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CMS Derks Star Busmann is a leading legal services provider in The Netherlands. We have 220 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers working at the very highest level for businesses, institutions and government bodies. We advise and assist in transactions, financing arrangements, property developments and commercial projects and within all other specialist branches of law.

Our expertise:
- Banking & Finance
- Commercial Law
- Competition & EU
- Consumer Products
- Corporate
- Criminal Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Employment & Pensions
- Energy
- Hotels & Leisure
- Infrastructure & Project Finance
- Insolvency & Restructuring
- Insurance
- Intellectual Property
- International Desks
- Lifesciences
- Real Estate & Construction
- Tax
- Technology, Media and Telecoms

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CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European - English

  1. 1. 30 januari 2015 CMS Derks Star Busmann Attorneys at Law Civil-law Notaries Tax Advisers Distinctively European
  2. 2. 2CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European CMS Derks Star Busmann – Multidisciplinary with 200 attorneys at law, civil-law notaries and tax advisers – Top 10 legal services provider – Offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Utrecht – Integrated services – Clients: businesses, institutions and government bodies – National leader with an international network – Partner of CMS - the organisation of independent European law and tax firms
  3. 3. 3CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Active for more than 100 years 1900 Formation of Nauta en Pit law firm, later Star Busmann & Hooft Graafland 1945 Formation of Derks law firm, later Derks & Partners 1976 – 89 Several mergers & acquisitions 1990 Merger with Star Busmann & Hooft Graafland, lawyers/tax advisers Utrecht. Name changed into Derks Star Busmann 1992 – 97 Several mergers & acquisitions 1999 Derks Star Busmann and four other leading European offices enter into the international CMS-alliance. CMS was added in front of the name. 2005 The partnership is converted to CMS Derks Star Busmann N.V.
  4. 4. 4CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European CMS – CMS is the organisation of independent European law and tax firms of choice for organisations based in, or looking to move into, Europe – CMS provides a deep local understanding of legal, tax and business issues and delivers client-focussed services through a joint strategy executed locally across 28 jurisdictions with 53 offices in Western and Central Europe and beyond EUROPEAN AWARDS 2010 Law firm Network of the year Shortlisted first place
  5. 5. 5CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Company spearheads Distinctively European: – Most extensive presence – Deep local expertise – Cross-border coordination – Industry specialists – High quality advice – Strong trusted relationships
  6. 6. 6CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European CMS facts & figures – Founded 1 july 1999 – 9 member firms – About 5.000 employees About 770 partners > 2.800 lawyers – 53 offices, in 47 city's in 28 countries – Beyond Europe: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, China, Morocco – Top 5 global law group
  7. 7. 7CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Practice Areas – Employment Law & Pensions – Banking & Finance – Consumer Products – Corporate – Dispute Resolution – Energy – Tax – Hotels & Leisure – Infrastructure & Project Finance – Insolvency & Restructuring – Intellectual Property – Lifesciences – Competition & EU – Commercial Law – Real Estate & Construction – Criminal Law – Technology, Media & Telecoms – Insurance
  8. 8. 8CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Employment Law & Pensions Expertise: - Employment Law - Pensions - Employee Incentives Employment Knowledge Partner International Law Office
  9. 9. 9CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Banking & Finance Expertise: - Banking • Financial Supervision • Supervision of Insurance Industry, Pension Funds, and Securities Institutions - Finance • Financial Services • Islamic finance • Leasing • Securitization • Security Rights
  10. 10. 10CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Consumer Products Expertise: - Product Liability • Retail agreements (rental, franchising) • Provisions (guarantee) • General conditions - Automotive • Contracts (dealer, financing) • Product liability • Consumer financing • Import
  11. 11. 11CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Corporate Expertise: - Mergers & Acquisitions - Capital Markets - Private Equity - Investment Funds - Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances - Corporate Governance - Corporate Litigation - Company Law
  12. 12. 12CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Dispute Resolution Expertise: - Alternative Dispute Resolution - Arbitration - Sanctions • Administrative fine • Tax penalties • (Financial) regulatory legislation
  13. 13. 13CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Energy Expertise: - Energy Market • Mergers & Acquisitions • Investments • Financing - Oil & Gas - Electricity - Renewable Energy - Energy Law - Water • Management • Environment • Spatial planning
  14. 14. 14CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Tax Expertise: - National Tax - International Tax - Real Estate Taxation - Sales Tax - Sanctions and Procedural - Other Taxes and Levies
  15. 15. 15CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Hotels & Leisure Expertise: - Property Development - Management Agreements - Joint Ventures - Fund Structures - Sale-and-Leaseback Arrangements - Mergers & Acquisitions
  16. 16. 16CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Infrastructure & Project Finance Expertise: - Infrastructure Projects - Industrial Projects - Property Development - Project Finance - Construction and Operation - Public Private Partnerships
  17. 17. 17CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Insolvency & Restructuring Expertise: - Involuntary Liquidations - Restructuring - Debt Rescheduling - Moratorium
  18. 18. 18CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Intellectual Property Expertise: - Intellectual Property - trademarks - trade names - designs - Protection of Know-how - Breech on rights, admissibility - Licence and Cooperation Agreements - Opportunities for Protection or Exploitation
  19. 19. 19CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Life sciences Expertise: - Pharmaceutical Law - Healthcare law - Transactions - Investments - Patents - EU-Regulations
  20. 20. 20CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Competition & EU Expertise: - Competition - Procurement - Regulated Markets • Sector-specific regulations (energy, post, telecommunications, media and healthcare) • Regulatory authorities
  21. 21. 21CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Commercial Law Expertise: - General Conditions - Compliance - Consumer Law - Distribution & Franchising - Transport Law
  22. 22. 22CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Real Estate & Construction Expertise: - Administrative Law • Spatial planning • Environment & Safety • Authorities, Subsidies • Loss, Law of Administrative Procedure - Corporate Real Estate • Real Estate Transactions, -funds • Portfolio Structures - Commercial Property • Property Development • Tenancy, Sale, Mortgage, Transfer • Law & Lease - Planning & Construction
  23. 23. 23CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Criminal Law Expertise: - General Criminal Law - Fraud and White Collar Crime • Financial (regulatory)- legislations: securities, credit and investment institutions • Economic offences • Environmental legislation • State taxes • Customs legislation
  24. 24. 24CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Technology, Media & Telecoms Expertise: - Media & Technology • Contracts (licence, maintenance and escrow) • Internet, privacy, domain names, databases, e-commerce - Sport • Sponsoring, TV- and portrait rights, transfers • Liability • Construction & permits - Telecoms • Access and interconnection to network • Pricing regulation • Privacy laws and consumer protection
  25. 25. 25CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Insurance Expertise: - Policy Conditions - Disputes about Cover - Cases of Loss - Cases of Fraud
  26. 26. 26CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European International Desks China Germany Russia
  27. 27. 27CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European - Newsflashes: email newsletters, actualities from a variety of sectors - Alert service: email bulletin: legal developments collected together from a range of information sources; 2 times per week - Seminars: meetings, current developments in many areas, broaden knowledge and exchange ideas with us and other business colleagues - Events: informal meetings: opera, sports, diners; strengthen contacts and extend your network Free of charge; calender and registration via www.cms-dsb.com Client services
  28. 28. 28CMS Derks Star Busmann - Distinctively European Sponsoring De Nederlandse Opera CMS Derks Star Busmann is fan and European partner of De Nederlandse Opera. We appreciate the quality and the contemporary and surprising way in which it presents opera. We share the ambition to make the impossible possible. Other sponsorships: - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - Stadsschouwburg (theatre) Utrecht - Royal Dutch Hockey Association - 1% fair share partner Handicapped Sport Fund

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