About us
Aguiar-Branco provides its legal services with the constant concern of competence and an ethical behaviour above any criticism.
The firm

Fernando Aguiar-Branco began practicing Law in 1949; Afterwards, his son, Augusto Aguiar-Branco graduated in Law and together founded the first Law Firm based on Partnership ever.

Aguiar-Branco & Associados, provides it’s legal services for both individuals and public and private companies, either they are national or international, and has a diversity of areas of activity like commercial, industrial, financial, civil, public administrative, tax, labor, urbanism, tourism, environmental, information technology, data protection and intellectual property.


Aguiar-Branco, provides its legal services with the constant concern of competence and an ethical behaviour above any criticism. It pursues both the theoretic and practical knowledge with righteousness and haste, by self demand, and also to satisfy, as best as possible, the concerns of its clients. 

The only way this attitude persists, in the inevitable situation of growth, as the demand for its services increases, is to keep insisting on an harsh selection of its contributors.

Therefore, its contributors must identify themselves and assume the principles which are the pattern of Aguiar-Branco & Associados. And so has been and it will be.

Honorary President

Fernando Aguiar-Branco graduated in Law at University of Coimbra (1947) and the thesis he wrote at the time, about Civil Inheritance Law, was published, after being nominated by Doctor Manuel Andrade, under the title “Fideicomissos” (Oporto, 1948).

He is Honorary Doctorate in Letters (Philosophy) from the University of Coimbra.

Reputable scholar in the Portuguese History Academy, he was graced with several national and international commendations, among which are worth mentioning the Fraternitas Award, given by the Latin American’s Study Center of the University of Tulane (EUA) and the Ordem do Infante D. Henrique (Grand Officer degree).

Gold Medal of Portuguese Bar Association, (…) awarded to the subjects that, either lawyers or not lawyers,  have given a significant contribute, due to his activity and personal worth, to the defense of citizens’ rights, freedoms and guarantees, subjects that identify with the ideals of justice, access to law defense and the construction of the rule of law, ideals that must guide the activity of the Portuguese Bar Association “ (article 1 of the Awarding Regulation).

He is President of the Executive Board of “Enginheiro António Almeida” Foundation.

He’s also Honorary President of Associación Amistad Comunidad Valenciana-Israel since1984;

Between 1972 and 1974, Fernando Aguiar-Branco was President of Oporto’s Regional Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, after being member of the same Council between 1969 and 1971. Since 1974, he is Honorary President Oporto’s Regional Council of the Portuguese Bar Association.

He’s a member of Union Internacionale des Avocats (International Union of Lawyers).

Members of the Board of Directors

Presidente: Augusto Aguiar-Branco
Vogal: Bernardo Aguiar-Branco
Vogal: Celestina Maia
Vogal: Paulo Silva e Cunha

Social responsability

In Aguiar-Branco, we have always been concerned about giving our contribution to social economy and to preserve the environment. With that in mind, we provide pro bono legal support to social solidarity institutions, and also promote, alongside with its employees, the adoption of sustainable environmental practices.