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Sofia Martins

Sofia Martins

Miranda & Associados

Lisboa, PRT


Sofia Martins is a Partner and the Head of the Litigation and Arbitration Practice at Miranda & Associados. Sofia was one of the founding partners of Fraústo da Silva & Associados in 2006, which later merged with Spanish firm Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho, where she remained until 2014 before joining Miranda & Associados.

In 2013 Sofia was awarded with the prestigious Iberian Lawyer Top 40 under Forty Award, which celebrates the best Spanish and Portuguese lawyers under the age of 40. She is also recommended by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who International Arbitration in Dispute Resolution. Sofia mainly represents clients in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration at all levels of the Portuguese court system and arbitral tribunals, in Portugal and abroad. Sofia has also been appointed to act as arbitrator in several cases.

Her areas of expertise include Litigation and Arbitration; Civil, Commercial and Corporate Law and Insurance Law. Sofia is a member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (APA), the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA). She was one of the co-chairs for both the CEA (2010-2012) and APA (2011-2013) under forty organizations, having also been appointed, in 2012, to the Board of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the major arbitration center in Portugal. In March 2014, Sofia was appointed to the Board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association and, in November 2015, as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Since March 2017 Sofia has been an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee.

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