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Dispute Resolution | South Africa

Dispute resolution

The CMS Dispute Resolution team offers the full range of integrated support, sector and commercial experience and a world-class service to respond quickly to you - a true 360° approach, from long-term planning and deployment of case strategy to emergency response, injunctions and applications and expedited procedures.

We handle all your risk and dispute interactions from regulators to reporters, on issues from data breaches to disputes, in arenas from cyberspace to the c-suite. 

Whatever your risks, you need to deal with them in ways that build your resilience and protect your reputation. We will be there around the clock and around the world, whenever and wherever you need us.

Our team is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including:

  • commercial litigation 
  • general litigation  
  • arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • judicial review
  • constitutional and administrative law reviews 
  • reputation management
  • sector specific skills 

Litigation

At CMS, we put your world first. You do not want to litigate. You want to avoid disputes and when they do arise, be with the right team to resolve them.

We work with our clients to navigate the most complex matters and embrace a range of technologies, project management expertise and resources to deliver value for them.

Where your dispute cannot be resolved in any other way, we will deploy our expertise and resources to fight in your corner to the end.

Members of our team are specialised in mining as well as construction and engineering litigation, representing mining houses and engineering firms.

What we offer

  • alternative dispute resolution
  • banking and finance disputes
  • business rescue, financial restructuring and insolvency
  • class actions
  • construction and engineering
  • cross-border disputes 
  • data protection, privacy and cyber-security
  • employment and labor
  • energy
  • fraud and asset recovery
  • insurance
  • international arbitration
  • mining
  • product liability, including automotive, pharmaceuticals and medical device
  • professional negligence
  • public and administrative law
  • regulation and investigations, including compliance, regulatory and enforcement
  • securities litigation, regulation and enforcement
  • shareholder disputes and activism
  • tax
  • white-collar crime 

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14/09/2021
Ef­fect­ive strategies to mit­ig­ate risk of lit­ig­a­tion
Ef­fect­ive strategies to mit­ig­ate risk of lit­ig­a­tion By Si­phokazi Kay­ana, Zaakir Mo­hamed, Lucinda Hinxman­As com­pan­ies start re­cov­er­ing from the Cov­id19 pan­dem­ic, many are fa­cing some or oth­er form of lit­ig­a­tion...
23/04/2021
Treat­ies, law should make vac­cines ac­cess­ible to all
Treat­ies, law should make vac­cines ac­cess­ible to allBy Si­phokazi Kay­ana - 24 Feb­ru­ary 2021 - 07:16Cov­id-19 has cer­tainly taken its toll around the world. SA has lost close to 50,000 people to the dis­ease...
20/04/2021
Africa's new­est cred­ible in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion centre: South Africa
Few busi­nesses in Africa ap­pear to be tak­ing ad­vant­age of the fact that, for ar­bit­ra­tions that in­volve Afric­an parties, there is no longer a good reas­on not to con­sider run­ning those cases from ar­bit­ra­tion...
09/04/2021
Lit­ig­a­tion fin­ance en­hances ac­cess to justice
While dif­fer­ent coun­tries across the con­tin­ent have dif­fer­ent leg­al takes on lit­ig­a­tion fin­an­cing, the scen­ario in South Africa is that al­though lit­ig­a­tion fin­an­cing is en­tirely un­reg­u­lated at the mo­ment...
10/06/2020
Cov­id-19 busi­ness crim­in­al law and oth­er is­sues in South Africa
1. Could your busi­ness face crim­in­al (or ad­min­is­trat­ive) li­ab­il­ity for ex­pos­ure or risk of ex­pos­ure to COV­ID-19 to (1) staff or (2) busi­ness part­ners and the pub­lic, un­der ex­ist­ing laws or new meas­ures...