Litigation

BCH LAWYERS represents both private and public entities, from Portugal or abroad, whether as claimants or respondents at any state court of the country (including Madeira and The Azores).
We represent clients at any instance of the Portuguese legal system (First Instance Courts, Courts of Appeals and the Portuguese Supreme Court).
While BCH LAWYERS does indeed have great expertise in litigation, we recognise that in some cases it is better to not go to the courts – hence we try to resolve disputes initially through all forms and stages of alternative dispute resolution, ranging from dialogue and negotiations through to mediation.
Only once these options are exhausted would we then recommend proceeding to court proceedings.
We usually recommend litigation as being a last resort to take. In litigation, at BCH LAWYERS, our lawyers act for clients in all sorts of disputes, including disputes over property or personal rights, labour disputes, product liability, consumer rights protection, tax matters, IP and patent litigation. Our litigation cases come from various industries and sectors.
Over the years, we have built up significant experience in acting for clients in complex litigation cases comprising multiple cases that are simultaneously considered by various courts, being both lower courts and appellate courts, and requiring excellent expertise in both procedural and substantive law in Portugal.
After the litigation, we may then further help our clients in the enforcement of awards and the decisions made by the courts. BCH LAWYERS has a wealth of experience in enforcing decisions made by Portuguese courts in foreign jurisdictions and in enforcing in Portugal the judgments made by foreign courts and international commercial arbitration courts.