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Who we are

Who we are

The Arbitration center of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (CAUAL) was authorized by Ministerial Order No. 8294/97 of 29 September (Diário da República, 2nd Series, of 29 September 1997).

It is an Arbitration Center of generic competence and of national scope, being able to cover all legally arbitrable conflicts.

CAUAL aims to promote mediation, conciliation and arbitration.

CAUAL aims to promote the resolution of national and cross-border consumer disputes, in addition to conflicts arising from other areas, such as, for example, disputes in a hospital context.
CAUAL has a list of Arbitrators with relevant experience and extensive knowledge of the subjects to be covered, practically all of whom are professors and researchers at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

CAUAL also has a pool of reputed conflict mediators, certified by the Ministry of Justice, all of whom are on the list of conflict mediators organized by the Ministry of Justice (Ordinance 344/2013 of 27 November).

Conflict mediators in the CAUAL mediator pool have the ability to grant the agreements obtained in mediations in which they participate, the principle of enforceability (article 9, no. , are agreements with enforceable force, which do not require any other type of approval.

Carlos Carvalho Cardoso – Executive Director