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How do you turn a brilliant idea into a successful product or enterprise? And how do you make your innovation successful without putting much time and energy in the legal and tax driven structures, legal traps and the small print?

Meet us, the lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisors of CMS. We provide and develop tailor made legal services for promising young innovative enterprises. In every phase an enterprise finds itself, we provide the best advice. Furthermore, we put our know-how and the extensive worldwide network of CMS at disposal. In this network future clients, business partners, employees and mentors can be found. That helps. In this manner CMS contributes as trusted advisor to your success and innovation in the Netherlands.

We, the CMS Innovation Advocates, co-operate closely in a team and are well attuned to each other. We are experienced and each have a unique specialism. Jointly we service the all legal aspects, from the start up to and including the world wide success: incorporation of the legal entity, protection and maintaining of intellectual property, tax advice, participation by investors, (the first) employees, client and supplier contracts, etcetera.

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25 February 2019
Dis­rup­tion 2.0 – here we go again
Wheth­er you are con­cerned or ex­hil­ar­ated, the age of AI is here – from vir­tu­al as­sist­ants, to driver­less vehicles and fric­tion­less shops. CMS’ latest re­port uses ex­tens­ive con­sumer re­search and a sur­vey of busi­ness lead­ers to ex­plore AI tech­no­lo­gies and the new cus­tom­er jour­ney, the chal­lenges of im­ple­ment­ing AI, and the con­sumer at­ti­tudes that will ul­ti­mately shape its fu­ture.Key themes arising from the re­search in­clude:Data, trust & eth­ics in AI – why re­tail­ers and con­sumer or­gan­isa­tions may need AI eth­ics boardsCon­sumer read­i­ness - why age is keyAI skills short­ages in con­sumer or­gan­isa­tionsHow AI might ac­tu­ally re­in­vig­or­ate, not hurt, the high-streetLeg­al & reg­u­lat­ory con­cerns - from the com­pet­i­tion as­pects of dy­nam­ic pri­cing to GDPR in auto­mated de­cision mak­ing.If you would like a hard copy of the at­tached re­port please con­tact Mael Habell-Aili.
June 2019
CMS Com­mer­cial Glob­al Bro­chure
Com­mer­cial law reaches in­to all sec­tors. It is the core of every busi­ness.Today’s in­creas­ingly reg­u­lated mar­kets de­mand that op­er­at­ors man­age com­mer­cial risk as they work to­wards their busi­ness ob­ject­ives. Suc­cess de­pends on suc­cess­ful re­la­tion­ships with cus­tom­ers and sup­pli­ers, based on ef­fect­ive sec­tor-spe­cif­ic con­tracts. Busi­nesses need the right leg­al an­swers, groun­ded in the con­text of their spe­cif­ic mar­kets. Our mul­tidiscip­lin­ary teams are trained to un­der­stand the cul­tur­al and busi­ness factors im­pact­ing our cli­ents’ com­mer­cial ar­range­ments.
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04/09/2019
Token­ized As­sets: Fin­ance in­nov­a­tion lead­ing to new ways to in­vest
Pod­cast
03/07/2019
CMS is re­leas­ing its Token­ized As­sets Pod­cast Series
02/05/2019
Part­ner or buy if you can­'t DIY
Pod­cast
October 2018
Part­ner or buy if you can’t DIY
24/10/2018
Ini­tial Coin Of­fer­ings – An in­sight in­to the reg­u­lat­ory en­vir­on­ment
June 2018
In­nov­a­tion round-up
An­nu­al Re­view 2017-2018
June 2018
Me­dia gi­ants dis­rupt mar­ket with con­tent shar­ing deal
An­nu­al Re­view 2017-2018
06/10/2017
CMS wins at FT In­nov­at­ive Law­yer Awards 2017 rank­ing 8th in the Top50
08/02/2017
CMS start-ups
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