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Practice Areas

Arbitration, Litigation.


Chairman of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (2017-2019). Head of Morais Leitão Litigation and Arbitration Department [for 25 years] (1994-2019). Portuguese Member of the International Court of Arbitration of ICC (2016-2018). Chairman of the Portuguese ICC Committee (2015-2016). Member of the Superior Council of the Magistracy, elected by the Portuguese Parliament (2011-2016). Founding partner and Chairman of the Strategic Council of the Litigation Lawyers Circle (association of all the leading litigators of Portugal). He plays an active role in international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Heads the International Arbitration Team. Founding Partner of Morais Leitão (1994) and its Co-Chairman and Managing Partner (2004-2012).

Professional Memberships

Member of the ICC Arbitration Portuguese Committee. Brazilian Committe of Arbitration.


Author of articles in specialised publications.


Law degree (University of Lisbon). Leading Professional Service Firms program (Harvard Business School). Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Law (University of Lisbon). Invited Professor on Arbitration Law at Nova University. National and international conferencist in Arbitration Law.