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Commercial Lawyers

As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate.

With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

Commercial law focuses on the legal aspects of (inter)national trade. Contract law forms an important part of commercial law. In principle, you and your business partners are free to decide what you wish to agree to. However, there are certain rules that have to be taken into account.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate & construction, technology, media & communications and sports.  Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you. 

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Aukje Haan
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
Aukje Haan is specialized in advising and litigating in corporate law disputes. She also advises and litigates on issues around the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (corporate ...
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Leonard Böhmer
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
Leonard Böhmer specialises in insurance law, transport law and risk management. In particular, he advises national and international companies in insurance and other industries on risk management i...
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Ellen Gielen
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
Ellen Gielen advises companies operating in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics or related industries, including manufacturers, wholesalers and importers. She advises clients on a wide v...
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Dolf Segaar
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Dolf Segaar started his legal career as a lawyer with CMS Netherlands in 1989 and became partner in 1998. He has been a board member since 2003 and was Managing Partner of CMS Netherlands from April 2...
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Robert Jan Dil
Part­ner
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Robert Jan Dil is a lawyer and partner in the Company Law and Employment Law practice at our firm. Robert Jan is specialized in employment conditions and contracts, employment conflicts, collective...
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Guus Lemmen
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
 Guus Lemmen works as a lawyer in the Commercial Law Practice Group at CMS. He advises, and if necessary litigates, on matters such as general contract law and liability. Guus is specialized in ...
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Tessa Penninks
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
Tessa Penninks is a member of the Financial Services Group. She is particularly involved in the preparation and review of contractual documents in the fields of leasing, securities, (consumer) f...
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Patricia Hamelberg
Senior Counsel
Netherlands, Utrecht
Patricia Hamelberg is an expert in franchising and distribution. For many years she advises the Dutch Franchise Association and the European Franchise Federation. Going back to 2006, Patrica has been...
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Remko van Baarlen
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Utrecht
Remko van Baarlen is a member of the Litigation & Insurance practice group of our firm. He is active in liability, insurance and transport law. Remko advises international corporations and focusses...
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Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Belgium, Brussels
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an attorney-at-law (advocaat) in the Competition & EU Practice Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam. Roderick has ...