Mr Simon Sanders > CMS > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

TMC – Technology, Media & Communications​


Senior Counsel


Simon Sanders is a member in our IP/TMC Practice Area Group. As a former in-house counsel for a leading telecommunications multinational, he was hired by CMS to lead the telecommunications practice. Since then the practice has been expanding at a rapid pace. In addition, Simon advises both suppliers and customers on all legal aspects of contracting and implementing complex IT projects. Simon’s knowledge of the technical and operational aspects of telecommunications and IT, combined with his legal skills, are widely acknowledged. 

Simon is an active member of the CMS International Telecommunications Practice Group, which has access to the combined knowledge of 54 offices in 29 jurisdictions.


Dutch, English


  • Dutch Law (International Law), Utrecht University
  • Company and Commercial Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law (Company and Social Law and Economics), Utrecht University

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

The team at CMS is sought out by clients to help with incident response and management. The team has worked on numerous high-profile cyber incidents and continues to assist major cyber insurers. Erik Jonkman leads the privacy and cybersecurity practice lading on key cyber incidents and data breaches. Simon Sanders and Edmon Oude Elferink are also key names in the team.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

CMS is proficient in advising on ICT commercial and transactional issues, IT disputes and litigation, and GDPR implementation and enforcement. The firm caters to both Dutch and international clients across the TMC, life sciences, mobility and consumer products spaces. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians oversees the firm’s TMC sector group and the employment department. Simon Sanders, heading the IT practice area, is an expert in IT contracts and dispute resolution, while Rogier de Vrey, an experienced litigator, leads the IP subteam. Erik Jonkman manages the privacy and cybersecurity division, focusing on cyber incidents and data breaches.