Employment Department

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What the team is known for Well-reputed team based between Lisbon and Porto, offering experience in dismissals, outsourcing agreements and litigation mandates. Active in collective labour issues and labour law issues related to market entry and M&A projects. Regularly assists multinational companies in the automotive, finance and insurance sectors.

Strengths Clients admire the department's "commitment to its clients and business-oriented approach."

Other interviewees are quick to note the team's "brilliant follow up: the lawyers keep the client always updated."

Work highlights Assisted Spie Batignolles with a collective dismissal following the company's decision to close down its business in Portugal. The team's support included interactions with the Ministério do Trabalho, Solidariedade e Segurança Social.

Notable practitioners

Commentators single out Rui Valente for his "extensive know-how and experience, as well as his ability to create solutions and provide high-quality legal services to clients." He leads the team and advises on collective dismissals, pension schemes and hiring procedures.