The Netherlands

Recent work highlights

Planning and environmental

  • Advised McDonald’s on objection and appeal proceedings, started by a competitor, against the permit in relation to the development of a new restaurant in Deventer.
  • Advised a local government on the development of a sewage treatment plant in Utrecht. CMS advised on the procurement, the Design, Build and Maintenance (DBM) contract, zoning and environmental aspects of the project.

Construction and development

  • Advised Intralox on the development of a production facility and office spaces in a business park in Doetinchem.
  • Advised a leading insurance company on the development and construction of Leidsche Rijn Centrum, a new city centre of this suburban area in Utrecht. The construction of Leidsche Rijn Centrum is the biggest urban development in the Netherlands at this moment.
  • Advised a local government organisation on a tender procedure and construction works (improvement of 7.5km of dikes in and around the city of Zwolle).

Investment & disposal

  • Advised South Korean investor Hana Alternative Asset Management (HAAM) on the €250m acquisition of the office building EDGE AmsterdamWest from Edge Technologies (OVG).
  • Advised Nuveen Real Estate on the purchase of an office complex of 16,000m² in Amsterdam.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investors on the purchase of the Baker & McKenzie House located at the Amsterdam Zuidas, Holland’s international financial business district.
  • Advised South Korean investor Kiwoom Asset Management on the €130m acquisition of the landmark building Queens Towers in Amsterdam.
  • Advised Invesco on the acquisition of a residential development in Amsterdam (by means of a share deal).

Managers and occupiers

  • Advised Primark on the lease and development of the Primark store in Utrecht.
  • Advised Coty on the lease of its international headquarters in Amsterdam.


  • Advised Kadans Science Partner B.V. on the refinancing of the acquisition by Oaktree of one of the science parks of Kadans.
  • Advised HSBC Bank Plc on the financing of the redevelopment of a historic building, formerly used as an office, into a hotel located in The Hague city centre.
  • Advised the British private equity fund Flemyn on the sale of the Keynes Building (office) in Amsterdam. CMS has assisted with the purchase of the shares, the acquisition structuring and the financing


Facts and figures

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Located in Amsterdam and in Utrecht

10 real estate partners and 34 lawyers

Languages: Dutch, English, French and German

Key contacts

Hein Meer
Hein van der Meer
T +31 20 3016 227
Arnout Scholten
Arnout Scholten
T +31 20 3016 472