Gonçalo Malheiro


Gonçalo Malheiro is an associated partner of Abreu Advogados. He focuses his work on Arbitration and Litigation.

With around 20 years of experience, Gonçalo has a broad expertise in handling arbitration, civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He has represented foreign and national clients before Tribunals and Courts.

He has also handled numerous contract disputes including claims arising out of sales of goods agreements, distribution arrangements, unfair competition matters, banking and insurance, real estate, franchising disputes and corporate matters.

Gonçalo completed his LLM at Queen Mary – University of London (School of International Arbitration) and published his dissertation about interim injunctions in Portuguese Arbitration Law and a compared analysis with different jurisdictions.

Before, he already had attended a Summer Course at Cambridge University.

Between 2012 and 2015 he was Chairman of the Young Member Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is currently member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Gonçalo attended the 1st Intensive Program for Arbitrators organized by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in April 2015 and is Arbitrator at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of São Paulo, Brazil.

He has been a speaker in several national and international conferences focused on arbitration.

Besides publishing in English and Portuguese regarding various arbitration matters, Gonçalo is also Co-Founder of YAR - Young Arbitration Review.

Gonçalo also co-founded AFSIA Portugal (2010), the national branch of Alumni & Friends of the School of International Arbitration (AFSIA), of which he is a member.

Gonçalo published recently articles about arbitration in Portuguese speaking countries and recently about rules of evidence in arbitration for the book “La prueba en el procedimiento arbitral”.

Gonçalo was awarded as the Client Choice Award winner 2020 for litigation in Portuguese jurisdiction.