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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. In 2015 Chambers Europe listed CMS in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution in CEE.

The quality of the advice is excellent. The lawyers are knowledgeable about the subject and incredibly thorough.
Chambers, 2015

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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21/09/2022
Im­port­ant changes pro­posed for cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity
The Pol­ish Min­istry of Justice has presen­ted a bill that will rad­ic­ally change the rules of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity and sig­ni­fic­antly in­crease the range of risks for busi­nesses. The pre­vi­ous reg­u­la­tion...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
04/08/2022
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...
02/08/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial...
Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Reg­u­la­tion, the meta­verse as a work­place In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. The emer­gence...
28/07/2022
Eng­lish High Court per­mits ser­vice of court pro­ceed­ings by NFT
For the first time out­side the United States and for only the second time world­wide,[1] a court has al­lowed the ser­vice of pro­ceed­ings via non-fun­gible token (NFT).  The judg­ment of Trow­ers J in the...
27/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the...
Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the im­port­ance of cy­ber­se­cur­ity, ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world...
19/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs...
Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs and civil law prin­ciples in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. In the meta­verse, trade in vir­tu­al...
04/07/2022
Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals and Re­act­ive Leg­al Lim­it­a­tions Per­vade the...
On 24 June 2022, the 53 Con­tract­ing Parties of the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT), a key mul­ti­lat­er­al treaty pro­tect­ing cross-bor­der en­ergy in­vest­ments that was ori­gin­ally con­cluded in 1991, reached a tent­at­ive...
28/06/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape
Chan­ging tech, chan­ging risks
24/06/2022
Stock­holm Ar­bit­ra­tion Tribunal Denies Jur­is­dic­tion over In­tra-EU In­vest­ment...
In a ground­break­ing award, dated 16 June 2022, made in Green Power Part­ners K/S and SCE Sol­ar Don Benito APS v The King­dom of Spain, a tribunal con­sti­tuted un­der the Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules of the Ar­bit­ra­tion...
20/06/2022
The United States Su­preme Court Re­stricts Dis­cov­ery for In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tions
In a land­mark de­cision is­sued on 13 June 2022,[1] the US Su­preme Court (“SCOTUS”), Amer­ica’s highest court, ruled that the scope of Sec­tion 1782 of the United States Code (“U.S.C.”) does not...
07/06/2022
Ad­verse ef­fects of drugs and vac­cines in Po­land
1. Drug ad­verse ef­fects: kinds of re­spons­ib­il­ity 1.1 Which are the main kinds of re­spons­ib­il­ity (con­trac­tu­al, in tort, crim­in­al) of the fol­low­ing sub­jects with re­spect to ad­verse drugs re­ac­tions? 1. Man­u­fac­tur­ers­Man­u­fac­tur­ers...
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