Frederico Gonçalves Pereira, partner at Litigation & Arbitration practice, quoted in an article by Iberian Lawyer on the Iberian ADR systems work-in-progress.

In the context of reducing the overload of court cases and following the economic and financial situation, the number of amicable settlement has increased. The delay of the Portuguese Courts, the lack of specific knowledge of judges to solve complex technical matters and "the increase of costs of judicial proceedings that results from the new Civil Procedure Rules may lead the parties to opt for arbitration" states Frederico Gonçalves Pereira.