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Dispute Resolution

The strength of CMS Rodríguez-Azuero in the substantial matters handled by the different practice areas enables it to accompany its clients to a high degree when, despite efforts to avoid controversies, it is necessary to address them as plaintiffs or defendants.

In this matter, we empower our clients in civil, commercial, criminal, administrative, tax and insolvency proceedings, both nationally and regionally, as well as in processes before the jurisdiction of competition and consumer protection. Likewise, we advise our clients on matters of constitutional law, especially in constitutional processes of legal norms, guardianships, popular and collective actions.

In recent years we have received special recognition for our activity in proceedings before the Superintendence of Companies, which, acting with jurisdictional powers, has dealt with numerous cases of illegal deposit taking. The particular strength of our Firm in financial law has made us very active participants in the debate and defenders of the victims of these fraud mechanisms.

Additionally, we have extensive experience in arbitration activity in which we have frequently worked as national or international arbitrators, court clerks, representatives of the parties in conflict, as well as investment arbitration advisors for some countries and investors in Latin America.

Our partners actively participate as academics in the most prestigious universities in the country and are authors of renowned books on civil procedure law, trust law, banking and finance.

Our trusted Dispute Resolution team at CMS is one of the largest global teams. We offer our clients a comprehensive solution to all their needs in this field worldwide.


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What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, staying ahead of the curve and knowing what’s next for your business or sector is essential. At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your legal advisers but also as your business partners. We work together with you to not only resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate to meet them. With our latest publication, CMS Next, our experts will regularly offer you insights into and fresh perspectives on a range of issues that businesses have to deal with – from ESG agendas to restructuring after the pandemic or facing the digital transformation. We will also share with you more about the work that we are doing for our clients, helping them innovate, grow and mitigate risk. To be able to provide you with the best support, we immerse ourselves in your world to understand your legal needs and challenges. However, it is equally important that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we invite you to meet our experts and catch a glimpse of what is happening inside CMS. Enjoy reading this publication, which we will update regularly with new content. CMS Executive Team
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