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ATRIUM, PARNASSUSWEG 737, 1077 DG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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CMS, Arnout Scholten, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Arnout Scholten

Tel:
Work +31 20 3016 472
Email:
Web:
cms.law
CMS

Work Department

Real Estate & Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Arnout is the co-chair of the CMS Global Real Estate Group and a leading lawyer in real estate in the Netherlands.

Arnout specialises in real estate transactions, development projects and asset management (including leases). He has a broad range of clients ranging from international and domestic investors, financiers, developers to large corporate end users.

Clients include Bouwinvest, CBRE Global Investors, Swiss Life, Commerzbank, Patrizia, Capreon, M&G, Primark and McDonald's.

Languages

English, Dutch

Member

  • Editor for the Dutch specialist journal for Rent law office space
  • Member of the supervisory board of a housing corporation
  • Royal institute of chartered surveyors (rics)
  • Lecturer at the Academy for Legal Procedure (Academie voor Rechtspraktijk)
  • Lecturer Attorneys’ Education Foundation (Stichting Opleiding Advocaten) for the Sub-District of Utrecht (Lease Law topics)

Education

  • Specialised Course in Tenancy Law, Tenancy Law Association
  • Dutch Law (Private Law), Leiden University
  • Dutch Law (International and European Law), Leiden University


Netherlands

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Hein van der Meer and Arnout Scholten are the senior members of the CMS  practice which serves domestic and international clients including developers, investors, and real estate funds, which benefit from the CMS global network. The team also advises on the planning, leasing, and finance aspects of projects ranging from office, leisure, and residential property developments to green and brownfield developments and upgrades. The team is acting for project company COD and developer Het Dok on complex transactions with the aim of developing the Het Dok neighbourhood which will provide 449 homes and retail premises.

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