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CMS rankings Chambers Global 2016

18/03/2016


CMS (The Netherlands) rankings Chambers Global 2016:

Corporate/M&A
Band 4 |

Sources note Roman Tarlavski's"analytical capabilities, strong skills in negotiations, and ability to guide a client through the whole process." He focuses his practice on corporate transactions, offering particular expertise on cross-border mandates involving Israel and Russia. Clients say: "We are extremely happy with the result achieved and impressed by his ability to address a number of stumbling blocks right up front."

Christian Delgado
is fluent in German and advises on transactional matters, assisting both Dutch and German clients on cross-border M&A deals.

Jurjen Groot
specialises in corporate, company and IP law, regularly assisting both Dutch and Chinese clients with their corporate projects. Now based in Amsterdam, he has experience of working in the firm's Shanghai office and was appointed by the EU as expert of the China IPR SME Helpdesk.

Martika Jonk
co-heads the firm's German desk and is noted for her knowledge in the oil and gas industry. She has experience advising on corporate matters with a German aspect, having previously worked at CMS's Berlin office.

Cecilia Van der Weijden
has expertise in the energy sector, where she advises clients, both national and international, on transactional and regulatory matters. She assists on the firm's China desk and has knowledge of cross-border China–Dutch corporate transactions.

Foreign Desks
The China desk advises Dutch and Chinese clients on M&A matters and joint ventures, and has experience working with clients on both inbound and outbound investments involving China. Key client contacts would be Mark Ziekman and Jurjen Groot.

CMS's Germany desk is composed of fluent German speakers, working on cross-border transactions and with German aspects. Martina Jonk and Christian Delgado are the key client contacts.

The Turkey desk assists Dutch and Turkish companies and entrepreneurs involved in corporate transactions either in the Netherlands or in Turkey. Able to handle a range of matters including contentious corporate issues and employment-related matters. Ayşegül Avcı is the key contact.

Band 3: Intellectual Property: Patents
Band 4: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
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Willem Hoorneman
has wide-ranging expertise, encompassing patent, copyright and trade mark issues, with a particular focus on infringement matters. Clients describe him as "an excellent lawyer in this field, with good knowledge; an expert."

Competition/European Law
Global Band 6
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CMS EU Law Office
From the Chambers Global guide:

Department head Annabelle Lepiece is particularly strong in state aid mandates. She also advises at the Belgian domestic level. She acted for SOGEPA on a state aid investigation by the EC into 200 public investments. Sources note that she is "very pragmatic, commercially aware, precise and accurate."

German-qualified Michael Bauer acts on EU law, merger clearance and general competition law compliance before the EU authorities and at the German national level.

Robert Bosman
heads the firm's EU and competition law group. He advises on EU and Dutch competition law and general EU law with a focus on the TMT, energy and automotive sectors. Clients are "always impressed by him. He is a very calm lawyer."

Edmon Oude Elferink
's expertise lies in EU and competition law, in particular cartels and state aid. Clients admire that he is "innovative with new ideas about how to behave towards the authorities and counterparts." He has experience of working at leading Dutch law firms.

CMS – Global - wide
From the Chambers Global guide – Lifesciences – Band 4 – Global-wide categorie

What the team is known for Highly regarded team in both Europe and Asia advising on a range of issues including cross-border corporate transactions as well as regulatory and IP mandates. Features a team of lawyers with a valuable scientific background and experience working major life sciences companies.

Strengths
(Quotes mainly from clients): "The team provides excellent legal advice - pragmatic, business- and solution-oriented.

Work highlights
Assisted Henry Schein with its acquisition of an 80% stake in Medivet.

Notable practitioners: Willem Hoorneman
heads the global life sciences group from the Netherlands and is a key contact at the firm.

Significant clients
Abbott Laboratories, Baxter, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson.

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