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Disputes have always existed, as has 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. They always keep in mind that winning is a means, not an end in itself.

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.

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.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. Mediation is an example of alternative dispute resolution.

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.

Legal500 2015:

CMS is particularly active in construction and IT-related arbitrations, though the team is well equipped to handle a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes. Peter Soede, Mark Ziekman and Jeroen Berlage are key contacts.

CMS’ ‘thorough’ team has broad expertise in corporate and financial services litigation. Arno Moret is recommended for construction-related disputes. Insurance and liability specialist Bas Baks made partner in 2014.

Peter Soede is the key contact for mediation at CMS. Directors’ and officers’ liability are particular areas of strength.

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CMS did a tremendous job in using legal and negotiating tactics to secure our objectives within an extremely short time span. We were impressed by their inventiveness and fast, robust approach.

Chambers Global, 2020

Deep knowledge and project management skills.

Chambers Global, 2020

They made our negotiations very effective and cost-efficient and we appreciated their flexible and appropriate approach, which was tailored to our possibilities.

Chambers Global, 2020

Clients appreciate the seamless co-ordination between offices. One notes that "They always act in a co-ordinated manner, as a single team."

Chambers Global, 2019

"The cross-border case is excellently managed. The quality standard is on an international level."

Chambers Europe, 2019

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    ADR

    ADR is a method of solving conflicts that differs from the courts, arbitration or a binding opinion. Instead of third parties, the parties themselves in fact solve their problems. This allows a relationship to be saved or to be ended in a way that is satisfactory to the parties involved. Mediation takes less time, is cheaper and is less stressful compared to the more traditional method of settling conflicts.

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    Arbitration

    Civil procedural law
    Civil procedural law is the collective term for the settlement of disputes between natural and artificial persons by a legally regulated institution. The disputes concern subjects of private law, such as commercial and labour matters, the law of persons and family law, contract law, liability issues, tenders and contracting of works.

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