Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Disputes have always existed, as has dispute resolution. 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. They always keep in mind that winning is a means, not an end in itself.

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 any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

We routinely act in all business areas before state courts and as counsel in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, including investment arbitration. Our partners also regularly act as arbitrators.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. Mediation is an example of alternative dispute resolution.

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.

Legal500 2015:

CMS is particularly active in construction and IT-related arbitrations, though the team is well equipped to handle a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes. Peter Soede, Mark Ziekman and Jeroen Berlage are key contacts.

CMS’ ‘thorough’ team has broad expertise in corporate and financial services litigation. Arno Moret is recommended for construction-related disputes. Insurance and liability specialist Bas Baks made partner in 2014.

Peter Soede is the key contact for mediation at CMS. Directors’ and officers’ liability are particular areas of strength.

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Bas Baks
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Bas Baks works in our firms Insurance & Litigation practice group. He specialises in insurance and liability matters, with an emphasis on claims in relation to construction related matters and D&O....
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Peter Soede
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Peter Soede graduated with distinction from Utrecht University in 1988. After working for a year in the Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten), he joined CMS.In 1999 Peter joined what was then a partnership...
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Marc van Zanten
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Marc van Zanten is a partner in the CMS Banking & Finance Practice Group. He specialises in insolvency law, civil procedural law, litigation and directors' and officers' liability.Marc has wide experience...
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Eva Schothorst - Gransier
Coun­sel
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Eva Schothorst – Gransier specialised in health & safety, can be regarded as a leading claims defense lawyer, particularly in the field of product liability and product safety (recalls and notification...
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Robbert van Brakel
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Robbert van Brakel is a lawyer in our Litigation & Insurance Practice group. He specialises in company law and contract law. Robbert advises and litigates on a range of issues concerning directors' and...
Charlotte-Kaspersen-CMS-NL
Charlotte Kaspersen
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Charlotte Kaspersen is a member of the Litigation & Insurance practice group of our firm.She specialises in liability law and insurance law. Charlotte has been with CMS since 2017 and previously completed...
Annelies Zwart
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Annelies Zwart is a member of the Litigation & Insurance practice group of our firm.She specializes in liability and insurance law. Annelies advices and litigates in contractual disputes, liability claims...
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Guillaume Creijghton
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Guillaume Creijghton is a lawyer in the Litigation and Insurance Practice group of our firm.He specialises in advising and litigating on matters relating to (international) trade and insurance law.Guillaume...
Marlot-Tak-CMS-NL
Marlot Tak
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Marlot Tak works in our firms' Litigation & Insurance Practice Group. She advises on breach of contract, dissolution and attachments. She is specialised in liability law, insurance law and insolvency...
Remko-van-Baarlen-CMS-NL
Remko van Baarlen
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Remko van Baarlen is a member of the Litigation & Insurance practice group of our firm.He is active in liability, insurance and transport law. Remko advises international corporations and focusses on...