Friday, 24 February 2012 11:03

Dispute Resolution e-Report 2012


34Q2In difficult economic times, mediation offers many advantages to parties facing a dispute, says Thomas Gaultier, Of Counsel at Abreu Advogados and Co-Founder of the firm’s innovative Mediation Centre.
The nature of corporate fraud may have changed since the onset of the financial crisis but the need to remain vigilant has not, with “digital evidence” now a key tool in uncovering offenders
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:17

Reorganising Portugal’s Commercial Courts

33Q2Proposals to reorganise Portugal’s Commercial Courts will have an impact not only on where cases are decided but how, says Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Head of Disputes at PLMJ.
33Q1The use of mediation may not be common in Spain but there is a steady trend among parties to explore new methods of resolving disputes
35The use of litigation to assert a commercial position is increasing as is the demand for more certainty in costs
boxing_glovesIn a downturn it is law firms’ litigators and arbitrators that become the stars, goes conventional thinking. A drop in transactional activity may be matched, or even exceeded, by a rise in disputes. There has been a huge rise in the number of cases but this is also bringing a need for new approaches to resolving them, meaning lawyers must have more weapons in their armoury. Companies must be prepared to fight, but they must also be open to talk.
Monday, 07 March 2011 01:00

Dispute & Resolution e-Report 2011

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34bLegal departments may need to draw on extra resources to manage the volume of data required in regulatory disputes and competition investigations

34aThe evolution of Latin American arbitration coupled with the increased volume of regional economic activity is prompting an increased confidence among local law firms

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