International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)

I was recently admitted as arbitrator in the list of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the world’s leading provider of dispute resolution services to businesses in matters involving cross-border transactions.

Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020 Thought Leader

I am deeply honoured and immensely proud for being ranked as “Thought Leader” in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020.Many thanks to my peers, clients and friends who contribute for this ranking. Many thanks to my Victoria Associates friends!! You can read my Q&A HERE!

Insurance Information, Mediation and Arbitration Center (“CIMPAS”)

I have just been elected Chairman of the Insurance Arbitration Center (“CIMPAS – Centro de Informação, Mediação e Arbitragem de Seguros”), in Lisbon, for a 3 years term. It is for me a great honour and responsibility. The center holds an impressive number of cases: around 1,700 / year are decided by arbitration. The Cimpas […]

Arbitration in Portugal

Arbitration in Portugal

This note attached considers the framework for arbitration in Portugal, as set out by the Portuguese Voluntary Arbitration Law, taking into consideration some applicable provisions of the Civil Code of Procedure and case law. It deals with all aspects of arbitration by describing the main features of a Portuguese arbitral process, from the preparation of a valid arbitration agreement to the enforcement of arbitral awards.

How do I manage an arbitration case? How do you manage yours?

MY ARBITRATION PHILOSOPHY | STATEMENT 1. It is not acceptable for an arbitrator to delegate work to a junior lawyer who is not a member of the tribunal. 2. When the complexity of the case so justifies, it is acceptable for a tribunal to appoint a secretary to assist it with the administrative tasks relating […]

Arbitrating Disputes in Third-Party Funding: A Parallel With Arbitration in the Financing Sector

Arbitrating Disputes in Third-Party Funding: A Parallel With Arbitration in the Financing Sector   The topic of Third-Party Funding in international arbitration has been almost exhaustedly debated. However, little — if any — relevance has been given to the use of dispute resolution mechanisms in the context of litigation financing. It can be said that […]

The Prague Rules – Launching Conference and Signature Cerimony

(World Map – Legal Systems) Launch of The Prague Rules On 14 December, the Prague Rules baby finally cried! After more than 3 years of discussions, surveys conducted in a number of jurisdictions of the “civil law”, drafts, consultations and public discussions held in various places across the globe, the Prague Rules were finally signed. […]

Engagement as SCIA Arbitrator

Just received the news this morning. Congratulations on Your Engagement as SCIA Arbitrator Distinguished Arbitrator, Established in 1983 at the start of China’s reform and opening-up, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (also known as the “Shenzhen Arbitration Commission” and the “South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission”, hereinafter the “SCIA”) is the first […]