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Filipe Vaz Pinto

Filipe Vaz Pinto became a partner in 2014.  He is a member of the litigation and arbitration team of Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, working essentially in arbitration, particularly international arbitration.

He acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations in a variety of industry sectors, including aviation, banking, construction, defense, energy, food and beverage, infrastructures, insurance, media and advertising, mining, public-private partnerships, transfers of technology and trusts.

He also acts as Arbitrator and has acted as Arbitral Secretary in domestic and international arbitrations.

Currently, Filipe is a member of the board of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa). He is also a member of the board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association’s under 40 section.   

He regularly participates as lecturer in post-graduation courses on arbitration and he participates as speaker in seminars and conferences.

In 2015, Filipe was awarded with the "40 under Forty Award" organized by Iberian Lawyer which distinguishes 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Portugal and Spain.


Practice Areas

Litigation and Arbitration.


Law Degree (Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, 2002). PhD Program Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon (curricular part, 2004-2006). LL.M. (University of California, Berkeley, 2007).


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2004). Portuguese Arbitration Association.


Portuguese and English.

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