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Dispute Resolution

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Our clients acknowledge our commitment in always obtaining the best solution to their respective commercial interests, whether within the ambit of negotiation or of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), avoiding the recourse to Court, and whether they already are within the ambit of litigation or arbitration.

Our wide experience allows us to advise in all areas of dispute resolution. We are accustomed to search for innovating solutions and to define strategies in view of one sole goal: the satisfaction of our clients’ purposes.

The area of dispute resolution is divided in:

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation

 

Acknowledgement

Clients praise the firm's "expertise, proactivity in seeking different options to be considered and srong business and customer focus". They add: "The firm offers international coverage that facilitates communication and best practices sharing across jurisdictions".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Jointly headed by the "well prepared and experienced" Joquim Shearman de Macedo and Nuno Pena, the dispute resolution department at CMS frequently handles cross-border cases.
Legal 500 2017

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    Arbitration and ADR

    Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) constitute more and more an option due to the celerity and balance of cost/efficiency in its use. The new voluntary arbitration act achieved to give greater consistency to this movement towards the lessening of the jurisdiction of courts.

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    Criminal Law

    The area of Criminal Litigation is focused on big size and complexity litigation proceedings in the area of national and European criminal law, with particular incidence in economic crimes.

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    Litigation

    The area of Litigation is prepared to deal with the different types of national and cross-border litigation.

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    16/11/2018
    Third-Party Fund­ing in in­ter­na­tion­al in­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion – en route...
    Over the last couple of years, Third-Party Fund­ing (TPF) has be­come more and more com­mon with­in in­ter­na­tion­al in­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished by the In­ter­na­tion­al Coun­cil for Com­mer­cial Ar­bit­ra­tion (ICCA) in 2015, 60 % or more of all.
    06/11/2018
    Ger­many in­tro­duces a con­sumer mass ac­tion: The Mod­el De­clar­at­ory Ac­tion...
    In the wake of the in­tro­duc­tion of mod­el de­clar­at­ory ac­tion in Ger­many, both busi­ness people and con­sumers are strug­gling with its mean­ing. Mass claim, col­lect­ive claim, and class ac­tion are of­ten as­so­ci­ated with and men­tioned in the same breath as class ac­tion.
    25/09/2018
    In the Af­ter­math of Achmea – Does Vat­ten­fall En­sure the Fu­ture for...
    On 6 March 2018, the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) held in its Achmea rul­ing that dis­pute set­tle­ment pro­vi­sions provid­ing for ar­bit­ra­tion in in­tra-EU bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment treat­ies (BITs) are in­com­pat­ible with EU law.
    07/08/2018
    The Singa­pore Me­di­ation Con­ven­tion: Plug­ging the gap in cross-bor­der...
    This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. On 26 June 2018, the fi­nal drafts for a con­ven­tion on the en­force­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al set­tle­ment agree­ments res­ult­ing from me­di­ation and the cor­res­pond­ing.
    13/07/2018
    New EU pro­pos­al for rep­res­ent­at­ive ac­tions: "One for all – and all...
    Class ac­tions, col­lect­ive ac­tions, mod­el de­clar­at­ory ac­tions. Rep­res­ent­at­ive types of leg­al ac­tions have been on every­one's lips and dis­cussed on the na­tion­al and EU level since the 2017 dies­el emis­sions case.
    14/06/2018
    In­ter­na­tion­al PPAs: High Court pro­tects ar­bit­ra­tion pro­cess
    In At­las Power Ltd v Na­tion­al Trans­mis­sion and Des­patch Com­pany Lim­ited [2018] EWHC 1052, the Eng­lish High Court gran­ted an anti-suit in­jec­tion to a group of in­de­pend­ent power pur­chasers in Pakistan (“IPPs”) to pre­vent a col­lat­er­al at­tack against an ar­bit­ral.
    13/04/2018
    The Acon­cagua Bay – “al­ways ac­cess­ible”
    On 26 March 2018 the Com­mer­cial Court ruled, in an ex­tremely suc­cinct de­cision, that a war­ranty in a voy­age charter­party that a berth is “al­ways ac­cess­ible” en­com­passes both entry to and exit from the berth.
    19/03/2018
    Costs and Dur­a­tion: A Com­par­is­on of the HKI­AC, LCIA, SCC and SI­AC...
    This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion As cross-bor­der con­tracts in­volving multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al parties be­come the norm, more play­ers have entered the arena to of­fer leg­al.
    09/03/2018
    CJEU rules against ar­bit­ra­tion clauses in In­tra-EU Bi­lat­er­al In­vest­ment...
    On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) ruled that Art­icles 267 and 344 of the Treaty on the Func­tion­ing of the European Uni­on (TFEU) must be in­ter­preted as pre­clud­ing ar­bit­ra­tion pro­vi­sions in bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment treat­ies between.
    23/01/2018
    Singa­pore passes bill for Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Com­mer­cial Court...
    This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion On 9 Janu­ary 2018, Par­lia­ment passed the Su­preme Court of Ju­dicature (Amend­ment) Bill 2017 (the “Amend­ment”) giv­ing the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al.
    15/01/2018
    Neth­er­lands to be­come a new hub for in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial dis­pute...
    Re­cent years has seen a down­ward trend in in­ter­na­tion­al trade and com­mer­cial cases brought be­fore Dutch courts. But with the Dutch par­lia­ment sched­uled to de­bate a bill for the es­tab­lish­ment of the Neth­er­lands Com­mer­cial Court (NCC), in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial.
    12/01/2018
    To­wards re­du­cing the com­plex­ity, cost and time of ar­bit­ral pro­ceed­ings: SI­AC’s...
    This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion On 19 Decem­ber 2017, the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) an­nounced its pro­pos­al on cross-in­sti­tu­tion co-op­er­a­tion.