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Arnout Scholten

Partner
Advocaat

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

Arnout Scholten is an advocaat 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 their notarial aspects.

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‘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

"Arnout Scholten is a senior member of the CMS practice which serves domestic and international clients including developers, investors, and real estate funds, which benefit from the CMS global network."

The Legal 500, 2019

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

Chambers Europe, 2019

Education

  • 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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Memberships

  • 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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October 2020
Our real es­tate cap­ab­il­ity at your ser­vice
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. In this guide you will find a use­ful over­view of the im­pact COV­ID-19 has on leases across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions. Please note that this com­par­at­ive ana­lys­is is based on our cur­rent eval­u­ation and is a sub­ject to fur­ther up­dates and amend­ments.
21 September 2020
Arnout Schol­ten pre­dicts real es­tate deal rush by end of the year
27/07/2020
The W Hotel Am­s­ter­dam is al­lowed to sus­pend rent pay­ments for a total of...
15 April 2020
Top rank­ings CMS in Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
25 March 2020
COV­ID-19: Leg­al Q&A
12 March 2020
Top rank­ings CMS in Cham­bers Europe 2020
06/03/2020
Corona (COV­ID-19) Leg­al Team Con­tact Card
October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
07/10/2019
Real es­tate in­vest­ment mar­ket flat­lining at a high level
12/09/2019
CMS as­sisted South Korean in­vestor Kiwoom As­set Man­age­ment on the € 130...
18 June 2019
An­nu­al Re­view 2018 – 2019
Cross­ing bor­ders is both the theme of this year’s CMS An­nu­al Re­view and a guid­ing idea that we had when we es­tab­lished CMS 20 years ago. At that time, we de­cided to cre­ate a high-qual­ity, ex­pert and mul­tijur­is­dic­tion­al law firm. This Re­view shows what we’ve achieved over the last year in pur­suit of this goal.Since 1999, work­ing across bor­ders has be­come a daily task for all our law­yers. We are one of the most in­ter­na­tion­al law firms, with more than 70 of­fices in over 40 coun­tries. Our 4,800 leg­al ex­perts world­wide work as one team across jur­is­dic­tions, prac­tice areas and sec­tors to en­sure that you get clear, ac­tion­able and busi­ness-fo­cused ad­vice. You can read about our mul­tijur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port for cli­ents in the stor­ies through­out this An­nu­al Re­view. For ex­ample: an in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vised Ad­vance / Ne­w­house Part­ner­ship on its pur­chase of Stage En­ter­tain­ment, one of the world’s largest theatre pro­du­cers and own­ers. Our law­yers spe­cial­ising in cor­por­ate, me­dia, real es­tate, tax, em­ploy­ment, IP, com­pet­i­tion and bank­ing all worked on the trans­ac­tion.Glob­al­isa­tion con­tin­ues to im­pact the busi­ness en­vir­on­ment pro­foundly, as do the key is­sues on the glob­al agenda such as the US trade talks with China, Brexit and the con­sequences of cli­mate change. With our glob­al firm struc­ture and mind­set, we help you an­ti­cip­ate the prob­lems you face in your daily op­er­a­tions. On page 28, you can read what some of our part­ners around the world have told us about the chal­lenges their cli­ents are cur­rently fa­cing.An­oth­er ma­jor factor shap­ing our daily work is the im­pact of tech­no­logy on all busi­nesses. This year, our an­nu­al event in Da­v­os on the oc­ca­sion of the World Eco­nom­ic For­um (see page 18) fo­cused on how in­creased di­git­al­isa­tion is af­fect­ing con­ven­tion­al busi­ness mod­els.Today, in­tro­du­cing more ad­vanced tech­no­lo­gic­al tools in­to leg­al prac­tice is a must in or­der to meet cli­ents’ qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency ex­pect­a­tions. For CMS, it is about more than just us­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence soft­ware or di­git­al tools. To us, in­nov­a­tion means de­vel­op­ing tech­no­logy to of­fer our cli­ents new high-qual­ity ser­vices and to provide new ways of de­liv­er­ing all our leg­al of­fer­ings. Our scale and pres­ence across many jur­is­dic­tions, coupled with our deep un­der­stand­ing of cli­ent needs in their loc­a­tions, means that we are very well qual­i­fied to de­vise such solu­tions. On page 16, some of our key in­nov­at­ors de­scribe the ways in which our tech­no­logy is be­ne­fit­ting cli­ents.I hope you find some in­ter­est­ing and thought-pro­vok­ing stor­ies in this year’s An­nu­al Re­view and wish you an en­joy­able read. My col­leagues in the CMS ex­ec­ut­ive team and I are al­ways happy to hear from you if you have any com­ments or ques­tions.Cor­neli­us Brandi, Ex­ec­ut­ive Chair­man