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Dispute Resolution

Germany

The Dispute Resolution team at CMS enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the leading practices of its kind in Germany. It comprises experienced experts at all CMS Germany locations, and as a member of the CMS Practice Area Group for Dispute Resolution also has access to an established and efficient international network in Europe and beyond. Our team represents clients in all business-related areas of their operations prior to court proceedings, in lawsuits before national courts, in national and international arbitration and in alternative methods of settling disputes.

The lawyers in our team have the expertise needed to conduct complex national and international disputes, namely specialist knowledge, awareness of the commercial context, project management skills and a strong focus on service. Depending on the procedure or particular requirements, our lawyers form interdisciplinary teams with experts from other practice areas to ensure that the specific knowledge of substantive law from across the entire firm is available.

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"Clients praise the CMS team for its "very precise and straight to the point" approach."

Chambers Europe, 2017

"The practice is counted among the leading in arbitration and litigation and operates with one of the largest teams in the market and therefore shines with recognized partners in nearly all contentious areas."

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms, 2017/2018

"CMS provides "very broad coverage" and the "gigantically good" team […]"

The Legal 500, 2017

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    Arbitration

    Globalisation has brought with it an increase in the number of international business disputes. The national court route is often not the best solution here because the parties prefer a neutral forum. Arbitration is the method of choice in such cases and offers a range of benefits, especially in international disputes. In addition to being flexible, conducted in private and less damaging to the business relationship, arbitration awards are also often easier to enforce than state court judgements.

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    Litigation

    When business disputes cannot be resolved by negotiations at commercial level, it becomes necessary to enforce claims effectively or protect oneself against unjustified claims. In this context, the litigation specialists in our team offer a comprehensive, top-quality service covering national and international disputes across all relevant areas of commercial law.

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    Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Time-saving and cost-effective alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR) are more and more in demand due to the increasing complexity of business disputes, closer economic ties between companies and the resulting need to maintain business relationships during and after disputes.

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