António Sampaio Caramelo

Of Counsel

António Sampaio Caramelo joined the firm in 2001. He is a member of the litigation and arbitration team, working mainly in the areas of commercial arbitration and corporate and commercial law in general.

Before he joined the firm, António Sampaio Caramelo acted as a solo practitioner or as member of small law firms, advising several companies and public entities on numerous significant projects and transactions. After joining the firm, he was involved in several large infrastructure and industrial projects.

He has vast experience and knowledge in the field of arbitration law and has acted either as counsel or as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations.  He worked out the first draft in which the new Portuguese Arbitration Act originated.

Author of numerous articles published in Portuguese and foreign legal reviews and of two books on topics of arbitration law.


Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 1972). Postgraduate Studies on Legal Sciences (University of Lisbon School of Law, 1972/1973).


Portuguese, English and French.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1973). International Bar Association (member of the Arbitration Committee). Associação Portuguesa de Arbitragem. Club Español del Arbitraje. Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem.

António Sampaio Caramelo

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