(Portugal) Supreme Court of Justice | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | Standard Form Contracts | Swaps | 14-05-2019 | Case #92

(Portugal) Supreme Court of Justice | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | Standard Form Contracts | Swaps | 14-05-2019 | Case #92 Case nr. 2741/16.1T8PTM.L1.S1 LINK DGSI Headline: Even though there is no express arbitration agreement in the contract, the mere reference to a framework contract which contains in itself an arbitration clause is deemed to be construed as […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Agreement to arbitrate by reference | Standard Form Contracts | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | 07-07-2016 | Case #054

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 07-07-2016 Case Nr. 508/14.0TBLNH-A.L1-2 LINK DGSI Headline: It will be considered sufficient for the purpose of incorporation if the contract signed by the parties or the correspondence between them contains a reference to a document containing the arbitration agreement. The “competence-competence” principle applies with one exception arising from the application […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | State Courts are not Competent to Decide the Validity of an Arbitration Agreement | 09-07-2015 | Case #075

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 09-07-2015 Case Nr. 1770/13.1TVLSB.L1.S1 LINK DGSI Headlines: The arbitral tribunal is competent to decide the validity of the arbitration agreement, unless such invalidity is blatant. Summary: 1. The interpretation of any arbitration agreement, such as an arbitration clause, relating to possible and future disputes arising from a specific contractual relationship, […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal)| State Courts are not Competent to Decide the Validity of the Arbitration Agreement | 02-06-2015 | Case #073

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 02-06-2015 Case Nr. 1279/14.6TVLSB.S1 LINK DGSI  Headlines: The arbitral tribunal is competent to decide the validity of the arbitration agreement, unless such invalidity is blatant. Summary: 1. Given that the parties have agreed on arbitration to solve any dispute arising out of the contract they have entered into, and the […]

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Porto Court of Appeal | Competence of the Arbitral Tribunal to decide the Validity of the Arbitration Agreement | 13-04-2015 | Case #072

Porto Court of Appeal Date: 13-04-2015 Case Nr. 471/14.8TVPRT.P1 LINK DGSI Headlines: The arbitral tribunal is competent to decide the validity of the arbitration agreement, and the state court may not decide that issue unless such invalidity is blatant. Summary: 1. Given that the parties entered into a ‘master agreement’, which stated that it was […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal)| State Courts are not Competent to Decide the Validity of the Arbitration Agreement |28-05-2015 | Case #069

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 28-05-2015 Case Nr. 2040/13.0TVLSB.L1.S1 LINK DGSI  Headlines: State courts are not competent to decide the invalidity of the arbitration agreement, unless such invalidity is blatant. Summary: 1. Since the defendant invoked an arbitration agreement in a timely manner, only in cases where such agreement is manifestly invalid, inoperative or ineffective […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Arbitration in Standard Form Contracts | 24-02-2015 | Case #068

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 24-02-2015 Case Nr. 2186.13.5TVLSB.L1-7 LINK DGSI Headlines: An arbitration agreement included in a standard form contract (such as a swap agreement) produces a negative effect upon the jurisdiction of the state court to hear a dispute brought in relation to it, even if the petitioner has claimed for its invalidity […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | New York Convention 1958 | Recognition of Arbitral Awards | Arbitration Clause inserted in a Standard Form Contract | 18-02-2014 | Case #0036

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 18-02-2014 Case Nr. 1630/06.2YRCBR.C2.S1 LINK DGSI RELATED CASE #28 (Coimbra Court of Appeal) Headlines: The NYC applies to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Portugal. Standard form contracts are characterized by three fundamental elements: they are generic, pre-formulated and not subject to modification. If a set of […]

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Coimbra Court of Appeal | New York Convention 1958 | Recognition of Arbitral Awards | Arbitration Clause inserted in a Standard Form Contract | 19-06-2013 | Case #0028

Coimbra Court of Appeal Date: 19-06-2013 Case Nr. 1630/06.2YRCBR.C2 LINK DGSI RELATED CASE #036 (Supreme Court of Justice)   Headline: A party wishing to rely on an arbitration clause inserted in a standard form contract must show that that clause was subjected to bargain between the parties, under penalty of nullity. The state court before […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | 21-06-2016 | Case #0016

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 21-06-2016 Case Nr. 301/14.0TVLSB.L1.S1 LINK DGSI Headline:  The court may refuse to refer the parties to the arbitral tribunal only where the arbitration agreement is manifestly null and void. Summary: 1. In assessing objections to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, the court must act with restraint, and give the […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Arbitration Clause in Framework Agreement | Negative Kompetenz-Kompetenz | 05-11-2015 | Case #014

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 05-11-2015 Case Nr. 2672-14.0T8LSB.L1-6 LINK DGSI Headlines: An arbitration clause in a framework agreement is applicable to contracts concluded under it. The failure to raise objections to the court’s jurisdiction on a dispute arising from one contract does not deprive a party of its right to raise such a defence […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | Financial Distress of one of the Parties does not render the Arbitration Clause Inoperative | 22-09-2015 | Case #007

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 22-09-2015 Case Nr. 1212/14.5T8LSB.L1-7 LINK DGSI  Related CASE: Decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of 26-04-2016 HERE Headlines: The arbitral tribunal is competent to decide the validity of the arbitration agreement, unless such invalidity is blatant. The circumstance that the petitioner is under a restructure procedure does necessary mean […]

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