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CMS listed in the Chambers Europe 2015

28/04/2015

De 2015 editie van Chambers is verschenen. CMS wordt in Chambers Europe als één organisatie vermeld met daarbinnen de vermelding per land, rechtsgebied en jurist.

CMS behaalde een goed resultaat door vermelding in een groot aantal sectoren. Hieronder vindt u de vermeldingen van CMS (Nederland), met daarbij enkele mooie cliënt statements en de door Chambers genoemde 'notable practitioners' van ons kantoor.

Banking & Finance: Regulatory – Netherlands (band 3)
Notable practitioners: Bart Joosen (band 3)

What the team is known for
Offers broad regulatory expertise encompassing capital requirements, governance and risk management. Also handles market entry issues for financial institutions. Advises a range of financial institutions, including banks, insurers and payment services providers.

Notable practitioners
Bart Joosen is highlighted by sources for his experience in advising on changes to capital requirements. His clients include banks, insurers and pension funds.

Competition/European Law: Lawyers Based Abroad - Netherlands (band 4)
Notable practitioners (Experts Based Abroad): Robert Bosman (band 2)
(Up and coming) Edmon Oude Elferink

Basic facts about the department
– 4 partners
– 10 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for
Predominantly active from Brussels, advising on the full range of European and Dutch competition matters, including merger control, dawn raids and state aid. Very active in cartel investigations and litigation, and in representing clients before the ECJ. Offers additional knowledge of logistical, distribution and supply agreements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"There is a very short response time."

Work highlights
Represented Ballast Nedam in its ECJ appeal against a 2012 judgment of the General Court. The ECJ reduced Ballast Nedam's fine for its participation in the Dutch bitumen cartel from EUR4.65 million to EUR3.45 million.

Advising Heiploeg on merger notification requirements with regard to the sale of assets in anticipation of insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners
"Very seasoned competition practitioner" Robert Bosman co-heads the firm's EU law team from Brussels, and assists clients with a range of matters, including litigation before European and national courts and merger and cartel matters. Interviewees appreciate that "he is well connected and has good ties with the Netherlands."

Brussels-based Edmon Oude Elferink is an expert on cartels and advises on a range of competition matters, as well as appearing before domestic and European courts. Clients praise his "ability to express complex competition law in very simple terms so that everyone understands it and then translate it to the daily practice of the business."

Significant clients
Dyckerhoff, BAM, easyJet, Kramp, Indaver.

Corporate and M&A (band 4)
Notable practitioners: Roman Tarlavski (band 5)

Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Solid corporate/M&A team with particular expertise in advising on hotel and leisure transactions. Also a strong choice for mandates in the energy, life sciences and TMT sectors. Clients include private equity houses and financial institutions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Down to earth, practical and comprehensive."

"CMS has great communication between its European offices, and the Dutch team was able to co-ordinate our work with several different branches."

Work highlights
Acted for a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings on the acquisition of Dutch waste management company AVR Afvalverwerking from Van Gansewinkel.

Assisted Riverland with the acquisition of the Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam from Blackstone.

Notable practitioners
Sources describe Roman Tarlavski as a "great negotiator with excellent communication skills," adding: "He remained calm despite a heated discussion and was able to bring everyone back on track." He acted for Royal Agio Cigars on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in NTS-Group.

Significant clients
FD Media, Atos, American Express, Accor.

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright (band 4)
Patent (band 3)
Notable practitioners: Willem Hoorneman (band 4)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Comprehensive offering encompassing trade marks, copyrights and patent litigation. Represents household names across a range of industries including consumer goods, life sciences, sports and automotives.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is flexible and always quick to respond to our needs and demands."

What's new?
The Discovery Channel and Yamaha are amongst the team's new client wins.

Work highlights
Assisted Amgen with the negotiation of a patent licensing agreement with Royal DSM.

Acted for the GEA Group on the IP aspects of its agreement with FrieslandCampina to construct a processing plant in the Netherlands.

Notable practitioners
Department head Willem Hoorneman wins warm plaudits from sources for his patent work. Commentators agree he is "easy-going, highly knowledgeable and fast to act."

Significant clients
UEFA, Pioneer, Syngenta, Diageo, Ogilvy.

TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing (Band 4)
Notable practitioners: Hendrik Struik (band 3)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Well-established IT team with particular expertise in technology contract disputes. Also handles outsourcing and transactions, advising leading technology companies as well as telecoms companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers were fantastic. They understood the complexity of both the legal and technical aspects."

"The team was able to bridge the divide between our different cultural attitudes."

What's new?
Added Atos and M7 Group as clients.

Notable practitioners
Hendrik Struik is a strong choice for technology and outsourcing disputes. Sources commend his ability "to clarify complex situations easily and make them understandable."

Significant clients
Amazon.com, BT, Capgemini, Centric, Sogeti, Telefónica.

Real Estate (band 4)
Notable Practitioners: Arno Moret (band 4)

Basic facts about the department
- 13 partners
- 41 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Broad practice covering a range of real estate matters. Particularly strong on construction projects. Draws praise for its notarial team and international network. Represents clients such as real estate developers, construction companies and investors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Commercial, balanced and pragmatic."

"The service is excellent."

What's new?
The firm has been added to the panels of NS and the Municipality of Zoetermeer.

Work highlights
Advised Delin on the formation of a new logistics fund and related EUR150 million real estate acquisitions.

Assisted Corio with the sale of 11 shopping centres.

Notable practitioners
Head of department Arno Moret specialises in construction law and property development. He assisted NS with the construction of its new office, Stadskantoor Utrecht.

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

Restructuring/Insolvency: Administration (Band 3)
Notable practitioners: Marcel Groenewegen (band 2)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Well-regarded firm known for its strength in domestic and cross-border insolvency mandates, where it demonstrates a particular focus on pre-packaged administrations. Frequently appointed as trustee in bankruptcy proceedings, and offers additional expertise in insolvency litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"We're extremely happy with the firm's knowledge, flexibility and connections within the market."

Work highlights
Advised Heiploeg Group on its pre-packaged administration, including a syndicated loan offering from Rabobank, ABN AMRO and LBI.

Notable practitioners
Marcel Groenewegen is held in high esteem for his advice on large-scale insolvencies. Clients praise his "perfect negotiation skills."

Energy & Natural Resources: Transactional – Netherlands (Band 3)
Other ranked lawyers: Cecilia Van der Weijden

Cecilia Van der Weijden of CMS wins praise from sources for her "creative solutions." With notable experience of energy transactions, she recently advised a consortium lead by CKI on the EUR943.7 million acquisition of AVR Afvalverwerking from Van Gansewinkel.

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