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Dispute Resolution

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If you have a problem requiring legal action, our team can assist you in analysing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions in your best interests. CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators or arbitration specialists but business-minded problem solvers. Using our global experience and local knowledge, we can safeguard your interests before state courts, arbitral tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution. We can handle your dispute across any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. We routinely act in all business areas before state courts and as counsel in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, including investment arbitration. Our partners also regularly act as arbitrators.

A further risk you may face is the threat of an external investigation amid allegations of corporate wrongdoing. Our specialists can support you 24/7 through sensitive investigations by criminal and regulatory authorities, including negotiating settlements where appropriate.

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The team provides very practical, commercial legal advice which includes suggestions on how best to handle the dispute going forwards.

The Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Switzerland, 2020

Interviewees describe the team as "considerate and very knowledgeable." Sources also highlight the lawyers for being "very client-focused" and providing "good service."

Chambers and Partners, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2020
02 June 2020
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29 April 2021
CMS in 27 areas of law one of the "Top Law Firms" in Switzer­land
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CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021
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12 March 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...
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CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2021
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26 January 2021
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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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Swiss Su­preme Court an­nuls CAS award in Sun Yang case on dis­cov­ery of cir­cum­stances...
In a land­mark de­cision is­sued on 22 Decem­ber 2020 and pub­lished on 15 Janu­ary 2021 (case 4A_318/2020), the Swiss Fed­er­al Su­preme Court up­held an ap­plic­a­tion re­quest­ing the re­vi­sion of a Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion...
18 January 2021
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On 6 Ju­ly 2020 the Swiss Fed­er­al Tribunal has is­sued a de­cision in which it has held that the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic does not serve as a suf­fi­cient jus­ti­fic­a­tion to im­pose vir­tu­al hear­ings in state court...