David Coelho > PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL
1250-193 LISBON

Work Department

Administrative Law and Public Procurement


Partner | National Head of the Administrative and Public Procurement practice area.

David Coelho advises public entities and private undertakers in all matters related to Public Procurement such as how to draft the tender specifications or how to successfully submit a bid and participate in the tender.


Graduated in 2003 and started his traineeship at PRA in the same year. David Coelho founded the Public Procurement area in PRA and works as head of practice. In 2013, was resident speaker at the 7th National Congress on Electronic Public Procurement and, in 2014, co-author of The New Directive 2014/24/EU on Public Procurement, OPET Edition. David was appointed partner in 2015.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2003).


Law degree (Universidade de Direito de Coimbra, 2003); Postgraduate studies in Regulatory Agencies: Laws and Penalties (Universidade de Direito de Lisboa, 2008); Postgraduate studies in Law and Practice of Public Contracts (Universidade Católica de Lisboa, 2010);

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Public law

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL is predominantly engaged by contractors and bidders on public tender processes. The Porto-based practice stands out for its experience in construction projects and public procurement in the water and waste management sectors. Disputes, particularly those involving the challenging of tender awards, also feature on the department’s portfolio. David Coelho leads the national group, while Noel Gomes heads up the Porto public law group.