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Dispute Resolution

Italy

Over the years our professionals have developed a significant expertise in handling litigation matters before all Italian Courts, including the Italian Supreme Court, the State Council and the Constitutional Court. The firm regularly advises and represents clients in relation to civil, commercial, labour and administrative matters and proceedings. Our litigation department has a strong expertise in dealing with commercial litigation (including corporate, commercial agreements, bankruptcy, recognition of foreign decisions, intellectual property, debt recovery), also with reference to urgent and preventive measures. In connection with other CMS offices in most European jurisdictions, the firm offers a one-stop-shop service for representation in judicial proceedings and enforcement of judgments before all Courts in Italy and Europe. Our professionals also have an extensive experience in representing clients in arbitration proceedings, both domestic and international, and in acting as arbitrators themselves.

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    ADR

    Alternative dispute resolution has greatly expanded over the last several years to include many areas of law in addition to the traditional commercial disputes. ADR has become an important first step in the dispute resolution process and more often clients are in the need of assistance.

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    Arbitration

    The increase of cross-border disputes which involve different legal systems and different ways of doing business, alongside with the growing costs of traditional litigation procedures, are now suggesting to chose alternative measures to resolve business difficulties.

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    Litigation

    CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni has a long lasting experience in both business litigation and for fiscal contentious matters. We believe our strength lie in the deep understanding of our clients' businesses and in our peculiar ability to provide responses to the problems that public and private companies encounter in their everyday work.

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    27/11/2013
    In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
    14/02/2019
    EU Mem­ber States ad­opt de­clar­a­tion on the ter­min­a­tion of all bi­lat­er­al...
    On 15 Janu­ary 2019, rep­res­ent­at­ives of EU Mem­ber States made the first form­al step to­wards end­ing bi­lat­er­al in­vest­ment pro­tec­tion treat­ies signed between EU Mem­ber States (“in­tra-EU BITs”) when they signed the De­clar­a­tion of the Rep­res­ent­at­ives of the Gov­ern­ments.
    17/12/2018
    New Dutch court for in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial dis­putes to be­gin work...
    The Neth­er­lands Com­mer­cial Court (NCC), the new Dutch court slated to handle in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial dis­putes in the Eng­lish-lan­guage, is now set to start its activ­it­ies and is ex­pect­ing its first cases in early 2019.
    13/12/2018
    The Ger­man Fed­er­al Court of Justice rules in Achmea – entry in­to the...
    In its re­cent de­cision (I ZB 2/15), the Ger­man Fed­er­al Court of Justice (BGH) set aside the award ob­tained by the Dutch in­vestor Achmea against the Slov­aki­an Re­pub­lic. The BGH's de­cision came down on 31 Oc­to­ber 2018 and was not un­ex­pec­ted giv­en that the Ger­man.
    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.