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Roman Tarlavski


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

Roman Tarlavski is an advocaat and heads our Corporate/M&A Practice Group. His particular emphasis is cross-border M&A, structured joint ventures, public-private projects and private equity transactions. ​

Roman joined CMS in 2002 as a partner from Andersen Legal where he had worked since 1993.

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Strong personality, knowledgeable as a lawyer and very knowledgeable towards my business.

IFLR1000 30th edition, 2021

Roman Tarlavski is highly regarded.

IFLR1000 30th edition, 2021

Roman Tarlavski is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"Roman Tarlavski heads the department."

Chambers Global, 2020

"Very strong at finding solutions."

IFLR1000, 2020

“He is extremely well prepared and very good in finding solutions in M&A. It is a pleasure to work with him (and his team).”

IFLR1000, 2019

“Probably the best lawyer I have worked with during my 30 years of services.”

IFLR1000, 2019


  • Dutch Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Company and Commercial Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
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24 March 2021
European M&A en­vir­on­ment flips to ‘buy­er-friendly’ in re­sponse to COV­ID-19
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24 March 2021
CMS European M&A Study 2021
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11 March 2021
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18 February 2021
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30 November 2020
CMS ad­vises Oak­tree on sale of Kadans Sci­ence Part­ner
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22 September 2020
Who dares wins: European M&A Out­look 2020
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September 2020
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28 August 2020
CMS ad­vises Trigano on its in­vest­ment in Gimeg
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10 August 2020
CMS ad­vises Arkessa on the ac­quis­i­tion of Sim Ser­vices
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