Firm Profile > CMS > Amsterdam, Netherlands

CMS
ATRIUM
PARNASSUSWEG 737
1077 DG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Construction Tier 2

CMS is home to a construction team with wide-ranging experience, capable of advising the full spectrum of market players on the structuring of property rights, development agreements and contracting. The firm also represents contractors, insurers, and subcontractors in contentious work, with recent highlights concerning contract disputes, delays to projects, and collapse or failure of completed projects. Jeroen Berlage and Arno Moret jointly lead the group, and both are primarily focused on the contentious side of the practice. The firm draws on several sources of experience for non-contentious work, in addition to Moret and Berlage, such as Petra Heemskerk for procurement law and Bas Baks for matters with an insurance element.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Berlage; Arno Moret

Key clients

Royal BAM Group

N.V. Nederlandse Spoorwegen

a.s.r.

LRC

Aviva

Global Switch

Joe&The Juice

Janssen de Jon

Andus Group

Dynniq

Heembouw

Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Aukje Haan, Mark Ziekman, Marcoline van der Dussen and Madeleine Lamers jointly lead the team at CMS and have a notable focus on the food industry. The group's experience encompasses a variety of corporate and private equity transactions combined with expertise in IP matters, product launches, packaging work and the related regulations.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman; Marcoline van der Dussen; Madeleine Lamers

Key clients

McCain

Colgate

McDonald’s

Coca Cola European Partners

Strik Ingredients

La Bouteille d’Or

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The team at CMS provides its life sciences and healthcare clients with assistance on all aspects of their businesses ranging from IP, regulatory and commercial issues to product liability, data privacy and competition work. The group's expertise encompasses pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health and agricultural products; its work also includes advising on R&D projects, big data issues and pricing matters. Group head Ellen Gielen and Gertie Lintjens are praised for being able to 'navigate some complicated challenges in a clear and practical way', and Rogier de Vrey adds a wealth of IP experience.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Gielen

Testimonials

‘Ellen Gielen is very focused and delivers practical advise moving our business forward. Has a thorough understanding of the health sector.’

‘Speedy responses and practical advice in pharma and corporate law matters.’

‘Ellen Gielen and Gertie Lintjens have helped us navigate some complicated challenges in a clear and practical way.’

‘Bob van Zijl delivers quick and accurate corporate support when needed.’

Key clients

Etos/Ahold

ALK

Almirall

Amgen

Astellas

Baxter

Bayer

BioMethanol Chemie Nederland

bioMérieux

Boston Scientific

Carl Zeiss

Celgene

Chiesi

CSL Behring

Doc Morris

Eli Lilly

Essential Pharmaceuticals

GE Healthcare

GSK

Incyte

Impatients/myTomorrows

Janssen-Cilag

Johnson & Johnson

Mylan

Natera

Nutraq

Otsuka

Pfizer

Richelet

Schoonenberg Hearing

Takeda

ThermoFisher

Unilever

Real estate Tier 2

The 'flexible and creative' real estate team at CMS is instructed by an increasing number of noteworthy international clients, among them new additions Patrizia, Haam and Kiwoom. Recent highlights include advising Nuveen on the €126m acquisition of the the office complex De Gouden Bocht in Amsterdam. The team includes a number of lawyers with different specialisms and 'offers all-round and wide-scale professional real estate assistance', covering the full range of real estate matters, including transactions, project development, leasing and zoning. The 'open-mindedArnout Scholten leads the practice, along with Hein van der Meer, who 'can make a real difference'.

Practice head(s):

Hein van der Meer; Arnout Scholten

Testimonials

The team is accurate and quick to respond. Furthermore, their commercial skills are high. The office offers all-round and wide-scale professional real estate assistance, not only transactional, but also notary, finance, environmental, technical/software, tax, etc.

Eager to do the transaction, highly dedicated, quick, flexible and creative.

Easy to work with, flexible and very knowledgeable.

Arnout Scholten: open minded, carries out risk-based analysis, advises outside the strict boundaries of the project. Can play different roles.

Their broad experience and in-depth knowledge about the real estate market make this firm one of the best and finest to work with in the Netherlands.

Hein van der Meer and his team have an outstanding reputation to make things happen. Together with his associates, he can make a real difference.

Key clients

Patrizia

Delin Capital Asset Management

Invesco

Curzon Advisors

CBRE Global Investors

Swiss Life

Tesla

Nuveen

Kildare Management Ltd.

Catella

COD/Borghese

M&G Real Estate

Capreon

Fidelity

Hana Alternative Asset Management (HAAM)

Kiwoom

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

CMS acts as bankruptcy trustees and advise on restructuring and insolvency matters for a range of industries with particular emphasis on retail. Clients include the McGregor Fashion Group and Cool Cat Fashion. The practice is led by Jan Willem Bouman, Marcel Groenewegen, Marc van Zanten. A notable highlight includes Groenewegen acting as a court appointed silent administrator and trustee in the bankruptcy of Portugal Telecom International Finance. Clients praise the team's 'hands on' approach, as well as Groenewegen's 'thorough knowledge' of the Dutch restructuring and insolvency market.

Practice head(s):

Jan Willem Bouman; Marcel Groenewegen; Marc van Zanten

Testimonials

Very professional, experienced, pragmatic and hands on approach. In difficult, complex situations this combination is crucial‘.

We have worked mostly with the partners of the team. I have most experience with Marcel Groenewegen and Marlous de Groot. They know their way around‘.

Marcel Groenewegen is very experienced and has thorough knowledge of the restructuring and insolvency business in the Netherlands‘.

Key clients

Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.

Slotervaartziekenhuis B.V.

McGregor Fashion Group

Ardenberg Group

Swets & Zeitlinger Group

Cool Cat Fashion B.V. and Cool Cat Nederland B.V.

Stichting Waarborgfonds Sociale Woningbouw/WSG

Banking and finance: asset finance and structured finance Tier 3

CMS is active across the asset and structured finance spaces, with a particular focus on cross-border work in combination with the wider firm network. Eduard Scheenstra heads the team, and has recently handled several matters dealing with various types of structured finance. At a more junior level, associate Jesler Hartman Kok is strong on asset finance, particularly ship finance, and is handling several of the firm's domestic mandates in this area.

Practice head(s):

Eduard Scheenstra

Key clients

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Münchener Hypothekenbank

Delin Capital Asset Management

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Curzon Advisors

Robus Capital

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Invesco

Kildare Management Ltd.

McGregor Fashion Group

Aareal Bank AG

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

The finance team at CMS reports a growth in instructions from borrowers in the hotels and leisure, energy, and automotive sectors, as well as real estate funds. The team is particularly adept at acquisition and real estate financing, particularly cross-border financing, though it is active on the full spectrum of borrower-side work. Eduard Scheenstra heads the team, focusing on real estate financing. Associate Jesler Hartman Kok is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Eduard Scheenstra

Key clients

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Münchener Hypothekenbank

Delin Capital Asset Management

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Curzon Advisors

Robus Capital

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Invesco

Kildare Management Ltd.

McGregor Fashion Group

Aareal Bank AG

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CMS is recommended for its 'in-depth knowledge of new technologies' in tandem with providing expert advice on data privacy and protection in areas as diverse as life sciences, energy and sports. Its data compliance expertise extends to advising in the context of bankruptcies. It also provides a 24/7 breach response service which can draw on specialists across more than 50 jurisdictions and it is a member of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition among other organisations. Edmon Oude Elferink heads the team and Simon Sanders has a wealth of experience advising IT and telecoms clients on all areas of digital business.

Practice head(s):

Edmon Oude Elferink

Testimonials

CMS combines in-depth legal knowledge with an equally in-depth understanding of new technologies, in this case of blockchain and zero-knowledge proofs. Our digital product was not only assessed by CMS, but was also improved in the exchange of thoughts and ideas with the law firm. This not only ensured the required legal check, but also resulted in a quality boost for the project.’

‘Simon Sanders was very involved with the project. In his investigation, he was very strict, businesslike, and thorough. When he presented the results to our audience, he did this in a very inspiring way. He found a way to explain the results of his research in an accessible way.’

Key clients

Vattenfall

Accor

Jacobs

Commerzbank

Adidas

Sumitomo

Energy: regulatory Tier 3

At CMS, clients appreciate the 'great in depth expertise' and 'high level of integrity'. The practice stands out for its involvement in a large number of pathfinder projects in the energy sector and specific expertise on power purchase agreements. Cecilia van der Weijden, who is a member of the corporate finance practice group, leads the energy regulatory team and has advised on several on- and offshore wind projects and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Testimonials

Hands-on, great in depth expertise and true deal makers. High level of integrity, very efficient and effective in feedback.

Key clients

Afvalverwerking Vink

Around Town

AVR

Ballast Nedam

BioMCN

DEKRA

Den Ouden Groenrecycling

ENECO Solar, Bio & Hydro

Enercon GmbH

ENI

Equinor (previously named Statoil ASA)

Essent/Innogy

Frontier Power

Gas Union GmbH

Global Power

Greenage Power

GroenLeven

Groningen Seaports N.V.

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (Port of Rotterdam)

Low Carbon

LRC

Lukoil

Maersk Drilling

Meridiam SAS

Methanol Institute

Microsoft

Neptune Energy International S.A.

NextGen IPP

NH Hoteles

Orsted

Partners Group

PitPoint EV

Premier Oil

ProfiNRG

Repsol

SunPort Delfzijl

SUSI Partners

Talisman

Tesla

Vattenfall

Wircon GmbH

Ymere

Zuiderwind (cooperatie)

Energy: transactional Tier 3

CMS advises on the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects, in particular on- and offshore wind and solar PV projects. The firm's full-service team has handled 'some of the premier deals in the Dutch market to date'; practice head Cecilia van der Weijden and Femke Stroucken advised Ymere on the structuring of the sustainable heat supply to the tenants of new housing project 'Eenhoorn' in Amsterdam. Other key members include Martika Jonk, Arno Moret, associate Simon Sanders.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia van der Weijden

Testimonials

They focus incredibly well on goals and results.

Extremely well organised.

CMS has one of strongest teams for renewable energy/energy related topics. From regulatory and tax to finance and transactional topics, CMS provides a high quality of services. They are unique in having done some of the premier deals in the Dutch market to date.

Cecilia van der Weijden is a smart, capable, and considerate M&A lawyer. She knows how to navigate negotiations and eloquently control winning positions. Her management of due diligence processes and promptly staying on top of deal topics demonstrates her decade plus of experience in the Dutch market. She is available for adhoc discussions and provides relevant negotiation tactics. She knows how to trouble shoot if/when issues present themselves.

Key clients

Afvalverwerking Vink

Around Town

AVR

Ballast Nedam

BioMCN

DEKRA

Den Ouden Groenrecycling

ENECO Solar, Bio & Hydro

Enercon GmbH

ENI

Equinor (previously named Statoil ASA)

Essent/Innogy

Frontier Power

Gas Union GmbH

Global Power

Greenage Power

GroenLeven

Groningen Seaports N.V.

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (Port of Rotterdam)

Low Carbon

LRC

Lukoil

Maersk Drilling

Meridiam SAS

Methanol Institute

Microsoft

Neptune Energy International S.A.

NextGen IPP

NH Hoteles

Orsted

Partners Group

PitPoint EV

Premier Oil

ProfiNRG

Repsol

SunPort Delfzijl

SUSI Partners

Talisman

Tesla

Vattenfall

Wircon GmbH

Ymere

Zuiderwind (cooperatie)

Environment and planning Tier 3

CMS handles administrative proceedings, zoning and environmental law and  regularly advises local waterboards, municipalities and provincial authorities. Key clients include the Municipality of Waalwijk, and water board Drents Overijsselse Delta. Practice head Luurt Wildeboer assisted McDonald's Nederland with objection and appeal proceedings in relation to the opening of a new restaurant in Deventer. Petra Heemskerk co-heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Petra Heemskerk; Luurt Wildeboer

Key clients

Slotervaartziekenhuis B.V.

McDonald’s Nederland B.V.

PLUS Retail B.V.

Van der Bijl Mengvoeders B.V.

Stichting SBB

Qbuzz B.V.

Waterboard Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden

Water board Drents Overijsselse Delta

Medtronic Trading NL B.V.

The municipality of Waalwijk

EU and competition Tier 3

The CMS EU and competition team handles contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly cartel proceedings. It handles merger notifications before the European Commission and ACM, evidenced by it advising Vattenfall in its acquisition of Delta Energie. Key clients include All Nippon Airways (ANA), the Port of Rotterdam, and Medtronic. The team is known for delivering 'quick' and 'practical' solutions and is led by practice heads Edmon Oude Elferink and Robert Bosman. Other key members include Roderick Nieuwmeyer and Annemieke Hazelhoff.

Practice head(s):

Edmon Oude Elferink; Robert Bosman

Testimonials

CMS quickly provides and clear practical answers and solutions in complicated legal matters and is proactive‘.

Robert Bosman is proactive in approaching us and making suggestions for areas to look at. In meetings with a big stakeholder group, Robert points out the complications and possibilities from a legal point of view. In these cases he is focused on looking for solutions as well‘.

Edmon Oude Elferink is knowledgeable, steadfast, pragmatic and service oriented at the same time, exactly what an in-house counsel needs from outside counsel support‘.

Key clients

Medtronic

Amgen

GE Healthcare

Eli Lilly

GSK

Bayer

Vattenfall

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

NYK

BMW

Oaktree Capital

Port of Rotterdam

Koninklijke Volker Wessels

Pon Holdings

VION

TNO/Ministry of Economic Affairs

Kramp

BIOS Personenvervoer

Dyckerhoff

Detron

Keune Haircosmetics

Dutch Association for ICT and Telecommunication

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

CMS provides comprehensive expertise in IT-related transactions, software licensing issues and disputes to local and international clients. It is notably active in the public transport, energy, smart buildings and healthcare software sectors, and also assists with AI and blockchain matters. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians leads the team, Edmon Oude Elferink focuses on data protection and privacy work, and Simon Sanders handles IT and telecoms transactions. Rogier de Vrey and Dolf Segaar are also names to note for IP and media-centred mandates.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians

Testimonials

Rather than take an adversarial approach, Simon Sanders was very collaborative, whilst also protecting his client’s interests.  As a result, we were able to progress the negotiation at pace, minimising expenditure of time and cost.

Key clients

Liberty Global

Workiva

Savills

Centric

Bitdefender

Topicus / Topicus Healthcare

Vattenfall

Ultimaker

Plus Retail

IVU

Profile International

COIN

Dutch Government

Accor

IDL Logistics

CitizenM

Unica

Delta (Fiber)

Industry focus: retail Tier 3

The CMS consumer products division handles real estate, tax, IP and bankruptcy issues for its retail sector clients. Distribution and franchise agreements, product recalls and financing matters are handled by the team, which includes corporate and M&A specialist Mark Ziekman, Aukje Haan, who focuses on corporate issues including distribution models and franchise agreements, and Marc van Zanten, who is regularly appointed by the courts as a bankruptcy trustee.

Practice head(s):

Aukje Haan; Mark Ziekman; Arnout Scholten

Key clients

Plus Retail

Birkenstock

newport.takkt GmbH

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe

TJX Nederlan

Xenos

Formido Bouwmarkten

Praxis Doe Het Zelf Center

Ahold (Albert Heijn)

Etos

HusqvarnaNederland/GardenaNederland

Insurance Tier 3

The 'very pragmatic' insurance team at CMS makes full use of its 'good international network' to assist with multi-jurisdictional matters and team members 'excel in quickly understanding and managing the complex cross-border product liability issues' of cases. The firm acts for brokers, insurers and reinsurers, as well as insured clients from the real estate, construction, financial services, retail and life sciences sectors. Bas Baks, who jointly heads the practice with Leonard Böhmer, is 'an excellent lawyer with a great eye for detail but with a healthy level of pragmatism'. Counsel Eva Schothorst-Gransier has in-depth knowledge of the life sciences industry and is 'both efficient and approachable'.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer; Bas Baks

Testimonials

Easily accessible, understand their profession. Qualified, personal and strong international network (e.g. CMS NL- CMS UK).

They offer strength and breadth in the insurance sector, across multiple jurisdictions.

The team is very pragmatic and has a good international network that really works. Are easily accessible.

Personally, I prefer to work with Bas Baks. He is an excellent lawyer with a great eye for detail but with a healthy level of pragmatism. By keeping things simple and focusing on the end goal, Bas is able to take control over situations in the short-term. During client meetings Bas sometimes observes for a while and then comes back with great analysis but without spending too many words or too much time on it. Bas really is a professional and stands out in this area.

This is one of the biggest liability and insurance teams in the market. They combine great knowledge with a pragmatic approach. A very flexible team that is not focused on the billable hours, but on the result for their clients. Of course we also sometimes work with other law firms, but at the end of the day this does not lead to the same level of service/knowledge. This team also believes in knowledge sharing and also organises many great events each year to share their experiences for free with all parties interested.

Eva Schothorst-Gransier is a key advisor and is both efficient and approachable. Also notable are her colleagues Guillaume Creijghton and Marlot Tak.

The individuals I work with think as though they are entrepreneurs/employers so apart from being specialists in law they are capable of thinking on the same lines as clients on various levels, national and international. If necessary they can connect very quickly with other colleagues of other sections. Furthermore they develop new judicial services for our clients with us.

Dedicated team capable of handling a high number of high profile complex medical device liability claims derived from a field safety notice in a multitude of jurisdictions.

Eva Schothorst-Gransier and her team excel in quickly understanding and managing the complex cross-border product liability issues we are dealing with. She thinks in solutions, not only from the perspective of legal risks, but also takes the commercial interests of the client into account.

Key clients

Zurich

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

AXA XL

Chubb

Swissre

QBE

Starr

Aon

Crawford

Arcadis

AmTrust

Markel

MS Amlin

BAM

Transport Tier 3

The group at CMS positions itself at the forefront of next-generation initiatives including mobility-as-a-service, autonomous and electric shared cars, and has advised local governments on optimising traffic flow and public transport. Team head Petra Heemskerk is a specialist in procurement law, and has recently advised public transport (especially rail) companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. Ship financing has become a recent focus of the group, having advised on the construction financing of two superyachts; Jesler Hartman Kok and Jan Joris van Kampen, both specialists in this area, led the advice.

Practice head(s):

Petra Heemskerk

Key clients

2getthere

HNA Group

DSV

Ferrovial

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Clients including Dutch and global banks, lenders in the alternative funding sector, and newcomers in the financial markets instruct the team at CMSEduard Scheenstra and Marcel Groenewegen are key names and have considerable experience assisting with real estate financing, a core focus for the practice. The key contact for matters within the transportation sector is associate Jesler Hartman Kok. In recent highlights, the firm advised Lloyds Bank on its financing of the Starbed group's Clink Hostel in a deal worth over €56m. Deputy civil law notary Jan Joris van Kampen is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Eduard Scheenstra

Key clients

Aspen Real Estate Investment B.V.

Münchener Hypothekenbank

Delin Capital Asset Management

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Curzon Advisors

Robus Capital

Capreon

Oaktree / Kadans

Fidelity

M&L

Patrizia

Invesco

Kildare Management Ltd.

McGregor Fashion Group

Aareal Bank AG

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 4

CMS is praised for its 'great mix of associate and partner involvement' and for 'getting things done'. Roman Tarlavski, who leads the group, handles cross-border M&A, structured joint ventures and private equity transactions, while  Reinout Slot's practice encompasses corporate and securities law with an emphasis on private and public equity transactions. As part of a global network, the team utilises its strong industry expertise to handle work spanning mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity work, funds, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Practice head(s):

Roman Tarlavski

Testimonials

They are very pleasant to work with, knowledgeable, responsive and very down to earth and pragmatic. They provide for a great mix of associate/partner involvement. They know us and our sector very well.’

‘The team at CMS go above and beyond to provide well thought out and pragmatic advice. They understand well the sometimes tricky line between client and lawyer (their role being to advise but ultimately not to decide) and manage this effectively and professionally. They deal with queries efficiently and are courteous and easy to deal with. Finally, they felt like a safe pair of hands in which to entrust our legal issues.’

‘They have a clear industry focus. Consequently they truly understand our business. Compared to other firms they are unique in their hands on approach and industry expertise; they are truly a part of our team and get things done.’

‘The team at CMS, led by Martika Jonk, has been both very professional and very personable.  Their willingness to engage with our business and issues at either a detailed or superficial level, depending upon what we needed was a refreshing change from those law firms who believe that they know best when it comes to how much effort needs to be put into every question asked of them.

Key clients

Oaktree Capital

FD Media Group

citizenM

ASR

Springer Nature

Coca-Cola

American Express

Microsoft

Dekra

McDonald’s

EBRD

Qbuzz

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

CMS' litigation practice represents clients in a wide range of commercial, corporate and financial disputes, with particular experience in indemnity and reinsurance-related work, as well as the life sciences sector. Team head Leonard Böhmer operates out of the firm's Utrecht office, while  Peter Soede is another key figure to note, focusing on alternative dispute resolution, as well as representing clients in large court cases. Away from the firm's broad commercial litigation practice, it is also instructed in procurement litigation matters, where Petra Heemskerk is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Böhmer

Key clients

FC Twente ’65 B.V.

Employment Tier 4

CMS is home to a range of employment specialists who are focused on specific sectors, including sports, TMT, energy, and life sciences among others. The team is particularly adept when working with other teams in the firm, such as in insolvency or transactional matters, or in matters which involve privacy and data protection. Practice head Michiel van Dijk is a key contact for clients in the sports sector, while Katja van Kranenburg is particularly focused on the TMT sector.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians; Michiel van Dijk

Testimonials

Michiel van Dijk is a specialist in our field of play, sports business, with a well-informed and pro active approach

 

Key clients

Advance

Bankruptcy of Slotervaartziekenhuis

Vattenfall

Jacobs

Kira Toussaint

Accor Invest

Bruker Optik GmbH

Yara van Kerkhof

ISS

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

The sports sector is the key focus for the team at CMS. The practice is instructed by a range of notable clients in this area, including UEFA, the Dutch Olympic Committee, FC Utrecht, and sports marketing agency Lagardere. Team members take 'the time to listen and investigate the different possibilities' when advising on matters such as sponsorship and licensing, exploitation and enforcement of digital media rights, advertising, and IP infringement. The firm is jointly headed by experienced litigator Rogier de Vrey and Dolf Segaar, a particular expert in e-sports matters.

Practice head(s):

Dolf Segaar; Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

The team was really interested in the business I do and spent some time researching the different elements. They had an open view on the different topics I addressed and gave open and honest feedback on the different points that were mentioned.

On an individual level they all have their own expertise and work closely together to see if they can find solutions to the points addressed in my case. They took the time to listen and investigate the different possibilities, but also shared the expertise and the risk in some cases.

Key clients

Liberty Global

Ajax

UEFA

Adidas

FD Mediagroep B.V.

ESL Benelux

Kira Toussaint

Yara van Kerkhof

M7 Group

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

CMS has notable cross-border capabilities and utilises this expertise when handling IP-related cases where multi-jurisdictional infringement proceedings, EU-wide,  FTO requests or product launches are concerned. The firm regularly advises household names including McCain, Birkenstock, Johnson & Johnson and many more. Practice head Rogier de Vrey advised McCain with a number of Dutch design infringement cases against competitor Simplot, in relation to potato products. Senior counsel Marcoline van der Dussen advised alongside de Vrey.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey

Testimonials

Outstanding full service firm. Excellent knowledge of IE-rights and data protection‘.

Partner Rogier de Vrey is easily approachable to the client and strong in communication. He is straightforward and paints a clear picture of expectations‘.

Key clients

Syngenta

McCain

UEFA

Johnson & Johnson

Medtronic

Birkenstock

Shisheido (BPI)

Amgen

Accor

Ajax

Adidas

Columbia Sportswear Company

Fossil

Eneco

Universal Electronics

Vattenfall

Barilla

Canada Goose

USPA

Royal Ahrend

Douglas

Colgate-Palmolive

Private equity Tier 5

Run out of the M&A department, CMS' private equity work is led by Roman Tarlavski who assists private equity houses in relation to acquisitions and investments in the automotive, waste, and high tech industries.

Practice head(s):

Roman Tarlavski

Tax Tier 5

CMS' tax team has a core focus on the financial services, real estate and construction, consumer products, transportation, and professional and business services sectors. Advice on real estate and M&A transactions is provided in collaboration with colleagues from related practice areas. Practice head Herman Boersen has particular expertise in assisting with matters related to W&I insurance, and regularly acts for major London-based underwriters.

Practice head(s):

Herman Boersen

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 Mutal Insurance

CMS is a leading and long-standing law firm in The Netherlands with 160 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 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
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
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