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  1. Innovation
    1. Davos: winning trust in a digitalised, connected world
    2. Using technology to serve our clients
    3. Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
    4. Connected Future: a global infrastructure report
    5. ShopBack seals latest major fundraising in Singapore
    6. FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms
    7. WeWork: pioneering a new way of office working
  2. Anticipation
    1. New challenges in a changing world
    2. Coty picks CMS as global adviser following beauty parade
    3. E-Procurement sets new commercial tone for EU contractors
    4. Portuguese renewable energy sector heats up with EUR 600m Novenergia sale
    5. Tristan completes EPISO 5 fund raise amidst political turbulence
  3. Supporting Growth
    1. Advance takes centre stage with theatre group acquisition
    2. Advent seals EUR 1.9bn Zentiva deal as healthcare booms
    3. Liberty sells European assets to Vodafone in EUR 18.4bn mega-deal
    4. Cinven acquires PPF as European pet food market flourishes
  4. Managing Risk
    1. Protecting trade marks across Europe
    2. Markel takes Hippo to task in complex insurance arrears dispute
    3. New lab services agreements for Honeywell following Homes spin-off
    4. Creating a tax-effective structure for a private equity investment
    5. Climate change liability – new litigation risks
  5. Inside CMS
    1. Facing the future
    2. CMS breaks ground with first global tech start up programme, equIP
    3. From China to Chile: cultural differences and the ties that bind
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Helping to achieve a better world
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Olga Belyakova
    2. Interview with Jeremy Tan
    3. Interview with Laura Houet
    4. Interview with Ramón Huapaya
    5. Interview with Daniela Murer
    6. Interview with Christopher Jordan
    7. Interview with Herman Boersen
    8. Interview with Sibylle Schnyder
    9. Interview with Clemens Grossmayer
    10. Interview with Robert Stephen
    11. Interview with Mary Allan
    12. Interview with Matias Somarriva
    13. Interview with Denis Redon
    14. Interview with Joaquim Sherman de Macedo
    15. Interview with Eleanor Lane
    16. Interview with Niklas Zaugg
    17. Interview with Joachim Kaetzler
    18. Interview with Andreas Otto

Interview with Herman Boersen

Herman Boersen
Herman Boersen
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What was the most interesting cross-border, cross-discipline project that you were involved in?

In 2018, I worked with a team of lawyers from various CMS firms on a major project, advising a US client on a EUR 1bn acquisition of a well-known Dutch entertainment company.

What has been your most memorable moment as a lawyer? 

The moment I received the confidence and trust of the Dutch partners and became partner and head of the Dutch tax department.

If you weren’t a lawyer, how would you earn your living?

I would definitely do something outdoors and sports-related. A career as a professional soccer player with Feyenoord Rotterdam would suit me very well.