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Smart-cities, sustainable mobility, MaaS and autonomous and electric shared cars. We understand what moves you. Our team understands the ambitions and innovations in the Mobility sector. Our knowledge and experience is based on the work we have done for leading parties in this sector, such as (public) transport companies, investors, recognized distributors of car brands, financial institutions, insurance companies, bicycle manufacturers, fuel suppliers, parties that focus on parking management and transport and delivery services. This makes us the ideal partner to exchange thought and advise you. We are actively involved in  finding solutions for the challenges in your sector, whether it concerns sustainability issues, financing of mobility or emerging technologies. Rather than just advising you on the legal framework, we will point you towards the possibilities.

Our Mobility team combines years of experience in the sector with up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology and a pragmatic legal approach. CMS has the largest legal mobility team in the Netherlands, consisting of experts in areas such as big data and privacy, public procurement, infrastructure, transport, real estate, finance and other relevant jurisdictions.

With our sector knowledge and creativity we take your initiative a step forward. Our mobility team is ready for you.

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The group at CMS positions itself at the forefront of next-generation initiatives including mobility-as-a-service, autonomous and electric shared cars, and has advised local governments on optimising traffic flow and public transport.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
Feb 2019
Smart Mo­bil­ity
Smart mo­bil­ity is re­shap­ing the trans­port sec­tor, shak­ing up and chal­len­ging tra­di­tion­al trans­port­a­tion mod­els.Coun­tries with clear gov­ern­ment sup­port and ef­fi­cient reg­u­lat­ory up­grades are lead­ing the way. The smart city ini­ti­at­ive of Dubai is aim­ing to im­ple­ment self-driv­ing tax­is, and Abu Dh­abi ex­pects to have up to 5km of a hy­per­loop pro­ject – link­ing it to neigh­bour­ing Dubai’s Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port – ready for op­er­a­tion by 2020. Scot­land is tri­al­ling self-driv­ing buses and Fin­land’s fully re­vised trans­port le­gis­la­tion is es­pe­cially sup­port­ive of in­nov­a­tion and the use of new tech­no­logy.Fully autonom­ous vehicles will re­quire vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-in­fra­struc­ture com­mu­nic­a­tion sys­tems, mean­ing 4G and 5G net­works bey­ond cit­ies will need sig­ni­fic­ant in­vest­ment. Ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture will need to be ret­ro­fit­ted with the ne­ces­sary tech­no­logy. This is all likely to re­quire par­ti­cip­a­tion from private fun­ders, open­ing up new in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies and provid­ing new rev­en­ue streams.Mo­bil­ity is in­creas­ingly more im­port­ant than own­er­ship; the pub­lic ap­pet­ite for per­son­al­ised ser­vices con­tin­ues to grow fuel­ling the rise of Mo­bil­ity-as-a-Ser­vice. Ride-hail­ing and ride-shar­ing apps are chal­len­ging the es­tab­lished mod­el of state-provided pub­lic trans­port and throw­ing up im­port­ant con­sid­er­a­tions for gov­ern­ments.City centres are likely to change dra­mat­ic­ally, with a re­duced need for mul­tiple multi-storey car parks as people move from car own­er­ship to mo­bil­ity ser­vices. Drone de­liv­er­ies may re­duce vans on roads but grow­ing de­mand for in­stant and per­son­al­ised trans­port may in fact in­crease con­ges­tion. State in­ter­ven­tion will al­most cer­tainly be re­quired to push people to more sus­tain­able forms of trans­port, en­sure that more vul­ner­able mem­bers of so­ci­ety are not left be­hind, and in­centiv­ise health­i­er travel.Sim­ul­tan­eously the rail­way in­dustry is boost­ing di­git­isa­tion of sig­nalling, pay­ments and tick­et­ing - an­ti­cip­ated to im­prove per­form­ance and rev­en­ues, as well as provid­ing deep­er in­sight in­to travel pat­terns - and ship­ping com­pan­ies are turn­ing to block­chain for in­creased se­cur­ity and ease of con­tract­ing.The pos­sib­il­it­ies and im­plic­a­tions are wide-ran­ging. We ex­plore some of these in this re­port.This re­port is one of four sup­ple­ments, ex­pand­ing on the find­ings of our 2018 Con­nec­ted Fu­ture re­port and our 2017 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex. The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex will be avail­able at the end of 2019.
Feb 2019
Elec­tric vehicles and char­ging in­fra­struc­ture
560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?unique_key=923b2bd­cb10e5df3393a11a3ff0cdc48&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://501981The up­take of elec­tric vehicles (EVs) has soared in re­cent years (al­beit from a very low base), with jur­is­dic­tions such as Nor­way and The Neth­er­lands cur­rently lead­ing the pack. However, in or­der for a coun­try to be­come a glob­al EV lead­er, it is vi­tal to con­sider all as­pects of EV ad­op­tion, from reg­u­lat­ory frame­works which en­dorse the rol­lout of EVs, to the speed and avail­ab­il­ity of char­ging in­fra­struc­ture (in­clud­ing in­ter­op­er­ab­il­ity), as well as in­cent­ives for com­pan­ies and con­sumers.The growth in EVs presents a num­ber of op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors, the most sig­ni­fic­ant of which are pro­jec­ted to be in pub­lic EV char­ging net­works and cor­por­ate fleets. There are a num­ber of path­ways open­ing up for the de­ploy­ment of EV in­fra­struc­ture. At present, it is un­clear as to which busi­ness mod­el(s) will suc­ceed, with di­verse range cur­rently be­ing pur­sued by char­ging in­fra­struc­ture pro­viders and in­vestors, each of which has dif­fer­ent ap­proaches in terms of rev­en­ue streams, de­mand risk, loc­a­tion and speed of char­ging.The fu­ture of char­ging in­fra­struc­ture is just around the corner, with ori­gin­al equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers (OEMs) such as BMW and Vaux­hall already launch­ing EV mod­els that can be powered wire­lessly.In ad­di­tion, the use of hy­dro­gen fuel cell vehicles may provide an al­tern­at­ive, once the tech­no­logy is more com­mer­cially ma­ture, with de­vel­op­ments in hy­dro­gen re­fuel­ling tech­no­logy un­der­way in Cali­for­nia, China, Ger­many, Ja­pan and South Korea.This re­port is one of four sup­ple­ments, ex­pand­ing on the find­ings of our 2018 Con­nec­ted Fu­ture re­port and our 2017 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex. The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex will be avail­able at the end of 2019.
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Elec­tric vehicles and char­ging in­fra­struc­ture
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Feb 2019
Smart Mo­bil­ity
In­fra­struc­ture for our 'Con­nec­ted Fu­ture'
Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
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Self-driv­ing cars – op­por­tun­it­ies for pub­lic pro­cure­ment
June 2018
De­liv­er­ing qual­ity ad­vice you can act on
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CMS ad­vises Broekhuis on ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in Mar­tin Schilder