Macedo Vitorino & Associados represents national and international clients in several claims of high value and high complexity.

The legal representation of clients in disputes before judicial and arbitral courts require experienced legal teams, whose lawyers must make a rigorous assessment of the facts, have an in-depth knowledge of the law and be able to advise on the best strategy suited to the case.

Macedo Vitorino & Associados has a multidisciplinary approach to each case; our lawyers are prepared to deal with both procedural and substantive aspects of the case.

This approach allows us to advise on the strategy best suited to meet our clients' concerns. When advisable, we assist clients in settling cases in and out of court, always having in mind that to achieve the best result we need to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the case and to be prepared for litigation if necessary.

Our litigation and arbitration group acts in several commercial disputes concerning:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction and services contracts
  • Distribution of dividends
  • Rights of majority and minority shareholders
  • Franchising, agency and distribution agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Intellectual property, softwareand information technology
  • Patents and trademarks •Supply agreements

Macedo Vitorino & Associados has a solid experience in appeals and in the enforcement of foreign judgements.

Insolvency and restructuring is a complex activity, as it involves several critical issues. Many times, creditors and distressed companies alike take too long before filing for insolvency from creditors, fearing that procedures are too lengthy, too costly and too unpredictable. To avoid or mitigate these problems, clients need reliable legal advice and a business oriented approach. An informal workout may be preferable to an insolvency procedure but companies must be ready to take speedy and resolute action to protect their interests.

We represent both creditors and distressed companies in:

  • Formal and informal workouts
  • Restructurings
  • Insolvency procedures

Arbitration is particularly suitable for resolving international commercial disputes, placing the parties on an equal plane. The parties know that by submitting their case to an arbitration court it will be judged by experts.

Our arbitration group advises on national and international arbitrations concerning:

  • International arbitrations before ICC and other national and international arbitration courts
  • Domestic arbitrations before the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce
  • Institutional and "ad hoc" arbitrations
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Appeals and annulment of arbitral awards
  • Mediation