Guimarães Court of Appeal | Supervening Impecuniosity | Ineffectiveness of the Arbitration Agreement | 21-02-2019 | Case #088

Guimarães Court of Appeal   Date: 21-02-2019 Case Nr. 317/18.8T8PRT.G1 LINK DGSI Headline: The supervening economic impossibility of the signatories of an arbitration agreement (preventing them from bearing the inevitable costs of such dispute resolution mechanism), may constitute a manifest ineffectiveness of such arbitration agreement. Accordingly, the state court is competent to decide the question […]

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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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Guimarães Court of Appeal | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | Impecuniosity & Enforceability of the Arbitration Agreement | 25-09-2014 | Case #017

Guimarães Court of Appeal | Kompetenz-Kompetenz | Impecuniosity & Enforceability of the Arbitration Agreement | 25-09-2014 Date: 25-09-2014 Case No. 403/13.0TCGMR.G1 LINK DGSI Headlines – The arbitral tribunal is competent to decide on its own competence and the state court can only assess the validity, applicability and enforceability of the arbitration agreement where there are […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | Suspension of the Arbitration Agreement | Restructuring | Impecuniosity | 26-04-2016 | Case #010

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 26-04-2016 Case No. 1212/14.5T8LSB.L1.S1 LINK DGSI RELATED CASE: Decision of the Lisbon Court of Appeal HERE Headlines – A restructuring procedure does not entail the suspension of the arbitration agreement or of the arbitration proceedings – Nor does that procedure grant the company under restructure an exemption of court or […]

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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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