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PLMJ

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Managing Partners: Luís Pais Antunes / Bruno Ferreira
Number of partners: 55+
Number of lawyers: 280+
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
PLMJ is a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, the firm has been shaping bold and creative solutions to defend its clients’ interests effectively.

The firm supports clients in all areas of the law, often with multidisciplinary teams, and always acting as a business partner in the most strategic decision-making processes.

PLMJ has specialist lawyers that know the sectors and markets they work in well, and they maintain close contact with the regulators for each sector. PLMJ’s services are divided into areas of practice, sectors and desks, all with specialist teams dedicated to different areas of the law that work together seamlessly.

PLMJ Colab:
PLMJ Colab is the firm’s collaborative network of law firms that spreads across Portugal and other countries with cultural and strategic ties to it. This network makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of clients, wherever they are. The firm’s partnerships within Portugal allow it to extend PLMJ’s presence from Lisbon, Porto and Faro to the Azores, Coimbra, Guimarães and Madeira. International collaboration is ensured through firms specialising in the legal systems and local cultures of Angola, China/Macao, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

The firm’s international desks know the idiosyncrasies of language and culture of the countries they work with, and they have a deep knowledge of the market, legislation and workings of the economy. Through multidisciplinary teams experienced in supporting and advising national and international companies and investors, the firm helps clients no matter where they are.

Main Areas of Practice:
■Banking & Finance
■Capital Markets
■Corporate M&A
■Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
■Employment & Labour
■EU & Competition Law
■Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
■Intellectual Property
■Projects & Energy
■Public Law
■Real Estate, Planning & Tourism
■Tax
■Technology, Mobility & Communications

Sectors:
■Agro-Industry
■Banking & fFnancial Institutions
■Distribution & Retail
■Energy & Natural Resources
■Government & Public Sector
■Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
■Infrastructure
■Insurance & Pension Funds
■Manufacturing
■Mobility, Transport & Logistics
■Real Estate & Construction
■Social Economy
■Sport
■Technology, Media & Communications
■Tourism & Leisure

Social Impact:
The firm’s approach to social and environmental problems is inseparable from the firm’s professional work as lawyers. PLMJ want to help solve social and environmental problems in the community and the firm believes it is possible to add value back into society in parallel with the financial return for the firm’s work.
PLMJ’s social impact strategy seeks to expand its tradition of social intervention by giving it the greater consistency that comes from applying impact metrics and considering the external aspect of the firm’s actions. PLMJ’s focus is on the well-being of its employees and on controlling the social impact generated by the firm’s activity.