CMS – Your world First

We know the world of the investor, the developer, the tenant, the construction consortium or the asset manager like no other. Our advice therefore always makes the difference you need and stimulates your entrepreneurship. Evidently we know local markets from inside and out, but we feel just as much at home in international markets. You will profit from this to the fullest. Since you are our main point of focus, we will manage our international teams from the country where you are located. You will have the guarantee that we have all the expertise that you need in order to make a difference in the real estate market.

Coordinated Team Work

Because of our extensive international presence, we can not only provide clients with a single contact partner in their home jurisdiction, but also a coordinated team of lawyers working to consistent standards across borders. Our services include:

  • Property sales and purchases, either directly or through corporate vehicles
  • Land, industrial, commercial and residential properties, individual assets or block sales
  • Construction contracts, assistance to property owners and developers
  • Property management: commercial leases (negotiation, finalisation, rent reviews, eviction), commercial and residential leases
  • Town planning: national and local town planning regulations, planning permissions, taxes and contributions, retail planning approvals, and conversion of office buildings (related to office space surpluses and housing shortages)
  • Environment: pollution and facilities requiring a license, audits of property assets and operating premises
  • Property debt financing
  • Property funds: launch of closed and open-ended funds, for institutional, private and/or retail investors, as well as issues related to the operation of such funds
  • Tax planning related to investment structures, value-added tax (VAT) and local taxes, as well as tax advice and planning for domestic and foreign companies

Key Qualities

Every day, CMS lawyers advise clients on a wide range of projects and disputes related to real estate and construction. CMS has a number of key qualities which differentiate us from the competition, including:

  • Extensive international coverage with specific local knowledge
  • Multidisciplinary advice – including corporate, tax, banking and insolvency
  • The ability to develop strong teams with clients
  • Detailed knowledge and experience within all areas of law – both contentious and non-contentious
  • A proactive and business-oriented approach


Contact persons for CMS (Netherlands):

Real Estate Transactions & Development: Hein van der Meer

Real Estate Transactions & Lease: Arnout Scholten

Real Estate Notarial: Femke Stroucken

CMS Netherlands

Address: Atrium Parnassusweg 737
City: 1077 DG  Amsterdam
Country: The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 28 674 586