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Roman Tarlavski


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages Russian, Hebrew, German, English, Dutch

Roman Tarlavski is a partner in our Corporate/M&A Practice Group. His particular emphasis is on cross-border M&A, structured joint ventures and private equity transactions. Roman has extensive experience in the hotel and TMT industry and is considered to be one of the leading lawyers for hotel-related matters in the Dutch market.

Roman joined CMS in 2002 as a partner from Andersen Legal where he had worked since 1993.

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Sources note Roman Tarlavski's "analytical capabilities, strong skills in negotiations, and ability to guide a client through the whole process."

Chambers Global, 2016

Clients say: "We are extremely happy with the result achieved and impressed by his ability to address a number of stumbling blocks right up front."

Chambers Europe, 2016

Roman Tarlavski is recommended.

Legal 500, 2017

Roman Tarlavski heads the practice at CMS, which is praised for its ‘shared knowledge and efficiency’.

Legal 500, 2017


  • Dutch Law, University of Amsterdam

  • Company and Commercial Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies

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Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters
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.
Heinek­en Hoek Hotel on hold
No­ti­fic­a­tion re­quire­ment hol­i­day rent­al
On 18 Au­gust 2017, the Am­s­ter­dam Hous­ing Reg­u­la­tion has been amended in an at­tempt to curb the growth of Airb­nb and sim­il­ar plat­forms and to ac­com­mod­ate rising con­cerns around il­leg­al ho­tels and the nuis­ance that they cre­ate for the city's res­id­ents.
September 2017
CMS European M&A Out­look 2017
A study of European M&A activ­ity
Fran­chisor li­able for in­cor­rect sales fore­casts
In a re­cent ground-break­ing rul­ing the Dutch Su­preme Court has ex­pan­ded the li­ab­il­ity of fran­chisors for in­cor­rect sales fore­casts provided to fran­chisees. The mat­ter con­cerned a store own­er who entered in­to a fran­chise agree­ment with a fash­ion re­tail brand.
September 2017
Num­ber 1 Hotel Law­yers in Europe
Sup­port­ing your busi­ness wherever you need us
New European star clas­si­fic­a­tion rules ap­ply to Dutch ho­tels
On  1 Janu­ary 2017, new European star clas­si­fic­a­tion reg­u­la­tions for ho­tels came in­to force; the pre­vi­ous man­dat­ory hotel star clas­si­fic­a­tion has been ab­ol­ished on 1 Janu­ary 2015. Un­der the pat­ron­age of HO­TREC, an um­brella as­so­ci­ation of na­tion­al trade as­so­ci­ations.
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CMS ad­vises FD Me­dia­groep on its in­vest­ment in Springest
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters – Spring 2017
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CMS European M&A Study
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CMS European M&A Study