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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.

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 of our clients.

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.

22/03/2021
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
The Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist: Cent­ral and East­ern Europe show­cases the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in a broad sweep of coun­tries, stretch­ing from Aus­tria and Po­land to the Balt­ic Na­tions and down to Ser­bia...

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23/09/2021
EU Court of Justice rules against In­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the En­ergy...
On 2 Septem­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) ruled that in­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tions based on the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT) vi­ol­ate EU law.  The de­cision is likely to im­pact the...
29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Slov­akia
The Sur­vey of Ar­bit­ra­tion Prac­ti­tion­ers un­der­taken in 2014 as part of the Study “Leg­al In­stru­ments and Prac­tice of Ar­bit­ra­tion in the EU” com­mis­sioned by the JURI Com­mit­tee of the European Par­lia­ment...
04/06/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care law­yers
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
21/05/2021
The CEE guide to crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity of cor­por­ate en­tit­ies
The concept of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity has de­veloped and per­meated in­to the leg­al re­gimes of coun­tries around the world, wheth­er as a res­ult of their ob­lig­a­tions to im­ple­ment the OECD’s 1997 con­ven­tion...
28/04/2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
27/04/2021
Join­der of third-parties to ar­bit­ra­tion pro­ceed­ings: High Court of Singa­pore...
In a re­cent de­cision, the High Court of Singa­pore has held that a third-party par­ent com­pany of one the parties to a Singa­pore-seated LCIA ar­bit­ra­tion had not con­sen­ted to be­ing joined to the ar­bit­ra­tion...
06/04/2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
12/03/2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
03/02/2021
Class ac­tions in Slov­akia
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
Comparable
14/01/2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
05/01/2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...