About Us


We aim to excel at everything we do. We want to contribute to the continuous enhancement of technical and human capabilities, by creating stable dynamics, capable of generating knowledge and innovation, translating VdA’s longstanding commitment of corporate responsibility before the communities where we live and work.

Head of Knowledge Integration

Appointed by the Board of Directors between VdA partners, our Head of Knowledge Integration promotes the proximity, sharing and capture of synergies between the firm’s main knowledge generating sources, fostering knowledge integration projects within VdA.

Doctrine Committee

Comprised of the firm’s Group Senior Partners and other chosen reputable of the academic communities chosen from some of the most of the jurisdictions in which VdA operates. The doctrine committee mission is to contribute to the scientific investigation of the Law as well as the creation of innovative solutions, able to anticipate and conform more efficient solutions to the challenges faced by our clients.

The committee addresses questions of great juridical complexity, often posed by VdA’s practice areas, defining technical standings to be adopted by our lawyers, as well as ensuring appropriate disclosure, availability and access by all our lawyers, in close connection with the firm’s knowledge management department.

VdA Academia

Founded in 2009, VdA Academia is the first academy to be created by a law firm in the country, and the only one publicly accredited (by DGERT) to provide legal training, as well as training in management and soft skills’ development.

LAB - Legal Analytics Bureau

Created in May 2018, LAB is our most recently created knowledge generating and innovation structure. It is the first R&D centre to be created by a law firm in Portugal. Its mission is centred around knowledge creation through the development of applied research regarding the activity of professional firms, notably model development, benchmarking and commercially supportive procedures.

VdA Academia

The first Academy created by a law firm in Portugal

VdA Academia is the first Academy created by a law firm in Portugal and the sole one to be officially certified in Legal Training by the Department for Labour and Working Relationships (DGERT).

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