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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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Jean-Francois Marquaire
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
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.
Bills to im­prove court pro­ceed­ings in Rus­sia ad­op­ted...
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.
Sergey Yuryev
The law on counter-sanc­tions now in force
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.
The bill to counter US sanc­tions passes State Duma’s...
In­de­pend­ent cas­sa­tion courts of gen­er­al jur­is­dic­tion to be cre­ated...
On 30 Ju­ly 2018 a law* which al­lows in­de­pend­ent cas­sa­tion courts of gen­er­al jur­is­dic­tion to be cre­ated ana­log­ously with the com­mer­cial court mod­el was of­fi­cially pub­lished. In con­nec­tion with this law, the Plen­um of the Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion.
Leg­al en­tit­ies ob­liged to dis­close their be­ne­fi­ciar­ies...
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.
The Su­preme Court’s new cla­ri­fic­a­tions on dis­putes...
Bills to im­prove court pro­ceed­ings in Rus­sia ad­op­ted in first read­ing
On 23 May 2018, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted in the first read­ing two bills aimed at im­prov­ing com­mer­cial, civil, ad­min­is­trat­ive and crim­in­al pro­ceed­ings (the “Bills”). The Bills provide for the man­dat­ory au­dio re­cord­ing of civil and crim­in­al pro­ceed­ings,.