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Dispute Resolution

CMS has a leading and experienced dispute resolution team across CEE. Lawyers across 15 offices in the region collaborate closely on advising high-profile multinational and regional 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 and have particular expertise in infrastructure disputes, international arbitration and white-collar crime. The dispute resolution team includes sector experts who can offer specific industry insight, for instance in insurance claims, construction litigation or disputes with regulators in the energy, telecommunications or financial services sectors.

Unlike most major law firms, you won’t find a traditional litigation department at CMS. What you will find is a team of nearly 600 experts who share a refreshing approach to disputes resolution. 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. Whether you are faced with employee, corporate, intellectual property, competition or product liability disputes, we can support you in any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.  

22/03/2021
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
The Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist: Cent­ral and East­ern Europe show­cases the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in a broad sweep of coun­tries, stretch­ing from Aus­tria and Po­land to the Balt­ic Na­tions and down to Ser­bia...

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23/09/2021
EU Court of Justice rules against In­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the En­ergy...
On 2 Septem­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) ruled that in­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tions based on the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT) vi­ol­ate EU law.  The de­cision is likely to im­pact the...
29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Bul­garia
After 1992-1993, ar­bit­ra­tion be­came an op­tion in Bul­garia for al­most all civil dis­putes and the rules ap­plic­able to do­mest­ic ar­bit­ra­tion were amended to bring them closer in line with the rules ap­plic­able...
28/07/2021
In­ter­im meas­ures in Bul­garia
1. Ap­plic­able Law 1.1.1 The new Bul­gari­an Civil Pro­ced­ure Code (CPC) entered in­to force on 1 March 2008. It su­per­seded the long-stand­ing pre­vi­ous Civil Pro­ced­ure Code from 1952.1.1.2 The CPC con­tains...
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...
21/05/2021
The CEE guide to crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity of cor­por­ate en­tit­ies
The concept of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity has de­veloped and per­meated in­to the leg­al re­gimes of coun­tries around the world, wheth­er as a res­ult of their ob­lig­a­tions to im­ple­ment the OECD’s 1997 con­ven­tion...
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...
06/04/2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
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...
03/02/2021
Class ac­tions in Bul­garia
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
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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...