Our Dutch offices are located in Utrecht and Amsterdam. At CMS Netherlands, 175 lawyers, notaries and tax advisers form a full service practice. Our clients are medium and large enterprises and multinationals.

We advise them on legal and tax issues and have extensive knowledge of all big industries. We gladly facilitate our clients in following their ambitions. We always make sure that we are up-to-date on market changes and legislative changes and will provide you with clear, concrete advices.

CMS has a long tradition as a legal services provider in the Dutch market. Our Dutch office was founded in 1900. In 1999 we brought our international aspirations into practice when we entered into an alliance with four other renowned European firms: CMS was born. Currently CMS has 71 offices in 40 countries and is one of the leading law firms in the world. We know everything about the Dutch business climate and are actively involved in several networks for social responsibility.

Laws and regulations are becoming more and more complex. Companies have limited certainties on future legal developments and legal issues are complicated and comprehensive. Advising on these legal issues is CMS’ core business. But CMS aims to facilitate and work together with its clients in a broader sense. An example is that we maintain close relations with scientists and research institutions. Jointly we study complex issues that our clients have to deal with. Next to that, we stimulate our clients to anticipate long term developments, in order to be future proof.

We share our knowledge and experience without any obligations on our website. If you are interested in the services that we offer, please visit our Online Services Platform.

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By car
A2 direction Utrecht, A12 direction Arnhem, A27 direction Hilversum and take exit Rijnsweerd. See map for further directions.

Den Haag
A12 direction Arnhem. See map for further directions.

Breda and 's Hertogenbosch
A27 direction Hilversum. See map for further directions.

A27 direction Breda, take exit Rijnsweerd and see map for further directions.

A12 direction Utrecht, A27 direction Hilversum and see map for further directions.

A28 direction Utrecht, straight on at junction Rijnsweerd and see map for further directions.

By train
Take the train to Utrecht Central Station. From here take bus 28 direction Rijnsweerd/Uithof, get off at stop ‘Rijnsweerd Noord’ and cross the street, take a 2 minutes walk to the right to our office at 'Newtonlaan 203'.

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Newtonlaan 203
3584 BH Utrecht
PO Box 85250
3508 AG Utrecht
June 2017
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2016-2017
Provid­ing you with the ser­vice you need wherever you...


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October 2017
CMS - Where to find us
KLM and Schiphol Air­port’s com­mit­ments to the Au­thor­ity for Con­sumers...
On 12 Oc­to­ber 2017, the Au­thor­ity for Con­sumers and Mar­kets (“ACM”), the Dutch com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity, ter­min­ated its four-year com­pet­i­tion in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the re­la­tion­ship between KLM and Schiphol Air­port.
September 2017
CMS European M&A Out­look 2017
A study of European M&A activ­ity
Pro­posed changes for Dutch di­vidend with­hold­ing re­gime
On Budget Day the Dutch gov­ern­ment an­nounced new tax le­gis­la­tion which changes the di­vidend with­hold­ing tax re­gime. The new re­gime could im­pact struc­tures in­volving Dutch (hold­ing) com­pan­ies. The pro­posed changes aim to (i) ex­tend the di­vidend with­hold­ing tax.
CMS is mov­ing with­in Am­s­ter­dam
The only thing that is not unique to CMS, is our new...
Heinek­en Hoek Hotel on hold
On 3 Oc­to­ber 2017, the court of Am­s­ter­dam an­nulled the per­mits to con­struct a hotel on the premises of the Am­s­ter­dam land­mark 'Heinek­en Hoek'. The Heinek­en Hoek is a renowned bar, res­taur­ant and ven­ue loc­ated at bust­ling Leidseplein.
August 2017
CMS - Facts & Fig­ures
Ap­plic­able threshold for the ob­lig­a­tion to con­sider the di­vi­sion of...
Art­icle 58 of the Law of 17 June 2016 on pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­quires all con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies to con­sider the di­vi­sion of con­tracts in­to lots and, where the con­tract­ing au­thor­ity de­cides that it would not be ap­pro­pri­ate to di­vide the con­tract in­to lots,.
July 2017
Your in­tro­duc­tion to CMS
European Com­mis­sion im­ple­ments its Avi­ation Strategy for Europe
In Decem­ber 2015, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted its Avi­ation Strategy for Europe, an am­bi­tious plan which tackles the is­sues af­fect­ing the air trans­port sec­tor, such as the in­ter­na­tion­al frame­work, in­vest­ments, con­nectiv­ity, etc.
VAT re­fund
Who is en­titled for a VAT re­fund?
Ab­use of dom­in­ant po­s­i­tion by copy­right man­age­ment or­gan­iz­a­tions col­lect­ing...
The European Com­mis­sion is gen­er­ally re­luct­ant to con­demn ab­uses of a dom­in­ant po­s­i­tion when they arise from ex­cess­ive prices, par­tic­u­larly in com­pet­it­ive open mar­kets, be­cause they tend to self-reg­u­late.