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Disputes 101 - Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

CMS Autumn webinar series

Past event
06 October 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 UTC +01:00

Welcome to the Disputes 101: CMS Autumn Webinar Series

This series will take place over 11 weeks, every Wednesday from 8 September – 1 December 2021 at 2-3pm. Partners and associates from CMS’ litigation & arbitration team will run through the key essentials on topics relevant to disputes, to help improve your understanding and bring you up to date on the fundamental aspects of the disputes process, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlements. 

From understanding how to better communicate in a contentious environment to exploring the possibilities of alternative dispute resolution and analysing the fundamentals of reputation management, these webinars are aimed at in-house lawyers and non-lawyers at all levels of experience, regardless of business or sector area. This year the series has been updated to include new sessions, including one dedicated to arbitration and an introduction to class actions and competition disputes.


8 September - Introduction to Civil Litigation

15 September - Communicating in a Contentious Environment

22 - September - Introduction to Mediation and Settlement

29 September - Introduction to Arbitration

6 October - Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

  • Jurisdiction clauses
    • formalities and choosing a jurisdiction
    • The Hague Convention on choice of court agreements
  • Governing law
    • Formalities and choosing a governing law
    • Rome I
    • Rome II
  • Service in accordance with contract
    • Agent for service of process
    • Notice of claim

13 October - Evidence

3 November - Enforcement

10 November - Reputation Management

17 November - Regulatory Action and Public Law Claims

24 November - Emergency Measures

1 December - Competition Disputes & Competition Class Actions

You can sign up for the webinars individually or the entire series by clicking on the registration button below.

  • 06 October


Portrait ofGuy Pendell
Guy Pendell
Portrait ofGraeme MacLeod
Graeme MacLeod
Portrait ofAnita de Villiers
Anita de Villiers
Senior Associate
Rachel Ormsby
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