Agostinho Pereira de Miranda

Agostinho Pereira de Miranda is the chairman and founder of the Portuguese law firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, with headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, and offices in nine African countries, as well as in Timor-Leste and Houston, USA.
He is the Chair of the Ethics Committee in the Portuguese Arbitration Association and a member of the ICC Portuguese Arbitration Commission. Agostinho seats on the panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of ICSID (The World Bank).
A graduate of the Coimbra University Law School (1974), Agostinho attended in 1983 post-graduation studies in Comparative International Law at The Institute for
International and Comparative Law, Dallas, U.S.A.
He has worked and lived in Lisbon, Luanda (Angola), London, Houston and San Francisco. For approximately 6 years, Agostinho worked as inhouse counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation and Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. In both companies he wascharged with primary responsibility for the legal aspects of their operations in Angola, Zaire (currently Democratic Republic of Congo), Gabon and Brazil. Agostinho also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cabinda Gulf Oil Company.
He has taught Energy Law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa Law School (Lisbon, Portugal) and Arbitration Law and Ethics in Arbitration at the Law School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
Agostinho has acted as a consultant to the United Nations, The World Bank, USAID, OPIC and other international organizations. He seats or has sat as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors or Remuneration Committees of several Portuguese companies, including Galp Energia, Zon, Ren, Siderurgia Nacional and Sofid.
Agostinho is a member of the Institute for Energy Law (Dallas, USA), the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (1995), the American Bar Association (1983) and the International Bar Association (1986). He is the only Portuguese member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Senior Lawyers Project.
Agostinho has taught and written on oil and gas, arbitration and various other legal issues.