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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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    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.
    11/01/2018
    Bare­con 2017 - Ringing in the Changes
    BIMCO re­cently pub­lished an up­dated ver­sion of their widely-used BARE­CON 2001. Whilst it largely fol­lows the same format, BARE­CON 2017 takes ac­count of a num­ber of leg­al and com­mer­cial changes and has been de­scribed by BIMCO as “a new lean­er ver­sion” which.
    19/12/2017
    Oil & Gas Ship­ping: a Venezuelan de­ten­tion
    In ST Ship­ping and Trans­port PTE Ltd v Space Ship­ping Ltd [2017] EWHC 2808 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court re­jec­ted an ar­bit­ra­tion ap­peal that sought to ar­gue that the ac­tions of the Venezuelan courts, in openly not fol­low­ing Venezuelan law, broke the chain of.
    14/12/2017
    Oil & Gas: Off-spec de­liv­er­ies – up­hold­ing the con­trac­tu­al mech­an­ism
    In Trafigura Be­heer BV v Ren­brandt Ltd (2017) EWHC 3100 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court provided some winter com­fort to pur­chasers and sellers that are seek­ing to rely on con­clus­ive evid­ence clauses as to qual­ity.
    27/11/2017
    Car­tel Dam­ages Claims - Claims Arising Out of Con­tracts?
    Re­gion­al Court of Dortmund, Judg­ment of 13 Septem­ber 2017 – 8 O 30/16 (Kart) On 13 Septem­ber 2017, the Re­gion­al Court of Dortmund (“LG Dortmund”) passed a judg­ment on wheth­er car­tel dam­ages claims fall with­in the scope of an ar­bit­ra­tion clause con­tained in.
    04/07/2017
    The New Fla­menco – Su­preme Court al­lows own­ers’ ap­peal
    The Su­preme Court, on 28 June 2017, found in fa­vour of the own­ers in the long-awaited “New Fla­menco” judg­ment - Glob­alia Busi­ness Travel S. A. U. (formerly Travel­Plan S. A. U. ) of Spain v Fulton Ship­ping Inc of Panama.
    21/06/2017
    The Ver­dict - Round-up of cor­por­ate crime de­vel­op­ments across CMS
    We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in the Czech Re­pub­lic, in­clud­ing.
    17/05/2017
    Drastic changes in re­new­able en­ergy laws trig­ger dam­ages award
    In an award dated 4 May 2017 (pub­licly avail­able in Span­ish only) is­sued in Eiser In­fra­struc­ture Lim­ited and En­er­gia Sol­ar Lux­em­bourg S. à. r. l v The King­dom of Spain (IC­SID Case No. ARB/13/36), an ar­bit­ral tribunal found that Spain’s le­gis­lat­ive changes in the.
    20/03/2017
    Due di­li­gence and pro­por­tion­al­ity un­der scru­tiny in latest IC­SID li­ab­il­ity...
    Sum­mary In a de­cision dated 21 Feb­ru­ary 2017, a tribunal act­ing un­der the aus­pices of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (“IC­SID”), the World Bank’s ar­bit­ra­tion in­sti­tu­tion, in Am­pal-Amer­ic­an Is­rael Corp.
    15/03/2017
    Newly amended ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules provide for ex­ped­ited pro­ced­ures
    On 1 March 2017, the latest amend­ment to the ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “ICC Rules”) came in­to force, in­tro­du­cing a num­ber of changes aimed at in­creas­ing trans­par­ency and ef­fi­ciency in ICC ar­bit­ra­tion pro­ceed­ings.
    06/03/2017
    PIP-case: ECJ cla­ri­fies scope of no­ti­fied body’s re­spons­ib­il­it­ies...
    In the PIP-case, a French man­u­fac­turer sup­plied thou­sands of wo­men with (al­legedly) de­fect­ive breast im­plants. Amongst oth­ers, pa­tients in Ger­many star­ted lit­ig­a­tion against the no­ti­fied body in ques­tion - TÜV Rhein­land (“Tuv”).
    10/02/2017
    In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
    On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.