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Dispute Resolution

Singapore

At CMS, we have thought more about Your World. You do not want to litigate, and neither do we. You want to avoid disputes and when they do arise, have the right team to resolve them.

Unlike most major law firms, you will not find a traditional litigation department at CMS. What you will find is a large team of specialist lawyers who share a refreshing approach to disputes. Structured according to the industries our clients work in, we bring our deep sector expertise to your dispute ensuring you will always receive advice in the context of your own market. At CMS, we have thought more about Your World. You do not want to litigate, and neither do we. You want to avoid disputes and when they do arise, have the right team to resolve them.

Our dispute resolution lawyers in Singapore have significant experience representing clients in a broad range of large, complex cross-border matters. We handle a diverse range of cases across different sectors, including disputes in the construction, infrastructure, oil & gas, energy and commodities sectors, across all of Asia.

We provide advice on the whole spectrum of dispute resolution services, including litigation support, arbitration, mediation, expert determination, contractual adjudications and dispute boards. Some of our lawyers also act as arbitrators, providing our clients with valuable strategic insight and guidance.

Our clients are diverse, including multinational contractors, employers, developers, exploration, development and production companies, oilfield operators, offshore services providers, national oil companies, funds and other investors.

Our expertise in Singapore is delivered in association with Holborn Law.

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Jonathan Warne
18 April 2018
Singa­pore's GCs are more am­bi­tious and in­flu­en­tial...
24/05/2019
Fit for what pur­pose? Singa­pore High Court re­jects im­plied term of...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion Does a con­sult­ant en­gin­eer owe an im­plied ob­lig­a­tion to an own­er to en­sure that its designs would be fit for their in­ten­ded pur­poses?.
1 September 2017
CMS form­al­ises law al­li­ance with Hol­born Law in Singa­pore
13/05/2019
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in Chile, in­clud­ing the ex­ten­sion.
31 July 2017
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion...
Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion
06/05/2019
CIArb launches guidelines for wit­ness con­fer­en­cing in in­ter­na­tion­al...
The Chartered In­sti­tute of Ar­bit­rat­ors (“CIArb”) has re­cently launched its Guidelines for Wit­ness Con­fer­en­cing in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“Guidelines”) in Singa­pore. The Guidelines aim to as­sist parties, ar­bit­rat­ors and ex­perts in the pre­par­a­tion for and.
2 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger...
Cre­ates ma­ter­i­ally strengthened of­fer­ing across APAC
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
05/04/2019
New guidelines on wrong­ful dis­missal in Singa­pore
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. On 1 April 2019, the Tri­part­ite Guidelines on Wrong­ful Dis­missal (the “Guidelines”) were re­leased by the Min­istry of Man­power (“MOM”), the Na­tion­al.
01/03/2019
“A stitch in time saves nine” – Singa­pore em­phas­ises the im­port­ance...
Singa­pore’s Court of Ap­peal has held in Sun Travels & Tours v. Hilton In­ter­na­tion­al [2019] SGCA 10 that un­due delay in seek­ing anti-suit re­lief is po­ten­tially fatal, par­tic­u­larly when a for­eign court had already is­sued a judge­ment.
28/02/2019
Ar­bit­rat­ing fin­an­cial dis­putes – Are there tan­gible be­ne­fits?
In the past dec­ade, sev­er­al at­tempts have been un­der­taken to pro­mote in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion in the fin­an­cial in­dustry. In­deed, vari­ous fea­tures of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion ap­pear to be par­tic­u­larly well suited for the needs of fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­viders.