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Portugal Dispute Resolution
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Our litigation and arbitration team focuses on complex, value-added cases.

We support our clients in the settlement of their disputes in a preventive manner, by negotiations or through the courts, working in accordance with their goals as well as managing the associated risks and opportunities.

We have a multidisciplinary team with vast experience and a consistent track record, dedicated to this complex and innovative activity. This team has extensive knowledge of the courts and ensures high levels of specialisation in the main economic sectors, areas of law and forms of dispute resolution.

Lex Mundi and privileged relationships with other reputed law firms allow us to follow up any international litigation, coordinating or forming part of multi-jurisdictional litigation teams. 



Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution - Portugal
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What the team is known for

Portuguese powerhouse covering the full range of corporate, financial and commercial litigation. The firm is active in varied disputes arising for clients in the pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and energy disputes. It handles commercial arbitration relating to post-M&A disputes or failed construction contracts, including standout ICC cases that have a key link to lusophone jurisdictions such as Angola. The firm has additional expertise in criminal litigation, defending domestic companies and private individuals against allegations of tax fraud, money laundering and corruption.

Work Highlights

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  • Assisted Teva Pharmaceuticals with patent litigation in Portugal.

Notable Practitioners

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António Pinto Leite
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António Pinto Leite
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Senior Statespeople

António Pinto Leite is well recognised among market commentators for his experience acting as both counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations.

Rui Patrício
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Rui Patrício
Star Individuals

Rui Patrício is highly regarded for his wide knowledge of corporate crime mandates, ranging from money laundering and corruption cases to tax fraud and bribery matters. Clients note that he benefits from "the right balance between soft skills and an impeccable knowledge of the processes and the system." "He quickly identifies the main issues on which we should focus," says one source, while another notes: "He thinks outside the box in order to find solutions."

Francisco Cortez
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Francisco Cortez
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Described by interviewees as a "very experienced litigator," Francisco Cortez is well versed in handling high-value civil disputes. He defends banks, telecoms companies and major auditors in litigation filed in Portuguese courts. He also has experience in sports arbitration. "He is intelligent, calm and pays a lot of attention to detail," enthuses one client.

Filipe Vaz Pinto
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Filipe Vaz Pinto
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Filipe Vaz Pinto is best known for his work on energy and construction arbitration. One market commentator enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer who is bright, strategic and analytical." The same source goes on to describe Felipe Vaz Pinto as "one of the leading arbitration practitioners in the Lusophone space."

Ranked Lawyers at
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

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Dispute Resolution

António Pinto Leite
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António Pinto Leite
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Senior Statespeople
Francisco Cortez
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Francisco Cortez
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Band 1
Filipe Vaz Pinto
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Filipe Vaz Pinto
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Band 2
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

Rui Patrício
Rui Patrício
Star Individuals
Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators

António Pinto Leite
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António Pinto Leite
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Senior Statespeople

Members

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