super-responsive' offering, particularly in respect of real estate matters, M&A transactions and the insurance market.

Practice head(s):

Herman Boersen

Other key lawyers:

Anton Louwinger; Etienne Cox

Testimonials

The team is technically strong and super-responsive. They understand what we need and deliver it in a clear way.

Herman Boersen is responsive and gives clear and practical advice which is right on point.’

Key clients

RFS Holland Holding (Wehkamp)

Intrum

COD

Borghese Real Estate

Delin Capital Asset Management

Catella Real Estate AG

Advance Publications

Ferrovial Group

Nuon/Vattenfall

Liberty Mutual Insurance

CMS is a leading and long-standing law firm in the Netherlands with 150 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers working from three offices. The firm combines expert knowledge and experience with innovation and creativity to ensure our clients achieve and secure their business goals. Its specialists form a full-service practice for national and international businesses such as Fortune 500 companies, FT European 500 companies and organisations from the DAX 30. With the same drive, it helps clients turn their start-ups into game changers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law Luurt Wildeboer luurt.wildeboer@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 382
Banking & Finance Eduard Scheenstra eduard.scheenstra@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 447
Commercial Aukje Haan aukje.haan@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 747
Competition & EU Edmon Oude Elferink edmon.oudeelferink@cms-dsb.com +32 26 5004 54
Consumer products Mark Ziekman mark.ziekman@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 413
Corporate/M&A Roman Tarlavski roman.tarlavski@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 312
Dispute resolution Leonard Böhmer leonard.bohmer@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 710
Employment and pensions Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspians katja.vankranenburg@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 402
Energy & Climate Change Cecilia van der Weijden cecilia.vanderweijden@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 411
Funds Reinout Slot reinout.slot@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 319
Hotels & Leisure Roman Tarlavski roman.tarlavski@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 312
Infrastructure & Projects Hein van der Meer hein.vandermeer@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 227
Insolvency & Restructuring Jan Willem Bouman janwillem.bouman@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 285
Insurance Leonard Böhmer leonard.bohmer@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 710
Managing Partner / Intellectual Property Willem Hoorneman willem.hoorneman@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 237
Life Sciences & Healthcare Ellen Gielen ellen.gielen@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 517
Mobility Petra Heemskerk petra.heemskerk@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 295
Public Procurement Petra Heemskerk petra.heemskerk@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 295
Real Estate & Construction Hein van der Meer hein.vandermeer@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 227
Tax Herman Boersen herman.boersen@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 451
TMC - Technology, Media & Communications Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspians katja.vankranenburg@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 402
Insurance Bas Baks bas.baks@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 202
Tax Anton Louwinger anton.louwinger@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 448
Insolvency & Restructuring Marcel Groenewegen marcel.groenewegen@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 410
Corporate / M&A Pieter van Duijvenvoorde pieter.vanduijvenvoorde@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 246
Corporate Litigation Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter bartadriaan.deruijter@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 426
Intellectual Property Rogier de Vrey rogier.devrey@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 259
Real Estate Arnout Scholten arnout.scholten@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 472
Insolvency & Restructuring Marc van Zanten marc.vanzanten@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 311
Construction Arno Moret arno.moret@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 292
Technology, Media and Sport Dolf Segaar dolf.segaar@cms-dsb.com +31 20 3016 307
Sport and Employment Michiel van Dijk michiel.vandijk@cms-dsb.com +31 30 2121 320
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Bas Baks  photo Mr Bas Baks Partner
Mr Robert Bosman  photo Mr Robert Bosman Partner
 Ellen Gielen photo Ellen Gielen Partner
Mr Marcel Groenewegen  photo Mr Marcel Groenewegen Partner
 Petra Heemskerk photo Petra Heemskerk Partner
 Anton Louwinger  photo Anton Louwinger Partner
Mr Edmon Oude Elferink  photo Mr Edmon Oude Elferink Partner
Mr Arnout Scholten  photo Mr Arnout Scholten Partner
 Marlous de Groot  photo Marlous de Groot Counsel
Mr Marc van Zanten  photo Mr Marc van Zanten Partner
Mr Hein van der Meer  photo Mr Hein van der Meer Partner
Mrs Cecilia van der Weijden  photo Mrs Cecilia van der Weijden Partner
Number of lawyers : 4,800+
Dutch
English
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Chinese (Mandarin)
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Utrecht
Other offices : Amsterdam
CMS the Netherlands : 150 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers
CMS locations : CMS is one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.
Managing Partner : Willem Hoorneman