Rui Botica Santos

Rui Botica is a Partner of CRA - Coelho Ribeiro e Associados – Portuguese Law Firm (since 1994) and is the Founding Partner of CRA Timor – Timorese Law Firm (2006).
Rui is an Arbitrator in several Domestic and International Arbitrations. He is an arbitrator listed on the official list of the Portuguese Centre for Commercial Arbitration, on the official list of “Centro de Arbitragem das Profissões Liberais”, and on the official list of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS-CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland
(since 2004). Rui also stands as a Judge at the International Court of Appeals of the Federation Internationale de L´Automobile´s for 2011-13.
Rui is a member of Portuguese Bar Association, of the Brazilian Bar Association, of the Lawyers’ Association of the Republic of Timor-Leste and of the Lawyers’ Association of Macau, the latter since 2013.
Rui is Master Honoris Causa from the ISDE - Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid (2010) and attended a Post-Graduation European Community Studies, Lisbon University (1994).
He was also a Speaker at the First Seminar of International Arbitration held in Bahia, Brazil (1997); Speaker in several Working Sessions of AIJA Congresses, Seminars and Meetings; Speaker in several Congresses and Seminars organized in Portugal by the following institutes: IIR-Institute for International Research, MGI-Management Global Information and IFE-International Faculty for Executives and Secretary of several arbitrations.