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Dispute Resolution

CMS boasts an integrated international team of leading dispute resolution lawyers who collaborate closely on advising high-profile multinational and domestic clients on a wide variety of disputes from simple claims to complex, high-value litigation cases. We can represent you in civil and commercial disputes – such as employee, corporate, intellectual property, competition and product liability disputes – and have particular expertise in infrastructure disputes, international arbitration and white-collar crime. CMS UAE offers specific expertise in energy and construction related litigation, and can also assist in relation to insurance claims or disputes with regulators in the energy, telecommunications or financial services sectors.

Unlike most major law firms, you won’t find a litigation department at CMS. What you will find is a team of nearly 600 lawyers who share a refreshing approach to disputes. Our sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators and arbitration specialists, but business-minded problem solvers. We routinely act in all business areas before courts, arbitral tribunals and regulatory authorities. We can handle your dispute across any jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.  

High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion in UAE
A lead­ing Gulf-based en­ergy com­pany in re­la­tion to a po­ten­tially com­plex and hard­fought dis­pute con­cern­ing con­trac­tu­al re­spons­ib­il­ity for cer­tain works un­der an off­shore EPC Con­tract for the con­struc­tion...

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29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in United Ar­ab Emir­ates
Ar­bit­ra­tion is be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar meth­od of dis­pute res­ol­u­tion in the UAE, par­tic­u­larly amongst the in­ter­na­tion­al com­munity. The UAE's Ar­bit­ra­tion Law has provided a much-needed up­date to...
04/06/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care law­yers
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
28/04/2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
27/04/2021
Join­der of third-parties to ar­bit­ra­tion pro­ceed­ings: High Court of Singa­pore...
In a re­cent de­cision, the High Court of Singa­pore has held that a third-party par­ent com­pany of one the parties to a Singa­pore-seated LCIA ar­bit­ra­tion had not con­sen­ted to be­ing joined to the ar­bit­ra­tion...
12/03/2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
14/01/2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
05/01/2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
01/12/2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
22/10/2020
Rights of rep­res­ent­a­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion: are you be­ing heard? 
A re­cent de­cision of the Singa­pore High Court de­clined to set aside a Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) award where the ap­plic­ant as­ser­ted that the Tribunal had im­prop­erly ex­cluded...
11/09/2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Me­di­ation Up­date: the Singa­pore Con­ven­tion in force on 12...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (known as the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”) comes in­to force to­mor­row on 12 Septem­ber 2020. The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion...
13/08/2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The start of a sea­son of change: LCIA Up­date
The LCIA has launched its new ar­bit­ra­tion and me­di­ation rules, which come in­to force on 1 Oc­to­ber 2020. This is the first de­vel­op­ment in a peri­od in which we are ex­pect­ing up­dates to ar­bit­ral rules from...