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Bruno Nunes

Meet Our Founder

The Man Behind BN Lawyers

Bruno Nunes is a legal specialist bar none. As the head of a Macau and Portuguese business law firm, Bruno sees clients from across the globe. He approaches each case and challenge with special attention – delivering a cutting-edge solution that meets each client’s unique needs.

With over two decades of legal experience, Bruno is well-equipped to handle your distinct case.

Personal information

Born in Mozambique, in 1974.
Speaks French, English, and Portuguese

Fields of Practice

Bruno Nunes specialises in the areas of Corporate, Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Gaming

Registrations & Affiliations

Registered Lawyer in the Macau Lawyers Association, the Portuguese Bar Association and Department of Justice of the Guangdong Government (China)

Registered in the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Macau Municipal Affairs Bureau – Member of Consultative Council since 2019

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – associate since 2021

Portuguese Arbitration Association – member since 2021

Chairman of the Lusophone Arbitration and Mediation Association (Macau)

Mediator of The Shenzhen Qianhai International Commercial Mediation Center (China)

Arbitrator of the 5 Arbitration Centres: World Trade Centre of Macau, Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration (China), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (China), South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) and the Mozambique Centre of Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation.

Awards

Shenzhen Lawyers Association – Leading Foreign Lawyers specialists

Asialaw – Leading Lawyers in General Business Law 2022 – Other Notable

IFLR – Highly Regarded 2021-2022

Corporate INTL – Global Awards Winner 2021

Asia IP – Asia IP Patent Contentious Tier 1 Macau – 2022

Asia IP – Trademark Contentious Tier 1 Macau – 2022

Asia IP – Trademark Property Tier 1 Macau – 2022

IAM Strategy 300 – Top 300 Global Leaders in the World 2021

IAM Strategy 300 – Top 300 IP Strategists in the World 2021 – 2022

WTR 1000 – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 – 2022

Asia IP – Trademark Survey Rankings Trademarks Tier 1 2021

Corporate INTL – Best Intellectual Property Law Firm in Macao 2020

Asia IP – Patent Survey Rankings Patents Tier 1 2020

Managing IP – IP Stars 2016 – 2022

Managing IP – Leader in Law 2020

Chambers & Partners – Leading Lawyer Gaming & Gambling Global 2013 & 2014

Chambers & Partners – Highly Recommended Gaming & Gambling Asia Pacific 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment 2014 & 2015

Academic development and specialisation

2021 – Online Introduction to International Arbitration and to Mediation byThe Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2000 – Attended the Specialisation Course in Taxation Law by OVERGEST/ISCTE (Technical School of Management)

1999 – Post-Graduate Degree in Administrative Law by the University of Lisbon Law School

1997 – Degree in Law by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa Law School

Publications

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Trademarks 2022

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Arbitration 2022

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Arbitration 2021

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Gambling 2015

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Trademarks 2015

Macau Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Trademarks 2014

Macau Chapter of “World’s Leading Financial and Trust Centres”, Heritage Group, 2014

“Carrots and Sticks” article on Macau’s efforts to regulate gambling credit, Inside Asian Gaming, September 2010

“Mentor the Dragon” article on Macau’s Junket Regulations, Inside Asian Gaming, July 2010

Macau Chapter of “World’s Leading Financial and Trust Centres”, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010

Macau Chapter of “Product Liability in the Asia Pacific”, Third Edition, 2009, Federation Press

Professional Experience

Chairman of the Lusophone Arbitration and Mediatiation Association – 2019 – Present Day

Registered Lawyer in the Macau Lawyers Association and founder of BN Lawyers 2016 – Present day

Company Secretary of the Macau 2nd Asian Indoor Games Organizing Committee, Limited 2002-2006

Company Secretary of the Macau 4th East Asian Games Organizing Committee, Limited 2000 – 2006

Registered Lawyer in the Portuguese Bar Association – 2000 – Present Day

Teaching

Lecturer of 7th Advanced Postgraduate Degree in Arbitration Law organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and the Portuguese Arbitration Association

Organizer and Lecturer of BN Lawyers/University of Saint Joseph/Macau Architects Association Executive Training “Law and Architectural Professional Practice” (2021)

Organizer and Lecturer of BN Lawyers/University of Saint Joseph Executive Training in Arbitration (2021)

Adjunct Lecturer of the Faculty of Business and Law of University of Saint Joseph (Macau) – Master of Lusophone and International Public Law programme (2021)

Lecturer in the International Commercial Arbitration Course at University of Saint Joseph (2020)

Lecturer of “Legal Professional Ethics” at University of Saint Joseph (2020)

Pro Bono

Holy House of Mercy of Macau – Member of Board of Trustees since 2007

email: bnunes@bnlawmacau.com

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