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Dispute Resolution

Litigations can arise from a wide range of areas, including data protection, cyber security, external contracts and intellectual property, and class actions.

Each litigation is different and requires a customized scheme. A 360° approach, from long-term planning and implementation of a risk case strategy to emergency response, enables an appropriate response in the event of litigation.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our dedicated team understands your needs and works to strategically define tailor-made solutions.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Risk analysis
  • Definition of legal strategies
  • Pre-litigation processes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business crimes
  • Regulatory and internal investigations
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Judicial review
  • Reputation management
  • Emergency or preventive proceedings
  • Representation before national courts and arbitral tribunals

We have an in-depth knowledge of how litigation law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
International arbitration law and rules in Portugal
Ad hoc arbitration tends to be more commonly used in Portugal than institutional arbitration, as opposed to the general international tendency the other way, as evidenced by recent surveys. 1. HIS­TOR­IC­AL...
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...
CMS Expert Guide to Digital Litigation in Portugal
1. Describe the state of digitalisation of the civil justice system in your jurisdiction in general. Portugal has made some relevant progress in digitalising its civil justice system in recent years...
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...
Security for costs in enforcement proceedings in Germany – The German Federal...
Pursuant to Sec. 110 of the German Civil Procedure Code (ZPO), claimants who do not have their habitual place of residence in a member state of the EU/the EEA can be ordered to provide security for the...
Sunrise period of the Unified Patent Court to begin 1 March
After the final version of the UPC Rules of Procedure had been adopted and the judges of the UPC had been selected and appointed, the start of the Sunrise Period, originally planned for 1 January 2023...