Trade Disputes in Portugal

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Arbitration is a solution for settling disputes. An arbitrator is called in to make the final decision in the resolution of such conflicts.
Arbitration Law
Lei nÂș 31/86
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Party to the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses.
Party to the Geneva Convention of the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
The court of arbitration is composed of an odd number of arbitrators (usually three), who are chosen by the disputing parties.
Arbitration Procedure
Any person or company facing a dispute can resort to arbitration on condition that both parties wish to resort to this procedure. The sentence decided by the arbitrators is not binding. If the person sentenced refuses to carry it out, the other party will have to resort to a state tribunal for an exequatur ruling. The person sentenced can refer to the Court of Appeal to request the quashing of the sentence.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Arbitration center of the Chamber of Commerce (Sectors Covered: commerce)
Arbitration Tribunal (Sectors Covered: real estate)

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