Pedro Metello de Nápoles > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Pedro is a partner and co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice. With over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution, he focuses on high value/complex arbitration and litigation. Before leading the arbitration teams, Pedro was responsible for PLMJ’s Angola Desk. As a consequence, he has extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the past few years, has been involved as a lawyer in more than 60 arbitrations, especially at the international level and under a wide variety of arbitration regulations. Pedro is on the lists of arbitrators of several Portuguese and international institutions and has often been appointed as an arbitrator.
He is the author of numerous articles, especially on arbitration, and as part of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, Pedro was a member of the group that drafted Portugal’s’ current Voluntary Arbitration Law.
Pedro is the Portuguese member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, vice-president of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Portugal, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and a member of the board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association.


Portuguese and English


Member of the board of the Portuguese chapter of Club Español Del Arbitraje
Member of the Arbitration Commission of the ICC
IBA – Internacional Bar Association
Club Español del Arbitraje
Portuguese Arbitration Association


Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1995
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Dispute resolution

Demonstrating ‘outstanding knowledge of the Portuguese legal court system‘, PLMJ‘s dispute resolution group also attracts praise for providing ‘excellent advice in major cross-border litigation cases‘. Its recent workload showcases the group’s strength in representing public entities and multinational corporations from the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors in high-value arbitration proceedings heard in Portugal and abroad. Corporate and post-M&A disputes are other core areas of focus for the department, which is also well versed in antitrust private damages claims and financial litigation. The sizeable team is under the leadership of three partners: Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, who has significant experience in judicial cases and arbitration involving shareholder, construction and insurance disputes; Pedro Metello de Nápoles, a key contact for ICC arbitrations; and Rita Samoreno Gomes, whose major areas of strength include banking and financial litigation. The latter is among Pedro Caetano Nunes‘ legal specialisms, while Nuno Líbano Monteiro is highly regarded in civil litigation. Ricardo Silva Pereira, who brings together expertise in civil and commercial litigation, as well as restructuring and insolvency, joined from Linklaters in May 2022.

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