António Pestana Araújo

António Pestana Araújo joined VdA in 2018. He is an Associate at the Litigation & Arbitration area of practice where he has focused his practice on civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration.

He was previously a trainee at the Banking & Finance area of practice where he was involved in several transactions across the banking and financial sectors, namely in Portugal and abroad, focused in the creation and structuring of asset portfolio financing and other asset-backed transactions, credit securitisations and in the placement and issue of debt instruments.

Law degree at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Attended a post-graduation course in Commercial Litigation, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

LLM in Corporate Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Before joining the firm, he worked at Galp as a summer trainee.

Author of various chapters and articles namely:

  • Mozambique – From Cabo Delgado to Investment Arbitration (with Rui Andrade and Filipe Rocha Vieira) in Young Arbitration Review (vol. 43, Oct 2021)
  • Chapter 8: Third Parties, Cross Claims and Consolidation (with Carla Gonçalves Borges and Leonor van Lelyveld), André Pereira da Fonseca et al. (eds), International Arbitration in Portugal (Kluwer 2020)
  • The compensation for expropriation in the bilateral Investment treaties entered into by Portugal (with Miguel Pinto Cardoso and Joana Neves), António Menezes Cordeiro (ed), Commemorative Studies for the 30 years of the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Trade and Industry (Almedina 2019)

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


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