Law Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, in 1993.


Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1995.

Joined Albuquerque & Associados, as Associate in 1996 and, since 2000, is Head of the Litigation and Arbitration Department of the firm, leading a team handling a significant caseload in all foreign and domestic judicial and arbitration instances. Responsible for hundreds of clients, including some of the largest national and international groups in the insurance sector, in commercial and investment banking, in the oil and energy sectors, and in the automobile, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, textiles and IT industries.

Member of the list of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and of the 1st List of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the Concordia Centre – Centre for Conciliation, Conflict Mediation and Arbitration.

Founding member of the “Circle of Litigation Lawyers” and member of its Supervisory Board since 2012.

Main practice areas: General Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Insurance Law.


Francisco is and has been, for the last two decades, one of the highest ranked Litigation Lawyers mentioned in directories such as "Chambers", "Legal 500" and "Best Lawyers".


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