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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 about the latest developments in the field of construction and procurement law, but also on developments in the real estate sector. This applies to civil engineering projects such as civil and utility construction and installations.

Both contractors (contractors, developers, consultants and architects) and commissioners (government, municipalities, provinces, etc) count on our construction and procurement law specialists for advice, drafting contracts and resolving construction and contract litigation.

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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%...
Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...
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...


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03 December 2019
Guide to Con­tract Al­li­an­cing in Con­struc­tion
Over the last dec­ades, con­struc­tion pro­jects have con­tinu­ally be­come much more dy­nam­ic in nature, largely due to the in­creas­ing com­plex­ity and un­cer­tainty of these pro­jects,  along with tight budgets...
Neth­er­lands: Con­struc­tion & En­gin­eer­ing Law 2019
Coun­try con­tri­bu­tion for the pub­lic­a­tion "In­ter­na­tion­al Com­par­at­ive Leg­al Guide to: Con­struc­tion & En­gin­eer­ing Law 2019". The pub­lic­a­tion cov­ers com­mon is­sues in con­struc­tion and en­gin­eer­ing laws and...
CMS The Neth­er­lands Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Cap­ab­il­ity State­ment
At CMS, we have a size­able team of over 160 real es­tate part­ners and more that 220 qual­i­fied real es­tate law­yers loc­ated across our 60 of­fices through­out Europe. This en­ables us to act as a one stop shop...
Of­fice con­ver­sions - a work in pro­gress
In many re­gions and cit­ies fa­cing chan­ging demo­graph­ics and a lim­ited sup­ply of con­struct­ible land, con­ver­sion is at­tract­ive. Factor in rent­al in­come dif­fer­en­tials between hous­ing and of­fices, con­struc­tion...
CMS as­sists Qbuzz with suc­cess­ful ap­plic­a­tion for trans­port con­ces­sion
Pub­lic trans­port com­pany Qbuzz B.V. will provide the pub­lic trans­port­a­tion in the city re­gion of Utrecht as of Decem­ber 2013. That is the out­come of a tender is­sued by Re­gion­al Ad­min­is­tra­tion Utrecht...
18 October 2011
CMS as­sists Hita­chi in leas­ing its new dis­tri­bu­tion centre
CMS Derks Star Bus­mann as­sisted Hita­chi in de­vel­op­ing the new dis­tri­bu­tion centre for Hita­chi Data Sys­tems in Za­lt­bom­mel. Hita­chi se­lec­ted Kadans Neder­land as the de­veloper of the dis­tri­bu­tion centre...
CMS pan-European study in­to “green” lease clauses: a con­ver­ging patch­work
Lead­ing European leg­al and tax ser­vices pro­vider CMS today launches the CMS e-guide: Study on the use of Green Lease Clauses in Europe, the first pan-European study in­to the ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tions and mar­ket...
CMS as­sists RWE with con­tract­ing met­eor­o­lo­gic­al masts at see
In the Neth­er­lands, mar­ine con­tract­or Van Oord re­ceived the as­sign­ment (EPCI-con­tract) to build a 100 m high mast in the North Sea, 75 km from the coast in the ´IJmuiden´ off­shore wind re­gion. The mast...
19 April 2010
Sem­in­ar on Sus­tain­able Area De­vel­op­ment (in Dutch)
Un­for­tu­nately, it is no longer pos­sible to re­gister for this sem­in­ar. We have reached the max­im­um num­ber of par­ti­cipants. New re­gis­tra­tions will be pos­sible only in case one of the ac­cep­ted par­ti­cipants...
25 November 2009
5th Na­tion­al Con­fer­ence PPS in con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture
On Wed­nes­day 25 Novem­ber the Neth­er­lands Con­struc­tion In­sti­tute (NIB) will be or­gan­iz­ing the 5th Na­tion­al Con­fer­ence PPS in con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture.CMS Derks Star Bus­mann is know­ledge part­ner...
New mem­ber of Land­lord and Ten­ant Law team at CMS
The Land­lord and Ten­ant Law team at CMS Derks Star Bus­mann has been joined by a new part­ner, Arnout Schol­ten. Arnout is a rent spe­cial­ist in both busi­ness and res­id­en­tial prop­erty, and is also highly...
24 June 2009
Ex­pert meet­ing on Con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment
On Wed­nes­day 24 June 2009 the Real Es­tate prac­tice group will be or­gan­iz­ing the ex­pert meet­ing on Con­struc­tion & De­vel­op­ment at its of­fices in Utrecht. The ex­pert meet­ing on Con­struc­tion & De­vel­op­ment...