Miguel de Almada

Miguel de Almada
Rua Castilho 165
+351 21 381 74 81
+351 21 381 74 94


Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Miguel de Almada is a partner of Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, a leading law firm in Portugal with strong presence in the Portuguese-speaking countries. The firm has a long tradition in dispute resolution and the practice is recognised as leader in the market.

Miguel heads one of the firm’s dispute resolution practice groups. He has extensive experience in a wide range of dispute-related matters, acting in the field of arbitration both as counsel and arbitrator in numerous ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitration cases in different jurisdictions and under a variety of substantive and procedural laws and rules.

His most relevant areas of experience include M&A, projects and construction, energy, transports, distribution/agency, investment, finance, media and advertising, public-private partnerships, technology and telecommunications.

Miguel graduated from the University of Lisbon Law School and has postgraduate studies at the Portuguese Catholic University and the New University of Lisbon, where he has been a guest lecturer since 2010 of graduation and postgraduate courses on arbitration. He often speaks in seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad and he is the author of articles in his areas of practice.

Miguel is a member of several arbitration associations and bodies, including the arbitration centre Concordia, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and the ICC National Committee; he is the executive secretary of APA, the Portuguese Arbitration Association, where he also
co-founded and co-chaired APA-40.

Miguel is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and has a good knowledge of French.

WWL says: "The dedicated, bright and reliable" Miguel de Almada is highly recommended by sources, who say: "He is the best sort of lawyer, because he acts like a lawyer but thinks like an arbitrator."

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