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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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