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Dispute Resolution


If you have a problem requiring legal action, our team can assist you in analysing 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. Using our global experience and local knowledge, we can safeguard your interests before state courts, arbitral tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution. We can handle your dispute across any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. We routinely act in all business areas before state courts and as counsel in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, including investment arbitration. Our partners also regularly act as arbitrators.

A further risk you may face is the threat of an external investigation amid allegations of corporate wrongdoing. Our specialists can support you 24/7 through sensitive investigations by criminal and regulatory authorities, including negotiating settlements where appropriate.

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Bill on cre­at­ing in­de­pend­ent cas­sa­tion courts of gen­er­al...
CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al ap­proves In­vest­ment Court Sys­tem in EU-Canada...
On 29 Janu­ary 2019, Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Yves Bot of the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) pub­lished his opin­ion that the in­vestor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­an­ism of the EU-Canada Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic and Trade Agree­ment (CETA) is com­pat­ible with EU law.
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
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.
Bills to im­prove court pro­ceed­ings in Rus­sia ad­op­ted...
Rus­si­an Su­preme Court voices sup­port of com­mer­cial ar­bit­ra­tion after...
On 26 Decem­ber 2018, the Presi­di­um of the Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion ap­proved a re­view* of court prac­tices for cases re­lated to as­sist­ing and con­trolling do­mest­ic and in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial ar­bit­ra­tion courts.
The law on counter-sanc­tions now in force
Rus­si­an courts point out flaws in ICC stand­ard ar­bit­ra­tion clause
The Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion re­cently con­firmed the de­cisions of two lower courts that failed to re­cog­nise and en­force an In­ter­na­tion­al Cham­ber of Com­merce (ICC) ar­bit­ral award in a dis­pute in­volving a Rus­si­an debt­or.
The bill to counter US sanc­tions passes State Duma’s...
The re­form of court pro­ceed­ings con­tin­ues in Rus­sia
The re­form of court pro­ceed­ings con­tin­ues in Rus­sia Rus­sia has just ad­op­ted a fed­er­al law* that sub­stan­tially re­forms pro­ced­ur­al le­gis­la­tion. The law in­tro­duces pro­fes­sion­al rep­res­ent­a­tion and amends the rules of sim­pli­fied and sum­mary pro­ceed­ings, as well.
Leg­al en­tit­ies ob­liged to dis­close their be­ne­fi­ciar­ies...
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.