March 2016 in Mondaq

Portugal: PLMJ Strengthens Its Arbitration Team With The Arrival Of Gonçalo De Almeida Ribeiro

PLMJ - Law Firm is pleased to announce the arrival of Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro in PLMJ Arbitration. Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro earned his law degree from Universidade Nova and has a doctorate in legal sciences from Harvard Law School with a thesis entitled The Decline of Private Law: A Philosophical History of Liberal Legalism (publication agreed for 2016 with Hart Publishing, Oxford). Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro is also an assistant guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and co-coordinator of the Lisbon Section of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Perugia, Italy, and at the Faculty of Law in Leuven, Belgium. He was a consultant to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and to the Institute of Tropical Scientific Research. He was also a member of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd "Present in the Future Meeting" of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation in 2014. He is co-author of the book O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise e Método do Caso ― Uma Introdução ao Direito and regularly writes for Observador. He received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching from Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2010) and the Mancini Prize for the Best Academic Work in the Field of European Law and Legal Thought from Harvard Law School (2012). According to José Miguel Júdice, the partner who heads PLMJ Arbitration, "we are very pleased with Gonçalo de Almeida Ribeiro's decision to join the PLMJ Arbitration team. We believe his intelligence, scientific knowledge of international law and experience will strengthen our international arbitration practice, above all, in the English language. He will also be very important to our focus on public law arbitrations". PLMJ Arbitration currently has more than 20 lawyers, including eight partners and six different nationalities. They have unparalleled experience in representing clients in arbitrations in five languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German) in a range of different countries. PLMJ is the only Portuguese law firm whose arbitration team is independent from its litigation team. This truly international practice led PLMJ to be considered one of the 100 best law firms in the world for arbitration by the renowned Global Arbitration Review, and PLMJ is the first Portuguese firm to have achieved this.
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