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Innovation & start-ups


How do you turn a brilliant idea into a successful product or enterprise? And how do you make your innovation successful without putting much time and energy in the legal and tax driven structures, legal traps and the small print?

Meet us, the lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisors of CMS. We provide and develop tailor made legal services for promising young innovative enterprises. In every phase an enterprise finds itself, we provide the best advice. Furthermore, we put our know-how and the extensive worldwide network of CMS at disposal. In this network future clients, business partners, employees and mentors can be found. That helps. In this manner CMS contributes as trusted advisor to your success and innovation in the Netherlands.

We, the CMS Innovation Advocates, co-operate closely in a team and are well attuned to each other. We are experienced and each have a unique specialism. Jointly we service the all legal aspects, from the start up to and including the world wide success: incorporation of the legal entity, protection and maintaining of intellectual property, tax advice, participation by investors, (the first) employees, client and supplier contracts, etcetera.

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