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Mariana Soares David



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English, French, Portuguese
Mediation Profile

Managing Associate at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (one the most renowned Portuguese lawfirms - http://www.mlgts.pt/en/soc_pre_premios.php), with special experience and expertise in civil, commercial and corporate litigation. Particularly skilled in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and related dispute resolution, with special focus on distribution and commercial agency agreements and transport of hazardous products, as well as in product safety and product liability issues.

Collaboration with Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (a renowned Portuguese foundation created to promote public knowledge and debate about Portuguese society, rights and institutions) within the Project "Direitos e Deveres", intented to increase public awareness regarding relevant legal issues - http://www.direitosedeveres.pt/, https://www.youtube.com/user/ffmspt.

Accredited by ICFML both as a certified mediator and as certified lawyer in "Mediation Advocacy", since 2012.

Member of the list of mediators of ICC Portugal and Centro de Conciliação Mediação de Conflitos e Arbitragem da Concórdia ("Concórdia"), since 2014.

Accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a public and private mediator with the ability to grant enforceability to settlements achieved in cases mediated by her, since 2016.

Mariana served as a negotiator and deal facilitator in several cases over the last 10 years, with multiple interventions as mediator in formal mediation process. 

These cases related, notably, to conflicts arising from the termination of agency and distribution agreements, damages caused by the transportation of hazardous products, product safety issues and other commercial and civil matters.

Ranging from a facilitative to an evaluative approach, depending on the type of dispute, the parties, and the agreed time frame for the process.

Commercial Agency and Distribution, Agribusiness, Product safety and product liability, E-commerce, Commercial and Civil disputes.

Mariana's fees will be agreed in advance with the parties, based on the assessment of the service, These fees and any costs are usually split equally amongst the parties, who may agree otherwise.

However, the usual fee rate charged is of Euro 250 an hour.

VAT, administrative expenses, and/or travel time may also be agreed to and charged.
Adjustments can be made for long term or complex cases.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles & Soares da Silva; 
Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos; 
Concórdia - Centro de conciliação, Mediação de Conflitos e Arbitragem; 
Member of the Portuguese List of Mediators of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC - Portugal).
Portuguese Bar Association.

Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves ([email protected])
Silvia Brega ([email protected])
Dulce Nascimento ([email protected])

Training and Education

CONVIRGENTE / FACULDADE DE DIREITO DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA / LABORATÓRIO DE RESOLUÇÃO ALTERNATIVA DE LITÍGIOS / CENTRO DE ARBITRAGEM COMERCIAL DE LISBOA
2nd Commercial Mediation & “Mediation Advocacy” Course, 2012 
(Jeremy Lack, Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves, Mariana França Gouveia)

CONVIRGENTE / INSTITUTO DE CERTIFICAÇÃO E FORMAÇÃO DE MEDIADORES LUSÓFONOS (ICFML)
Online Mediation Clinics, 2013 
(Recurrent training programme coordinated by Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves, intended to enable Portuguese language mediators to practise and develop conflict mediation techniques within online simulations, via Skype, with other mediators)

IINSTITUTO DE CERTIFICAÇÃO E FORMAÇÃO DE MEDIADORES LUSÓFONOS (ICFML) / COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION CENTER OF THE PORTUGUESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Mediation of Conflicts with dual certification - private mediation and public mediation, 2016
(François Bogaz, Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves).

Aug 2019 - Lecturer at the 3rd ICFML Meeting at São Paulo (Brazil), about the Singapore Convention and its future steps and consequences (“Convenção de Singapura – o que está por vir”).

Jan 2019 - Lecturer at the “III Café com Mediação Internacional - Capítulo Portugal”, about “The Singapore Convention and the Future of International Mediation”– an event jointly organized by the Oporto FDUCP, the ICFML and PLMJ, intended to share the Brazilian and Portuguese experiences in Mediation

Oct 2018 - Lecturer at the under 40 session of the VIII Coimbra International Arbitration Conference, under the topic “What is wrong with mediation in Europe? How can Mediation follow Arbitration’s Footsteps?”.

June 2018 - Active participation in the ICC YAF Europe Regional Conference, held at the FDUCP in Lisbon, having made a presentation on the topic “Mediation is shorter, cheaper and more efficient. Why don’t we use it more often?

Jan 2018 - Lecturer at the “II Café com Mediação Internacional”, about “The Mediation in Portugal and the State of Art” – an event jointly organized by the Oporto FDUCP, the ICFML and ALGI Mediação, intended to share the Brazilian and Portuguese experiences in Mediation

2016 / 2017 - Visiting Professor at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, for a module on “Orality in Advocacy”, part of Masters in Forensic and Arbitration Law

Sept 2013 - Lecturer in the European joint meeting of the Lex Mundi Practice Groups of Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and Product Liability / Product Safety for an “Overview and Recent Developments in Litigation and Arbitration and in Product Liability and Safety in Portugal”

Publications
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2018). “UNCITRAL clearly invests in International Mediation” – available at https://lisbonarbitration.mlgts.pt/articles/uncitral-clearly-invests-in-international-mediation/79/.
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2018). “A Mediação Privada em Portugal: que futuro?” – Revista da Ordem dos Advogados, Ano III.IV – 2017, Lisboa (in press).
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2018). “Private Mediation in Portugal: What future? A comparative law analysis, applied to the Portuguese reality” – 2016-07 – International Mediation Institute, https://www.imimediation.org/tools-and-resources/resources/reading-materials/.
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2016). “Os poderes do tribunal arbitral em matéria de prova, no âmbito da actual lei de arbitragem voluntária”, Revista Internacional de Arbitragem e Conciliação – Ano IX – 2016 – Almedina, pp. 57 a 85.
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2011). “A aplicação analógica do regime jurídico da cessação do Contrato de Agência aos Contratos de Concessão Comercial: tradição ou verdadeira analogia?” Revista da Ordem dos Advogados, Ano 71, III, Lisboa, Jul.-Set. 2011, pp. 885-908.
  • SOARES DAVID, Mariana (2006). “A resolução de litígios no contexto da Internet”. Themis, Revista da Faculdade de Direito da UNL, Ano VII, n.º 12, 2006, pp. 149-185.
  • Several periodic publications, notably regarding ADR methods, commercial distribution, production and sale of wine products, product safety and product liability (http://www.mlgts.pt/pub_search.php?filter_lawyer=245).
Compliance

IMI Code of Professional Conduct.
European Code of Conduct for Mediators.
Professional code of conduct applicable to lawyers who are members of the Portuguese Bar.

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process.
Parties are also encouraged to provide their feedback in an IMI Feedback Form to her Reviewer.

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Contact
Mariana
Soares David
Mariana Soares David
351213817400
Managing Associate
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
Rua Castilho, 165
Lisbon
1070-050
Portugal