PLMJ Advogados, SP, RL

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José Miguel Júdice

PARTNER

Practice Areas
Arbitration
Commercial and investment arbitration International investment contracts
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Law degree from the University of Coimbra, 1972
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1975
  • Lecturer in political science and constitutional law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 1972-1979
  • Head lecturer in public international law and political science at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 1979-1981
  • Associate Professor in corporate law at the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa since 2004
  • Visiting Professor for the subjects of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa since 2009
  • Guest lecturer for the subjects of energy and politics at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) Energy MBA, University of Lisbon (2010-3)
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1975
  • PLMJ Partner since 1980
  • General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, member 1995-1998
  • Member of the High Council of the Judiciary, 1997-2001
  • President of Portuguese Bar Association, 2002-2005
  • President of the Human Rights Committee of the Portuguese Bar Association, 2003-2004
  • Board of the International Bar Association, 2005
  • Member of the Board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • ROSTERS OF ARBITRATION CENTRES:
  • ICSID Roster of Arbitrators and Conciliators (Washington, USA)
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Korean Arbitration Association (Seoul, Korea)
  • Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Centre (S. Paulo, Brazil)
  • Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration Centre (S. Paulo)
  • CAE – Eurochambers Mediation and Arbitration Centre (S. Paulo)
  • FIESP - CIESP - São Paulo Industrial Association Arbitration Centre (Brazil)
  • CBMA – Brazilian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • CAMARB – Business Arbitration Centre (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
  • FIEJP - Paraná Industrial Association Arbitration Centre (Curitiba, Brazil and FIEJP (Paraná)
  • FEDERASUL - Arbitration Centre (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • CAMITAL - Arbitration and Mediation Centre of Italy-Brazil Chambre of Commerce (S.Paulo)
  • CIMA – Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje de Madrid (Spain)
  • CACM - Mozambique Arbitration Conciliation and Mediation Centre (Maputo)
  • Extrajudicial Dispute Resolution Centre (Luanda, Angola)
  • CCIP – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration Centre (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • CONCORDIA Arbitration Centre (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Portuguese-Spanish Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Institute of Commercial Arbitration (Oporto)
  • BVI Arbitration Centre (British Virgin Island)
  • PROFESSIONAL ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE:
  • 40 years of experience in litigation and arbitration, covering almost all the fields of law (O&G, Public and Private Law, International Contracts and Investments, Insurance and Banking, Construction, Corporate Law, Environment, Real Estate, Life Sciences, Concession contracts, Procurement, PPP’s, Constitutional).
  • Counsel in Arbitration more than 70 ICC, ad hoc, UNCITRAL, IOHADA, ICSID, NAI, national and international arbitrations, since 1979 (banking, finance and insurance, construction and zoning, international contracts, distributorship, investment disputes, oil and gas, hotel and tourism, labour, shareholders agreements and corporate, industrial law, M&A, telecommunications, IP, Life Sciences).
  • Arbitrator more than 40 ICC, LCIA, ad hoc/UNCITRAL, Cámara de Madrid, CCBC (Brazil), Lisbon and Oporto Chambers, national and international arbitrations, as co-arbitrator, sole-arbitrator (2) and Chairman (29), submitted to Portuguese, Brazilian, Angolan, Spanish, French, BIT’s and International Law (insurance, telecommunications, construction, banking and finance, international contracts, agency and distributorship, mining, tourism, ppp’s, investment disputes, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, hotel management, BIT disputes, etc). He has been Chairman of one UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitration (Rurelec vs Bolivia).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Portuguese Arbitration Association, he has been one of the authors of the new Portuguese Arbitration Law.
  • Publications (as co-author): Capital Markets in Portugal (1994); Securities Law, Portuguese Chapter (1996); Takeover Portuguese Law (1996); “Direito do Petróleo” (2013), “100 years landmark international arbitral decisions (2016). Portuguese Arbitration Law – A commentary (3d edition 2017)
  • Various conferences and articles published in Portugal, Cap Verde, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Peru, Spain, South Korea, France, Argentina, USA, UK, Costa Rica, Germany on litigation and arbitration, construction and PPP’s, investment treaties, oil and gas, consumer law, class actions, public law, contracts, capital markets, business law, etc.
  • Star Individual in Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Litigation), and Tier 1 in “most in demand arbitrators” in Chambers and ranked Tier 1 in the major directiories. PLMJ Arbitration included in Gar 100 since 2014.
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association
  • Portuguese Arbitration Association (member of the Board for International Relations 2008-14)
  • Clube Español de Arbitraje (member of the Board 2013-7)
  • Association Suisse d’Arbitrage
  • Brazilian Arbitration Committee
  • ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration) Portuguese Country Reporter since 2008
  • LCIA London
  • ICCA
  • Member of the Advisory Board of “Anuario Latiniamericano de Arbitraje”, Peru Arbitration Institute
LANGUAGES
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

The VIII Coimbra International Arbitration Meeting takes place between 11 and 13 October at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. The theme of this year’s event is: “Can we build the future of international arbitration?”
The aim of the conference is to discuss the future of arbitration and it brings together some of the great...

PLMJ founding partner José Miguel Júdice , from PLMJ Arbitration and Tiago Duarte , a partner from PLMJ Arbitration and PLMJ Public Law, will both speak at the International Conference on Arbitration and Investment Protection, which will take place on 4 October at 9.00, in Auditorium 3 of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The topics a...

PLMJ was the first Portuguese law firm to appear on the most recognised international ranking for the area of international arbitration. Now in its 11 th edition, PLMJ has once again appeared on the ranking of the best arbitration teams in the world, and has consolidated its position as a market leader in Portugal.
Global Arbitration...

The first Meeting of Doctors and Recent Doctors in Arbitration has been organised by UCP in Porto. The members of its scientific committee are Joao Loreto Ilhao Moreira, of the University of Oxford, Marta Vicente of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and Professors Agostinho Guedes and Manuel Fontaine
The aim of the event is to bring ...

The Chambers Europe 2018 have already been published, with their analysis of 22 practice areas and sub-areas. Overall, PLMJ has once again achieved recognition in 21 of the 22 areas analysed. The firm is in Band 1 in 11 areas, with 58 individual recommendations given to a total of 42 lawyers. All in all, PLMJ is in Band 1 in 11 areas, Band 2...

José Miguel Júdice, PLMJ founding Partner and international arbitrator, participated in an Allen & Overy Madrid event related to the  2018 Vienna  Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in which the theme was “Third Party Funding”.
Júdice spoke about recoverability/ allocation of costs and security for costs. He had the ...

Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Band 1)

"When you talk about a great arbitrator, you think of Judice"

"PLMJ has always provided us with their best resources."

Litigation
Litigation
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Star Individuals)

"maintains his top reputation in the field, with interviewees noting that he is an outstanding lawyer"

"Sources recommend the team for the high quality of service: a very reliable support, reactive and present when anticipating each situation."

Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Band 1)

"is recognized as "a star lawyer in Portugal" and an experienced counsel and impressive arbitrator"

"They offer a high level of competence, technical expertise, determination, engagement and proximity to the client."

Litigation
Litigation
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Star Individuals)

"He is identified as a force of nature and someone you can trust and rely on."

"Sources recommend the team for the high quality of service: a very reliable support, reactive and present when anticipating each situation."

Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Band 1)

"When you talk about a great arbitrator or litigator, you think of J"

Litigation
Litigation
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Star Individuals)

"Interviewees noting that he is an outstanding lawyer and definitely a star."

Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Band 1)

"He is recognised as a star lawyer in Portugal and an experienced counsel and impressive arbitrator."

Litigation
Litigation
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Star Individual)

"He is identified as a force of nature and someone you can trust and rely on."

Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Leading Individual)
Arbitration
Arbitration
Recommended Tier 1
José Miguel Júdice (Leading Individual)
Internacional Arbitration
Internacional Arbitration
Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
José Miguel Júdice
Other Recommended Lawyer
Other Recommended Lawyer
Other Recommended Lawyer
José Miguel Júdice
Arbitragem
Arbitragem
Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
José Miguel Júdice
PLMJ Arbitration Review | II Volume
António Pedro Pinto Monteiro e Iñaki Carrera (Coordenadores da Obra), 2018-11-05

We have the pleasure to present the second volume of the "PLMJ Arbitration Review". An annual publication whose principal focus is to provide a commentary on the most important arbitral awards of the preceding year. 

Class and Group Action in Arbitration
José Miguel Júdice e António Pedro Pinto Monteiro, Arbitration
ICC Institute of World Business Law, 2016
100 anos de Arbitragem – Os casos essenciais comentados
Advogados PLMJ, Arbitration
Coimbra Editora, Coleção Jurídica PLMJ, Vol. IX, 2016
Portugal - A Capital Markets Profile
José Miguel Júdice (co-author)
Euromoney, 1994

Contribution with Jorge Brito Pereira and Pedro Teixeira for international information on the capital market in Portugal.

Takeover Bids; Commented Legislation
José Miguel Júdice (em co-autoria)
Semanário Económico, 1992

Comments to articles 523 to 584 of the Securities Market Code (“Sapateiro Law”), which refer to the legal regime of Takeover Bids.

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