Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa

Collaborated Researcher

Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa has a degree and masters from the University of Porto’s Law School and holds a postgraduate course in Labour Law.
Presently he is preparing his PhD thesis at the University of Santiago de Compostela, supervised by Prof. Lourdes Mella Mendéz.
He is a lawyer with more than twelve years of experience exclusively dedicated to Labour Law and litigation experience in the European Court of Justice. His practice is mainly in-house and is integrated in the team that won the 2015’s European Employment team promoted by ACC—Association de Corporate Counsel and ILO—International Law Office. The same team was also recognized by Legal 500 in its GC Powerlist Iberia.

Furthermore, he is also a researcher at CIJE—Center for Legal and Economic Research of University of Porto’s Law School in the Labour Law Group. Duarte researches also at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he is one of the researchers on a project about the impact of social networks in work and at ETUI—European Trade Union Institute where he is national expert in a project on posting of workers.

He is an invited lecturer in postgraduate courses on labour law subjects at the New University of Lisbon’s Law School, University of Porto’s Faculty of Economics, International University of Andalucía, University Eduardo Mondlane and University Tor Vergata. Moreover, he has been a speaker in several international congresses, not only in Portugal, but also in Spain, Italy, UK and Lithuania.

Presently he is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Network CIELO Laboral and president of the general meeting of the Portuguese Young Labour Lawyers Association and Law Academy. Duarte is member of the Scientific Committee of the Collection “Social and Company Law” of the Spanish editor Dykinson and author of more than ten published articles and papers in several different countries.


“Registo de tempos de trabalho e proteção de dados pessoais”*, Tempos de Trabalho e de Não Trabalho – O regime nacional de tempo de trabalho à luz do direito europeu e internacional, Estudos APODIT 4, AAFDL Editora 2018, p. 117-157,(Portugal)" 

"The Role of Social Employment Clauses not to Compete in a Global Economy*,The Balance between Worker Protection and Employer Powers: Insights from around the World, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, 421-432 - autor e co-editor do livro (Reino Unido)" 

"Digital Work and Personal Data Protection – Key Issues for the Labour of the 21st Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018 – co-editor do livro (Reino Unido)" 

"Health at Work, Ageing and Environmental Effects on Future Social Security and Labour Law Systems, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018 – co-editor do livro (Reino Unido)" 

"The right to Social Security in the Portuguese Constitution, Studia z Zakresu Prawa Pracy i Polityki Społecznej, 25/2018, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu - Jagiellonskiego, 2018, p. 373-390 (Polónia)" 

"Impacto da economia colaborativa nas relações de trabalho uma discussão com fim à vista ou em claro crescimento?*, O primeiro ano de vigência da Lei 13.467/2017 – Reflexões e aspetos práticos, Coord. Fabiano Zavanella e Marcelo Oliveira Rocha, 1.ª Edição, LTR, 2018 – p. 156-165 (Brasil) 

"Educação e carácter empreendedor como forma de inclusão dos trabalhadores jovens*, Libro del centenario da le OIT, Coord. Thereza Nahas Fernando Fita Ortega, Aranzadi, 2018 – p. 357-368 Espanha" 

"Impacts of the Collaborative Economy in Work Relations: A Growing Process or Already Broken Down?*, The Sharing Economy: Legal Problems of a Permutations and Combinations Society, Org. Maria Regina Redinha, Maria Raquel Guimarães e Francisco Liberal Fernandes, Cambrigde Scholars Publishing, 2019 p. 388-409 (Reino Unido)"