Mr António Pinto Leite > Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
1070-050 LISBOA
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Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration.


Chairman of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (2017-2019). Portuguese Member of the International Court of Arbitration of ICC (2016-2018). Chairman of the Portuguese ICC Committee (2015-2016). He plays an active role in international litigation and arbitration proceedings.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Member of the ICC Arbitration Portuguese Committee. Brazilian Committee of Arbitration.


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 1979). Harvard Business School – Leading Professional Service Firms Program (2005). Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Law (University of Lisbon Law School, 2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

António Pinto Leite – Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados‘ highly regarded dispute resolution team handles the full range of high-value disputes, often with a cross-border element tied to Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Focusing on civil and commercial disputes, the practice balances a busy caseload featuring international arbitration and litigation concerning M&A transactions, corporate and shareholder agreements, the banking sector, environmental law, consumer class actions and competition law. Francisco Cortez, who specialises in commercial litigation and financial disputes, and regularly acts as an arbitrator, coordinates the department with Filipe Vaz Pinto, whose areas of expertise include international arbitration. Sofia Vaz Sampaio is recommended for her strong track record in class actions, financial litigation and construction arbitration, while recently promoted partner Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira is a key contact for arbitration proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector. António Pinto Leite is a reference in the dispute resolution market.