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Dispute Resolution

CMS has a wealth of experience across CEE in helping clients to resolve their disputes. Our lawyers from 15 offices in the region represent multinationals and leading local players in a wide variety of complex disputes ranging from international arbitrations through high-stake class actions to criminal investigations. Whether you are from the construction, life sciences, technology, energy, financial services or automotive industry, you will find in our CEE dispute resolution team many industry specialists who understand well your market and the business context of your dispute. We take pride in assisting our clients in dispute prevention but, if necessary, we know how to prevail in the courtroom. 

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Chambers and Partners

In CEE our dispute resolution lawyers are not just litigators and arbitration specialists, but business-minded problem solvers. We represent clients from all industries before courts, arbitral tribunals, public prosecutors and regulatory authorities. Our in-depth industry knowledge combined with procedural savvy, outstanding advocacy skills and high efficiency make our CEE Disputes team invincible in the eyes of many clients of ours. Whether you are faced with corporate, commercial, labour, intellectual property, competition, insurance or product liability disputes, we can support you in any CEE jurisdiction, obtain injunctions and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards. Sectors in which we have a particularly strong track record of providing dispute resolution services include construction and infrastructure, financial institutions and services, life sciences, energy, technology, media and telecommunications, and consumer products. Most importantly, apart from the dispute resolution services we offer our clients sophisticated dispute prevention solutions as well as early case assessment services by the use of a cutting edge software tool called CMS Evidence.

In Poland we regularly and successfully represent clients from the construction, financial services, TMT and energy industries before courts and arbitral tribunals. Our team is particularly well-known for handling international arbitrations, class action defence, criminal and regulatory investigations, corporate and IP disputes, product liability and insurance claims. We approach every case with the creativity, thoroughness and efficiency required to build a winning litigation strategy for our clients.


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07/05/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
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08/03/2024
EU takes stand against environmental crimes with new Directive
The escalating problem of environmental degradation is triggering a re-evaluation of our legal systems' effectiveness in preventing and justly sanctioning such harms. Now the EU has taken a significant...
09/02/2024
Oil & Gas: English court restrains foreign JOA proceedings in breach of...
In The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited v Sunlink Energies and Resources Limited [2023] EWHC 3135 (Comm), the English Commercial Court demonstrated its willingness to ensure that...
08/01/2024
Justice in the Digital Age: Exploring AI’s Role in International Arbitration
IntroductionThe use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in international arbitration has been a topic of debate and discussion long before the launch of chatbot ChatGPT in late November 2022.  Indisputably...
15/12/2023
Oil & Gas Disputes Survey 2023
Our Oil and Gas Disputes Survey 2023 has highlighted that regulator activity, environmental issues and global economic and political challenges are seen by those in the oil & gas industry to be driving...
04/12/2023
Hague 2019 and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – a welcome...
UK Government confirms entry into Hague 2019On 23 November 2023 it was confirmed that the UK government will sign the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments...
04/12/2023
International arbitration law and rules in Poland
The changes to the Polish Code of Civil Procedure (“Kodeks postępowania cywilnego”) introduced in late 2019 resulted in commercial disputes in state courts being more formalistic and restricted for...
08/11/2023
CMS Life Sciences Vital Signs, Winter 2023
2023 has seen some significant legal developments impacting the life sciences industry, and as we look ahead to 2024, there are several important developments which we would like to keep our clients informed...
20/09/2023
Poland to allow shareholders to request prosecution for crime of mismanagement
As of 1 October 2023, Polish shareholders in a both joint stock and a limited liability company will be able to file a request for prosecution for a crime of mismanagement not resulting in an actual...
14/08/2023
CMS Expert Guide to Digital Litigation in Poland
1. Describe the state of digitalisation of the civil justice system in your jurisdiction in general. The digitalisation of the Polish civil justice system has increased considerably in recent years...
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02/06/2023
CMS expands its Dispute Resolution practice with team hire
International law firm CMS has strengthened its Dispute Resolution practice in Poland with the appointment of partner Rafał Morek. Rafal joins the firm’s 25-lawyer strong team, headed by Anna Cudna-Wagner...
31/05/2023
UPC – the “Long-arm” jurisdiction
UPC Long-arm jurisdictionWith the UPC set to open its doors on 1 June 2023, just how far might its reach extend?Unless a European patent has been opted out of the UPC, the national courts and the UPC...