Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Mr. Manuel Barrocas

Managing Partner

Barrocas & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados

Gender: Male

Nationality: Portuguese

Country: Portugal

Email Address:


Languages: Portuguese (Native), English (Fluent), French (Working knowledge), Spanish (Fluent)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Experience as Mediator:

Legal systems: Civil Law

Bar Admission: Portugal, 1970

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial arbitration, Energy & Natural Resources, Investment law


Manual de Arbitragem (a treatise on Arbitration in General, Portuguese Arbitration Law and International Arbitration), Almedina Editora Coimbra, 2013 Estudos de Arbitragem e Prática Arbitral, Almedina Editora Coimbra, 2017
Lei de Arbitragem Comentada (a Commentary on Portuguese Arbitration Law), Almedina Editora Coimbra, 2018
Public Policy and Arbitration, Portuguese Bar Review 2014 and in Club Español del Arbitraje Review, 2015
Non-Signatory Parties in Arbitration Law, Centre of Arbitration of the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lisbon, 2019
Main Principles that Guide the New Portuguese Arbitration Law, Club Español del Arbitraje Review Madrid, 2013
Arbitrator’s Ethics and Their Legal Duties, AssociaçãoPortuguesa de Arbitragem (APA) Review, 2013
Right Arbitration Procedures or Arbitral Guerrila?, Portuguese Bar Association Review, 2012
Validity of the Arbitration Agreement, APA Review Lisbon, 2012
Some Notes on Arbitration Injunctions in International Arbitration, Portuguese Bar Association Review Lisbon, 2011
Some Notes on Arbitration Injunctions in International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation Review of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Comparado São Paulo Brazil, 2011
Pre-Contractual Liability and Arbitration, Revista do Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje Lima Peru, 2011
Evidence in Arbitration Law, Centre of Arbitration of the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2010

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