Portugal. The Dispute Resolution Review
In Portugal, judicial litigation is the most widely used type of dispute resolution. The majority of conflicts are resolved by the national judicial system through its large court network, subject to specific and complex procedural rules. However, owing to the lack of efficiency of the Portuguese judicial system, the importance of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods has been increasing significantly. In fact, in 2021, more than 13,000 arbitration proceedings were initiated before arbitral institutions in Portugal.