Joana Galvão Teles

Senior Lawyer

Joana Galvão Teles joined the firm in 2005. She is a member of the Litigation and Arbitration Team. She is also a member of the Insurance Law Team and Africa Team in litigation and arbitration.

Joana focuses her practice on complex resolution disputes, acting as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, mainly concerning corporate and contractual disputes, in different industry sectors especially, in the construction and in the energy sectors, involving the application of different laws and rules of procedure, including ICC rules, in different seats including Lisbon, Maputo and Luanda. Regarding arbitration, she gives advice on negotiation and the inclusion of arbitration clauses in contracts, as well as on investment protection. She also acts as counsel in complex judicial litigation in different industry sectors, such as banking, commercial, corporate, construction, energy, and insurance, among others.

She participates as lecturer in several courses at Nova School of Law and at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), as well as in conferences and seminars in the field of arbitration.

She is a member of the Ethics Council of the Portuguese Arbitration Association and of the Management Commission of the Arbitration Center of Concórdia.

Law Degree (Faculty of Law, Nova University of Lisbon, 2005). Postgraduate Studies in Arbitration (Faculty of Law, 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). Attendance for a PhD in the Nova Law School in International Arbitration and Contracts.


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008). Portuguese Arbitration Association (admitted in 2010).


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