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Joaquim Shearman de Macedo

Partner
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PLMJ

Lisbon, Portugal
    Local Time: Tuesday 07:59

Practice Expertise

  • Dispute resolution and arbitration
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Areas of Practice

  • Dispute resolution and arbitration
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Profile

Joaquim is a partner and co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice. With more than 20 years’ professional experience, he has worked in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, and in domestic and international arbitration.

He advises clients on highly complex court and arbitration cases involving multiple jurisdictions. Joaquim has extensive experience in commercial and corporate litigation, disputes between shareholders, construction and insurance disputes, and contract and tort cases. He has also handled criminal cases relating to economic and corporate offences.

With a postgraduate qualification in domestic and international arbitration from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Joaquim has been the president of the professional ethics committee of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2019 and vice-president of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, since 2017.

Joaquim began his career at PLMJ in 1998 and returned to the firm in 2020 after working at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut for ten years.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2001

Education
Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Postgraduate course in arbitration from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute resolution and arbitration

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Partner at PLMJ since 2020
Partner at Rui Pena, Arnaut & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados RL, 2010 - 2020
Associate and senior associate at PLMJ in the Litigation and Arbitration practice, 2001-2010

Professional Associations
President of the professional ethics committee of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2019
Vice-president of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, since 2017
Member of the executive committee of the centre for mediation and arbitration, Concórdia, 2012-2017
Arbitration committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Portuguese Arbitration Association, since 2010
Portuguese chapter of the Cour Europeéne d'Arbitrage, since2009
IBA - International Bar Association, since 2006

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