Bárbara de Sousa Basto

Of Counsel | Oporto

Bárbara de Sousa Basto has been a Lawyer since 2005, working in the areas of litigation, labor, civil, commercial, family and criminal.

She focuses on matters relating to regular employment advice to national companies, including opinions, audits, disciplinary procedures, hiring, counterordenations and litigation.

Bárbara has an active role in advising national companies in the analysis and drafting of contracts, collections, insolvencies and civil and criminal litigation.

She also provides regular assistance of private clients, especially in the areas of labor, family and civil law.

She has intervenction in the following sectors of activity: automotive sector, tourism & leisure, third sector, insurance, technology, media & telecommunications and private clients & family businesses.

Work Experience

Advising national companies in current labor matters (contracts, human resources management, disciplinary procedures, collective bargaining, counterordenations) and legal procedures.

Advising national companies in implementation of the necessary measures to comply with labour obligations.

Advising national companies in collections: executive and insolvency processes and litigation.

Drafting, analysis and negotiation of contracts.

Insurance company litigation.

President of the General Assemblies.

Certified Mediator ICFML

Invited Lecturer



Academic Background

Porto University, Law School

PhD candidate, Labor Law, Porto University, Law School

Conflict Mediation Course, with Double Certification - Private Mediation and Public Mediation (2018)

Catholic University of Porto, Porto Business School

Executive Master in Business Administration (for Lawyers) from Catholic University of Porto, Porto Business School (2011)

Porto  University, Law School

Master in Juridical-Private Sciences, Porto  University, Law School (2010)

Coimbra University, Law School

Postgraduate Degree in Labor Law from the Institute of Business and Labor Law - Coimbra University, Law School (2007)

Porto University, Law School

Law Degree from Porto University, Law School (2003)