Practice Expertise

  • Dispute Resolution

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Pedro is a partner and co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice. With over 20 years of experience in dispute resolution, he focuses on high value/complex arbitration and litigation. Before leading the arbitration teams, Pedro was responsible for our Angola Desk. As a consequence, he has extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Over the past few years, has been involved as a lawyer in more than 60 arbitrations, especially at the international level and under a wide variety of arbitration regulations. Pedro is on the lists of arbitrators of several Portuguese and international institutions and has often been appointed as an arbitrator.

He is the author of numerous articles, especially on arbitration, and as part of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, Pedro was a member of the group that drafted Portugal's current Voluntary Arbitration Law.

Pedro is the Portuguese member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, vice-president of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Portugal, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and a member of the board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association since 1997.

Law degree from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1995
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1997

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association
  • Club Espanol del Arbitraje
  • Portuguese Arbitration Association

Professional Activities and Experience
Partner at PLMJ since 2006
Executive Secretary of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, 2008-2012
Member of the board of the Portuguese chapter of Club Espanol Del Arbitraje
Member of the Arbitration Commission of the ICC


100 anos de Arbitragem – Os casos essenciais comentados
Advogados PLMJ, Arbitration
Coimbra Editora, Colecao Juridica PLMJ, Vol. IX, 2016

Why the Market is favoring the Arbitration - Client Guide to Portugal
Pedro Metello de Napoles e Ines Gomes da Cruz, Arbitration
IFLR 1000

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