Pedro Pires Fernandes

Pedro Pires Fernandes joined VdA in 2011. Managing Associate of the Litigation & Arbitration practice. He has been involved in several disputes (including private enforcements, distribution agreements, product liability, M&A, professional liability and construction) within a wide variety of sectors (including telecommunications, retail, construction, banking, oil & gas, automotive and health), both before national courts and arbitral tribunals and before international arbitral tribunals.

Lawyer of the Year, Forty under 40 Awards – Litigation - 2022.

Law Degree, Coimbra University.

Master in Civil Law, Coimbra University.

Post-graduate Course in Litigation, Catholic University Lisbon.

Post-graduate Course in Arbitration, Lisbon New University.

Summer Course on European Private Law, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Before joining the firm worked as an associate at João Marcelo & Associados.

Author of a paper on Liability Of The Public Service Concession Holder By Traffic Accidents Occurred On Motorways - Between Contractual Liability And Tort, published on the book Contract Breach, published by Coimbra Editora.

Co-author of the Portuguese chapter of The Product Regulation and Liability Review, published by The Law Reviews, 2017.

Co-author of the work Arbitragem comercial: estudos comemorativos dos 30 anos do Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa, Almedina, 2019, contributing with an article entitled “O regime da responsabilidade civil do árbitro: algumas notas”.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


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