Duarte Henriques

Address

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, nº 35 – 15º A

1050 118 Lisboa – Portugal

Contacts

T +351 213 530 560

M +351 917 895 543 

M + 41 22 575 40 04 

M +1 (917) 740-7984 

E duarte@victoria.associates

Duarte Henriques is a lawyer and arbitrator based in Lisbon – Portugal.

He is ranked as Global Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and recommended by “WWL” Arbitration 2019 as a “go-to lawyer in Portugal, standing out for his extensive knowledge of commercial and investment treaty disputes” and in “WWL Arbitration 2020” as “an outstanding practitioner, who is well versed as both counsel and arbitrator in investment, banking, finance and construction disputes”

Since 1990, he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in a number of litigation and arbitration cases related to investment disputes, banking & finance, corporate, commercial, distribution and construction disputes. Duarte Henriques has a strong experience in advising and securing “third-party funding” for clients. 

He serves as sole arbitrator, chair or member of tribunals in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, and as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc. Duarte Henriques also provides services in domestic and international litigation, and regularly works with other international law firms in dispute resolution. 

Duarte Henriques advises major banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, and technology / software solution providers in litigation and arbitration disputes.  

Duarte Henriques is listed as arbitrator in a number of institutions, including the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (including the panel for IP Disputes), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (reserve panel), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and the International Distribution Institute. 

He is a member of a number of international associations, including ASA, LCIA, IBA, ICC, and ICCA.  

Duarte Henriques is a member of the ICC Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration and of the Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) & Queen Mary University of London Law School – London.  

He has written numerous articles on Portuguese and International arbitration.

ARBITRAL EXPERIENCE – SELECTED

(Summary of cases and Brief description of the disputes) 
(The amounts in dispute ranged between € 10,000 and €280,000,000)

2001 –Dispute concerning an agreement for the sale of shares and subsequent determination of the price. (Counsel)

2002 –Dispute concerning the interpretation of a clause contained in a lease agreement and subsequent determination of the rents. (Counsel)

2004 –Dispute concerning an agreement for the management of a portfolio of assets.  (Counsel)

2005 –Dispute concerning a breach of a company management agreement and a jointly employment contract. (Counsel)

2005 – Dispute concerning an insurance policy covering all risks of a warehouse of computer and mobile phone hardware. (Counsel)

2006 – Dispute concerning a breach of an agreement for the provision of a software solution and subsequent determination of property over the results of such work carried out on commission, involving also a distribution of software agreement (Counsel)

2006 – Dispute concerning a contract for the construction of a building on a “turn key basis”. (Counsel)

2008 – Dispute concerning an abusive resolution to increase the stock capital of a company. (Counsel)

2011 – Dispute concerning a claim for the restitution of cash injection from a shareholder. (Counsel)

2011 – Dispute concerning a breach of an agreement for the provision of a software solution and intellectual property infringement, involving also a distribution of software agreement. (Sole Arbitrator)

2012 – Dispute concerning a breach of an agreement for the provision of a software solution and intellectual property infringement. (Sole-Arbitrator)

2012 – Dispute concerning a purchase and sale of shares agreement. (Co-Arbitrator) 

2012 – Dispute concerning a breach of a software distribution agreement. (Co-Arbitrator)

2013 – Dispute related to a company’s name registration. (Counsel) 

2014 – Dispute concerning a purchase and sale of shares agreement and shareholders agreement. (Counsel)

2014 – Dispute concerning the manufacturing and delivery of industrial machinery (Counsel)

2014 – Several arbitration disputes (16) related to tax law against the Portuguese State (Counsel)

2015 – Several arbitration disputes (10) related to tax law against the Portuguese State (Counsel)

2015 – Dispute concerning industrial property rights related to reference medicines and generic medicines (Co-Arbitrator)

2015 – Dispute concerning patents and application for patent protection. Dispute against Patent Office. (Sole Arbitrator)

2016 – Several arbitration disputes (4) related to tax law against the Portuguese State (Counsel)

2016 – Dispute concerning industrial property rights related to reference medicines and generic medicines (Co-Arbitrator)

2016 – Dispute related to the “GoPro.pt” web-domain name (Sole-Arbitrator) 

2016 – Disputes (2) related to real estate property (Co-Arbitrator)

2016 – Enforcement of PCA Investment Arbitration Award

2016 – Dispute related to a distribution agreement (Chair)

2017 – Dispute related to a distribution agreement (Chair)

2017 – Dispute against a Caribbean State – Investment Arbitration (counsel)

2018 – Dispute against a South-American State – Investment Arbitration (counsel)

2019 – Dispute between two Brazilian companies related to a shareholders’ agreement

LAW DEGREE

Law Degree – Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon 1988

POST-GRADUATION QUALIFICATION

Accounting, financial analysis and business assessment – University Nova of Lisbon 1998

International Trade Law (Contracts and International Arbitration) – Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon 2004-2005

ADVANCED TRAINING

Advanced Training PIDA – Advanced Training in International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Paris 2013

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Como, Italy 2014

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Badenweiler, Germany, 2015

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Frankfurt, Germany, 2018

 

LAWYER – 1990 – PRESENT

Duarte Henriques is a lawyer admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1990, holding professional licence nr. 8830L, without any interruption or suspension, and with no disciplinary, ethical or deontological sanctions or reserves.

COMMISSIONS AND TASK FORCES

– ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR – Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

– (ICCA and QMUL) – Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration

– (ICC) – Task Force on “The Revision of the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other Ad Hoc Arbitration Proceedings” 

– Arbitration Committee of ICC Portugal 

– Member of the Working Group of The Prague Rules

 

ARBITRAL INSTITUTIONS LISTINGS

– Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre 

– International Distribution Institute 

– Korean Commercial Arbitration Board 

– Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) 

– China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) 

– Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) – Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes 

– Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) 

– Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel of Arbitrators) 

– Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration 

– Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy 

– WIPO List of Arbitrators 

– British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre 

– Arbitral Tribunal of the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) 

– ARBITRARE – Arbitration Centre for Industrial Property, Domain Names, Trade Names and Corporate Names (Lisbon, Portugal)

MEMBERSHIPS

– Portuguese Arbitration Association 

– London Court of International Association European Users’ Council 

– International Bar Association 

– ICCA – International Council for Commercial Arbitration 

– International Arbitration Institute – Paris 

– ASA – Swiss Arbitration Association 

– Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society 

– Brazilian Committee of Arbitration 

– German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) – Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS) 

– Association for Domestic and International Arbitration (AFA – Paris) 

 

1. Motivation of arbitral awards: a few notes – Young Arbitration Review, July 2013, on-line edition (www.yar.com.pt) 

2. Fundamentação de laudos arbitrais no direito português: Algumas notas – Rev. Arb. Med., Vol. 10, No. 39, at 155 (2013)  

 3. Arbitrability of disputes in computer program rights under the Portuguese Law: General Overview – Romanian Arbitration Journal, year 10, nr. 1, jan-mar 2016, vol. 37, at 22  

4. Notas sobre a Arbitrabilidade de Litígios no Âmbito dos Direitos sobre Programas de Computador – THEMIS Revista da Faculdade de Direito da UNL, Ano XII, Nºs24/25, 2013, at. 233-293  

5. Asymmetrical arbitration clauses under the Portuguese Law – Young Arbitration Review, October 2013, on-line edition (www.yar.com.pt)  

6. Cláusulas Arbitrais Assimétricas: uma perspectiva portuguesa – Rev. Arb. Med., Vol. 11, No. 41, at 45 (2014)  

7. A Convenção de Nova Iorque sobre o Reconhecimento e Execução de Sentenças Arbitrais de 1958 na Jurisprudência Portuguesa (2013) 

8. The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 in the Portuguese Case Law – Romanian Arbitration Journal, year 8, nr. 4, oct-dec 2014, vol. 32, at 29 

9. The Extension of Arbitration Agreements: A “Glimpse” of Connectivity – ASA Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 1, 2014, p. 18.  

10. Dealing with the “BUTs” of “BATs” within the Portuguese jurisdiction, – Young Arbitration Review, April 2014, on-line edition (www.yar.com.pt)  

11. A extensão da convenção de arbitragem no quadro dos grupos de empresas e da assunção de dívidas: um vislumbre de conectividade, Revista da Ordem dos Advogados, year 74, nr. 1, jan-mar 2014, at. 141-179.   

12. Lidando com os BUTs dos BATs no direito português, Rev. Arb. Med., Vol. 11, No. 42, at 213 (2014). 

13. I Will Not Go That Way: What The International Public Policy Of The Portuguese State Is Not, in MEALEY’S International Arbitration Report Vol. 30, #2 February 2015  

14. Pathological arbitration clauses, good faith and the protection of legitimate expectations, Arbitration International 31(2) 349 (2015) 

15. Arbitrability Of Copyrights In Portugal, in MEALEY’S International Arbitration Report Vol. 30, #5 May 2015   

16. Arbitraje de Disputas Tributarias en Portugal Y Reflexiones Sobre Su Posible Implantación en España, Spain Arbitration Review, No. 23/2015, at 95 

17. Arbitration in Portugal, in Practical Law – Thomson Reuters, July 2015  

18. The role of good faith in arbitration: are arbitrators and arbitral institutions bound to act in good faith?, in 33 ASA BULLETIN 3/2015 (SEPTEMBER)  

19. Regras para Nomeação de Árbitros. O exemplo do Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa, with José-Miguel Júdice, Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, vol. 46, ano 12, p. 241-254, São Paulo, Ed. RT, jul-set 2015 

20. “Third Party Funding” ou o Financiamento de Litígios por Terceiros em Portugal – Revista do Ordem dos Advogados” III/IV 2015  

21. Arbitration in Swaps: the Portuguese experience, with Prof. Paula Costa e Silva, Arbitration International, 2016, 0, 1–25 — doi: 10.1093/arbint/aiw014  

22. Arbitral awards modifying arbitral awards? The principle of “equilibrium” of arbitral awards – European International Arbitration Review, Vol. 4:2  

23. Tax Arbitration in Portugal, with Dr. Werner Muller – Schieds VZ 2016, November 

24. Third Party Funding: a Protected Investment?, Spain Arbitration Review, nr. 30, 2017  

25. Third-Party Funding: In Search of a Definition, American Review of International Arbitration, 2018 

26. Report on Third Party Funding for the Vienna Arbitration Days (2017), with Nefeli Lamprou, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2018 

27. A Proibição de Excesso e a Ordem Pública Internacional de Portugal, Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação—RArb, vol. 56. ano 17, São Paulo: Ed. RT, jan.-mar. 2018  

28. Portugal e as IBA Guidelines: Desinvestir na virtude?, Revista de Direito Comercial, www.revistadedireitocomercial.com, 2018  

29. Cláusulas Penales en Arbitraje Internacional: Una Introducción Comparativa, forthcoming 

30. The Prague Rules: Competitor, Alternative or Addition to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration?, in ASA Bull. 2/2018, 351 et seq. 

31. A Regulação de Third-Party Funding, in XI Congresso do Centro de Arbitragem Comercial, Intervenções, Almedina, 2018 

32. Arbitrating Disputes in Third-Party Funding: A Parallel With Arbitration in the Financing Sector, forthcoming, accessible at https://papers.ssrn.com 

33. “The Prague Rules: A Regression or a Step Towards More Efficiency?”, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 12 No. 1 (Spring 2019), New York State Bar Association 

34. Penalty Clauses in International Arbitration: A Comparative Snapshot – WAMR 2017 – Vol. 11, No. 4

35. The Prague Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration – Romanian Arbitration Journal, Year 13, Nr. 2/2019 (April-June 2019)

36. Access to Justice and the Costs of ICSID, with Avani Agarwal, in Leonardo V P de Oliveira and Sara Hourani (eds), Access to Justice in Arbitration: Concept, Context and Practice, to be published by Wolters Kluwer publisher in 2020

37. The Prague Rules: “De-crystallizing” International Practices?, with Avani Agarwal, Revista Internacional de Arbitragem e Conciliação, Revista Internacional de Arbitragem e Conciliação – Year XII – 2019

38. Arbitration and blockchain in the banking and financing sector, WAMR 2018 – Vol. 12, No. 2, 2018

 – Contributor, New York Convention Guide Project (www.newyorkconvention1958.org)

Lexis-Nexis Practical Notes: 

– Enforcing arbitral awards in Portugal

– State immunity and arbitration in Portugal

– Interim remedies in support of arbitration in Portugal

– The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest: Portuguese courts differ

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