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CMS
ATRIUM
PARNASSUSWEG 737
1077 DG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Transport Tier 1

CMS has a broad offering which draws on strength from its public procurement, competition, corporate, regulatory, employment and IP practitioners. It has niche expertise in mobility as a service mandates and also handles shipping, automotive and public transportation work. The team is headed up by Petra Heemskerk and Herman Boersen; Heemskerk is recommended for procurement matters and Boersen focuses on corporate and international tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of the automotive sector and they really understand our business and our challenges’.

‘What we very much appreciate is that the CMS team is always available’.

‘They deliver good quality and they are capable of meeting tight deadlines’.

Key clients

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Boluda Towage

Port of Rotterdam

Trevvel

BIOS Personenvervoer

Qbuzz

NS (Dutch Railways)

Transvision

Unibarge Holding

Qatar Airways

Einride

Strukton Rail

BAM Rail

RCI Financial Services (Renault Finance)

Opel Vauxhall Finance

Pon Holdings

Work highlights

  • Assisted Unibarge Holding with the sale of a Bunkering and Trading company.
  • Representing ANA in follow-on damages proceedings resulting from the Air Cargo case.
  • Advised Spanish shipping and tug boat group Boluda Towage on the acquisition of Iskes Towage & Salvage.

Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

CMS’ construction practice focuses on energy, infrastructure and projects, and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. It handles the full life-cycle of projects, from tender process, to funding, construction, operation and, when necessary, litigation. Key clients for the firm include contractors, consultants, architects and employers. The team is jointly led by Jeroen Berlage and Arno Moret; Berlage is recommended for civil-construction law and services both domestic and international clients; and Moret represents large construction companies in disputes, including arbitration and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Jeroen Berlage is energetic and involved’.

Key clients

Tétris Design & Build (part of JLL)

SSI Schäfer GmbH

BBGI Management HoldCo S.a r.l.

Landesbank Saar

Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V.

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways)

AEB

Ballast Nedam N.V.

Global Switch

Janssen de Jong (subsidiary company Hercuton)

Andus Group

Dynniq

Strukton Rail B.V.

Heimstaden B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised South Korean investor Midas International Asset Management Ltd. on the acquisition and financing of the newly constructed Zalando e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk.
  • Advised Tétris on drafting and negotiating the design & build agreement for the refurbishment of the new EMEA head office for Netflix in Amsterdam.
  • Advising the Austrian based firm SSI Schäfer on one of its largest project in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Advising producers, retail organisations, suppliers, bankers, investors and regulators, CMS’ food and beverage practice draws on its multijurisdictional network and full service capabilities to provide comprehensive coverage in the area, including matters ranging from food law, product liability, and contamination and recall to new product launches, labelling, advertising, and IP and brand protection. The team also handles commercial contracts, antitrust and M&A, and is increasingly active in tech related matters. Aukje Haan assists clients in the consumer products industry with corporate and commercial issues. She co-leads the team with Mark Ziekman, who is active in company law and specialises in cross-border M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman

Key clients

Friesland Campina

McCain

Colgate-Palmolive

McDonald’s

Coca Cola European Partners

Strik Ingredients

La Bouteille d’Or

Kiremko

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

Viscon Group

Associated British Foods

Westmill Foods

Bake Five Holding

Amarant Bakkerijen

Work highlights

  • Advised Viscon Group & Viscon Fresh Produce, a group of innovative companies, active in handling processes in food, non-food and agro businesses.
  • Assisted Mosa Meat (a Dutch food technology company) on its two-tranche Series B financing led by Blue Horizon Ventures (a food technology company based in Luxembourg) for a total of USD75 million.
  • Acted for McCain in a case that’s part of a global infringement dispute, including various EU countries, US and Canada, between the parties mentioned as well as a quite substantial number of (design) invalidity proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

CMS has ‘exceptional knowledge of health laws and manages to translate complex legal issues into workable solutions’. Under the leadership of Ellen Gielen, the practice continues to offer regulatory, compliance, corporate, competition, IP and financing expertise to a broad range of domestic and international clients, and has particular experience in cross-border patent litigation. Gertie Lintjens is active in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, and focuses on regulatory matters, compliance and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Gielen

Other key lawyers:

Gertie Lintjens; Rogier de Very

Testimonials

‘CMS has a very diverse team of experts on many topics’.

‘The team members in CMS are very practical, while having the necessary theoretical and academic knowledge’.

‘Their litigation abilities are excellent, with in-firm expertise available on related legal topics’.

‘Ellen Gielen’s in-depth knowledge of health laws is complimented by an outstanding knowledge of the medical/health sector’.

‘Ellen Gielen’s advice is to the point, practical and provides workable solutions’.

‘Gertie Lintjens commits to her client, and is very loyal; her ability to deep dive into details and find a solution is a gift’.

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

Work highlights

  • Winning a landmark case on medical devices for Johnson & Johnson against a Chinese medical device company Fengh Medical, that offered infringing imitation products in various EU countries and ME.
  • Advised Mosa Meat (cultured meat) on its two-tranche Series B financing led by Blue Horizon Ventures for a total of $75m.

Netherlands > Insurance Tier 2

Leonard Böhmer and Bas Baks co-head the practice at CMS, which is noted for its focus on insurance claims and coverage advisory work in specialist insurance markets. The firm offers clients the benefits of its pan-European coverage, and its team has particularly in-depth knowledge of the London insurance market. The group has specialist expertise in a number of key areas, including D&O, CAR, product liability and personal injury. It is also at the forefront of emerging areas of insurance, notably cyber, W&I policies and insurtech. In addition to acting for insurers and reinsurers, the firm also acts for brokers, as well as insured entities operating in sectors such as real estate, financial lines, retail and life sciences. Senior associate Oskar van Weijer is a name to note. Eva Schothorst-Gransier joined Simmons & Simmons in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer; Bas Baks

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘CMS Netherlands are experienced in providing specialist Dutch law advice in line with the London market, which differentiates them from their competitors.’

‘The individuals at CMS are very client-friendly and are always available to discuss outstanding matters. Their advice is highly professional and has enabled insurers in the London Market to settle claims in a pragmatic and economic fashion.’

‘CMS is very customer-oriented and is always there for you when you need help. The team really builds a good relationship with their customers and creates an open culture to ask questions and seek for guidance.’

‘They are always there to help, super-friendly, and are able to adjust to new situations. They understand what is important to their customer and act on that.’

‘The practice has a strong team covering the areas of insurance law, regulation and data protection, which makes it well-equipped for an agile development of new insurance products. Here they can advise on relevant aspects, which range from the development of the wording to the relevant legal consents in the sales funnel. They meet even tight timelines and provide highly actionable and practical advice.’

‘It’s a diverse team. All different backgrounds, experiences. Broad knowledge. But not just from law and regulations, also from market practices. The team is always trying to find the right balance between their legal standpoint and a pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Digital Partners

Lloyd’s Insurance Company

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

Work highlights

  • Advised disruptor Digital Partners on its successful cooperation with Insify in The Netherlands.
  • Advised unicorn InsurTech Lemonade on legal issues after its launch in The Netherlands.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 2

The real estate and construction team at CMS offers broad expertise in international real estate transactions, project development, financing, environmental and zoning matters, and leasing issues. With civil notaries and tax experts in-house, the firm acts as a one-stop shop for domestic and global clients from its Amsterdam base. The team is jointly led by Hein van der Meer  and Arnout Scholten , with van der Meer recommended for developments, redevelopments and transactional work, with a focus on the logistics sector; and Scholten handling high-end real estate transactions, project developments and lease law issues.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Full-service firm recommended for complicated turn-key development transactions’.

‘Very smart and pragmatic lawyers’.

‘The notarial team is well organised and quick in their follow up’.

‘Femke Stroucken is a very valued real estate notary with a pragmatic view and high-quality transactional skills’.

‘Arnout Scholten is always available for the client, has great leadership skills and a great sense of humour’.

‘The service provided by the CMS team is outstanding’.

‘Hein van der Meer is very pragmatic and deal-driven’.

‘All individuals we have worked with are all technically very strong’.

Key clients

Patrizia

Midas International Asset Management

Kiwoom Asset Management

Neo Capital

DHL

Mirastar

Invesco

Aviva

CBRE Global Investors

Swiss Life

Tesla

Nuveen

Catella

COD/Borghese

Savills

Warburg

Work highlights

  • Advised South Korean investor Midas International Asset Management on the €215m acquisition and financing of the newly constructed Zalando e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk from Somerset/USAA Realco.
  • Advised Catella on the sale of a Dutch residential portfolio on behalf of the Catella European Residential Fund (CER) to Woonhave for over €100m.
  • Advised Synchroon on the Floating Gardens project in Amsterdam.

Netherlands > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The restructuring and insolvency team at CMS handles the full range of Dutch insolvency issues and often advises on high-profile cross-border restructuring matters. Members of the team are regularly appointed by the courts as bankruptcy trustees and administrators. Marc van Zanten  is name to note for insolvency matters, civil procedural law work, litigation, and directors’ and officers’ liability claims. Marcel Groenewegen  counts banks, financial institutions, lease and factoring companies among his clients and is recommended for asset-based lending and restructuring work; and Jan Willem Bouman is recommended for corporate and financial restructuring mandates.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten; Marcel Groenewegen; Jan Willem Bouman

Testimonials

‘Senior, convincing, with knowledge on many aspects’.

‘CMS has an important team in this field in the Netherlands’.

‘I like to work with Marcel Groenewegen’.

Key clients

Slotervaartziekenhuis B.V. (trade name MC Slotervaart)

Thomas Cook

Swets & Zeitlinger Group

McGregor Fashion Group

AEB Holding

Ardenberg Group

Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.

Heiploeg Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Thomas Cook liquidators/special managers on all Dutch corporate, tax and insolvency law related issues in connection with the envisaged liquidation of three Dutch Thomas Cook entities.
  • Acting as trustee in the bankruptcy of Swets & Zeitlinger Group B.V. and its 30 domestic and foreign subsidiaries.
  • Acting as trustee in the bankruptcy of McGregor Fashion Group, dealing with many cross-border insolvency law issues and complex shareholders’ concerns.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Equally strong in domestic and multijurisdictional financing deals, CMS is well-known as a major player in the real estate finance arena. In one recent highlight, Eduard Scheenstra and Jenny Noordermeer were among the advisers to Supermarkt Fonds Nederland (managed by Annexum) on the acquisition and financing of a retail/commercial building in Sneek, the Netherlands. Elsewhere, the team has a wealth of expertise in other types of finance transactions, such as those involving leveraged finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Financial restructurings are also a driver of work. Marc van Zanten heads up the Dutch banking and finance practice, which is noted for its focus on the financial institutions, renewable energy, and hotels and leisure industries, in addition to being active in the real estate space.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced team. Wide skill set. Client focus. Technical legal ability is excellent.’

‘The team did a fabulous job. They were very helpful and available at all times when we had queries.’

‘We are very happy with the team, especially Jenny Noordermeer, who was particularly helpful and proved to be a strong anchor of support during the challenging times.’

Key clients

Norinchukin Bank Europe N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Yapi Kredi Bank

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Landesbank Saarbrücken

HSBC Bank

Oaktree Capital Management

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Delin Capital Management

Capreon

Catella Real Estate

Macquarie

Work highlights

  • Advised Advanced Systems Concepts Inc, and its subsidiaries on the Dutch law aspects of the financing and acquisition of the Redwood Software Group, €315m.
  • Advised Midas International Asset Management Ltd on the acquisition and financing (€215m) of the newly constructed Zalando e-fulfilment centre. This transaction is the largest single asset logistics transaction ever in the Netherlands in terms of deal volume.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory Tier 3

At CMS, the financial regulatory team sits within the wider banking and finance practice that is led by Marc van Zanten. It generates mandates from a broad client base, including international banks, insurance companies, consumer credit companies and payment services providers. A distinguishing feature of the practice is its strength acting for automotive finance captives and leasing companies. The group’s varied workload covers advice on a wide range of financial regulatory issues, including those concerning market entry, EU passporting, anti-money laundering and commercial agreements. Recent highlights included advising US insurtech company Lemonade on its expansion across Europe. Tessa Penninks is the head of financial services/regulatory at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Using knowledge and advice hands on. Thinking with the client to find solid workable solutions for complicated issues. Personal and friendly in communication and against very reasonable costs. Good global network.’

‘Tessa Penninks is a very capable lawyer who also is able to think like an internal legal counsel. Always looking for workable solutions and approaches within the regulatory boundaries. Very approachable person.’

Key clients

Norinchukin Bank Europe N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Yapi Kredi Bank

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Lemonade Inc.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

PayPal

Erste Group Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Landesbank Saarbrücken

HSBC Bank

RCI Financial Services (Renault Finance)

Munich Re / Digital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Lemonade on the incorporation of Lemonade Agency as the authorised agent of Lemonade Insurance as the insurer.
  • Advising Digital Partners (a Munich Re Company) on their partnership with Dutch insurtech ‘Insify’.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

As part of the firm’s wider international banking and finance practice, CMS' team in Amsterdam plays a key role in cross-border finance transactions, in addition to undertaking domestic matters. Although real estate finance is seen as a core area of focus, the group’s workload is broader and encompasses leveraged finance and acquisition finance, asset finance and structured finance, project finance and financial restructurings. Counsel Etiënne Courbois has expertise in syndicated lending (investment grade, leveraged and real estate). Marc van Zanten leads the team, which acts for a mix of Dutch and international banks, as well as alternative lenders. In 2020, Eduard Scheenstra and associate Jenny Noordermeer were among the advisers to Münchener Hypothekenbank on the €28m financing granted to a subsidiary of Patrizia for the acquisition of a residential property located at the Pontkade in Amsterdam.

Practice head(s):

Marc van Zanten

Testimonials

‘The team did a fabulous job. They were very helpful and available at all times when we had queries.’

‘We are very happy with the team, especially Jenny Noordermeer, who was particularly helpful and proved to be a strong anchor of support during the challenging times.’

‘Eduard Scheenstra and senior associate Jenny Noordermeer were very effective, efficient and readily available in their representation of us as the lender.’

Key clients

Norinchukin Bank Europe N.V.

ING Bank N.V.

Rabobank

Yapi Kredi Bank

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank AG

Landesbank Saarbrücken

HSBC Bank

Oaktree Capital Management

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Delin Capital Management

Capreon

Catella Real Estate

Macquarie

Work highlights

  • Advised Yapi Kredi Bank Nederland N.V. on the €90m financing granted to Çimsa Cementos España for the purpose of financing the $180m acquisition of the Buñol White Cement Plant in Valencia, Spain.
  • Advised Lloyds Bank plc on the amendment and restatement of the £21.5m and €32m facilities agreement granted to Clink Hostels group in connection with the restructuring of the group.
  • Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG on the €93.6m acquisition by Frasers Industrial & Commercial Trust of an interest in FPE.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CMS’ data protection and privacy group, which is led by advocaat Erik Jonkman, sits within the firm’s technology, media and communications group, which is headed up by Katja Van Kranenburg-Hanspians. The practice handles a broad range of work including commercial and transactional matters, disputes and enforcement work; Jonkman is particularly recommended for data breach matters and cyber incidents. Senior counsel Simon Sanders and Edmon Oude Elferink also contribute to the practice.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent business acumen and knowledgeable people. Focused on good collaboration during complex cases, excellent listeners and filtering out the essence quickly.’

‘Excellent understanding of the case. Open and respectful style, modest but fair and with a good sense of humour (we like that). Sharp on the details and bring these back to the essentials (no-nonsense). Onboarding us as a customer in the matter. Willing to achieve the utmost, deliver high standards.’

Key clients

AIG

Lemonade

Liberty Global

Leading Care Technologies

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Adidas

Viacom

BIOS Group

Stichting Open Nederland

Work highlights

  • Advising the Bios Group on a case concerning a very substantial leak of trade secrets and highly confidential personal data by a consortium of Dutch municipalities.
  • Advising Insurtech Lemonade on the challenging Data Protection domain.
  • Representing LCT and LifeWatcher in a case against a competitor which sells similar products, albeit making use of free software from China, which has no proper safeguards provided in order to protect the data in question.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory Tier 3

CMS has ‘deep knowledge and experience of the industry’, and under the leadership of Cecilia van der Weijden, continues to advise on high-value energy projects both at home and abroad. It has considerable experience in transactions, disputes, commercial contracts and energy trading. Servicing both the traditional and renewable sectors of the market, the practice has recently been involved in several on- and offshore wind projects as well as a number of solar PV projects.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Other key lawyers:

Martika Jonk

Testimonials

‘Going beyond the industry standards in setting up contracts.

Accurate, creative and conceptual thinkers.

CMS supports our company with our European expansion, because they are present in many European countries and provide with both general as well as local legal support.

The team of Cecilia van der Weijden provides good quality and timely legal advice on most commercial and regulatory issues that we encounter.

Cecilia van der Weijden has an understanding of our company’s wishes and knows which colleagues to match for specific expertise if needed.

At CMS you can be confident that you will receive high-quality work and expert service, at a fair price.

The energy team of CMS has successfully supported my company on complex matters related to our highly specialised carbon capture utilisation and storage business on a number of occasions.

I appreciate Cecilia van der Weijden’s deep knowledge and experience of the energy industry, and her practical and commercial approach that fits the needs of our business.

Key clients

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

Allego

Aquila Capital

Aroundtown

BAM

CBRE

Dana Petroleum

De Meerlanden

DKV

Duurzame Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Holland

Enercon

Eni

Essent/Innogy

Ford

Global Switch

Greencoat Capital

Green Investment Group

GroenLeven

In Monte Investments

Intralox

LindeGas

Lukoil

Maersk

Metawater

Microsoft

NextGen

OH Eins

Orsted

SaarLB

Sanquin

Shell

Stadtwerke München

SUSI Partners

Synchroon

Trio Investment

TRMEW Obron

Uniper

Vattenfall

Warburg

Wircon

Ymere

Work highlights

  • Advised AEB on the regulatory matters related to the sale of a 50% interest in heat-supply company Westpoort Warmte to the municipality of Amsterdam.
  • Advised Microsoft on a variety of regulatory developments in the Netherlands that are relevant for its Dutch business.
  • Advising global industrial-gases and engineering company, Linde Gas, on the application of CO2 allocations.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional Tier 3

The Dutch energy and climate change group at CMS offers ‘a lot of experience in the sector combined with a team that covers all aspects of transactions’. It often works in tandem with teams in the firm's global network to handle cross-border transactions. With a strong focus on the renewables sector, the group is experienced in on- and offshore wind and solar PV projects, biomass and biogas generation, and electricity storage. Cecilia van der Weijden heads the practice which was strengthened with the Ocober-2020 hire of Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter from Kennedy Van der Laan.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Other key lawyers:

Martika Jonk; Arno Moret; Femke Stroucken; Simon Sanders; Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter

Testimonials

‘Very pragmatic advice and ability to work well on cross-border deals.

‘Martika Jonk is a very pragmatic and experienced advisor and delivers a clear, understandable and client-friendly service.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden has the necessary sensitivity to master difficult situations calmly.

‘Cecilia van der Weijden is always patient and rational in the face of difficult situations.

‘The team is formed by specialists from different disciplines, with deep knowledge and experience of the industry.

‘I appreciate Cecilia van der Weijden’s deep knowledge and experience of the energy industry, and her practical and commercial approach.

‘The energy team of CMS has successfully supported my company on complex matters related to our highly specialised carbon capture utilisation and storage business.

‘Striking in my experience with the CMS team is their can-do mentality and lean approach, while avoiding needless side steps.

Key clients

AEB (Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam)

Allego

Aquila Capital

Aroundtown

BAM

CBRE

Dana Petroleum

De Meerlanden

DKV

Duurzame Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Holland

Enercon

Eni

Essent/Innogy

Ford

Global Switch

Greencoat Capital

Green Investment Group

GroenLeven

In Monte Investments

Intralox

LindeGas

Lukoil

Maersk

Metawater

Microsoft

NextGen

OH Eins

Orsted

SaarLB

Sanquin

Shell

Stadtwerke München

SUSI Partners

Synchroon

Trio Investment

TRMEW Obron

Uniper

Vattenfall

Warburg

Wircon

Ymere

Work highlights

  • Advised AEB on the sale of its 50% interest in heat supply company Westpoort Warmte to the municipality of Amsterdam.
  • Advised De Meerlanden on the development of a biomass plant and heat infrastructure to supply heating to commercial real estate in the Schiphol area.
  • Advised Allego on the expansion of its infrastructure of electric-vehicle charging-points in and beyond the countries in which it is currently active.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

The CMS team offers ‘excellent legal knowledge and skills, with a hand-on no-nonsense approach’. The department has a focus on contentious work and handles administrative proceedings relating to public contracts, zoning and environmental law. Counsel Luurt Wildeboer heads the practice and  acts for businesses and government authorities on environmental matters, spatial planning, licensing and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Luurt Wildeboer

Other key lawyers:

Alexander IJkelenstam

Testimonials

Dedicated to reach the best possible result.

There is sufficient knowledge available for each specialty.

They think bigger than just the case.

Communications are good and agreed upon service levels are being met.

Knowledge of all fields and specialisations are well presented within CMS.

Luurt Wildeboer is an exceptional lawyer.

Luurt Wildeboer supported my company recently with a complex administrative law matter related to our highly specialised carbon capture utilisation and storage business.

The way in which Luurt Wildeboer was able to get to the core of the problem in a short time and provide my company with relevant, concise and directly usable advice is remarkable.

Key clients

Van der Bijl Mengvoeders

McDonald’s Nederland

De Heus Voeders

Waterboard Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden

Afvalverwerking Vink

Catella Real Estate

Den Ouden Groep

Logistics Capital Partners

Givaudan Nederland

Borghese Real Estate (BRE Gelderlantlaan)

Coppens Diervoeding

Heembouw Wonen

Janssen De Jong Groep

Nedmag

Work highlights

  • Representing McDonald’s in court cases concerning permits for opening new restaurants in (amongst others) Amsterdam, Muiderberg and Midden-Groningen.
  • Representing Nedmag in court cases related to salt mining permits that are essential for the company’s business.
  • Representing Logistics Capital Partners in a court case concerning the building permit for one of the largest distribution centres in the Netherlands.

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 3

CMS‘ EU and competition practice operates on an integrated basis between the firm’s Amsterdam and Brussels offices. Edmon Oude Elferink leads the team in the Netherlands, which undertakes the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients, including EU and ACM behavioural investigations, follow-on cartel damages actions, merger control and state aid. Also notable is that Petra Heemskerk leads the public procurement practice, which acts for companies operating in sectors such as life sciences, energy, real estate, public transport and mobility. Elsewhere, the firm also advises on foreign direct investment control and draft legislation on foreign subsidies. A recent highlight saw Elferink, Roderick Nieuwmeyer and other members of a cross-office team advise Equitix on the Dutch and EU merger control issues related to its conditional acquisition of stakes in six PPP projects held by DIF Capital Partners.

Practice head(s):

Edmon Oude Elferink

Other key lawyers:

Petra Heemskerk; Robert Bosman; Roderick Nieuwmeyer; Annemieke Hazelhoff

Testimonials

‘The partner I work with has a high level of knowledge and is able to use this to present clear advice and practical recommendations in complicated business situations.’

‘The team has depth and knowledge of the courts and judicial thinking in the Netherlands, which gives it an edge over its rivals.’

Key clients

Kubota

Medtronic

Pon Group

Shell

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

McDonald’s

AEB

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

Port of Rotterdam

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

Dyckerhoff

Unica

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe

Frasers Industrial & Commercial Trust

Equitix

Indaver

Van Tilburg-Bastianen Group

Work highlights

  • Represented AEB in the proceedings before the European Commission relating to the rescue and restructuring aid that it received from the Municipality of Amsterdam in 2019. The European Commission approved this state aid measure in 2021.
  • Representing All Nippon Airways (ANA) in the Air Cargo cartel damages case before the court of Amsterdam.
  • Advised Equitix on EU and Dutch merger control issues of the conditional acquisition of stakes in six public-private partnership (PPP) projects, among which the IJmond Sea Lock (the world’s largest sea lock), held by DIF Capital Partners.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

CMS provides the full gamut of IT, telecoms, media and data protection expertise. Katja Van Kranenburg-Hanspians oversees the technology, media and communications sector group, while senior counsel Simon Sanders heads the IT group. Sanders is highly rated for combining his legal expertise and understanding of tech issues with ‘honest, open and transparent‘ communication skills. Erik Jonkman, the head of the data protection practice, specialises in cybersecurity breaches. The firm also provides clients with a breach assistant app. Blockchain technology and the development of tokenization of (financial) assets are other areas of strength. In addition to tech clients, the team assists clients from the life sciences and consumer products sectors. The firm is partnered with organisations such as Stichting Open Nederland which involves work around developing an infrastructure to manage COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians

Other key lawyers:

Simon Sanders; Erik Jonkman; Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

CMS actively supported the team, was proactive, honest (also to us as clients) and did everything possible to support us fully.’

‘Simon Sanders has been the perfect sparring partner for us. He has not only supported us, built a good personal relationship and actively advised us on all steps. Simon always gave a good explanation and showed his knowledge and experience from day one. You could tell he had a lot of experience and did everything he could.’

‘In the negotiations with the client, Simon Sanders always acted transparently. Honest, open, transparent to all parties.’

Key clients

Liberty Global

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Adidas

Viacom

Work highlights

  • Assisted Avaap (now part of Apex) with contracting the integration of two different ERP systems into one ‘uniform’ ERP Systems to allow the merger of the two major hospitals in Amsterdam.
  • Legal advisor of Stichting Open Nederland, advising on all GDPR, tech & GDPR aspects of the foundation which not only concerns the establishment of COVID-19 test locations in the Netherlands for all citizens but also the implementation of an IT-platform allowing all test results to be downloaded in the CoronaCheck-app developed by the Ministry.
  • Acted as longstanding advisor to Centric on contracting, litigation and regulatory matters.

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail Tier 3

CMS handles the full spectrum of retail sector matters for clients, with particular expertise in supply chain and transport, sustainability, M&A, data protection, cyber security and procedural issues. The firm also assists clients with contentious matters. Aukje Haan co-heads the team with Mark Ziekman, who focuses on corporate matters, notably cross-border M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman

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

Viscon Fresh Produce

Husqvarna Nederland/Gardena

Intratuin Nederland

New Balance

Christian Dior

Peek & Kloppenburg

Amazon

Hermès

Manutan

SharkNinja

Kärcher

Object Carpet

Honeywell

Urus Europe

Brokking’s Beheer

Work highlights

  • Assisted Object Carpet with the collaboration with DSM Niaga (part of Covestro) for the development of fully recyclable and healthy carpet with innovative designs, specifically designed to use again.
  • Advising Formido and their parent companies on the termination of the retail franchise DIY formula “Formido” with 84 retail stores and the termination of the contracts with all the franchisees and other third parties.
  • Assisted French listed company Trigano with its acquisition of 60% of Gimeg. The remaining 40% of the shares are held by Gimeg’s management team and can be acquired by Trigano in the future.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

CMS is routinely instructed on M&A, joint venture, commercial agreement, strategic alliance and corporate governance matters. Roman Tarlavski, a TMT, hotels and leisure expert, leads the practice and is especially active in terms of multijurisdictional deals, leveraging the firm’s far-reaching international network in the process. Additional key sectors of focus include financial services, energy, life sciences, healthcare and consumer products.

Practice head(s):

Roman Tarlavski

Other key lawyers:

Reinout Slot; Cecilia van der Weijden; Pieter van Duijvenvoorde; Mark Ziekman; Martika Jonk

Testimonials

‘We have a long lasting relationship with CMS. They are truly experts in the automotive and consumer products sector. They truly understand our business needs and are creative in problem solving. This leads to great cooperation and efficient closing of transactions. CMS uses very up-to-date technology and you can always contact them.’

‘For corporate transactions we use Mark Ziekman. Mark’s availability and commitment is truly exceptional. We consider him to be part of the transaction team and he proactively offers solutions to complicated issues. He does what he promises and he always delivers. He provides consistent high quality advice. He has the unique ability to lead in complex negotiations with hard counterparties. He constructively engages with them, whilst never losing sight of our objectives.

‘All relevant expertise was inhouse at CMS during the M&A process.’

‘Professional and prompt replies from Pieter van Duijvenvoorde.’

Key clients

AEB

Immatics

Mosa Meat

Rabobank

FD Media Group

Kubota

Freudenberg

Ingram Micro

China Mengniu Dairy

Ferrovial

Bynder

Coca Cola

Westfield Health

Oaktree

Work highlights

  • Advised Oaktree Capital Management on the Dutch aspects of the sale of Kadans Science Partner to AXA Investment Managers.
  • Advised US private equity house, Turn/River Capital, on its €314m acquisition of Redwood, an international tech automation solutions group, with operations in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Australia.
  • Advised AEB Holding N.V. on the sale of its 50% share interest in Westpoort Warmte B.V. to the municipality of Amsterdam. The deal value amounts to €73m.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

The CMS team is well regarded for combining 'large firm firepower with boutique firm knowledge and assistance’. With strong support from its substantial international network, the practice is well placed to handle cross-border disputes and is active in the corporate, financial, commercial, construction and energy sectors. Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter recently joined from Kennedy Van der Laan and now heads the team alongside Leonard Böhmer and Peter Soede.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer; Peter Soede; Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter

Other key lawyers:

Petra Heemskerk

Testimonials

‘Good all-round team with a can-do mentality’.

‘Tenacious and practical’.

‘Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter is very exceptional and to be credited’.

‘Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter’s bedside manner is very pleasant for clients and experts’.

‘Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter is an outstanding lawyer, who made a clever transfer from Kennedy van der Laan to CMS’.

‘Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter is the go-to guy when it comes to litigation within CMS Amsterdam, since he manoeuvres cautiously and with a clear strategy’.

‘We experience good collaboration within the team supporting us and very effective and professional interaction’.

‘Petra Heemskerk is a winner and her deep knowledge and expertise, excellent communication skills and can-do attitude make her extremely effective’.

Key clients

Royal BAM Group

BASF Polyurethanes GmbH

Profile International

Arcelor Mittal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Hubei Forbon Technology Co Ltd

KNHB – Royal Dutch Hockey Association

QBE

Rabobank

Markel

Starr

Chubb European Group Limited

Dekker

McDonald’s

IBM

Johnson & Johnson

Work highlights

  • Represented Chinese-listed company Forbon in complex international corporate litigation about a dispute about the acquisition of Holland Novochem.
  • Successfully defended BASF against a claim from Beter Bed following a 2017 recall.
  • Winning a landmark case on medical devices for Johnson & Johnson against a Chinese medical device company Fengh Medical, that offered infringing imitation products in various EU countries and ME.

Netherlands > Employment Tier 4

CMS is particularly active in the sports, energy, life sciences and consumer products sectors; the team has recently handled a number of major international restructurings and reorganisations. Katja Van Kranenburg-Hanspians and Michiel Van Dijk head the practice, which has been fielding a series of COVID-19-related instructions in recent months, while it also has the capacity to handle contentious matters for high-profile international clients.

Testimonials

‘Direct contact with lawyers who handle the case’.

‘Hands-on and practical’.

Key clients

Coty

Terex

Stichting Open Nederland

BMC Software

Accor Hotels Services

TJX

Royal Ahrend

Work highlights

  • Advised Coty on the sale of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses, including all employment and pensions law matters.
  • Supported Accor Hotels Services with a restructuring impacting a number of roles in the Netherlands as part of a large global restructuring.
  • Advised Spanish shipping and tug boat group Boluda Towage in the acquisition of Iskes Towage & Salvage, including employment matters.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

CMS' multidisciplinary team has ‘deep knowledge of content and consumer regulation in the Netherlands’, as well as experience of advising clients on contracts with authorities and industry players. It specialises in cross-border matters, with an emphasis on the technology, sport and gaming sectors. IP expert Rogier de Vrey, who heads up the group, is an experienced litigator. He also advises on international property law issues, unfair competition law and trade secret matters related to technology, media and communications.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

‘The practice has deep knowledge of content and consumer regulation in the Netherlands and provides clear, practical advice in a timely manner, including to tight deadlines.’

‘Partner Rogier de Vrey is an excellent communicator which makes working with him efficient and free of frustration. He communicates clearly when advice will be delivered, and the advice itself is practical and easy to digest.’

Key clients

Liberty Global

Comcast

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Adidas

Viacom

Ajax

Cambuur

De Graafschap

UEFA

Work highlights

  • Advised World Brain on its sale of Atlantis Press to Springer Nature.
  • Assisted the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) with response to a dispute with Jip Janssen (star player of S.V. Kampong and also international).
  • Assisted Royal BAM Group with proceedings against BubbleDecks claim for alleged unlawful publication and for surrender of evidence, concerning a (politically) sensitive matter.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 4

In addition to its technical expertise, CMS is also valued by clients for its collaborative approach. It can provide its household-name clients with multi-practice expertise together with cross-border capabilities through its global network. It is noted for its handling of digital transformation projects in the telecoms and media industries, in addition to its work in life sciences and financial services sectors. It is a member of the Dutch Artificial Intelligence Coalition and the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and is involved in numerous AI projects, many of which for part of the firm’s client services. Rogier de Vrey‘s experience spans advice and litigation in respect of international patents and extends to trade marks, unfair competition law and trade secrets in the areas of media and life sciences. Managing partner Willem Hoorneman is highly rated for patents and is also a WIPO arbitrator. Marcoline van der Dussen and associate Yasar Celebi are other core team members.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

‘Prompt and precise answers, with the appropriate level of details for us to understand the specifics of their national regulations.’

‘Efficiency and ease of communication.’ 

‘The team we have dealt with pertaining to patent litigation has been extremely professional and provided very good counsel about potential outcomes of the litigations. This, in turn, helped us to develop a very thorough strategy in advance and we believe the outcome will be positive.’

‘Rogier de Vrey, is always available for consultation on short notice which makes it very easy for our global team to have global team discussions whenever necessary.’

We also found the entire team to be very dedicated and always responsive to requests.’

‘We are pleased because of the vast knowledge and creativity about the team.’

‘Rogier de Vrey is available when needed and answers any question we have. Yasar Celebi helps us out whenever needed.’

‘Professional team, very practical in good collaboration with the client.’

Key clients

Kverneland Group

ArcelorMittal

Johnson & Johnson

Eli Lilly

Fineline Technologies

Vattenfall

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

NUC Electronics

Xiaomi

Volition America Inc.

Syngenta

Essity

ABB Technology Ventures

Universal Electronics

Royal Dutch Railways

Subsea 7

Ultimaker

Scholle IPN

Royal Dutch Ahrend

Kiremko

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kiremko with multiple patent infringement and invalidity proceedings.
  • Assisted a number of stakeholders in Diverto Technologies with respect to inter alia reclaiming a patent and related seizure of assets.
  • Advised Syngenta on Dutch customs enforcement opportunities and assisted Syngenta with applications for and extensions of special customs protection procedures for its various patents and SPCs.

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

The CMS team is praised by a client for its ‘unusual ability to marry commercial practicalities with the complexities of European intellectual property law and related rights‘. Team head, Rogier de Vrey is highly rated for his expertise across international trade mark (and patent issues) together with unfair competition in areas as diverse as the sports and life sciences industries. Working with de Vrey, associate Yasar Celebi is considered ‘exceptional‘; he is well versed in the IP issues that arise in the technology and IT arenas. Dolf Segaar has over 30 years of experience in corporate litigation, with a special interest in (e-)sports law, sports-related image rights and digital media while Marcoline Van Der Dussen is also a key team member who has huge experience in trade mark and copyright protection. Managing Partner Willem Hoorneman is well known for his long track record in IP – he is also an arbitrator at WIPO.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

‘Laywers that are capable of explaining legal stuff in clear language. Meetings with them are efficient and to the point. Both Rogier de Vrey and Ellen Gielen are excellent and well prepared for meetings.’

‘The CMS team that serves our needs regarding intellectual property is well informed, explains their advice in detail  for us laymen in this field. Whenever one team member is unavailable and another takes over, we perceive no difference in who is handling the case at hand.’

‘We are serviced most by Marcoline, who is ever so friendly. And very patient when it comes to explaining each case, advice CMS offers, or background on certain practices. With a good sense of humor too!’

‘Rogier de Very can effectively explain both the law, procedure and usual practice. He is not afraid to robustly contest client suggestions giving clear explanations and alternative options.’

‘Worked with the team on commercial license matters in a cross jurisdictional matter. Have experienced a deep knowledge, very professional and can-do attitude and have worked on very creative solutions to solve the matter effectively.’

‘Rogier de Vrey is a great professional, very dedicated and helpful. Rogier has a very natural style while making the extra mile to give you a great advice. Having Rogier on the team brings more comfort and depth to the table and consequently results in a more tested and mature outcome.’

‘CMS has an unusual ability to marry commercial practicalities with the complexities of European intellectual property law and related rights and the EU Customs Authority and related regulations, which was a considerable advantage in relation to an international cross border commercial and intellectual property dispute involving Australia, Mauritius, the Republic of South Africa and the European Union. The service provided by CMS was outstanding, especially considering that it was provided during covid impacted times. The firm was quick, efficient and the end product produced was highly effective and of a great quality, even though the consultations and all communication was conducted using online resources only.’

‘I worked with Rogier De Vrey and Yasar Celebi. Their service was exceptional. They were readily available and easily accessible, no matter the time. They grasped the urgency of the project and ensured that all deadlines were met and that together we achieved the final outcome sought. I would highly recommend both of them for their efficiency, knowledge, skill and dedication to delivering a great service.’

Key clients

FrieslandCampina

Primark

Reckitt Benckiser

HP

Essity

IBM

UEFA

Johnson & Johnson

Medtronic

Comcast / NBCUniversal

ViacomCBS

Sky

Amgen

Adidas

Shisheido (BPI)

Rabobank

McCain

Vattenfall

Syngenta

Lemonade

Eli Lilly

Colgate-Palmolive

Eneco

Le Coq Sportif

Work highlights

  • Represented various toys manufactures in a landmark copyright case against Rubik.
  • Represented Hewlett Packard in litigation concerning comparative advertising.
  • Represented the Royal BAM Group against a claim regarding unlawful statements in the media.

Netherlands > Tax Tier 4

At CMS, the tax team acts on mandates connected with the professional and business services, financial services, real estate and construction, transportation and consumer products industries. VAT-related financial products are a specialist area of expertise for the team, which is led by Herman Boersen. In addition, contingent tax insurance is another area of growth. Elsewhere, counsel Etienne Cox is knowledgeable about the interplay between tax and sustainability in the real estate arena. The firm’s other tax work interrelates with M&A, funds and structured finance issues, among other areas. In a recent highlight, Anton Louwinger and Cox acted for Principal Real Estate Europe on the tax issues connected with its acquisition of the multi-tenant Helix office building in Utrecht.

Practice head(s):

Herman Boersen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very comprehensive approach, taking into account the client’s business needs. Good coordination with other firm’s departments and even CMS offices in other jurisdictions.’

‘Anton Louwinger – very responsible, trying to meet all client’s requirements and time schedule.’

‘The CMS tax team has very broad experience and is technically excellent, efficient and responsive. It has excellent knowledge of the industry, and last but not least, it is good value for money.’

‘I work closely with the tax partner of the team, Mr Anton Louwinger. He covers a broad range of general tax matters, he is very experienced and provides excellent, clear and practical tax advice.’

‘The individuals we work with understand our product very well and tailor their advice accordingly, enabling us to win whilst working together.’

‘An experienced and pragmatic team, willing and able to tailor their services to clients’ needs.’

‘Herman Boersen leads the team and is able to provide succinct and sound advice, without losing sight of commercial aspects of risks.’

Key clients

RFS Holland Holding (Wehkamp)

Intrum

Turn/River Capital

Borghese Real Estate

Delin Capital Asset Management

Catella Real Estate AG

Aquila Capital

Rabobank

Boluda Towage, S.L.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised South Korean investor Midas International Asset Management Ltd. on the €215m acquisition and financing of the newly constructed Zalando e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk (The Netherlands).
  • Advised Turn/River Capital (US based private equity house) on the €315m acquisition of the strategic investment of Redwood Software.
  • Advised Boluda Towage (Spanish based) on the strategic acquisition of Iskes Towage & Salvage.

CMS is a leading and long-standing law firm in the Netherlands with 150 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers working from two offices. We combine expert knowledge and experience with innovation and creativity to ensure our clients achieve and secure their business goals. Our 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, we help clients turn their start-ups into game changers.

The future and technological innovation play a major role for our clients and therefore also for us. CMS is closely involved in the global energy transition, the regulation of cryptocurrencies and developments around privacy and cybersecurity, alternative food sources and innovations in healthcare through the use of big data.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Administrative law Luurt Wildeboerluurt.wildeboer@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 382
Banking & Finance Eduard Scheenstraeduard.scheenstra@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 447
Commercial Aukje Haanaukje.haan@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 747
Competition & EU Edmon Oude Elferinkedmon.oudeelferink@cms-dsb.com+32 26 5004 54
Consumer products Mark Ziekmanmark.ziekman@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 413
Corporate/M&A Roman Tarlavskiroman.tarlavski@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 312
Dispute resolution Leonard Böhmerleonard.bohmer@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 710
Employment and pensions Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspianskatja.vankranenburg@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 402
Energy & Climate Change Cecilia van der Weijdencecilia.vanderweijden@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 411
Funds Reinout Slotreinout.slot@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 319
Hotels & Leisure Roman Tarlavskiroman.tarlavski@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 312
Infrastructure & Projects Hein van der Meerhein.vandermeer@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 227
Insurance Leonard Böhmerleonard.bohmer@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 710
Managing Partner / Intellectual Property Willem Hoornemanwillem.hoorneman@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 237
Life Sciences & Healthcare Ellen Gielenellen.gielen@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 517
Mobility Petra Heemskerkpetra.heemskerk@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 295
Public Procurement Petra Heemskerkpetra.heemskerk@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 295
Real Estate & Construction Hein van der Meerhein.vandermeer@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 227
Tax Herman Boersenherman.boersen@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 451
TMC - Technology, Media & Communications Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspianskatja.vankranenburg@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 402
Insurance Bas Baksbas.baks@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 202
Tax Anton Louwingeranton.louwinger@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 448
Insolvency & Restructuring Marcel Groenewegenmarcel.groenewegen@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 410
Corporate / M&A Pieter van Duijvenvoordepieter.vanduijvenvoorde@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 246
Corporate Litigation Bart-Adriaan de Ruijterbartadriaan.deruijter@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 426
Intellectual Property Rogier de Vreyrogier.devrey@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 259
Real Estate Arnout Scholtenarnout.scholten@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 472
Insolvency & Restructuring Marc van Zantenmarc.vanzanten@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 311
Construction Arno Moretarno.moret@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 292
Sport and Employment Michiel van Dijkmichiel.vandijk@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 320
Corporate/M&A Pieter van Duijvenvoordepieter.vanduijvenvoorde@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 246
Corporate Clair Wermersclair.wermers@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 423
Restructuring & Insolvency Marlous de Grootmarlous.degroot@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 311
Financial Services Tessa Penninkstessa.penninks@cms-dsb.com+31 30 2121 797
Real Estate Femke Strouckenfemke.stroucken@cms-dsb.com+31 20 3016 328
Number of lawyers : 4,800+
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Other offices : Brussels
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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