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Europe 2022
Portugal Dispute Resolution
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Band 3

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Litigation demands absolute understanding of the client's business, the surrounding environment and the meticulous eye of a seasoned litigant.  SLCM Dispute Resolution department has built an extensive knowledge base which reaches into all the core sectors of the Portuguese Economy. We provide the expertise and the talent to achieve practical and expedient solutions to our client.

Our lawyers also act as counsel or arbitrators as arbitration is experiencing significant growth in civil, corporate and administrative areas.

Our services include advice about dispute resolution mechanisms in early stages of the process, compliance assessment with contractual and non-contractual obligations, implementation of problem-solving strategies in pre-litigation and litigation scenarios, settlements negotiation both in and out of court, legal representation and counselling in civil and commercial suits, both judicial and arbitral, including commercial law, family law, property law, inheritance law, contractual default or intellectual property and legal representation and counselling in criminal and misdemeanour proceedings.

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution - Portugal
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Outfit noted for its expertise in civil and commercial litigation. The firm often acts for banks on claims arising in relation to the financing and subsequent insolvency of Portuguese real estate companies. It assists with disputes flowing from the breach or termination of supply or distribution contracts. The firm has additional experience in arbitration, with a significant number of lawyers winning roles as counsel or as arbitrator in matters involving South American and African jurisdictions.

Work Highlights

Provided by Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados
  • Represented Sovena Group in a EUR32 million dispute related to a contractual default.

Notable Practitioners

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Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
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Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
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Band 2

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins is a popular choice to act as arbitrator on commercial arbitration tribunals. He is also often identified as one of the top lawyers in Portugal to advise on complex commercial litigation. "He is an excellent leader who ensures that legal mandates are executed with quality," states one client.

Maria Raquel Moreira
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Maria Raquel Moreira
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Band 3

Maria Raquel Moreira defends clients in arbitration and litigation arising in the banking, energy and retail sectors. One client describes her as "very well prepared and proactive," while another praises Maria Raquel Moreira for her problem-solving skills.

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Dispute Resolution

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
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Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
1
Band 1
Maria Raquel Moreira
3
Maria Raquel Moreira
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
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Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
2
Band 2

Members

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Diana Simão Lourenço

Leonor Sarmento Fontes

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Luís Miguel Cortes Martins

Head of Department

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Maria Raquel Moreira

Head of Department

Maria Sanches Afonso

Tiago Fernandes Gomes

Tiago Pestana de Vasconcelos

Industries

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Agribusiness

Banking & Financial Services

Digital & Technology

Energy

Environment

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Healthcare

Real Estate & Tourism