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We know that as an insurer, intermediary or reinsurer you are acting in a world that is unpredictable. And a world that changes faster and faster. Our insurance specialists know all the ins and outs of your industry. They stand firmly by your commercial interests and can assist you anywhere in the world. Many of our lawyers have a background in the insurance world themselves. Therefore they know how complex your industry can be. We assist both non-life and life insurers and enterprises such as transport companies, leasing companies, manufacturers, real estate companies and public entities. We are there to support you, in the Netherlands and abroad. Our goal is the result that best fits your organization.

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"CMS offers a broad range of expertise spanning D&O, personal injury, product liability, and reinsurance in conjunction with M&A assistance in the construction, healthcare, and aviation sectors."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Capable of handling the most difficult issues" and provides "a very good international network that really works seamlessly."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"They are very approachable and responsive."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"very good understanding of cross-border matters."

The Legal 500, 2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
12 September 2018
Trans­form­ing In­sur­ance
In­dustry per­spect­ives on the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges...
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Alex Denslow
March 2019
In­sur­ance In­sights
25/03/2019
Neth­er­lands passes new law for re­dress of mass dam­ages
On 19 March 2019, the Dutch sen­ate ad­op­ted the col­lect­ive ac­tion bill, which is be­ing touted as an ef­fect­ive in­stru­ment to re­dress mass dam­ages. The law should enter in­to force on the 1 Ju­ly 2019, or 1 Janu­ary 2020 at the latest.
12 September 2018
Trans­form­ing In­sur­ance
In­dustry per­spect­ives on the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges...
12/03/2019
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
Cornelius Brandi
June 2018
De­liv­er­ing qual­ity ad­vice you can act on
An­nu­al Re­view 2017 – 2018
07/03/2019
Up­date of Bel­gian pro­pos­al for MGA reg­u­lat­ory frame­work
On 21 Novem­ber 2018, we is­sued a news­let­ter (ac­cess­ible here) re­gard­ing a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ance, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
June 2018
CMS has com­plex cross-bor­der cargo claim covered
An­nu­al Re­view 2017-2018
10/09/2018
Brexit and the in­sur­ance sec­tor – in­form cus­tom­ers about Brexit’s...
The European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) provided an opin­ion on in­form­ing cus­tom­ers about the im­pact of the with­draw­al of the United King­dom from the European Uni­on (“Opin­ion”).
31/01/2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
13/06/2018
EU tem­por­ary meas­ures on CF­Ds and bin­ary op­tions
On 22 May 2018, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) ad­op­ted two de­cisions im­ple­ment­ing tem­por­ary product in­ter­ven­tion meas­ures. These de­cisions re­strict the mar­ket­ing, dis­tri­bu­tion and sale of con­tracts for dif­fer­ence (“CF­Ds”) and bin­ary.
18/05/2018
EU Product Li­ab­il­ity Dir­ect­ive still an ad­equate tool, ac­cord­ing to...
On 7 May 2018, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its fifth re­port on the per­form­ance of the EU Product Li­ab­il­ity Dir­ect­ive (Dir­ect­ive/85/374/EEC) in the mem­ber states. The dir­ect­ive in­tro­duced the concept of strict li­ab­il­ity for pro­du­cers of de­fect­ive products.
20/04/2018
New law in Neth­er­lands com­pensates fam­ily mem­bers for emo­tion­al loss
On April 10, 2018, the Dutch Sen­ate ad­op­ted a bill that reg­u­lates com­pens­a­tion for emo­tion­al losses. In the case of death or ser­i­ous in­jury from an ac­ci­dent where an­oth­er per­son is li­able, the next of kin of the vic­tim may be en­titled to com­pens­a­tion for emo­tion­al.