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António Pinto Leite

Partner

António Pinto Leite is a founder of Morais Leitão. He co-chaired the firm’s board from 2004 to 2012.

He has expertise as a lawyer and as an arbitrator in various national and international arbitrations, in particularly complex disputes.

Since July 2019, he has been the Chairman of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Previously, he was Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (2017-2019), as well as the Portuguese Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2016-2018) and the Chairman of the Portuguese Committee of the International Court of Arbitration (2014-2016).

António Pinto Leite was an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon School of Law and at the Católica Lisbon School of Law and a professor at the postgraduate course in arbitration at the Faculty of Law, Nova University of Lisbon. He’s a regular speaker at national and international conferences dedicated to Arbitration law.

He was a member of the Superior Council of Magistracy, elected by the Portuguese Parliament (2011-2016), as well as President of the ACEGE – Association of Christian Entrepreneurs and Managers (2011-2016).

In 1992 he established J. Galvão Teles, Bleck, Pinto Leite and, in 1994, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles – both part of the inception of our law firm: Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados.

Education

Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 1979). Harvard Business School – Leading Professional Service Firms Program (2005). Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2006).

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Memberships

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1982). Portuguese Arbitration Association. CBar – Brazilian Committee of Arbitration. Portuguese Section of the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce.

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