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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 taken an innovative and creative approach to produced tailor-made solutions to effectively defend the interests of its clients.
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Firm profile for Global 2021

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About

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Managing Partners: Luís Pais Antunes, Bruno Ferreira

Number of partners: 47

Number of lawyers: 290+

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 taken an innovative and creative approach to produced tailor-made solutions to effectively defend the interests of its clients. The firm supports its 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.

With the aim of being close to its clients, the firm created PLMJ Colab, its collaborative network of law firms spread across Portugal and other countries with which it has cultural and strategic ties. PLMJ Colab makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of its clients, wherever they are. The national partnerships allow the firm 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, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking and Finance

PLMJ has been involved in some of the most important transactions carried out in the financial sector in Portugal and abroad, including the sale and purchase and the restructuring of banks and financial companies; regulatory matters; financial derivatives and supply and distribution of complex financial products.

Contact: André Figueiredo

Capital Markets

PLMJ has been advising issuers, investors and financial intermediaries on all types of capital market transactions and have acted in the most complex corporate financing deals in the Portuguese market, including all aspects of securities, financial regulation and corporate governance.

Contact: André Figueiredo

Corporate M&A

The firm advises on the main acquisitions, mergers, demergers and joint-ventures undertaken in the Portuguese market and have also worked on the country’s most important privatisations. PLMJ keeps ahead of the developments and new trends in the market and handle the most innovative buy-out transactions involving not only equity, but also debt and hybrids.

Contacts: Diogo Perestrelo, Duarte Schmidt Lino

Dispute Resolution

PLMJ supports clients in complex disputes that are critical to their businesses and reputations, and handle the most sophisticated and sensitive domestic and international cases. The firm is experienced in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and other ADR methods. Specialisms include banking and complex commercial disputes; competition and regulatory proceedings; restructuring and insolvency; commercial, construction and investment arbitrations; and all areas of criminal and administrative offence law.

Contacts: Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Pedro Metello de Nápoles, Rita Samoreno Gomes

Employment and Labour

PLMJ is experienced in all employment and labour issues, including collective bargaining, compensation and benefits, restructuring, employment litigation, disciplinary investigations and M&A transactions. The employment law practice is composed of one of the largest teams of employment law lawyers in Portugal.

Contacts: Nuno Ferreira Morgado, Tiago Cortes

EU and Competition Law

PLMJ assists clients in any competition law or European Union law matter, regardless of its size and complexity. The experience includes proceedings relating to cartels, abuses of dominant position and vertical restraints, as well as in merger control and state aid cases, compliance programmes implementation and litigation before the EU courts.

Contact: Ricardo Oliveira

Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

The firm acts for clients at all stages of development of their products and services, and in all regulatory, commercial and contractual matters. The firm has been handling important transactions and support the development of strategic partnerships, acquisitions and structural investments. Specialties include advising on compliance issues in different jurisdictions; administrative licensing, for manufacturers, distributors and retailers, and at all stages of the product cycle; and defining and handling strategies to protect intellectual property, including trade and industrial secrets, and exclusive rights.

Contact: Eduardo Nogueira Pinto

Intellectual Property

PLMJ has expertise in all matters involving trademarks, industrial designs, patent protection, copyright and unfair competition. By keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in the area of intellectual property, the firm can guarantee expert advice in areas of rapid development and growing impact, such as information technology and e-commerce.

Contact: Hugo Monteiro de Queirós

Projects and Energy

The firm supports investors and banking syndicates in investment operations and in implementing infrastructure, energy, mining and industrial projects. PLMJ also handles the most complex project finance operations in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. The team is equally expert in renewable energies; setting up and structuring projects; on debt and syndication restructuring operations; as well as handling step-in operations in innovative public-private partnerships.

Contacts: Inês Pinto da Costa, João Marques Mendes

Public Law

PLMJ acts for public and private entities in all matters of public law, particularly, in the fields of public procurement and the performance of public contracts, regulatory, administrative and constitutional litigation, the environment and construction. The firm has worked on the most important infrastructure-related transactions carried out in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries, and has solid experience in arbitration and in drafting legal opinions.

Contact: Diogo Duarte Campos

Real Estate and Tourism

The firm advises in all types of real estate and corporate real estate operations. The team represents the leading investors and developers in the market in buying, selling, operating and redeveloping of all kinds of real estate assets. In the tourism sector, PLMJ has advised on some of the most important tourism developments and acted for the renowned Portuguese and international hotel brands.

Contacts: Francisco Lino Dias, Rita Alarcão Júdice

Tax

PLMJ works in all areas of tax law, including tax consultancy, parafiscal charges and tax litigation. The firm provides proactive support to corporate clients in all areas of business and industry. The team represents clients in cases involving the most controversial and innovative tax issues in Portugal, including before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Contacts: Serena Cabrita Neto

Technology, Mobility and Communications

The firm acts in all technology-related areas, from telecommunications to personal data. With vast experience in regulatory, commercial and litigation matters, PLMJ represents both technology companies and technology users. Specialties include software; media operators; biotechnology; mobility; fintech; Internet of things; privacy and cybersecurity.

Contact: Pedro Lomba

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2021

Contributions

Total 6 contributions

Law and Practice

Litigation 2022 in Portugal

Authors: Rita Samoreno Gomes, Petra Carreira

Trends and Developments

Insolvency 2021 in Portugal

Authors: Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, Francisco da Cunha Matos

Ranked Departments

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Angola

General Business Law: International Firms
Band 2
Italy

Corporate/M&A
Spotlight Table
Mozambique

General Business Law: International Firms
Band 2
Portugal

Banking & Finance
Band 2
Capital Markets
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 1, Spotlight Table

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Angola

General Business Law: International Firms


Ruben Brigolas
Expertise based abroad
Portugal

Banking & Finance


André Figueiredo
Band 3
Bruno Ferreira
Band 3
Gonçalo dos Reis Martins
Band 4
Hugo Rosa Ferreira
Band 2

Capital Markets


André Figueiredo
Band 2

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Diogo PerestreloCorporate/M&A
Band 2
Hugo Rosa FerreiraBanking & Finance
André FigueiredoCapital Markets
Joaquim Shearman de MacedoDispute Resolution
Nuno Líbano MonteiroDispute Resolution
Pedro Metello de NápolesDispute Resolution
Pedro Metello de NápolesDispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Band 3
André FigueiredoBanking & Finance
Bruno FerreiraBanking & Finance
Band 4
Gonçalo dos Reis MartinsBanking & Finance
Bruno FerreiraCapital Markets
Duarte Schmidt LinoCorporate/M&A
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Expertise based abroad
Ruben BrigolasGeneral Business Law: International Firms

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Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43

1050-119 Lisboa,

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

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