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With our specialists we look at the opportunities and challenges that cross your path. We examine how blockchain will change the financial services industry. We study the legal frameworks and the ethical aspects of using big data. Or the unique powers of artificial intelligence. When it comes to examining and understanding these developments we are in the vanguard. Because we want to understand and control all aspects that determine your success. That is why we are so eager to obtain new insights. And we always want you to benefit from it. Therefore we want to help you to find innovative solutions. And therefore we work together with you in order to create the solution that is commercially the best for your organization.

CMS' multidisciplinary team has ‘deep knowledge of content and consumer regulation in the Netherlands’

The Legal500 EMEA, 2022

The strategic insights were invaluable.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Always available, fast responses and pragmatic advice.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

They've been very good, professional, extremely diligent and precise about the details. We benefit a lot from their willingness to think creatively and to find creative solutions.

Chambers FinTech Legal, 2021

‘CMS combines in-depth legal knowledge with an equally in-depth understanding of new technologies, in this case of blockchain and zero-knowledge proofs. Our digital product was not only assessed by CMS, but was also improved in the exchange of thoughts and ideas with the law firm. This not only ensured the required legal check, but also resulted in a quality boost for the project.’

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

CMS is recommended for its 'in-depth knowledge of new technologies' in tandem with providing expert advice on data privacy and protection in areas as diverse as life sciences, energy and sports.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Team members take 'the time to listen and investigate the different possibilities' when advising on matters such as sponsorship and licensing, exploitation and enforcement of digital media rights, advertising, and IP infringement.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

CMS provides comprehensive expertise in IT-related transactions, software licensing issues and disputes to local and international clients. It is notably active in the public transport, energy, smart buildings and healthcare software sectors, and also assists with AI and blockchain matters.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"They go out of their way to offer outstanding client-centred advice."

Chambers Global, 2020

"The firm has been very good, not just with services and quality but also efficient regarding the issues we farmed out to its other offices."

Chambers Global, 2020

"We consult CMS quite a bit on open banking, tokenisation and DLT. They're a little different to other law firms in that they have a deeper understanding of the tech."

Chambers FinTech, 2020

"They're high up on the list of good technology practices in the areas of blockchain and AI."

Chambers FinTech, 2020

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Blockchain & Smart Contracts
CMS invests in innovative developments that influence our services as well as your enterprise. Even when we do not know what the outcome of the innova
Data Protection & Privacy
The Cybersecurity & Privacy Team of CMS Netherlands has a long standing practical experience of advising Dutch and international clients on cybersecur
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Telecommunications affect our daily lives. The increasing convergence of technologies and applications will cause this influence to grow further in th
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