The Team
Rui Botica Santos

Rui Botica Santos

Partner

Practice Areas
Arbitration, Mining, Oil & Gas Law, Sports Law, Air Law, Corporate Law

Contact

Email: rui.santos@cralaw.com

Languages

English
Spanish

Member
 • Portuguese Bar Association since 1995
 • Brazilian Bar Association since 2006
 • Timor Leste Bar Association since 2012

 • Macau Lawyers Association since 2013
 • Spanish Arbitration Club since 2005
 • CAS since 2004
 • AIJA since 1997
 • APDD – Portuguese Sports Law Association since 2007
 • Rexsport
 • Comité Português do Cour Européene d’Arbitrage

Honorary Title
Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta – Federation of the Autonomous Priories, in the Democratic Republic of East Timor (since 2009)
Grand-Cross of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta – Federation of the Autonomous Priories (since 2009)

Professional Experience

Partner (since 1998)
Associate (1995-1998)
Founder Member of CRA Timor (2006)
Speaker at the 1st International Symposium on Arbitration – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (1997)
Writer in Semanário Económico (1994-2004)
Speaker at various working sessions at seminars organised by the AIJA (since 1997)
Mediator certified by the Ministry of Justice since 2001
Invited Lecturer in the Master degree course in International Sports Law, at ISDE-Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid, where he teaches Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration (since 2007)
Official arbitrator at CAS-Court of Arbitration for Sport, with headquarters in Lausanne (since 2004)
Invited Lecturer on the Post-Graduate course in Business Management and Law, in which he teaches Conflict Resolution and the workshop on Insolvencies, at Nova Fórum – Instituto de Formação de Executivos, Faculty of Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2003-2005)
Positions held on AIJA:
Executive Committee (1999-2002 and 2005-2008)
Vice-President for Portugal (2002-2005)
Finance Officer of the Law Course Committee and Finance Committee (1997)

Academic Education

Licentiate Degree in Law from Lisbon University (1992)
Post-Graduate course in Community Studies at Lisbon Law Faculty (1993-94)
Course in Civil and Commercial Mediation taught by Professor Serge Roy (2001)
Short Law Course – Domestic and International Issues, at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, USA (May 2009)

Publications

Author of various articles on Arbitration and Mediation
Author of legal articles in the Semanário Económico newspaper and in working committees of the AIJA.
Co-author of “Sports Law in Portugal”, Wolters Kluwer in 2011

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