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With our specialists we look at the opportunities and challenges that cross your path. We examine how blockchain will change the financial services industry. We study the legal frameworks and the ethical aspects of using big data. Or the unique powers of artificial intelligence. When it comes to examining and understanding these developments we are in the vanguard. Because we want to understand and control all aspects that determine your success. That is why we are so eager to obtain new insights. And we always want you to benefit from it. Therefore we want to help you to find innovative solutions. And therefore we work together with you in order to create the solution that is commercially the best for your organization.

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"CMS handles transactions and disputes in the IT space and can tap into a global network when it comes to cross-border matters."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Understand the differences between our local law documents and the need for reciprocity with business in a different jurisdiction."

Chambers Global, 2019

"Broad reach across Europe."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"Really excellent in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry as well as the law."

Chambers Global, 2018

"Well-rounded firm, capable of outsourcing work through their own firm."

Chambers Europe, 2018

CMS’ department is praised for its "contracting and negotiating skills".

The Legal 500, 2018

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    Blockchain & Smart Contracts

    Nowadays it is almost impossible to read a newspaper that doesn’t contain an article on blockchain. Is blockchain a temporary hype, or are we at the dawn of big changes in the way we handle data? Maybe you wonder how blockchain works exactly, what the impact is and whether it can enrich your services. The way in which blockchain registers data makes it possible to lay down agreements digitally and to automatically trigger certain consequences of an agreement or contract. This method of laying down agreements in a blockchain is called smart contracts, even though there is still some discussion on the exact definition of smart contracts

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    Data Protection & Privacy

    The Data Protection & Privacy team of CMS Netherlands has a long standing practical experience of advising Dutch and international clients on data protection matters across a wide range of industries. Our approach combines thorough legal specialisation with expertise in sector and application-specific requirements and concepts that has been gained through our work. We provide support and advice on structuring business models in compliance with data protection regulations (privacy by design), enabling such models to be implemented in an environment where privacy and personal rights are becoming increasingly sensitive issues. Close international co-operation within the CMS Data Protection Group enables us to deal with issues at any European level.

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    Sport

    The sports world requires specialist legal services. Sports clubs, associations and individual sportsmen and women may require assistance in a highly diverse range of practice areas.

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    Telecoms

    Telecommunications affect our daily lives. The increasing convergence of technologies and applications will cause this influence to grow further in the future. Telecommunications are developing not only in the area of communication between persons, but also between devices themselves such as payment by mobile phone, smart energy meters and navigation.

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