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Dispute Resolution

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Our clients acknowledge our commitment in always obtaining the best solution to their respective commercial interests, whether within the scope of negotiation or of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), avoiding the resource to Court, and whether they already are within the scope of litigation or arbitration.

Our wide experience allows us to advise in all areas of dispute resolution. We are accustomed to search for innovative solutions and to define strategies in view of one sole goal: the satisfaction of our clients’ purposes.

The area of dispute resolution is divided in:

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation

 

Acknowledgement

Clients praise the firm's "expertise, proactivity in seeking different options to be considered and srong business and customer focus". They add: "The firm offers international coverage that facilitates communication and best practices sharing across jurisdictions".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Jointly headed by the "well prepared and experienced" Joquim Shearman de Macedo and Nuno Pena, the dispute resolution department at CMS frequently handles cross-border cases.
Legal 500 2017
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    Arbitration and ADR

    Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) constitute more and more an option due to the celerity and balance of cost/efficiency in its use. The new voluntary arbitration act achieved to give greater consistency to this movement towards the lessening of the jurisdiction of courts.

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    Criminal Law

    The area of Criminal Litigation is focused on big size and complexity litigation proceedings in the area of national and European criminal law, with particular incidence in economic crimes.

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    Litigation

    The area of Litigation is prepared to deal with the different types of national and cross-border litigation.

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