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

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...
September 2019

José Miguel Júdice received in July in Lisbon the "Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award"

José Miguel Júdice received in July in Lisbon the "Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award" due mostly to “a lengthy track record acting in high profile arbitration mandates”. A former member of the Portuguese High Council of the Judiciary and Presi...
Articles JMJ June 2019

Dealing with Privilege Claims in International Arbitration

Article by José-Miguel Júdice and Ana Coimbra Trigo at ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.
September 2019 in Iberian Lawyer

Passing the Baton

"At the end of this year, PLMJ founding partner José Miguel Júdice will leave the firm he founded more than 40 years ago after making an acquaintance in a Portuguese prison cell – here he talks to Iberian Lawyer about his new career as an arbitrator as ...
April 2019 in Global Arbitration Review

PLMJ co founder to go solo in Lisbon

"Portuguese practitioner and PLMJ co-founder José Miguel Júdice is leaving the firm after more than four decades to go solo as an arbitrator."
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May 2018 in Global Arbitration Review

Five-member ICC panel hears multibilliondollar case

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December 2016 in Kluwer Arbitration Blog

Austrian Supreme Court Establishes New Standards as Regards the Decisive Underlying Reasoning of Arbitral Awards

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February 2019

Jose Miguel Júdice has been included for a new mandate of 6 years in the ICSID Roster of Arbitrators and Conciliators

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"He offers expert advice on complex and high-profile shareholder disputes and frequently sits as an arbitrator in ICC proceedings."

Chambers Europe 2019
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