International and Domestic
Business & Dispute Resolution

International Arbitration

We advise and represent our clients in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and sports arbitration. Our team has vast experience in representing clients in arbitral proceedings under the rules of the main international arbitration institutions, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS, the International Chamber of Commerce – ICC, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes – ICSID, the London Court of International Arbitration – LCIA, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its international arm (ICDR), as well as in “ad hoc” arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. While Victoria Associates covers disputes in a wide range of business and commercial areas, our team has strong expertise in disputes related to Banking & Finance Law, Oil & Gas, Insurance & Reinsurance, Shipping, Energy, Public International Law and Human Rights, Construction, Engineering & Real Estate, Distribution, Business & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Gaming, Mergers & Acquisitions and International Frauds and tracing assets.


We advise and represent our clients in Alternative Dispute Resolution – ADR mechanisms. Our experience includes mediation, fact-finding, expert determination and Documentary Instruments Dispute Resolution Expertise – DOCDEX under the ICC Rules.

International Business

Victoria Associates is a renowned advisory firm with expertise in multiple business sectors across the globe. We provide comprehensive assistance to clients involved in cross-border transactions, ensuring seamless execution and strategic guidance. Our services encompass mergers and acquisitions (M&A), where we offer insightful analysis and support to drive successful outcomes. In the commercial sector, we help clients navigate complex international markets, fostering robust business relationships and optimizing distribution channels. Our global reach and in-depth industry knowledge position us as a trusted partner for enterprises seeking to expand or consolidate their operations internationally. With a dedicated team of experts, we tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each client, enhancing growth and competitive advantage. Whether facilitating intricate M&A deals or refining commercial strategies, Victoria Associates consistently delivers excellence. Our commitment to innovation and efficiency has earned us a stellar reputation, making us the go-to advisory firm for businesses aiming to thrive in the global market. 

Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Court Decisions

We have extensive experience and know-how in obtaining the recognition of foreign and domestic arbitral awards and judicial court decisions in several jurisdictions.

We also provide services related to the enforcement of those awards and decisions before state courts. We work closely with experts in international tracing of assets and assist clients in securing attachment orders and other judicial orders aimed at securing the creditors’ rights.

Third-Party Funding

We have expertise and an extensive range of international contacts in the third-party funding industry that the clients can benefit from, and we also have been able to secure funding for clients with strong claims.

Oil and Gas – Investment – Construction Disputes

We benefit from stellar reputation of our members in the energy sector, particularly in relation to oil and gas transactions / projects and offshore services, and from the expertise in advising oil and gas companies in connection with disputes and issues relating to the various types of concession agreements (e.g. PSCs, JOAs, unitization) and in advising national government entities and on international investment treaty claims. Victoria Associates also has expertise and experience in construction arbitration and disputes and our member are able to advise on commercial, industrial, energy, engineering schemes and infrastructure projects and related issues.

Insurance – Reinsurance

The members of Victoria Associates have expertise and experience in insurance, marine insurance, reinsurance. Victoria Associates is advising clients on matters including regulatory and compliance, drafting policy, treaty wordings, marine insurance claims, offshore and international insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution. 


Victoria Associates has expertise in shipping law and regularly advises on the transactional aspects of shipping. In dispute resolution, we have experience in shipping and commercial arbitration, including shipbuilding contract disputes, the negotiation of contracts and various cross-border shipping arbitration matters. We also advise on all substantive and procedural points of law in relation to dispute resolution and arbitration in shipping.

Cartel damage & Private enforcement

Victoria Associates members are experienced in matters and disputes related to the private enforcement under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the Portuguese Private Enforcement Law. This area of expertise includes the prosecution of class actions, cartel damage cases, and other civil liability disputes all arising out of the violation of competition (antitrust) law.

Our Practice in Portugal & Portuguese Speaking Countries

Our Portuguese team is a market leader in domestic disputes (litigation and arbitration) and highly qualified in various practice areas of law. We assist our clients with related issues – banking & finance, corporate, business & commercial law, Mergers & Acquisitions, construction & real-estate, as well as intellectual property.

We also handle international arbitrations related to Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries. We assist and represent clients in international and domestic arbitrations in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Macau, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Guiné-Bissau, countries for which Portuguese Law is the primary source. We have close contacts and associations with local firms to assist our clients in any dispute relating to one of these countries.   

We act as expert witnesses on the law of these countries, and support non-Portuguese law firms acting in arbitrations relating to these countries. On the other hand, we also represent clients from Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries in disputes subject to laws other than their own laws. 

American Law Practice

Some of Victoria Associates’ members are qualified in New York,  California, D.C., Arizona and Massachusetts. We have a strong background in domestic litigation and arbitration, judicial assistance, recognition and enforcement of awards and court judgements, in all sorts of matters. 

Our Practice in Brazil

As a result of a strategic alliance with Zancaneli & Puppe, Victoria Associates delivers its services through four offices in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Paraná. 

Besides a solid practice in litigation and arbitration in Brazil, we can represent and assist clients in a host of other services, including new technologies and Data Protection. Amongst other services, Victoria Associates has expertise in LGPD, GDPR and HIPAA Privacy Rules, governance, compliance, corporate integrity & risk assessment, internal investigations, international restructuring, blockchain, AI, crypo actives, startups, technologies investments & contracts, and social networks.

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