bac.LEGAL is a law office which practice is guided by the dedicate, available and rigorous defence of its clients interests and rights, and by the uncompromising respect for the fundamental principles and values of the advocacy – independence, competence, professional deontology and ethics.

We answer to our clients exigency with experience, availability and with the exigency we put in ourselves and in what we do.

Where we are

Based in Porto, Portugal, bac.LEGAL is present and develops its practice nation wide.
bac.LEGAL has partnerships with national and foreign law offices, namely in Spain, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Canada. We are where the Client needs us.
We are where the Client needs us.

Contact Us

Rua Dominguez Alvarez, 44, 3.01 e 3.13
4150-801 Porto
Telephone: [+351] 22 202 61 27
Fax: [+351] 220 933 794

Main Areas of Practice

The law office has solid experience and develops its activity in all Law Areas

Litigation and Arbitration

Labour and Employment Law

Commercial Law, M&A

Transport Law, Shipping and Maritime Law

Health, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Law

Credit Recovery and Insolvency

Construction and Real Estate Law

Intellectual Property Law

Criminal Law

Private Clients

Who we are

Bruno Arteiro Coutinho


Bruno Arteiro Coutinho graduated from the Law School of “Universidade Católica Portuguesa” in 2003 and was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2005, after completing his traineeship in the Portuguese Law Firm “PLMJ - A. M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice e Associados”.

He formerly developed his practice as an associate with the law office “Vieira de Castro, Silva Lopes, Pessanha, Costa Leite” and the international law firm “Uría & Menéndez, Sociedade de Advogados, RL”.

Bruno’s main areas of practice are Litigation and Arbitration, Employment and Labour Law, M&A and Commercial Law, Maritime (Shipping) and Transports Law, and Health and Pharmaceutical Law, areas in which he has had specialized formation.

Bruno Arteiro Coutinho assists both Portuguese and foreign/international companies. He also assists private clients.

Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University in 2003.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2005.

Attended the following post-graduate and short post-graduate courses:

  • Economic and European Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra;
  • Labour and Employment Law and Labour Procedure Law at the Portuguese Catholic University;
  • Medical Responsibility at the University of Coimbra;
  • International Contracts the University of Coimbra;
  • Maritime and Shipping Law at APDL;

Advanced course in Intellectual Property at WIPO

Labour Law Course at the Lusofona University

ILEC – International Legal English Course

Former President of the Law Students association at the Portuguese Catholic University
Former Member of the Disciplinary Counsel of the Canoeing Portuguese Federation
President and member of the board of the general meeting of several companies.
Portuguese, Spanish, English


bac.LEGAL has partnerships with national and foreign law offices.
We are part of the following associations and are referenced by the following directories: