João Duarte de Sousa

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Languages Known:

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese


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João Duarte de Sousa



Joined Garrigues Portugal in 2005 and since 2009 he is the head partner in charge of the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Garrigues Portugal.
He has extensive experience in providing advice, representation and defense to major Portuguese and multinational companies in the resolution of disputes before judicial courts and in arbitration proceedings (both domestic and international arbitration, ad hoc and institutional arbitrations). He also offers regular pre-litigation advice and litigation risk assessment.

He has been worked mainly in the areas of commercial, corporate, civil litigation and arbitration, labor litigation and  insolvency.

Portuguese Bar Association
Club Español del Arbitraje
Portuguese Arbitration Association
Circle of Litigation Lawyers

Academic background:

Law Degree, Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law (Lisbon)
Specialist course, “Accounting for Lawyers,” Law Faculty, Universidade Católica Portuguesa


• “The New Portuguese Arbitration Law: An Overview of its major Innovations” (co-authorship), Spain Arbitration Review, nº 15, 2012

• Invited as assistant  lawyer by the organizers of the module “Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution”, of the postgraduate course in Arbitration (1st. edition) promoted  by the Law Faculty of NOVA University of Lisbon (2008)

•  “Interin measures in Arbitration” (speaker) at the conference on Arbitration. Lisbon, Hotel Meridien (2006)

•  “Overview of Class Actions in Iberian and Latin American Law” (co-authorship), Affinitas, 2008