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Peers and clients say

"One of the best of his generation".
"He is very diligent and precise as well as having a solid knowledge of the subject"
"He is a very proactive lawyer with excellent strategy and creativity"
"He has a deep understanding of Portuguese culture and legal framework"


Pacôme is the founding partner of Delaloa, an arbitration boutique with a particular focus on Portugal and countries the legal orders of which have borrowed from Portugal, including Mozambique, Angola, Timor Leste, Macau, or Brazil. He has been representing States and private entities in a broad range of commercial and investment disputes for over a decade. He has worked under the rules of various institutions – particularly those of the ICC, ICSID and Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAC-CCIP) – as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He also sits as an arbitrator.

Prior to founding Delaloa, Pacôme worked at Dechert (Paris) LLP and PLMJ Advogados in Lisbon. He graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I) and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and holds a teaching diploma in economics and management. He is admitted to practice in France and Portugal and speaks fluently French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

His notable cases as counsel include representing the Republic of Ecuador in ICSID annulment proceedings relating to a USD 3 billion award and in relation to a USD 1 billion environmental counterclaim, the Republic of Mozambique in a USD 300 million concession agreement dispute, the Portuguese Republic in a EUR 350 million hydroelectric plant dispute, an Angolan company in a USD 850 million port concession dispute against the Republic of Angola, a group of French companies against the Republic of Guinea in an EUR 100 million ICSID arbitration relating to the operation of a container terminal, and a Portuguese real estate developer in a CAC-CCIP dispute arising from a fundraising and financial advisory agreement.

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