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Arnout Scholten


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages English, Dutch

Arnout Scholten is a partner in our Real Estate & Construction Practice Group and co-heads the global CMS Real Estate & Construction Practice Area Group. He specialises in real estate transactions, project development and lease law.​

​Arnout advises on major refurbishments, area (re)developments and (turnkey) sale and purchase contracts, including the notarial aspects.

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Very creative in finding solutions", he has a "capability of making sure the deal is done.

Chambers Europe 2021

‘Arnout Scholten: open minded, carries out risk-based analysis, advises outside the strict boundaries of the project. Can play different roles.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

I do feel extremely well advised in terms of his knowledge about the matter. What I like most is that he is thinking ahead before I tell him what to look into and he is solution driven.

Chambers Europe, 2020

"He gets the deal done without losing sight of the interests of all parties involved."

Chambers Europe, 2019

Memberships & Roles

  • Editor for the Dutch specialist journal for Rent law office space
  • Member of the supervisory board of a housing corporation
  • Royal institute of chartered surveyors (rics)
  • Lecturer at the Academy for Legal Procedure (Academie voor Rechtspraktijk)
  • Lecturer Attorneys’ Education Foundation (Stichting Opleiding Advocaten) for the Sub-District of Utrecht (Lease Law topics)
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  • Specialised Course in Tenancy Law, Tenancy Law Association
  • Dutch Law (Private Law), Leiden University
  • Dutch Law (International and European Law), Leiden University
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