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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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18 April 2018
Singa­pore's GCs are more am­bi­tious and in­flu­en­tial...
02 Apr 20
Singa­pore to fast-track Bill grant­ing tem­por­ary re­lief from ef­fects...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The out­break and glob­al es­cal­a­tion of the nov­el coronavir­us dis­ease, COV­ID-19, has caused...
1 September 2017
CMS form­al­ises law al­li­ance with Hol­born Law in Singa­pore
26 Mar 20
Do­ing ar­bit­ra­tion dif­fer­ently: doc­u­ments-only ar­bit­ra­tion dur­ing the...
The dis­rup­tion caused by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has left com­pan­ies across the world scram­bling to main­tain a sense of con­tinu­ity, as their ex­ec­ut­ives, em­ploy­ees and ad­visers ad­just to life un­der gov­ern­ment-im­posed...
31 July 2017
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion...
Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion
07 Feb 20
Coronavir­us and Force Ma­jeure
The World Health Or­gan­isa­tion Dir­ect­or Gen­er­al’s re­cent de­clar­a­tion that the glob­al out­break of the coronavir­us is a “pub­lic health emer­gency of in­ter­na­tion­al con­cern” is, of course, dom­in­at­ing...
2 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
Cre­ates ma­ter­i­ally strengthened of­fer­ing across APAC
30 Dec 19
Ar­bit­rab­il­ity of IP dis­putes in Singa­pore – re­cent amend­ments to the...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Pur­su­ant to the passing of the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion) Bill in Au­gust...
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
21 Aug 19
Un­due para­noia over due pro­cess
Twin du­ties of fair­ness and ef­fi­ciency Most ar­bit­rat­ors are keenly aware that their award may be set aside or re­fused re­cog­ni­tion un­der the New York Con­ven­tion if the los­ing party was not ac­cor­ded due...
07 Aug 19
Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation signed by 46 coun­tries at open­ing...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation,...
07 Aug 19
A step for­ward for In­ter­na­tion­al Me­di­ation: The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (known as the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”) is open today (7 Au­gust 2019) for sig­na­ture by United Na­tion states...