Disputes happen. Whatever business you are in, resolving disputes is a fact of life. Knowing you have experienced and proactive advisers on your side is the first step towards a successful resolution.
Most disputes develop over time, and the CMS dispute resolution practice is there to help you at every stage. Early advice is critical to success, especially in international disputes. We act quickly to help you put an overall strategy in place at an early stage, offering an objective view of your position and reflecting your appetite for risk.
Managing international disputes in an increasingly globalised and highly regulated world is becoming more complex. Our experts can guide you through unfamiliar territory, focusing on the need to minimise disruption to your business.
We select your CMS team to deliver the best result in each case. Our dedicated international teams include experienced litigators or arbitration experts working alongside specialists offering expertise in relevant branches of law and key industries. We provide you with cross-border legal advice and representation from a single source in all methods of dispute resolution, including state court litigation, national and international arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods.
Your needs drive our advice and service and we take a ‘full picture’ approach to dispute resolution. We draft dispute resolution clauses in contracts, offer project-based advice and strategic analysis as well as provide representation in negotiations and formal proceedings.
Your CMS dispute resolution team puts international and local knowledge to work for you. We guide you through the fundamental issues, including the methods of dispute resolution preferred in each jurisdiction. We advise on the key cultural factors and procedures in the practice of dispute resolution, including document production (discovery), familiarisation or preparation of witnesses where permissible under local laws and managing the input from experts as well as the conduct and style of representation at the hearing.
In every case, we put our detailed knowledge and experience to work for you and focus on your success.