Lisbon Court of Appeal | Motivation of Arbitral Awards | Annulment | 27-06-2019| Case #95

Lisbon Court of Appeal | Motivation of Arbitral Awards | Annulment | 27-06-2019 | Case nr. 2794/18.8YRLSB.L1-2 | Case #95 LINK DGSI Headline: According to the Portuguese Arbitration Law, an arbitration award which lacks reasoning shall be considered null and void. However, a merely defective statement of reasons is not sufficient to grant the annulment […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Motivation of the Arbitral Award | 21-03-2019 | Case #089

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 21-03-2019 Case Nr. 1412/18.9YRLSB.L1-2 LINK DGSI Headline: The arbitral award must contain its motivation, consisting of an assessment of the evidence produced, the indication of the facts proven, particularly those admitted by the parties, the reasons justifying the application of the legal rules to the facts, and the conclusion resulting […]

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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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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Arbitration’s Costs | Motivation of the arbitral award | 13-02-2014 | Case #041

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 13-02-2014 Case Nr. 1053/13.7YRLSB-2 LINK DGSI   Headline: It is up to the arbitral tribunal to decide on their fees and other costs of the arbitration. It shall not be annulled a final award that does not contain the motivation regarding the factual background that was considered to be proven by […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Modification of Arbitral Awards | 28-01-2016 | Case #070

Lisbon Court of Appeal | Modification of Arbitral Awards | 28-01-2016 Date: 28-01-2016 Case Nr. 660/15.8YRLSB-2 Link DGSI Headlines An arbitral award may be modified if the facts on which it was based have subsequently suffered a material change.   Summary 1. The extent to which the motivation of the arbitral award is required for […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | Compulsory Penalty | Motivation of the arbitral award | 13-02-2014 |Case #040

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 13-02-2014 Case Nr. 724/13.2YRLSB-8 LINK DGSI Headline: In the absence of an express provision providing jurisdiction, arbitral tribunals cannot impose periodic penalty payments.   Arbitral awards that do not explain relevant facts should be annulled by state courts. Summary: The legitimacy of an arbitral tribunal arises from the will of […]

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Porto Court of Appeal | Partial annulment of an arbitral award | Lack of motivation | 04-06-2013 | Case #051

Porto Court of Appeal Date: 04-06-2013 Case Nr. 119/13.8YRPRT LINK DGSI Headline: If the arbitral tribunal failed to deal with all the matters submitted to arbitration, the award shall only be annulled partially, with regard to the part that has not been dealt with.   Summary: According to Art. 42(3) of the Arbitration Act, the […]

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Lisbon Court of Appeal | “ex aequo et bono” | Motivation of Arbitral Awards | Procedural guarantees | 15-03-2016 | Case #049

Lisbon Court of Appeal Date: 15-03-2016 Case Nr. 871/15.6YRLSB-7 LINK DGSI Headline: An arbitral award may only be set aside if extremely exceptional circumstances occur, such as the violation of fundamental principles of due process that may have had an influence in the outcome of the case. An arbitral award is sufficiently motivated if it […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | Annulment and Motivation of the Arbitral Award | 16-03-2017 | Case #004

Supreme Court of Justice  Date: 16-03-2017 Case Nr. 1052/14.1TBBCL.P1.S1 LINK DGSI Headlines: – An arbitral award may only be challenged in an annulment procedure and it is not subject to appeal unless the parties have provided otherwise. – The grounds for the annulment are set forth in an exhaustive manner and the superior courts are […]

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Supreme Court of Justice (Portugal) | Ex Aequo et Bono | Motivation of the Arbitral Award | 22-09-2016 | Case #003

Supreme Court of Justice Date: 22-09-2016 Case Nr. 660/15.8YRLSB.L1.S1 LINK DGSI Headlines: The arbitrators shall not be deemed as deciding a case according to “ex aequo et bono” if they are merely applying a substantive legal rule that calls for the decision to be based on a “equity” criterion. The arbitral award should be considered […]

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