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We know the world of the investor, the developer, the tenant, the construction consortium or the asset manager like no other. Our advice therefore always makes the difference you need and stimulates your entrepreneurship. Evidently we know local markets from inside and out, but we feel just as much at home in international markets. You will profit from this to the fullest. Since you are our main point of focus, we will manage our international teams from the country where you are located. You will have the guarantee that we have all the expertise that you need in order to make a difference in the real estate market.

As an investor, developer, occupier, construction consortium or asset manager, your real estate deals are executed to tight deadlines within complex local legal systems. If, for example, your property assets cross international markets, you face issues based on differing real estate law as well as cultural and economic contexts. With over 450 lawyers in 33 countries, we give consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help.

Through decades of experience of doing deals across Europe, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. This approach allows us to guide your tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

Significant clients: ASR, BAM, Ballast Nedam, Borghese, Bouwfonds.

"The service level is outstanding and the team members are always easy to reach."

Chambers Europe, 2023

"CMS’ negotiation skills in transactions make them a preferred adviser."

Chambers Europe, 2023

Full-service firm recommended for complicated turn-key development transactions.

The Legal500 EMEA, 2022

The CMS lawyers "made the acquisition process very pragmatic and efficient."

Chambers Europe, 2022

The team members know the construction business inside and out.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Very knowledgeable on all different aspects of real estate transactions (e.g. zoning, construction, portfolio sales, etc).

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

The lawyers are "very fast, very skilled and pleasant in communication."

Chambers Europe, 2021

CMS is home to a construction team with wide-ranging experience, capable of advising the full spectrum of market players on the structuring of property rights, development agreements and contracting.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

‘Their broad experience and in-depth knowledge about the real estate market make this firm one of the best and finest to work with in the Netherlands.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Clients appreciate that the team "provides a fast response”.

Chambers Europe, 2020

Extremely efficient and spot-on with high local expertise, as well as an international focus and network.

Chambers Europe-wide, 2020

"Established practice with a sizeable team able to advise on the full spectrum of construction matters, both contentious and non-contentious."

Chambers Global, 2020

"Strong construction and engineering practice."

Chambers Global, 2020

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Ag­ri­cul­tur­al Sec­tor
The ag­ri­cul­tur­al sec­tor is con­stantly chan­ging. Sus­tain­able ag­ri­cul­ture and con­cern for an­im­al wel­fare make new de­mands on the bal­ance between en­viron
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CMS is one of the lead­ers of con­struc­tion and pro­cure­ment law. Our spe­cial­ists do not only keep them­selves and their cli­ents con­tinu­ously in­formed abo
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Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate
Our Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate group was cre­ated in re­sponse to changes in real es­tate trans­ac­tion and port­fo­lio struc­tures, in which prop­erty and cor­por­at
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Ex­ploit­a­tion of Real Es­tate
No re­turn on in­vestent on va­cant/re­dund­ant prop­er­ties; the rent­al in­come of the prop­erty de­term­ines the value of the prop­erty. The type of use on the
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Plan­ning & De­vel­op­ment/En­vir­on­ment
Prop­erty de­velopers and pub­lic au­thor­it­ies are ex­ceed­ingly am­bi­ti­ox­us when it comes to build­ing and in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects. The Neth­er­lands is a smal
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Real Es­tate De­vel­op­ment
With prop­erty de­vel­op­ment, all kinds of ques­tions about spa­tial plan­ning, en­ter­ing in­to leases, con­tracts of sale and co­oper­a­tion agree­ments, as well
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is the leit­mot­iv in today’s world and in the world of Real Es­tate, wheth­er it con­cerns the phase of con­struc­tion, util­isa­tion or
European real es­tate in­vest­ment mar­kets back to pre-corona levels with...
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