José Miguel Júdice

Arbitration by José Miguel Júdice

Once a linguistic professor explained to me that “misleading” or “ambivalent” words are a dangerous game but at the same time a road for innovation and progress. Since I left my practice as counsel, I consider myself to be “independent arbitrator”. Each and all the arbitrators must be independent. So, the word appears to be ambivalent or misleading as it stresses what is common ground in our activity. Yes, but I have no better choice to emphasize that being arbitrator is my professional activity and not only one among others; that I don’t answer to clients and will not have any client in the future; that my only god is now the duty to settle disputes without any conflict of interest that might arise in the future. Yes, probably “focused arbitrator” would be ok… if not also misleading.

Arbitration by José Miguel Júdice

Once a linguistic professor explained to me that “misleading” or “ambivalent” words are a dangerous game but at the same time a road for innovation and progress. Since I left my practice as counsel, I consider myself to be “independent arbitrator”. Each and all the arbitrators must be independent. So, the word appears to be ambivalent or misleading as it stresses what is common ground in our activity. Yes, but I have no better choice to emphasize that being arbitrator is my professional activity and not only one among others; that I don’t answer to clients and will not have any client in the future; that my only god is now the duty to settle disputes without any conflict of interest that might arise in the future. Yes, probably “focused arbitrator” would be ok… if not also misleading.

Highlights

October 2021 in Centro de Arbitragem Comercial

PCA Hearing in Lisbon at the headquarters of the Commercial Arbitration Centre

PCA Hearing in Lisbon at the headquarters of the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP). From 11 to 14 October 2021, the PCA administered hearings in Lisbon at the headquarters of the Commercial...
December 2020

Yves Derains 2020 Foreword as Chairman of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

From January the new Chairman will be Eduardo Silva Romero. See Yves Derains foreword.
December 2020

José Miguel Júdice has been renewed as member of the PCA

José Miguel Júdice has been renewed as member of the PCA – Permanent Court of Arbitration Court (The Hague) together with Professor Patricia Galvão Teles, Professor José Manuel Sérvulo Correia, and Mr Miguel Serpa Soares. Attached the full list of the me...
January 2020

Ana Carolina dall’Agnol writes about Sub-Saharan arbitration in 2019

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December 2019

Ana Carolina dall’Agnol writes about Sub-Saharan arbitration in 2019

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December 2019

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre Takes off Powered by the Unification of Spain’s Largest Arbitral Institutions

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December 2019

The ICC Newsletter nº 13 includes an interview with José Miguel Júdice

The ICC Newsletter nº 13 (December 19) includes an interview with José Miguel Júdice and very important articles on arbitration law, including one written by Ana Coimbra Trigo (PLMJ) and José Miguel Júdice on legal privilege and arbitration.
November 2019

IV Oxford Symposium on Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

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November 2019

Cocktail at Madrid's Portuguese Embassy for the presentation of lusophone artitrators

José Miguel Júdice organized in 31st October 2019, with the cooperation of the Portuguese Embassy in Madrid, a cocktail for contacts between the leading local arbitration practitioners and some leading arbitrators of Portuguese speaking countries. In t...

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