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, 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.

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.

Duarte Henriques is a member of the ICCA QMUL Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration and co-promoter of the “Third-Party Funding Online Observatory“.

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

George Yates based in Paris is qualified in New York and California and has a strong background in mergers & acquisitions both from a transaction perspective but also in disputes arising out of M&A transactions. He has experience not only in the US and Europe but also in Asia and Africa. George is well placed to work as a team with Lee Boyd who heads up our Victoria Associates team in Los Angeles and New York.




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