Miguel Pinto Cardoso

Miguel Pinto Cardoso joined VdA in 2013. Partner of Practice of Litigation & Arbitration, Miguel focuses his practice in arbitration, both national and international, and commercial litigation (finance disputes, shareholder disputes, construction disputes, distribution disputes, professional negligence disputes).

He is often appointed as arbitrator.

He has also a considerable experience in criminal litigation and labour litigation.

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers - Litigation - 2021

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers - Arbitration and Mediation (Lisbon) - 2019

Law Degree, Catholic University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Lecturer at Nova University of Lisbon Law School in the Arbitration Post-Graduation.

Partner and Head of Litigation, Linklaters Lisbon (2004 to April 2013).

Head of Litigation, Linklaters Lisbon (2002 - 2004).

Partner and co-founder, BSC & Associados (Bleck, Soares, Siza, Cardoso, Correia & Associados, law firm) (2001 - 2002).

Partner, Morais Leitão, J. Galvão Teles & Associados law firm (1997 - 2001).

Associate, Morais Leitão, J. Galvão Teles & Associados law firm (1994 - 1997).

Associate, J. M. Galvão Teles, Bleck, Pinto Leite & Associados law firm (1992 - 1994).

In-house lawyer for Grupo Pão de Açúcar (currently known as the Auchan Group); Director of "Multicenco" (Pão de Açúcar Group Company) (1987 - 1992).

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of the board of the Lisbon Commercial Association Arbitration Centre (2013).

Founder member and member of the board of the Dispute Resolution Lawyer Association (2012 to date).

Founder member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (2006).

Member of the Board of Directors of the "Associação Portuguesa de Centros Comerciais" (Portuguese Shopping Centres Association) and of the "Associação Portuguesa de Franchising" (Portuguese Franchise Association); Representative of Grupo Pão de Açúcar in the "Associação Comercial de Lisboa" (Lisbon Commercial Association) (1989 - 1992).

English, French, Spanish.

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