Joaquim Shearman de Macedo
Partner

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo

Joined PLMJ in 2020.
Partner and co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice. 

About Joaquim

Joaquim is a partner and co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice. With more than 20 years’ professional experience, he has worked in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, and in domestic and international arbitration.

He advises clients on highly complex court and arbitration cases involving multiple jurisdictions. Joaquim has extensive experience in commercial and corporate litigation, disputes between shareholders, construction and insurance disputes, and contract and tort cases. He has also handled criminal cases relating to economic and corporate offences.

With a postgraduate qualification in domestic and international arbitration from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Joaquim has been the president of the professional ethics committee of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2019 and vice-president of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, since 2017.

Joaquim began his career at PLMJ in 1998 and returned to the firm in 2020 after working at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut for ten years.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2001
  • Postgraduate course in arbitration from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2020
  • Partner at Rui Pena, Arnaut & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados RL, 2010 - 2020
  • Associate and senior associate at PLMJ in the Litigation and Arbitration practice, 2001-2010
Member of
  • President of the professional ethics committee of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2019
  • Vice-president of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, since 2017
  • Member of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, 2012-2017
  • Arbitration committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Portuguese Arbitration Association, since 2010
  • Portuguese chapter of the Cour Europeéne d'Arbitrage, since2009
  • IBA - International Bar Association, since 2006
Best Lawyers
2021 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo |
Chambers Europe
2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Band 2 | Litigation

"He is known for providing "pragmatic and assertive solutions."

2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Band 1 | Insurance

"Sources underline their "great ability to make fast decisions. "

2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Band 3 | Restructuring & Insolvency
Chambers Global
2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Brand 2 | Litigation

"He is known for providing "pragmatic and assertive solutions."

Leaders League
2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo | Civil and Commercial Litigation
The Legal 500
2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Leading individual | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
2020 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Leading individual | Insolvency and Restructuring
Who's Who Legal
2019 - Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Global Leader | Restructuring & Insolvency
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