Lisbon Court of Appeal | Penalty Clauses | Competence of Arbitral Tribunals to award Penalty Clauses | 06-06-2019| Case #94

Lisbon Court of Appeal | Penalty Clauses | Competence of Arbitral Tribunals to award Penalty Clauses | 06-06-2019| Case #94 Case nr. 1460/18.9 YRLSB.L1-6 LINK DGSI Headline: Arbitral tribunals shall have the power to enforce a penalty payment, particularly in compulsory arbitrations.   Summary: I – In an arbitration proceeding where the defendants were obliged […]

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(Portugal) Supreme Court of Justice | Annulment of the Award | Lack of Motivation | Liquidated Damages | 27-09-2018 | Case #079

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 27-09-2018 Case Nr. 776/17.6YRLSB.S1 LINK DGSI Headline: In a lawsuit for the annulment of an arbitral award, the appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeals is admissible before the Supreme Court, provided that the appeal deals only with the issue of whether the requisites for that annulment are […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | New York Convention 1958 | Liquidated Damages Clause | International Public Policy | 14-03-2013 | Case #0031

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 14-03-2013 Case Nr. 7328/10.0TBOER.L1.S1 LINK (external) RELATED CASE – Lisbon Court of Appeal | 12-07-2012| Case #030 Headlines: The recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award may only be refused if it is manifestly contrary to the principles of international public policy of Portugal. If the agreement was freely […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | New York Convention 1958 | Liquidated Damages Clause | International Public Policy | 12-07-2012 | Case #0030

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 12-07-2012 Case Nr. 7328/10.0TBOER.L1-1 LINK DGSI Related CASE: Supreme Court of Justice | 14-03-2013 | Case #031 Headline: Evidences of the circumstances set forth in Art. V(1) of the NYC shall be introduced within 10 days after the respondent has been summoned. Liquidated damages clauses are not contrary to the […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | International Public Policy of Portugal | Excessive Liquidated Damages | Abuse of Rights | 14-03-2017 | Case #012

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 14-03-2017 Case Nr. 103/13.1YRLSB-2 LINK DGSI Headline: A foreign award enforcing a penal clause of such high magnitude that it impairs the personal and economic freedoms of a party is incompatible with the international public order of Portugal, and is therefore unenforceable. Summary: The fact that the New York Convention […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | International Public Policy of Portugal | Excessive Liquidated Damages | Abuse of Rights | 02-06-2016 | Case #0011

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 02-06-2016 Case Nr. 103/13.1YRLSB-2 LINK DGSI Headline: A foreign award that imposes a disproportionate and excessive penalty on a party is manifestly inconsistent with the international public order of Portugal, and is therefore unenforceable by a  Portuguese court. Summary: Prior to enforcement of the award, the court must satisfy itself […]

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