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

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
RUA CASTILHO, 165
1070-050 LISBOA
Portugal
Filipe Vaz Pinto photo

Work Department

Dispute Resolution.

Position

Partner with the dispute resolution team, with his practice focused on arbitrations connected to Portuguese-speaking countries, including in particular, Angola, Brasil, Mozambique and Portugal.

Acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, and related judicial proceedings in a variety of industry sectors, including aviation, banking, construction, defense, energy, food and beverage, infrastructures, insurance, media and
advertising, mining, public-private partnerships, transfers of technology and telecommunications.

Also acts regularly as Arbitrator in domestic and international cases, ad hoc or under institutional rules.

Board Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, of the ICC Arbitration Commission and of the Executive Commission of the Portuguese Committee of the ICC. Former Vice-President of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lecturer in postgraduation courses.

Career

Qualified (2004). Partner (2014) and cohead of Morais Leitão’s dispute resolution department and a member of the firm’s board of directors. ilipe Vaz Pinto is a Board Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, member of the ICC Arbitration Commission and of the Executive Commission of the Portuguese Committee of ICC. He was Vice President of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa).

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Memberships

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2004). Portuguese Arbitration Association.

Education

Law Degree (Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, 2002). PhD Program Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon (curricular part, 2004-2006). LL.M. (University of California, Berkeley, 2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Filipe Vaz PintoMorais 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.