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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 almost 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. 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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30/04/2020
Ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the func­tion­ing of court sys­tems in...
Read here everything you need to know about the ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the func­tion­ing of court sys­tems in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions.
15 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 cor­por­ate crime & reg­u­lat­ory is­sues
03 July 2020
Pro­tocol for On­line Case Man­age­ment in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
As ar­bit­ra­tions are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly glob­al­ised, with par­ti­cipants loc­ated across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions, parties are con­stantly look­ing for ef­fi­cient ways to com­mu­nic­ate and share doc­u­ments and in­form­a­tion...
08/04/2020
In­ter­rup­tion and sus­pen­sion of pro­ced­ur­al and sub­stant­ive time lim­its
The Fed­er­al Act on Meas­ures to Pre­vent the Dis­sem­in­a­tion of COV­ID-19 (COV­ID-19 Meas­ures Act) is in force. Read everything worth know­ing here!
29 November 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­ter­im meas­ures
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­ter­im meas­ures? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
10 January 2020
Sonja Oten­hajmer strengthens the CMS team as at­tor­ney-at-law spe­cial­ised...
Sonja Oten­hajmer strengthens the CMS team as at­tor­ney-at-law spe­cial­ised in dis­pute res­ol­u­tion, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion.
27 May 2020
LCIA’s An­nu­al Case­work Re­port 2019: Steady growth
In­tro­duc­tion On 19 May 2020, the Lon­don Court of In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“LCIA”) re­leased its An­nu­al Case­work Re­port for 2019 (“Re­port”). This art­icle fo­cuses on ar­bit­ra­tions ad­min­istered un­der...
04/03/2019
Peter Mach­herndl now at­tor­ney-at-law at CMS in Vi­enna
22 May 2020
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject to...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
01/01/2018
Lit­ig­ate. Ar­bit­rate. Re­solve.
Bro­chure Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion
07 May 2020
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts of...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...