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Miguel de Almada is the head of the Cuatrecasas litigation and arbitration practice in Portugal.
He has extensive experience in a wide range of dispute-related matters, acting in the field of arbitration both as counsel and arbitrator in numerous ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitration cases in different jurisdictions and under a variety of substantive and procedural laws and rules. His most relevant areas of expertise include M&A, corporate, projects and construction, concessions, energy, transports, distribution/agency, investment, finance, media and advertising, public–private partnerships, technology and telecommunications.
Miguel is a member of several arbitration associations and bodies, including the board of the arbitration centre Concordia, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and the ICC National Committee; he is Vice-President of the Portuguese Chapter of the Spanish Club of Arbitration and member of the board of APA, the Portuguese Arbitration Association. He is a guest lecturer in graduation and postgraduate courses on arbitration, often speaks in seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad and he is the author of articles in his areas of practice. He has been recognised as Leading Individual by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration since 2018. He has also been recognised as “excellent”, in arbitration and civil and commercial litigation, by Leaders League and is recommended by several directories, including Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, for his work in dispute resolution and recommended in arbitration and mediation, international arbitration, and litigation by Best Lawyers.
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