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PLMJ

General Business Law

7 ranked lawyersBand 1PortoEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding full-service outfit equipped to provide corporate, tax and employment advice, along with expertise on administrative law and representation in disputes. Possesses particular strength in tax mandates, encompassing regulatory advice, structuring and restructuring as well as administrative litigation. Boasts a diverse client portfolio covering both domestic and multinational companies from an array of sectors such as financial services, technology and energy.

Strengths

"There is a huge availability and capacity for work, and not only that, they know how solve the issue and do it quickly," one satisfied client enthuses.

The team also garners plaudits for their "experience and autonomy, they were on top of everything."

Work highlights

Advised Iberdrola on several intra-group tax issues regarding the construction and managing of dams and hydroelectric power plants in Portugal.

Notable practitioners

Diogo Duarte Campos is proficient at handling public tender procedures and litigation proceedings, and in the challenging of judicial decisions. He additionally advises on regulatory matters.

Filipe Avides Moreira is frequently seen advising clients on acquisitions, corporate restructurings and sales. He also possesses expertise within the public law sphere. Clients state that "he has the capacity to go the extra mile."

João Velez de Lima is endorsed for "giving confidence to the customer" by one client, with another describing him as "very focused and reliable." He dedicates his practice to giving tax advice on M&A, energy and retail projects.

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão maintains a reputation as a dominant figure in the employment arena, working on collective dismissals and collective labour agreements. He is known to be an "excellent lawyer with a very kind and easygoing demeanour," according to his clients.

Miguel Reis remains a leading practitioner, focusing his work on tax structurings, intra-group tax issues and tax matters arising from acquisitions. Clients describe him as "always very assertive in the solutions he finds."

Raquel Freitas joins the rankings on the back of positive feedback from her clients, one of whom states: "She knows what's what, she has empathy and the biggest experience." She assists clients with remuneration schemes and regulatory conflicts.

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Overview

PLMJ has a large team of specialist lawyers covering all elements of business law, including corporate and M&A; tax; banking and finance; commercial contracts; employment; administrative and public procurement; sports and entertainment; real estate; construction and tourism; and litigation.

We act for large national firms such as Finerge, the second largest producer of renewable energy in the country and Ascendi, one of the largest Portuguese motorway concessionaires, through to international household names such as IKEA Group, Lidl and Sony Europe.

Our Porto office has one of the most senior and qualified teams in the region, working in fully independent local practice areas.

The client roster is not only local, but has a significant national and international component and the practice’s work highlights feature a range of significant and high value matters.

To view a comprehensive list of the services we offer, visit the PLMJ website for more details - https://www.plmj.com/en/about-plmj/the-firm/

General Business Law Department

PLMJ

firm
Department location

Porto Office Park

Avenida de Sidónio Pais 153

Porto

Porto

Portugal

4100-467

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Porto

General Business Law: Corporate


Filipe Avides Moreira
Band 4

General Business Law: Employment


Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão
Senior Statespeople

General Business Law: Public Law


Diogo Duarte Campos
Band 2
Filipe Avides Moreira
Band 3
Raquel Freitas
Associates to watch

General Business Law: Tax


João Velez de Lima
Up and Coming