David Coelho

Partner | Head of Administrative Law and Public Procurement
Languages | English - Spanish


Law degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra (2003); Postgraduate studies in Regulatory Agencies and Disciplinary Powers, by the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon (2008); Postgraduate studies in Law and Practice of Public Procurement by the Católica University (2010).

David Coelho began his career at Pedro Raposo & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL.

Works regularly with Government related agencies and bodies in what regards Public Contracts Policy and Legislative Drafting such as APMEP – Associação Portuguesa dos Mercados Públicos and IPQ – Instituto Português da Qualidade.

Member of the Public Procurement Group of CEDIPRE – Center for the Study of Public Law and Regulation, chairs the Audit Council of APMEP – Portuguese Association of Public Markets and has been listed by international directories, such as Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers from 2014 to 2020, in Public Law.

Regular speaker and coordinator of seminars relatedo to Public Procurement.

Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Governing Bodies of APMEP (quadrennium 2022-2026).



▪️ Band 3 (2022 – 2023) | Public Law

▪️ Band 4 (2018 – 2021) | Public Law



▪️ Ranked since 2018 | Public Law

▪️ Ranked since 2020 | Public Law

▪️ Ranked since 2023 | Administrative Law


▪️ “The New Directive 2014/24 / EU on Public Procurement”, OPET Edition.

▪️ “Relatório de análise e de reflexão crítica sobre o Anteprojeto de Revisão do Código dos Contratos Públicos”, article on awarding of proposals depending on the quality of the personnel assigned to the execution of the contract, pages. 61 e 62, available at: http://www.fd.uc.pt/cedipre/pdfs/relatorio17set2016.pdf (2016).

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