Filipe Vaz Pinto


Filipe Vaz Pinto joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2014. He is co-coordinator of the litigation and arbitration department and a member of the firm’s board of directors.

He works essentially in international arbitration with a specific focus on arbitrations connected to Portuguese-speaking countries, including Angola, Brasil, Mozambique and Portugal.

He acts as counsel 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, telecommunications and trusts.

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

Filipe Vaz Pinto is a Board Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, member of the ICC Arbitration Commission and of the Executive Commission of the Portuguese Committee of ICC. He was Vice President 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 regularly participates as lecturer in Postgraduate courses on arbitration and 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.

"He is an excellent lawyer who is bright, strategic and analytical."

Chambers Europe

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


Portuguese and English.


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

Filipe Vaz Pinto

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