Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Office (LLO) is offering an advanced course on contract to students who are interested in studying law. This course aims to provide legal knowledge on contracts to the Architectural Professional Practice, covering areas like drafting, executing, disputes on the most common contracts that Architects execute

Preliminary Course Content:

Session 1 – The most common contracts architects’ encounter

  • Incorporation Contract
  • Private Sector
  • Employment
  • Joint Venture
  • Employment Agreement and Termination of Employment Agreement
  • Temporary Employment Agreement
  • Shareholder Agreement
  • Liability Insurance
  • Subcontract
Session 2 – Key Clauses, Negotiation and Execution (Part 1)

The Architect’s Role as Superintendent of a Contract

  • Limitation of Liability clause
  • Indemnification clauses
  • Non-Disclosure
  • Non-Solicitation
  • Non-Competition
Session 3 — Key Clauses, Negotiation and Execution (Part 2)

  • Work for hire
  • Copyright
  • Negotiation. Pre-Contractual Obligations
  • Execution – Formalities
Session 4 — Contract Disputes

  • Payment Disputes
  • Termination
  • Professional indemnity claims
  • Defence Mechanisms
  • Judicial Litigation Procedure – Public Contracts
  • Judicial Litigation Procedure – Private Contracts
  • Mediation of disputes – Procedure
  • Arbitration of disputes – Procedure


** Due to the schedule issue, the starting date of this course has been changed from originally on 10 February to 26 May 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. **

Instructor:Bruno Nunes (Lawyer)
Date:26 May to 16 June 2022
Time:Thu, 18:30 – 20:45
Duration:9 Hours (4 Sessions)
Location:University of Saint Joseph – IIha Verde Campus
Delivery of Mode:Face-to-face Lecture
Tuition Fee:MOP1,110
Targeted Participants:Interested Parties

Biography of Speaker:

Bruno Nunes

Managing partner of BN Lawyers

Bruno Nunes has a Degree in Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa Law School and a Post-Graduate Degree in Administrative Law with the module of Town Planning Law by the University of Lisbon Law School. He was the Head of the Legal Department of “Macao 4th East Asian Games Organising Committee” (MEAGOC) and oversaw namely the MEAGOC’s public tenders in the areas of construction, supply, and design.

He is a registered Lawyer in the Macau Lawyers Association and in the Portuguese Bar Association and is founder of BN Lawyers in 2006 and he has been developing his practice mainly in the areas of Commercial and Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Gaming.

He is an adjunct professor of the University of St. Joseph, Macau, an advisory council member of Macao Municipal Affairs Bureau, and lecturer several executive training courses. A member of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and his firm have been recommended and ranked by well-known magazines such as Asia IP, WTR1000, IFLR, Asian Law magazine for many times.

Note: This course has been submitted for D.S.E.D.J. 2020-2023 Continuing Education Development Subsidy Scheme; the Lifelong Learning Public Programmes Tuition Fee Discount Policy (LLO-529) is NOT available for applying for this course. 


A three-step flow of “Registration, Notification, Enrolment” applies.

Applicants should first register (through methods listed in the “Registration” section on our website) during the application period of a Programme. Accepted Registrants will be notified through SMS and they must complete the application process in person during the period mentioned in the SMS, with a valid copy of Macao Resident ID Card.

A certificate of completion will be issued for participants fulfilling an attendance rate of 70%.

Withdrawal applications must follow stated policies.

Remark: Programmes may be cancelled due to insufficient registration.