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Joana Galvão Teles

Joana Galvão Teles joined the firm in 2005. She is a member of the litigation and arbitration team. She is also member of the Insurance Law team and Africa team, in particular in litigation and arbitration areas.

Joana focuses her practice, mainly, on dispute resolution, either arbitrations or judicial proceedings, in a variety of industry sectors, including banking, construction, energy, infrastructures, insurance, media and advertising, mining, public-private partnerships, transports, among others.

She has acted as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations and participated in negotiation and inclusion of arbitration clauses in the contracts.

She participates as lecturer in Postgraduate courses on arbitration offered by the Law Faculty of the Nova University of Lisbon, as well as in seminars in the field of arbitration.

She is a member of the Investment Arbitration Commission of the Portuguese Association of Arbitration.


Practice Areas

Litigation and Arbitration (Civil and Commercial Litigation), Corporate and Commercial (Insurance Law).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, 2005). Postgraduate Studies in Arbitration (Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, 2009). 1st Intensive Course for Arbitrator organized by the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2013). Advanced Seminar in ICC Arbitration (2013).


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008).


Portuguese and English.

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