APA
Portuguese Arbitration Association
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What is APA – the Portuguese Arbitration Association?

The Portuguese Arbitration Association was founded on 27 March 2006 by a group of leading academics, lawyers and magistrates. According to its bylaws, the Association aims to "foster domestic and international arbitration as a jurisdictional method to resolve disputes regarding disposable rights, as well as to promote its use in the national territory".

In setting up this Association, the founding members consider that arbitration presents itself is a viable alternative to state justice system, which is not able to ensure the speed, the adequacy and the predictability required by day-to-day legal affairs, in particular in contractual relationships. The promotion of arbitration is hence of the utmost importance to relieve the overload of state courts, providing fairer and swifter decisions for legal disputes.

Among the means available to APA, under its bylaws, to achieve its goal, the following should be highlighted:

  • Disseminating of arbitration and its advantages as a method of resolving disputes;

  • Establishing codes of conduct applicable to arbitrators;

  • Preparing suggestions or proposals to amend the legislation regarding arbitration;

  • Cooperating with universities and professional associations in the organization of courses or seminars on arbitration;

  • Promoting the competitive advantages of Portugal as a seat for international arbitration; and

  • Organizing colloquiums, congresses, conferences or other events related to arbitration.

The participation by members in APA activities is done, in particular, through the Councils. Currently, the following Councils are in place and operational: Publications Council, Ethics Council, Council for Commercial Arbitration Practice, Public Law Arbitration Council, Investment Arbitration Council and Under 40 Council.

Individuals or legal entities may be admitted, if invited by the Board or by submitting an application, sponsored by two members, on the condition that they show interest in participating in the pursuit of the goals of the Association.

APA – Contacts

Rua de Santa Bárbara,
46 - 5º
1169-015 Lisboa

apa@arbitragem.pt

Phone: 21 312 98 78
Fax: 21 353 40 61

How to become a member of APA?

If you wish to become a member of APA, please download the application form in either Word or PDF format and send it in, duly filled out, by mail, fax or email, indicating the name of two sponsors which are already members.

Once your proposal has been accepted by the Board, you will be informed, and must then proceed to payment of the admission fee (250 EUR) and the applicable annual membership fee (in 2015: 150 EUR) by bank transfer to the APA account:
NIB: 0033 0000 45312878761 05
IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 45312878761 05
SWIFT: BCOMPTPL

Please note that if you are 40 years of age, the admission fee and yearly membership will be reduced by half!

After receipt of the payment of the admission fee, you will become our member!

Members

Members shall fully comply, in their actions in whatever capacity in arbitration proceedings, with the ethical standards adopted by, and the procedural best practices recommended by, the Portuguese Arbitration Association.

The personal and professional data published alongside the names are provided by the respective person and take mainly into consideration the member’s past and future experience in arbitration proceedings.

A

Adelaide Moura
2011
Agostinho Cardoso Guedes
2007
Agostinho Pereira de Miranda
2006
Alexandra Gonçalves
2012
Ana de Oliveira Monteiro
2013
Ana Nunes Caetano
2009
Ana Rita Duarte de Campos
2013
André Navarro Noronha
2012
André Pereira da Fonseca
2015
António Crespos Couto
2010
António Júdice Moreira
2015
António Lobo Xavier
2006
António Magalhães Cardoso
2006
António Menezes Cordeiro
2006
António Pedro Pinto Monteiro
2012
António Pinto Cardoso
2006
António Pinto Leite
2006
António Pinto Monteiro
2006
António Pires de Lima
2006
António Teixeira Duarte
2009
António Vicente Marques
2009
António Vieira da Silva
2007
Armindo Ribeiro Mendes
2006

B

Bernardo Diniz de Ayala
2006
Bernardo Reis
2009

C

Carla Góis Coelho
2010
Carla Gonçalves Borges
2009
Carla Matias
2010
Carlos Aguiar
2007
Carlos Cadilha
2016
Carlos de Almeida Sampaio
2012
Carlos Ferreira de Almeida
2006
Carlos Osório de Castro
2006
Catarina Cunha
2015
Catarina Monteiro Pires
2014
César Bessa Monteiro
2006
Cláudia Saavedra Pinto
2016

D

Daniel Proença de Carvalho
2006
Dário Moura Vicente
2007
David Ruah Haflin
2016
Diogo Duarte de Campos
2016
Diogo Ortigão Ramos
2011
Duarte Abecasis
2010
Duarte Gorjão Henriques
2011

E

Eduardo dos Santos Júnior
2007
Elsa Dias Oliveira
2014

F

Fausto de Quadros
2006
Fernanda Marques
2009
Fernando Dias Simões
2012
Fernando Ferreira Pinto
2006
Filipa Cansado Carvalho
2012
Filipe Alfaiate
2006
Filipe Lobo d'Ávila
2009
Filipe Vaz Pinto
2010
Francisco Calvão
2007
Francisco Cortez
2006
Francisco Marques Bom
2006
Francisco Proença de Carvalho
2014
Francisco Prol
2015
Frederico Bettencourt Ferreira
2015
Frederico Gonçalves Pereira
2014
Frederico Perry Vidal
2009

G

Gonçalo Mota Nogueira
2012

I

Inês Pinto Leite
2015

J

Joana Almeida Gonçalves
2015
Joana Galvão Teles
2010
João Anacoreta Correia
2015
João Duarte Sousa
2009
João Lamy da Fontoura
2015
2014
João Marques de Almeida
2011
João Martins Claro
2015
João Mattamouros Resende
2012
João Nuno de Azevedo Neves
2006
João Paulo Ferreira da Conceição
2012
João Soares da Silva
2007
João Valbom Batista
2015
João Vilhena Valerio
2015
Joaquim Shearman de Macedo
2010
Jorge de Abreu
2007
Jorge M. Bleck
2013
Jorge Mattamouros
2011
Jorge Sinde Monteiro
2016
José Alves Pereira
2006
José Carlos Soares Machado
2011
José Conde Rodrigues
2015
José Côrte-Real
2006
José Ferreira Gomes
2017
José Luís Esquível
2012
José Luís Moreira da Silva
2009
José Manuel Galvão Teles
2007
José Manuel Lopes Costa
2012
José Manuel Pires Machado
2006
José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio
2011
José Miguel Júdice
2006
José Pedro Aguiar-Branco
2016
José Ricardo Gonçalves
2015
José Sérvulo Correia
2007
José de Freitas
2010
Júlio de Castro Caldas
2006

L

Lino Diamvutu
2012
Lucinda Dias da Silva
2016
Luís Branco
2006
Luís Cortes Martins
2006
Luís de Gouveia Fernandes
2014
Luís Fuzeta da Ponte
2007
Luís de Lima Pinheiro
2006
Luís Menezes Leitão
2010
Luís Miguel Antunes Reis
2014
Luís Nobre Guedes
2012
Luís Sáragga Leal
2006
Luís Silva Morais
2011
Luísa Fernandes
2015

M

Manuel Castelo Branco
2006
Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão
2006
Manuel Magalhães e Silva
2006
Manuel Nicolau de Abreu Castelo Branco
2012
Margarida Olazabal Cabral
2007
Maria da Graça Trigo
2010
Maria Drummond Borges
2012
Maria Helena Brito
2006
Maria João Galvão Telles
2013
Mariana França Gouveia
2011
Mário Aroso de Almeida
2009
Mark Kirkby
2015
Martim de Albuquerque
2006
Miguel Azevedo
2009
Miguel Cancella de Abreu
2016
Miguel Esperança Pina
2006
Miguel Galvão Teles
2006
Miguel Pinto Cardoso
2006
Miguel de Almada
2010

N

Nuno Ferreira Lousa
2009
Nuno Marques Agostinho
2013
Nuno Pissarra
2007
Nuno Salazar Casanova
2011

P

Paula Teixeira da Cruz
2007
Paulo Castro Rangel
2011
Paulo da Cunha Monteiro
2007
Pedro Caetano Nunes
2015
Pedro Carvalho Esteves
2015
Pedro Cunha
2012
Pedro Faria
2006
Pedro Maia
2016
2010
Pedro Paes de Vasconcelos
2016
Pedro Pais de Vasconcelos
2012
Pedro Rebelo de Sousa
2006
Pedro Romano Martinez
2011

R

Raquel Galvão Silva
2013
Raúl Relvas Moreira
2012
Ricardo Costa
2017
Ricardo Guimarães
2007
Rita Gouveia
2012
Rogério Fernandes Ferreira
2011
Rui Andrade
2015
Rui Machete
2006
Rui Patrício
2012
2014
Rui Pereira Dias
2012
Rui Soares Pereira
2015

S

Seguimundo Navarro
2013
Sofia Maia do Vale
2012
Sofia Ribeiro Mendes
2011
Sofia Vaz Sampaio
2014
Susana Maltez
2011

T

Taveira da Fonseca e Associados
2014
Telma Pires de Lima
2015
Teresa de Melo Ribeiro
2010
Tito Fontes
2006

V

Vasco Moura Ramos
2015
Vera Eiró
2015
Vital Moreira
2016
Vítor Marques da Cruz
2007

Organization

Organization

The bodies of APA are the General Assembly, the General Council, the Board of Directors and the Executive Secretary, and the Supervisory Council. The mandate of the members of the General Assembly and the remaining bodies of the association lasts for two years, whereby they can be re-elected, once or more.

Made up by all the members, it is the General Assembly that is competent to decide, by absolute majority of the members present, on all matters within the scope of APA.

The management and representation of APA are committed to the Board, which is composed of three, five or seven members, elected by the General Assembly. The President has a casting vote. The Board may decide on the creation of councils or specialized committees in order to engage members to participate in the pursuit of the statutory goals. The Executive Secretary, elected by the General Assembly, is in charge of serving as secretary at the Board meetings and of promoting the execution of the Board’s decisions; the Board can delegate some of its powers on the Executive Secretary.

Composed of three members, elected by the General Assembly, the Supervisory Council oversees the activity of the Board, prepares an annual report on its activity and provides its opinion on the budget and on the yearly accounts presented by the Board.

General Assembly

President

José Robin de Andrade

Vice-President

Filipe Vaz Pinto

Secretaries

Filipa Cansado de Carvalho
Nuno Salazar Casanova

Supervisory Council

President

António Magalhães Cardoso

Member

Miguel Esperança Pina

Member

Kreston Associados – S.R.O.C., Lda., representada por Jaime de Macedo Santos Bastos

Board

President

António Pinto Leite

António Pinto Leite

Member

Paula Costa e Silva

Paula Costa e Silva

Member

Dario Moura Vicente

Dário Moura Vicente

Member

Pedro Metello de Nápoles

Pedro Metello de Nápoles

Member

André Navarro de Noronha

André Navarro de Noronha

Member

Sofia Martins

Sofia Martins

Member

Nuno Lousa

Nuno Lousa

Executive Secretary

Miguel de Almada

Miguel de Almada