Diogo Duarte Campos

Diogo Duarte Campos

Joined PLMJ in 2002.
Partner and head of the Public Law practice.

About Diogo

Diogo is the partner who heads the Public Law practice. He has almost 20 years’ experience, particularly in the areas of administrative law, public contracts, public procurement and construction. His experience also includes litigation in the state courts and arbitration, both as a lawyer and as an arbitrator.

Diogo also has experience in regulatory issues in multiple sectors, having worked on some of the largest construction projects, concessions, privatisations and public-private partnerships in Portugal.

In recent years, he has also worked with clients in other countries, particularly Angola and Mozambique. Here, Diogo has advised on several infrastructure projects and he has experience in the construction, transport, real estate and energy sectors.

He was a university lecturer for around 10 years and has a master’s in legal-economic sciences. Diogo still works regularly with higher education institutions and he is also the author of works on the areas to which he is dedicated.

Diogo is on list of arbitrators of several arbitration centres, a member of the Management Committee of the Concordia - Centre for Dispute Conciliation and Mediation, and president of the Supervisory Board of the Public Markets Association (APMEP).


English, Italian, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Coimbra, 2002
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
  • Attended postgraduate course in banking, securities markets and insurance law at the University of Coimbra, 2003
  • Advanced course in Business Taxation at Escola de Gestão Empresarial, Oporto Atlantic Business School, 2005
  • Postgraduate in Public Regulation and Competition, the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2006
  • Master of Legal-economic Sciences, the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2008
  • Junior assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2003–2007
  • Specialist course in public procurement at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2009
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2009
  • Construction Law Summer School Cambridge, 2014
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2016
  • Member of the roster of arbitrators of the Arbitration Center on Public Procurement
  • President of the supervisory board of APMEP - The Association of Public Markets
  • Member of the National Political Commission of the Christian Democrats Youth Party, 2002-2006
  • Chairman of the board of the general meeting of the National Youth Council, 2002-2005
Member of
  • CEDIPRE - Public law and Regulation Study Centre
  • APA - Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • APMEP – Portuguese Association of Public Markets
Chambers Europe
2020 - Diogo Duarte Campos, Band 2 | Public & Administrative Law

"He is known to be "very reliable" by his clients"

2020 - Diogo Duarte Campos, Public law - Band 2 | Porto

"Commended by clients for his "dedication and technical knowledge, the simplicity and objectivity of the language he uses."

2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos, Band 3 | Public & Administrative Law

"Clients praise for his fantastic ability to find win-win solutions in negotiations. He is active in mandates relating to life sciences and transport infrastructure, including disputes."

2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos, Public law - Band 2 | Porto

"Very knowledgeable and practical he leads the firm's public law team in Porto. "

2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos, Public Law - Band 3 | Porto

"He is valued by clients for his solid technical skills, flexibility and availability. With a focus on construction and infrastructure projects, he has a deep knowledge of public and administrative law."

2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Public & Administrative Law

"One interviewee enthuses: He's a very skilled lawyer who has in-depth knowledge."

2017 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Porto

"He provides support in public law matters including on construction and infrastructure projects, public procurement and arbitration, with a lot of expertise."

The Legal 500
2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Public Law
2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Projects
2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Oporto Market
2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Public Law
2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Projects
2017 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Public Law
IFLR 1000
2020 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Project Development
2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
Best Lawyers
2020 - Diogo Duarte Campos |
2019 - Diogo Duarte Campos | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Diogo Duarte Campos |
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