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With our specialists we look at the opportunities and challenges that cross your path. We examine how blockchain will change the financial services industry. We study the legal frameworks and the ethical aspects of using big data. Or the unique powers of artificial intelligence. When it comes to examining and understanding these developments we are in the vanguard. Because we want to understand and control all aspects that determine your success. That is why we are so eager to obtain new insights. And we always want you to benefit from it. Therefore we want to help you to find innovative solutions. And therefore we work together with you in order to create the solution that is commercially the best for your organization.

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‘CMS combines in-depth legal knowledge with an equally in-depth understanding of new technologies, in this case of blockchain and zero-knowledge proofs. Our digital product was not only assessed by CMS, but was also improved in the exchange of thoughts and ideas with the law firm. This not only ensured the required legal check, but also resulted in a quality boost for the project.’

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

CMS is recommended for its 'in-depth knowledge of new technologies' in tandem with providing expert advice on data privacy and protection in areas as diverse as life sciences, energy and sports.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Team members take 'the time to listen and investigate the different possibilities' when advising on matters such as sponsorship and licensing, exploitation and enforcement of digital media rights, advertising, and IP infringement.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

CMS provides comprehensive expertise in IT-related transactions, software licensing issues and disputes to local and international clients. It is notably active in the public transport, energy, smart buildings and healthcare software sectors, and also assists with AI and blockchain matters.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"They go out of their way to offer outstanding client-centred advice."

Chambers Global, 2020

"The firm has been very good, not just with services and quality but also efficient regarding the issues we farmed out to its other offices."

Chambers Global, 2020

"We consult CMS quite a bit on open banking, tokenisation and DLT. They're a little different to other law firms in that they have a deeper understanding of the tech."

Chambers FinTech, 2020

"They're high up on the list of good technology practices in the areas of blockchain and AI."

Chambers FinTech, 2020

"CMS handles transactions and disputes in the IT space and can tap into a global network when it comes to cross-border matters."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Understand the differences between our local law documents and the need for reciprocity with business in a different jurisdiction."

Chambers Global, 2019

"Broad reach across Europe."

Chambers Europe, 2019

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    Blockchain & Smart Contracts

    Nowadays it is almost impossible to read a newspaper that doesn’t contain an article on blockchain. Is blockchain a temporary hype, or are we at the dawn of big changes in the way we handle data? Maybe you wonder how blockchain works exactly, what the impact is and whether it can enrich your services. The way in which blockchain registers data makes it possible to lay down agreements digitally and to automatically trigger certain consequences of an agreement or contract. This method of laying down agreements in a blockchain is called smart contracts, even though there is still some discussion on the exact definition of smart contracts

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    Data Protection & Privacy

    The Data Protection & Privacy team of CMS Netherlands has a long standing practical experience of advising Dutch and international clients on data protection matters across a wide range of industries. Our approach combines thorough legal specialisation with expertise in sector and application-specific requirements and concepts that has been gained through our work. We provide support and advice on structuring business models in compliance with data protection regulations (privacy by design), enabling such models to be implemented in an environment where privacy and personal rights are becoming increasingly sensitive issues. Close international co-operation within the CMS Data Protection Group enables us to deal with issues at any European level.

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    Sport

    The sports world requires specialist legal services. Sports clubs, associations and individual sportsmen and women may require assistance in a highly diverse range of practice areas.

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    Telecoms

    Telecommunications affect our daily lives. The increasing convergence of technologies and applications will cause this influence to grow further in the future. Telecommunications are developing not only in the area of communication between persons, but also between devices themselves such as payment by mobile phone, smart energy meters and navigation.

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    10/07/2019
    Token­ized As­sets: Pur­pose Built As­set Token Block­chains
    Jo­chem Ger­rit­sen, Dir­ect­or of In­float, is spe­cial­ised in toke­nom­ics, token­ized busi­ness mod­els and se­cur­ity tokens. In this pod­cast Jo­chem will dis­cuss wheth­er there is a need for block­chains that are spe­cific­ally built to is­sue se­cur­ity or as­set tokens. Cur­rently most token­ized se­cur­it­ies are be­ing is­sued on the avail­able pub­lic, per­mis­sion­less block­chains. To is­sue a fully com­pli­ant se­cur­ity token though, two con­tra­dict­ory at­trib­utes have to be guar­an­teed. On the one hand se­cur­it­ies can­not be is­sued an­onym­ously, be­cause com­pan­ies have to know who their in­vestors are and the tax au­thor­it­ies should be able to trace back the own­er­ship trails of the se­cur­it­ies. On the oth­er hand you do not want to dis­close everything about in­vestors on a pub­licly ac­cess­ible block­chain, the (fin­an­cial)pri­vacy of in­vestors has to be pro­tec­ted. Do we need a tech­no­logy that sup­ports both these as­pects?This pod­cast was re­cor­ded dur­ing the Token­ized As­sets con­fer­ence in Am­s­ter­dam. Did you en­joy this pod­cast? Or do you want to ac­cess oth­er re­cord­ings of this con­fer­ence? Please vis­it our pod­cast chan­nel and use the sub­scribe but­ton to stay up to date on leg­al con­tent.Length: 18:43 minutesSource: CMSType: Con­fer­ence re­cord­ingLan­guage: Eng­lishSize: 12.8 MBme­di­umme­di­umme­di­um
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