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Client Choice – International 2013
José Miguel Júdice has been a lawyer for over 35 years and is
a founding partner of PLMJ, the largest Portuguese law firm,
and head of its arbitration unit. As an arbitrator, he has heard
over 30 cases submitted under Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian,
Angolan and French bilateral investment treaties and
international law. As counsel, he has acted in cases
administered by leading arbitration centres (eg, the International
Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes – he is a member
of its Roster of Arbitrators and Conciliators; the International
Chamber of Commerce; and the Netherlands Arbitration Centre),
national centres and the United Nations Commission on
International Trade Law.
Dr Júdice is also a litigator, acting in high-profile and
complex cases related to various fields of law. His main areas
of practice are construction, corporate law, shareholders’
agreements, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceuticals, project
finance, public-private partnerships, public and administrative,
hotels and resorts, international investments and commercial
Dr Júdice is a former president of the Portuguese Bar
Association and professor at Nova University and the Lisbon
University Institute (arbitration law, business law, energy and
politics). He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
Av da Liberdade, 224
+351 213 197351
+351 213 197345
What clients said
“I have worked with law firms all over the world and
have never had this level of client service.”
“I believe Dr Júdice is unique in his field, borne out
by his accessibility, commercialism and common
“He is the best litigator in Portugal; his knowledge is
extensive and, more importantly, his diplomatic skills
are perfect for negotiating and achieving a fair
agreement, which are also reflected in his legal and
balanced judgement as a top international arbitrator.”
“I have lost count of how many times I have sent an
email to his office and received a phone call to
discuss the issues within minutes, irrespective of it
– on multiple occasions – being a weekend.”
Júdice, José Miguel
PLMJ – Founding Partner |
Winner – Arbitration, Portugal