Miguel de Almada


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Miguel de Almada has extensive experience in dispute resolution, having focused his practice mainly in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration (domestic and international), together with the intervention in criminal litigation cases.

Miguel de Almada acts as lawyer and arbitrator and has vast experience in advising on pre-litigation and on judicial litigation and arbitration in several sectors, including construction, projects, concessions, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy, retail, distribution and retail, food industry, telecommunications, banking and financial services.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Vice-President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Arbitration Association. Vice-President of the Board of the Portuguese Chapter of the Spanish and Iberoamerican Arbitration Club.

Member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Committee, the Portuguese Arbitration Committee of the ICC, the Spanish and Iberoamerican Arbitration Club, the Chartered Institute for Arbitrators and INSOL Europe.

Since 2009, he is a teacher in the Post-Graduation Course in Arbitration of the Law Faculty of the Nova University but also in the subject of Interdisciplinary Juridical Practices of the Bachelor in Law of the same Faculty. He often participates as a speaker in work sessions, seminars and conferences in his areas of practice both in Portugal and abroad. Author of several articles in the field of Arbitration.


  • Postgraduate studies in Arbitration
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2009

    Postgraduate studies in Civil and Criminal Law and Civil and Criminal Procedure Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, 2003

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade de Lisboa, 1998

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Lawyer of the Year
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Client Choice Award
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