Filipa Cansado Carvalho
Of Counsel

Filipa Cansado Carvalho

Joined PLMJ in 2010.
Of counsel in the Arbitration practice.

About Filipa

Filipa is of counsel in the Arbitration practice. With 20 years’ experience, she regularly acts as a lawyer and arbitrator in arbitration cases.

Filipa has worked in more than 30 arbitrations, in most international organisations including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, CAM, OHADA, and in ad hoc arbitrations. Her cases have involved jurisdictions in Europe, Africa and Latin America, and have been conducted in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. Filipa’s has worked with sectors including construction, advertising, transport, cement, banking, and insurance.  Prior to devoting herself exclusively to arbitration, Filipa worked on construction cases and she has extensive experience in this area.

Filipa is a member of the boards of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and of the Portuguese chapter of Club Español del Arbitration (CEA). She is also co-head of the women’s mentoring programme, CEA Mujeres, and a member of the arbitration practice committee and secretary of the board of the general meeting of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (APA).

Filipa has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and she works regularly as a guest lecturer on postgraduate and master's courses, as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences on arbitration.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1999
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2002
  • Guest lecturer on the postgraduate course in arbitration at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (University Extension Course in Arbitration), since the 2011 edition.
Professional Background
  • Of Counsel at PLMJ since 2010
  • Experience as a lawyer, including arbitrations in a range of forums and subject to a range of laws, under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, OHADA and LCIA, and in a number of national centres (Arbitration Centre of the CCIP, of the Institute of Commercial Arbitration of the Oporto Commercial Association, and of the CAL (Centre for Arbitration of Civil, Commercial and Administrative Disputes), as well as ad hoc arbitration cases
  • Experience as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations (including ICC arbitrations)
  • Experience as a secretary in ad hoc and institutional arbitration tribunals (including the Corte de Arbitraje in Madrid)
  • Member of the roster of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber Of Commerce and Industry in Lisbon and of the roster of arbitrators of the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Institute of Commercial Arbitration of the Oporto Commercial Association
  • Coordinator of the CEA-40 and member of the "Co-Chairs’ Circle" (2013-2014)
  • Member of the Professional Ethics Council of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (since 2013)
  • Secretary of the general meeting of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (since April 2014)
  • Lecture on the intensive course for arbitrators organised by the Lisbon Commercial Association, since the 2nd edition
Member of
  • APA - Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • Club Español del Arbitraje (coordinator of the CEA-40 and member of the Co-Chairs’ Circle), 2014
The Legal 500
2019 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho, Next generation lawyer | Arbitration
2018 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho, Next Generation Lawyer | Arbitration
2017 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho, Next Generation Lawyer | Arbitration
Best Lawyers
2019 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Filipa Cansado Carvalho | Other Recommended Lawyer
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