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Arnout Scholten

Partner
Advocaat

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Languages English, Dutch

Arnout Scholten is a partner in our Real Estate & Construction Practice Group and co-heads the global CMS Real Estate & Construction Practice Area Group. He specialises in real estate transactions, project development and lease law.​

​Arnout advises on major refurbishments, area (re)developments and (turnkey) sale and purchase contracts, including the notarial aspects.

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Very creative in finding solutions", he has a "capability of making sure the deal is done.

Chambers Europe 2021

‘Arnout Scholten: open minded, carries out risk-based analysis, advises outside the strict boundaries of the project. Can play different roles.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

I do feel extremely well advised in terms of his knowledge about the matter. What I like most is that he is thinking ahead before I tell him what to look into and he is solution driven.

Chambers Europe, 2020

"He gets the deal done without losing sight of the interests of all parties involved."

Chambers Europe, 2019

Education

  • Specialised Course in Tenancy Law, Tenancy Law Association
  • Dutch Law (Private Law), Leiden University
  • Dutch Law (International and European Law), Leiden University
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Memberships

  • Editor for the Dutch specialist journal for Rent law office space
  • Member of the supervisory board of a housing corporation
  • Royal institute of chartered surveyors (rics)
  • Lecturer at the Academy for Legal Procedure (Academie voor Rechtspraktijk)
  • Lecturer Attorneys’ Education Foundation (Stichting Opleiding Advocaten) for the Sub-District of Utrecht (Lease Law topics)
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January 2021
Our real es­tate cap­ab­il­ity at your ser­vice
We are over 800 qual­i­fied law­yers work­ing in real es­tate and con­struc­tion, span­ning 43 coun­tries and 74 cit­ies. The CMS Real Es­tate prac­tice is the largest real es­tate spe­cial­ist team in Europe and one...
August 2020
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure
As the fifth-largest glob­al law firm and the largest real es­tate team in Europe with more than 800 ded­ic­ated law­yers, CMS com­bines loc­al know­ledge with in­ter­na­tion­al strength and ex­per­i­ence. Our in­teg­rated...
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. Can...
October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
A first glance sug­gests there were no ma­jor changes in the European in­vest­ment mar­ket in 2018, with the in­vest­ment volume be­ing roughly the same as in the pre­vi­ous year at around EUR 264bn. However...
18 June 2019
An­nu­al Re­view 2018 – 2019
Cross­ing bor­ders is both the theme of this year’s CMS An­nu­al Re­view and a guid­ing idea that we had when we es­tab­lished CMS 20 years ago. At that time, we de­cided to cre­ate a high-qual­ity, ex­pert and mul­tijur­is­dic­tion­al law firm. This Re­view shows what we’ve achieved over the last year in pur­suit of this goal.Since 1999, work­ing across bor­ders has be­come a daily task for all our law­yers. We are one of the most in­ter­na­tion­al law firms, with more than 70 of­fices in over 40 coun­tries. Our 4,800 leg­al ex­perts world­wide work as one team across jur­is­dic­tions, prac­tice areas and sec­tors to en­sure that you get clear, ac­tion­able and busi­ness-fo­cused ad­vice. You can read about our mul­tijur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port for cli­ents in the stor­ies through­out this An­nu­al Re­view. For ex­ample: an in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vised Ad­vance / Ne­w­house Part­ner­ship on its pur­chase of Stage En­ter­tain­ment, one of the world’s largest theatre pro­du­cers and own­ers. Our law­yers spe­cial­ising in cor­por­ate, me­dia, real es­tate, tax, em­ploy­ment, IP, com­pet­i­tion and bank­ing all worked on the trans­ac­tion.Glob­al­isa­tion con­tin­ues to im­pact the busi­ness en­vir­on­ment pro­foundly, as do the key is­sues on the glob­al agenda such as the US trade talks with China, Brexit and the con­sequences of cli­mate change. With our glob­al firm struc­ture and mind­set, we help you an­ti­cip­ate the prob­lems you face in your daily op­er­a­tions. On page 28, you can read what some of our part­ners around the world have told us about the chal­lenges their cli­ents are cur­rently fa­cing.An­oth­er ma­jor factor shap­ing our daily work is the im­pact of tech­no­logy on all busi­nesses. This year, our an­nu­al event in Da­v­os on the oc­ca­sion of the World Eco­nom­ic For­um (see page 18) fo­cused on how in­creased di­git­al­isa­tion is af­fect­ing con­ven­tion­al busi­ness mod­els.Today, in­tro­du­cing more ad­vanced tech­no­lo­gic­al tools in­to leg­al prac­tice is a must in or­der to meet cli­ents’ qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency ex­pect­a­tions. For CMS, it is about more than just us­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence soft­ware or di­git­al tools. To us, in­nov­a­tion means de­vel­op­ing tech­no­logy to of­fer our cli­ents new high-qual­ity ser­vices and to provide new ways of de­liv­er­ing all our leg­al of­fer­ings. Our scale and pres­ence across many jur­is­dic­tions, coupled with our deep un­der­stand­ing of cli­ent needs in their loc­a­tions, means that we are very well qual­i­fied to de­vise such solu­tions. On page 16, some of our key in­nov­at­ors de­scribe the ways in which our tech­no­logy is be­ne­fit­ting cli­ents.I hope you find some in­ter­est­ing and thought-pro­vok­ing stor­ies in this year’s An­nu­al Re­view and wish you an en­joy­able read. My col­leagues in the CMS ex­ec­ut­ive team and I are al­ways happy to hear from you if you have any com­ments or ques­tions.Cor­neli­us Brandi, Ex­ec­ut­ive Chair­man
12 March 2019
CMS at MI­PIM 2019
Part­ners from CMS, the largest real es­tate team in Europe, will be present at MI­PIM and look­ing for­ward to meet­ing you in per­son.Please do not hes­it­ate to reach out if you would like to sched­ule an ap­point­ment:...
October 2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket once again had a very strong year. At EUR 234 bn, total in­vest­ment volume was only 3% be­low the re­cord level seen in 2015. This fig­ure also rep­res­ents an in­crease of 7%...
June 2018
Stu­dent ac­com­mod­a­tion pi­on­eer GSA blazes glob­al ex­pan­sion trail
Glob­al in­vest­ment in­to the evolving pur­pose-built stu­dent ac­com­mod­a­tion sec­tor con­tin­ues to grow phe­nom­en­ally.Nick Port­er has been a pi­on­eer in the sec­tor for over 27 years, as founder of the UK’s...
13/11/2017
Over­view of re­tail lease agree­ments
This guide sum­mar­ises the main pro­vi­sions ap­plic­able to re­tail lease agree­ments across a num­ber of CMS jur­is­dic­tions.
September 2017
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the...
15 March 2017
CMS MI­PIM Lunch 2017
Each year, MI­PIM brings an op­por­tun­ity for en­ga­ging dis­cus­sions on in­dustry is­sues, trends and the chal­lenges for in­vestors, de­velopers and fund and as­set man­agers.We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you...
10 October 2016
En­for­cing Se­cur­ity over Real Es­tate and Shares across Europe
We are de­lighted to present the CMS Guide to En­for­cing Se­cur­ity over Real Es­tate and Shares across Europe. It is aimed primar­ily at in­vestors in non­per­form­ing loans that are se­cured against real es­tate...