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  • Established 1999
  • Partners > 1,250
  • Lawyers > 5,800
  • Total staff > 9,000
  • Countries 47
  • Cities present 79
  • Offices 84

About us

CMS. Ready for your future

We are CMS, one of the biggest law firms in the world, with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. We combine in-depth knowledge of the Dutch market, which we have been serving for over a century, with a global network and perspective.

Excellence calls for specialisation, which is why we choose to focus on complex briefs in sectors including real estate, pharma, financial institutions, energy and technology. Above all, we specialise in you, in our clients. We know your market, the arena in which you operate. We are proactive, a useful sparring partner and a dependable resource at crucial moments.

All we offer you is everything we have – ourselves. Our global expertise, our years of experience, our drivenness and will to further your cause. In doing so, pragmatism can be an asset – always focused on one interest: yours.

Our knowledge is extensive, and that includes knowing what we don't know. Like you, we don't know what tomorrow will bring. To lead is to look ahead, but the view is often restricted. So we’ll work with you to get to grips with possible changes to legislation and regulations, future developments in your markets and the impact of technological breakthroughs. Where are opportunities likely to arise, which threats are lurking, what can we already anticipate now? 

Those who are prepared for an uncertain future can look forward to that future with more confidence.

Our aim is to be lawyers, notaries and tax consultants who think ahead. Who establish a solid line of defence around your position and interests, but who also man the lookout tower. What's that coming over the horizon?

The future and technological innovation play a major role for our clients and therefore also for us. CMS is closely involved in the global energy transition, the regulation of cryptocurrencies and developments around privacy and cybersecurity, alternative food sources and innovations in healthcare through the use of big data.

CMS is ready for the future. For your future.

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