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If you have a problem requiring legal action, our team can assist you in analyzing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions in your best interests. CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators or arbitration specialists but business-minded problem solvers.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. When it comes to proposing and presenting the very best strategies, either to reach a preliminary agreement or for litigation itself, we immerse ourselves in all of the facts of the conflict at hand, the financial circumstances enveloping the case, as well as the effects and scopes that the same may imply for you in light of a resolution by way of sentence.

Thus, our lawyers provide creative solutions without wasting a single opportunity in proving our absolute and full commitment to the case throughout its various stages.

Without exception, we place our clients’ best interest above those of our firm's own benefit or prestige.

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"Advises clients on disputes related to insurance and construction matters, as well as offering experience in the financial services, telecommunications and natural resources industries.Additional capabilities include advice on insolvency disputes and corporate governance"

Chambers and Partners Latin America - 2018

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"The team's strength is that it combines sound legal advice with a pro-business vision and ensures high involvement of senior staff in complex conflicts"

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    Insolvency & Reorganisation of Liabilities

    Our team has the knowledge, experience, and handle on financial and accounting jargon required to advise both companies and entrepreneurs that require the restructuring of their assets.  In the same token, we are prepared to assist our creditor-clients in the design and execution of the absolute best strategy for the recovery of their credit.

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    May 2019
    The Ver­dict
    Wel­come to the Spring 2019 edi­tion of the Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime.This edi­tion in­cludes a spot­light on the ex­ten­sion of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity in Chile, as well as snap­shots from Aus­tria, Colom­bia, Czech Re­pub­lic, France, Ger­many, Peru, Po­land, Rus­sia, Spain, Switzer­land and the United King­dom.For fur­ther re­sources and the latest news on cor­rup­tion is­sues, vis­it CMS’ Anti-Cor­rup­tion Zone.
    June 2018
    CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
    We are de­lighted to present the fifth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws.This edi­tion of the Guide cov­ers more coun­tries than ever be­fore, as­sess­ing the laws in 42 coun­tries. We in­clude full cov­er­age of the BRIC na­tions, as well as in­creased cov­er­age in Asia (China, Singa­pore, Thai­l­and, Malay­sia and In­done­sia), the Middle East (the UAE, Saudi Ar­a­bia and Oman) and South Amer­ica (Brazil, Mex­ico, Chile and Colom­bia).Since the last edi­tion was pub­lished in 2016, there have been sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the glob­al anti-cor­rup­tion land­scape. Many of the coun­tries covered in the fol­low­ing pages have up­dated, strengthened and widened the scope of their anti-cor­rup­tion laws. Only 10 coun­tries who were covered in the last edi­tion have made no changes at all. For ex­ample, the in­tro­duc­tion of the Sap­in II Law in France aims to bring French an­ti­cor­rup­tion le­gis­la­tion in line with in­ter­na­tion­al stand­ards in the fight against cor­rup­tion. The new French law in­cludes the cre­ation of a new anti-cor­rup­tion agency (Agence française an­ti­cor­rup­tion), and ob­liges com­pan­ies with at least 500 em­ploy­ees and a turnover ex­ceed­ing EUR 100m to im­ple­ment a pro­gramme to pre­vent and de­tect cor­rup­tion. In a fur­ther ex­ample, Aus­tralia’s Crim­in­al Code Act 1995 (Cth) is ex­pec­ted to be amended by the Crimes Le­gis­la­tion Amend­ment (Com­batting Cor­por­ate Crime) Bill 2017 (Cth), which will in­tro­duce a new strict cor­por­ate li­ab­il­ity of­fence for bribery of for­eign of­fi­cials con­duc­ted by its as­so­ci­ates for the profit or gain of the com­pany, even if the con­duct oc­curred out­side of the jur­is­dic­tion. The Aus­trali­an chapter is pre­pared on the basis that the Bill is en­acted in­to law later this sum­mer.The ma­jor­ity of coun­tries provide for private sec­tor bribery of­fences, with only 11 hav­ing of­fences that only ap­ply to brib­ing pub­lic sec­tor of­fi­cials. Al­most all coun­tries re­cog­nise the concept of cor­por­ate li­ab­il­ity for bribery (with the ex­cep­tion of Bul­garia and Oman, where only in­di­vidu­als can be pro­sec­uted), al­beit that in five jur­is­dic­tions only civil or ad­min­is­trat­ive pen­al­ties can be ap­plied to cor­por­ates (Brazil, Colom­bia, Ger­many, Hun­gary and Mex­ico). Five coun­tries (Aus­tralia, Chile, Italy, Switzer­land and the UK) now provide for a spe­cif­ic cor­por­ate of­fence whereby a cor­por­ate will be crim­in­ally li­able for fail­ure to pre­vent rep­res­ent­at­ives com­mit­ting bribery on its be­half.  This shows the glob­al trend to hold cor­por­ates to ac­count for their em­ploy­ees’ ac­tions and a shift in at­ti­tudes to­wards cor­por­ate re­spons­ib­il­ity.As with pre­vi­ous edi­tions, in this Guide we provide an­swers to the fol­low­ing key ques­tions for each of the 42 coun­tries: what are the of­fences?who can be li­able and when?what are the pen­al­ties?what are the de­fences?We hope you find the Guide use­ful. We wish to thank all those who have con­trib­uted to this Guide. We would also par­tic­u­larly like to thank con­trib­ut­ors from:Khait­an & Co., the lead­ing In­di­an law firm with of­fices in Mum­bai, New Del­hi, Kolk­ata and Ban­galore, for their con­tin­ued con­tri­bu­tion to the Guide.Ra­jah & Tann Asia (a transna­tion­al law firm, with of­fices across Asia) for con­trib­ut­ing chapters on Thai­l­and, Malay­sia and In­done­sia.Corrs Cham­bers West­garth, Aus­tralia’s lead­ing law firm, for con­trib­ut­ing the chapter on Aus­tralia.Fer­as Al Shawaf, CMS’ part­ner firm in Saudi Ar­a­bia, for con­trib­ut­ing the chapter on Saudi Ar­a­bia – one of nine new coun­tries ad­ded to this edi­tion of the Guide.Con­tact de­tails of all our key con­trib­ut­ors are at the back of the Guide. Please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact them with any ques­tions you may have.


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