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Commercial Disputes

United Kingdom

In today's global marketplace, despite best business practices, litigation and disputes are often unavoidable. As a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, you will need lawyers who will deliver the outcome that meets your objectives and work within the commercial realities you operate in day to day. 

Fantastic throughout: incredibly supportive, very thorough and very professional
Chambers UK, 2015

Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, life sciences & healthcare, and TMC. 

We have a wealth of experience in resolving complex commercial disputes and successfully avoiding disputes in the first place. Our advice includes drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets.

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8 April 2021
Reach­ing an agree­ment on vary­ing a con­tract (Video)
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 the need to amend the terms of com­mer­cial re­la­tion­ships has in­creased ex­po­nen­tially for some busi­nesses. It may no longer be pos­sible to per­form cer­tain con­tracts due to changes...
6 April 2021
Gov­ern­ing Law and Jur­is­dic­tion in Air­craft Leas­ing
Should you con­tin­ue to choose Eng­lish law and Eng­lish courts for your air­craft leases?  Will Eng­lish court judg­ments be en­force­able across the EU? Does the form of sub­mis­sion to jur­is­dic­tion clauses...
10 September 2020
Priv­ilege: What you need to know
The last couple of years have seen some im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in Eng­lish case law in the area of leg­al pro­fes­sion­al priv­ilege, from the Court of Ap­peal over­turn­ing a re­strict­ive in­ter­pret­a­tion of lit­ig­a­tion...
07 May 2019
Tech­no­logy and dis­pute res­ol­u­tion—in­nov­a­tion, dis­rup­tion, evol­u­tion
As part of the in­aug­ur­al Lon­don In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Week, CMS will be host­ing a must-at­tend ses­sion: Tech­no­logy and dis­pute res­ol­u­tion—in­nov­a­tion, dis­rup­tion, evol­u­tion.Tech­no­logy is play­ing an in­creas­ingly...
10 January 2019
CMS proud to be part of the first Lon­don In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Week
Tak­ing place from 7-10 May 2019, the in­aug­ur­al Lon­don In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Week (LIDW) will ex­plore the fu­ture of in­ter­na­tion­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion and Lon­don’s place in it, through a pro­gramme of...
18 April 2017
Dis­putes di­gest
Wel­come to our Spring edi­tion of Dis­putes Di­gest. In this edi­tion, we look back at 2016 and sum­mar­ise the key lit­ig­a­tion and ar­bit­ra­tion cases of 2016 for cor­por­ate coun­sel to be aware of. We also...
29 September 2016
Dis­putes di­gest
Wel­come to the fourth edi­tion of Dis­putes Di­gest, fea­tur­ing com­ment­ary and ana­lys­is on the latest de­vel­op­ments in dis­pute res­ol­u­tion across the UK and bey­ond.Over the sum­mer, the de­bate over the leg­al...
Dis­putes Di­gest - cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the mar­ket
This edi­tion con­tains up­dates and com­ment­ary on a range of is­sues, in­clud­ing art­icles on the High Court’s ‘Fin­an­cial List’ which is now up and run­ning, cur­rent trends in pen­sions lit­ig­a­tion, key...