Employment Department

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Linklaters is a worldwide leader in the employees’ benefits area and some of our biggest and most important clients have subsidiaries in Portugal. We develop high profile work on the most important areas of employment and we offer unique service in what refers to international corporate transactions, complex benefits structures and high level litigation cases.

Our employment practice in Lisbon concentrates its expertise in sophisticated work, that allows us to provide clients with experienced technical advice combined with an unique commercial approach and unusual efficiency. Clients rely on our commitment and innovative thinking in their most complex cases.

Recent market conditions also led us to develop a deep expertise in employment restructuring transactions, linked with insolvency or pre-insolvency situations, as well as closure and liquidation scenarios. Employment law is one of the fastest moving and most challenging areas of law.

A team of employment specialists is able to provide a full range of employment advice including:

  • the impact of M&A transactions on the workforce; outsourcings across all degrees of complexity;
  • downsizing and termination advice; design of complex benefit structures, combining employment, social security and tax advice;
  • the full range of employment disputes, including post-termination and discrimination issues; and
  • policy matters and general advisory work, including performance concerns, long-term absences, discrimination and policy issues.


Afonso Pereira, Marta

Esteves, Sílvia