Mariana França Gouveia
Partner

Mariana França Gouveia

Joined PLMJ in 2016.
Partner in the Arbitration practice.

About Mariana

Mariana is a partner in the Arbitration practice and has over 20 years’ experience in more than 30 arbitration cases, as a lawyer and as an arbitrator. She is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations with their seats in various parts of the world.

Since 2018, Mariana has been the director of the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and, since 2003, an associate professor at the same university, where she coordinates the master’s in court and arbitration law.

She is the author of extensive scientific works, among others, in the areas of arbitration law and civil procedure law.

Mariana is a member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association and the Portuguese ICC Arbitration Committee.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1997
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1997
  • Doctorate in law specialising in civil procedural law from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2003
  • Associate lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, since 2003
  • Associate lecturer at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, 2008 - 2011
  • Assistant lecturer at the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security, 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant in the subject of commercial law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 1997 -1999
  • Head of the subjects consumer law, real rights, civil procedure I, civil procedure II, legal professions and tactics, alternative dispute resolution, civil enforcement procedure, theory of the legal rule, civil declaratory procedure, theory of process and procedural models, arbitration and civil procedure practice and introduction to arbitration at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Head of the subject introduction to law at the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security
  • Head of the subjects introduction to law, enforcement procedure, interdisciplinary legal practice and civil procedure at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
  • Head of the subject civil procedure on the doctorate course at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda), held jointly with the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2011 - 2012
  • Head of the subject procedural law on the doctorate course of the Higher School of Law of the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique (Maputo), held jointly with the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2007 - 2008
  • Member of the Scientific Council, 2003 - to date
  • Coordinator of the master's in justice, 2010 - 2011
  • Member of the Faculty Committee, 2013 - to date
  • Member of the Pedagogical Committee, 2013 - to date
  • Coordinator of the litigation and arbitration master's, 2015 - to date
  • Head of the subject of procedural law on the master's course in legal sciences at the Higher School of Law of the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique (Maputo), held jointly with the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2011 - 2012
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2018
  • Legal adviser at UMAC – the Consumer Disputes Mediation and Support Unit of the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2001-2003
  • Coordinator of UMAC – the Consumer Disputes Mediation and Support Unit of the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2004-2006; 2009 - to date
  • President of the Electoral Commission, 2004 and 2008
  • Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Laboratory, 2007 - to date
  • Adviser to the Minister of Justice, 2002
  • Consultant at the Office of Legislative Policy and Planning of the Ministry of Justice, 2002 - 2004
  • Director of the Audit and Modernisation Office of the Ministry of Justice, 2004 - 2005
  • Assistance to the Office of Legislative Policy of the Ministry of Justice in preparing and drafting Decree-Law108/2006 of 8 June (Experimental Procedural Rules), 2006
  • Consultant at the law firm Soares Machado & Associados, 2006 - 2010
  • Assistance to the Chamber of Legal Executives in preparing and drafting a proposal to revise the Reform of Enforcement Action, 2007
  • Member of the jury for the entrance examinations for the Centre for Judicial Studies, 2006 - 2007
  • Consultant at the law firm SRS - Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa Advogados, 2010 - 2016
  • Assistance to the Chamber of Legal Executives in preparing and drafting a proposal for the legislation Out of Court Pre--enforcement Procedure (Pepex), 2014
  • Scientific consultant and coordinator of the team to update the Rights and Duties Website of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, since 2013
  • Non-executive member of the board of directors of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, since 2013
Member of
  • Committee of the Centre for Commercial Arbitration of the Portuguese Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, 2012
  • ICC Arbitration Committee
  • ICC Portugal Arbitration Committee
  • Roster of arbitrators of the Centre for Commercial Arbitration of the Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
  • Roster of arbitrators of the Commercial Arbitration Institute of the Oporto Commercial Association
  • Roster of arbitrators of Concórdia – Centre for Conciliation, Mediation of Conflicts and Arbitration
Who's Who Legal
2019 - Mariana França Gouveia, Future Leader | Arbitration
2018 - Mariana França Gouveia, Future Leader | Arbitration
2017 - Mariana França Gouveia, Future Leader | Arbitration
Best Lawyers
2020 - Mariana França Gouveia |
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