Event Report

On June 28th, The Legal 500, in partnership with PLMJ, unveiled the second edition of the GC Powerlist: Portugal 2024. The eagerly awaited event took place at PLMJ’s Lisbon office, gathering the most prominent and successful in-house lawyers in Portugal to celebrate this notable achievement.

The evening commenced with a warm welcome from Francisco Castro, the editorial lead for the GC Powerlist: Portugal at The Legal 500. His opening address set an enthusiastic tone for the event, emphasising the publication’s importance in recognising the most outstanding in-house lawyers in the country. He detailed the rigorous selection process and commended the recipients for their significant contributions to the legal field. He also highlighted the special inclusion of the second-ever Hall of Fame category in a GC Powerlist series issue, honouring a select group of the most distinguished corporate lawyers who have made a lasting impact over the past two decades.

Following Francisco’s introduction, Bruno Ferreira, the managing partner of PLMJ, took the stage to extend heartfelt congratulations to those selected for the GC Powerlist: Portugal 2024. In his congratulatory speech, he underscored the crucial role of in-house lawyers in providing essential support to businesses and driving legal excellence. Bruno’s words were a testament to the dedication and hard work displayed by those selected to the publication.

To conclude the speeches, Filipe Hasse Ferreira, head of legal at Haitong Bank, addressed his peers, eloquently highlighting the extraordinary achievement of being included in the GC Powerlist. Drawing from his own experiences, he shared inspiring stories and emphasised the significance of continuous growth and collaboration within the legal community. His words resonated with the audience, acknowledging the collective success of the in-house legal professionals present.

Overall, the launch event for the GC Powerlist: Portugal 2024 was a grand celebration honouring the most distinguished in-house lawyers in the country. The evening successfully showcased the immense talent within the in-house counsel community and further solidified The Legal 500’s commitment to promoting and highlighting their exceptional work

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