Firm Profile > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal

PLMJ
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa
Portugal

Banking and finance Tier 1

PLMJ has an impressive track record in banking and finance, having been involved in some of the largest transactions in the country. Recent mandates included advising major Portuguese and international financial institutions on the sale and acquisition of high-value non-performing loan (NPL) and real estate owned (REO) portfolios. Also noteworthy is the team's experience across structured finance, restructuring and cross-border syndicated lending. The department benefits from the expertise of Hugo Rosa Ferreira, who has over twenty years of experience in the banking and finance sector, and André Figueiredo, who has recently led advice on complex NPL disposals. Financial regulatory matters are a notable area of practice for co-managing partner Bruno Ferreira; Gonçalo dos Reis Martins is skilled in cross-border financing deals.

Practice head(s):

André Figueiredo

Other key lawyers:

Hugo Rosa Ferreira; Bruno Ferreira; Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

Testimonials

‘Responsiveness and practical approach.’

‘André Figueiredo stands out.’

‘They are top quality – as a foreign lawyer in another country, it is a pleasure dealing with this team.’

‘Bruno Ferreira provides commercial advice that is rooted in technical excellence. I would trust Bruno to deliver on the most complex financial restructuring mandates. My experience of working with his team has been equally impressive.’

Key clients

Barclays Bank PLC

Elliot Advisors LLC

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

Blackstone

JP Morgan

Montepio

CGD (Caixa Geral de Depósitos)

BNP Paribas (Global)

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Haitong Bank

Citibank

Abanca

Altum Capital

ANACAP

Sculptor Capital Management

REN – Rede Energéticas Nacionais, SGPS, SA

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

Crédit Agricole

Galp Energia SGPS, S.A.

WiZink

Banco Santander Consumer

Banco Credibom

PagoFX

Bank of Communications Limited

Capital markets Tier 1

PLMJ has a strong following among Portuguese listed companies, domestic and international financial institutions, which seek the team's advice on the gamut of debt and equity capital markets deals. The group provides comprehensive legal services, covering takeovers, IPOs, corporate governance, derivatives and securitisation transactions. The latter is a core strength for co-head André Figueiredo, who is also seasoned in large public takeovers. Raquel Azevedo excels in both equity and debt transactions, and demonstrates further expertise in corporate governance. Gonçalo dos Reis Martins and Bruno Ferreira are also often involved in capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

André Figueiredo

Other key lawyers:

Hugo Rosa Ferreira; Gonçalo dos Reis Martins; Bruno Ferreira; Raquel Azevedo

Testimonials

‘PLMJ demonstrated high analytical capacity, legal specialisation, agility and impeccable client management.’

‘I would highlight the knowledge and experience of the entire team in the capital market area. André Figueiredo stands out for his professionalism and understanding of the specific needs of his client.’

‘We work a lot with André Figueiredo, who stands out for his availability, and above-average technical knowledge.’

‘André Figuereido is our go-to-lawyer in Portugal. He is always available and gives us excellent advice throughout all stages of a transaction.’

There are three elements that differentiate PLMJ from all other law firms I have worked with: responsiveness: all requests are answered within 24 hours. Even when they take longer to resolve, there is immediate communication and excellent customer management; innovation: PLMJ’s capital market team helped in the creation of the first social impact fund in Portugal. This was only possible due to the commitment and innovative character of the team; talent and commitment: from the partners to the junior team, the quality of the work carried out by PLMJ’s capital market team is unique, always exceeding our expectations as a partner and client.’

‘André Figueiredo stands out for his innovative spirit and responsiveness; and Bruno Ferreira stands out for his management skills.’

‘Reputation, track record, advice oriented to the client’s business, availability and competitive fees. Bruno Ferreira and Raquel Azevedo are recommended.’

Key clients

JP Morgan

IGCP (Portuguese Sovereign Debt Agency)

StormHarbour

Deutsche Bank AG

TAP

KKR

Elliot

Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Gulbenkian Foundation

Banco Sabadell

Citibank

Credit Agricole

GALP

REN

NOS

EIB

Incus Capital Advisors

Caixa BI

Futebol Clube do Porto

Banco CTT

Haitong Bank

Impresa

Abanca

Bracebridge Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

PLMJ fields a well-established corporate and M&A practice handling large-scale transactions across a range of industry sectors. With significant experience in cross-border mandates, the team counts some of the leading players in the energy, telecoms, banking and infrastructure sectors among its clients. In addition to handling a broad range of asset and share deals, the team is also well versed in non-transactional corporate matters. Private equity deals and privatisations are notable areas of practice for renowned M&A partner Diogo Perestrelo. He jointly leads the team with Duarte Schmidt Lino, who is experienced in venture capital and corporate governance matters. Filipe Avides Moreira is another individual to note for M&A and corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Perestrelo; Duarte Schmidt Lino

Other key lawyers:

Luís Sáragga Leal; Bárbara Godinho Correia; Filipe Avides Moreira

Testimonials

‘They provide reliable and timely advice whenever needed.’

‘Availability, friendliness and efficiency.’

Reputation, track record, advice oriented to the client’s business, availability and competitive fees.’

‘Filipe Avides Moreira was not only a very capable partner in managing deal structures and general deal organisation but also had an unusually high level of availability and dedication to the client.’

‘Diogo Perestrelo stands out.’

‘The will to strongly reduce written work iterations through multiple in-person or phone contacts to discuss a broad range of matters (from structure to details).’

Key clients

TAP

Minor Hotels

Ardian

Ascendi Group

Ford

Starbucks

Critical Software

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

Ralph Lauren

Galp

Oxy Capital

H.B. Füller

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The sizeable dispute resolution team at PLMJ excels in corporate and M&A-related litigation and arbitration. Of particular note, the team showcases strength in representing public entities and international corporations in construction arbitration proceedings in Portugal and abroad, notably in Mozambique and Angola. Furthermore, the practice is proficient in matters involving banking, securities and financial disputes, as well as cases involving criminal law and insolvency. Recent arrival Joaquim Shearman de Macedo brings a wealth of experience in international arbitration, and civil and commercial litigation; he is now overseeing the department with banking and finance litigation expert Rita Samoreno Gomes and Pedro Metello de Nápoles, who counts investor-state arbitrations among his areas of expertise. Nuno Líbano Monteiro is highly regarded for litigation arising from corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo; Rita Samoreno Gomes; Pedro Metello de Nápoles

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Líbano Monteiro; Pedro Caetano Nunes; João Tiago Morais Antunes

Testimonials

‘PLMJ is able to work well as part of a team of multi-disciplinary and international advisors – partly because of its commercial and flexible approach which means that it adapts its ways of working to what is required for the project. This versatility and wish to deliver the required service efficiently has been much appreciated.’

‘The team’s experience in the field of commercial arbitration, including international arbitration, is difficult to match in Portugal.’

‘Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Pedro Metello de Nápoles, Rita Samoreno Gomes, and Joaquim Shearman de Macedo are all very good and experienced lawyers.’

PLMJ is a top quality firm. The service largely corresponds to the expectations created and the team has full knowledge of the matters. The recent investment in the renovation of the team and its adaptation to international standards, place PLMJ at the forefront of the Portuguese legal market.’

‘João Tiago Morais Antunes’ availability, pragmatic approach (after delineating strategies carefully) to the issues and challenges faced and, above all, total knowledge of the subjects in question are second to none.’

‘Rita Samoreno Gomes has comprehensive knowledge of procedure and practice and is good at predicting what is around the corner in terms of the court and litigation.’

‘I strongly recommend Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, He is one of the best lawyers in Portugal in litigation and arbitration.’

‘I would highlight Pedro Caetano Nunes for his experience, know-how, creative solutions and total availability, as well as the ability to manage complex processes with several fronts involved.’

‘Rita Samoreno Gomes stands out for her intelligence, technical mastery and deep knowledge of the banking and financial sectors.’

Key clients

Volkswagen

H&M

Crédit Agricole

Barclays Bank

Bankinter – Portuguese branch

Philip Morris International

Danone

Ingka

AB Volvo and Renault Trucks

TAP – Air Portugal

Employment Tier 1

The employment and labour team at PLMJ enjoyed another strong year, having assisted clients in significant lay-off procedures, compensation and benefits policies, labour issues arising from M&A transactions and collective redundancies. Companies operating in a variety of sectors, ranging from financial services to life sciences, tourism, telecoms and energy, instruct the team on large-scale and complex labour matters. Employment benefits expert Tiago Cortes oversees the practice with fellow co-head Nuno Ferreira Morgado, who specialises in restructuring processes. Conflicts concerning collective bargaining and strikes are key strengths for Nuno Guedes Vaz.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortes; Nuno Ferreira Morgado

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Guedes Vaz; Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão; Mariana Paiva

Testimonials

‘PLMJ has a technically sound approach, without losing focus of the aim and practical application of legal solutions. They provide advice and suggest strategies by positioning themselves as “client partners”. The team is sensitive to the urgency of the issue and is always ready when quick responses and implementation are needed.’

‘I recommend in particular Nuno Ferreira Morgado and Nuno Guedes Vaz, as an expert in the area of collective relations.’

‘PLMJ provides exceptional services marked by their extensive legal knowledge and know-how. PLMJ are able to provide advice at short notice enabling the company to meet strict deadlines.’

Attentive, available and professional.’

Availability and realistic approach to client’s needs.’

‘Nuno Ferreira Morgado stands out for his availability, openness to understand the client’s business needs, simple and clear approach to complex matters, excellent knowledge of the Portuguese market which often facilitates decision-making. We consider him a true business partner!’

‘Prompt responses, availability, solid knowledge of employment law and proximity to the client.’

‘The excellence of the service provided and the high technical capacity of the team stand out. Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão is a reference in this field. His technical capacity, knowledge and perspicacity are worth a mention.’

Key clients

Accenture Portugal

Sacyr

Cofina

Pfizer

H&M

Pernod Ricard

Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda

Somincor

Acciona

Impresa

EU and competition Tier 1

PLMJ advises across the spectrum of competition issues, with considerable experience in high-profile cartel proceedings, antitrust private damages cases and complex merger control matters. Offering representation to domestic and international clients before the PCA and EU courts, the department is also well versed in state aid issues. Ricardo Oliveira, who has relevant experience at the European Commission, stands out for his strong capabilities in matters involving abuse of dominance, as well as cartel cases. Sara Estima Martins and Miguel Marques de Carvalho recently left.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Oliveira

Testimonials

‘Excellent service, great knowledge of technical issues, proximity to the client  and good time management skills.’

‘Prompt, reliable, practical advice. Ricardo made himself available to respond to the urgent needs from our client, and offer commercial, pragmatic advice on a complex area of law. ’

‘Ricardo Oliveira is a knowledgeable, experienced and practical advisor. He can be relied on for a prompt and sound counsel. He manages an efficient team of associates.’

‘PLMJ is extremely professional and easy to work with. The team has a wide pool of talent and provides practical advice in a timely manner. They have ensured that our (very large) matter is well resourced.’

‘Ricardo Oliveira has been a very impressive leader of this talented team. He provides concise and effective advice that makes it easy for clients to understand their options, and is very approachable.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the Portuguese merger control process. Ricardo Oliveira is recommended.’

‘Ricardo Oliveira stands out for his availability, experience and always thoughtful advice.’

Key clients

ANF (National Association of Pharmacies)

Volvo / Renault Trucks

Cimpor

Tabaqueira (a subsidiary of Philip Morris International)

Nestlé

Ford

Barclays

Coca-Cola European Partners

Visa

Eleven Sports Network

Unilever

ESFG (Espírito Santo Financial Group)

Grupo Bimbo

Pernod Ricard

Diageo

Riberalves

Lactogal

Oxy Capital

Bacardi Martini

Liberty Mutual

Atena Equity Partners

Caixa Geral de Depósitos

McDonald’s

Insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

The insolvency and restructuring practice at PLMJ benefits from the expertise of Joaquim Shearman de Macedo, who recently returned to the firm. As part of his role as dispute resolution practice co-head, he leads on debt restructuring and insolvency disputes for investment funds, financial institutions and corporations. Manuela Tavares Morais is a specialist in pre-insolvency proceedings, PER cases, insolvencies and restructuring, especially within the pharmaceutical sector. Former judge Pedro Caetano Nunes focuses on the insolvency of financial institutions and directors’ liability, and senior disputes partner Nuno Líbano Monteiro has over 30 years’ experience in the area. Managing associate Catarina Guedes de Carvalho stands out at the non-partner level.

Practice head(s):

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo; Rita Samoreno Gomes; Pedro Metello de Nápoles

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Líbano Monteiro; Manuela Tavares Morais; Pedro Caetano Nunes; João Tiago Morais Antunes; Catarina Guedes de Carvalho

Testimonials

What I most appreciate about the service provided is the depth and breadth of the analysis of cases in record time. In the cases in which I am concerned, the evolution took place exactly as indicated and this gives me a lot of predictability and security.

In my experience PLMJ is uniquely qualified to handle the very complex restructuring transactions that we work in. They are able to have deep expertise in the very wide range of issues that are required for deep restructuring work and have an outstanding execution capacity to take them through.’

It is a satisfaction for me to be able to work with Pedro Caetano Nunes who I consider a reference both in the world of law and as an individual. It was with Dr. Pedro that for the first time I was able to appreciate an exceptional level of quality at the legal level and performance in court that I had not yet seen.

‘Catarina Guedes de Carvalho is a leading expert in recoveries, restructuring and insolvency matters, always a part of the solution, capable of very sharp anticipation scenarios and to make very wise proposals.’

‘Providing support quickly and professionally. Availability to assist the client. Ability to react under pressure.’

‘I work primarily with Joaquim Shearman de Macedo. I especially value the ability to think beyond the legal scope of the transaction and interpret the business and financial aspects of the operation. This allows us for collaborative high quality work with the PLMJ team. A note to say that PLMJ’s team of associates that support the partner work is extremely solid. This allows us for speed and precision in the execution of transactions as partner time is not a bottleneck.’

‘PLMJ helped me to manage a large risk recoveries portfolio. The outcome was a high success; PLMJ, especially Nuno Libano Monteiro & Catarina Guedes de Carvalho, were key to achieve this outcome. I tend to say that without their expertise, we would not be able to achieve it.’

‘Pedro Caetano Nunes helped us in more specific cases of insolvencies with strong litigation and dispute. He is also a very senior lawyer, prompt and available which provides analysis into matters from both the perspectives of its strengths and weaknesses.’

Key clients

Espírito Santo Financial Group (ESFG), Insolvent Estate

Attestor Capital

Strategic Value Partners

Atena Equity Partners

Rio Forte Investments (Luxembourg) and Subsidiaries, Insolvent Estate

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Portugal

Bankinter

Alliance Healthcare.

Barclays Bank

TAP – Air Portugal

Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 1

PLMJ‘s full-service Porto office further expanded its diverse roster of international and major domestic companies, with new instructions from clients in the pulp and paper and communications sectors, among others. Corporate and M&A partner Filipe Avides Moreira is a name to note, as is Diogo Duarte Campos, who is a key contact for public law matters. Since publication, Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão, Miguel Reis, Maria da Conceição Cabaços and João Velez de Limal left the firm, in September 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Filipe Avides Moreira; Diogo Duarte Campos

Testimonials

The partners of the Porto office make a difference because they bring the know-how and knowledge of a large office and at the same time manage to maintain a very personalized involvement and monitoring of matters.

In all encounters I’ve had with them, PLMJ attorneys have been responsive, professional, and competent.

Filipe Avides Moreira’s work product is exceptional.

Experienced, effective, practical and result driven. Very pleased with their work on administrative and environmental law.

I would like to highlight the partner Filipe Avides Moreira as he is the person with whom I have worked the most. I would like to highlight the intellectual rigor, competence and the honest and transparent way in which Filipe works in the search for solutions to problems. I think this combination is very difficult to find. The other aspect that I could not fail to mention is the speed of response (only possible due to the attributes I mentioned).

‘The oversight and audit team at the Porto office integrates elements with a high degree of technical knowledge. They are dynamic, proactive, competent and focused on reaching solutions that allow them to anticipate problems and optimize solutions. They are quick and efficient in responding to the client and convey the legal certainty that clients need when carrying out operations.

I particularly recommend João Velez de Lima and Diogo Duarte Campos. They have deep technical knowledge of the topics presented, excellent communication skills, are proactive, anticipate problems and present effective solutions. They genuinely care about the customer, are ethically correct and stand out for the sublime way of communicating with the customer.

Good quality of service provided by a very competent team. Speed ​​in answering the questions presented.

Key clients

Ach Brito

Altri Group

ATEP AMKOR

Fidelidade Companhia de Seguros

EngMindera

Finerge

Frezite

H.B. Füller

Iberdrola

Instituto de Gestão de Fundos de Capitalização da Segurança Social, IP

Luso Finsa Group

OMTEL (former Altice’s telecommunication towers owner and currently Cellnex)

Montepio Crédito

Porto Vivo SRU

RAR Group

Sofarma

Super Bock Group

Tofane Global, S.A.

Transdev Group

Violas Ferreira

Projects and project finance Tier 1

Major transport infrastructure projects, both in Portugal and abroad, are a key strength of Inês Pinto da Costa's projects team at PLMJ. The practice handles project development, financing and related M&A on many of the country's major railway and motorway projects, as well as the construction of airports and harbours. Recent instructions have also come from the energy and shipping industries, and the firm's international coverage has been demonstrated by work covering China and Lusophone African jurisdictions, with practice head Pinto da Costa particularly active in the Angolan market in recent years. Diogo Perestrelo is an experienced projects lawyer, Diogo Duarte Campos is the name to note for construction law and Gonçalo dos Reis Martins has experience on the finance side. João Marques Mendes joined in July 2020.

Practice head(s):

Inês Pinto da Costa

Other key lawyers:

Diogo Perestrelo; Diogo Duarte Campos; Gonçalo dos Reis Martins; João Marques Mendes; Rachel Freitas

Testimonials

‘Rachel Freitas – Quality, availability, knowledge.’

Key clients

APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, S.A.

Ardian

AscendiGroup

Banco de Sabadell, S.A. – Sucursal em Portugal

BCI – Banco Comercial e de Investimentos, S.A.

Cabo Verde State

Enerparc

Innogy

TAP – Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, SGPS, S.A.

Total Solar

Welink Energy

Public law Tier 1

Combining strong academic knowledge with practical experience in the field of public law, the team at PLMJ covers a broad range of work, standing out for its track record in PPP projects and concession agreements. The department comprises practitioners who specialise in public contracts, environmental law and constitutional matters. In addition, the service offering also includes dispute resolution before administrative courts and arbitral tribunals. Practice head Diogo Duarte Campos focuses on infrastructure PPPs in Portugal and concession projects in Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Public procurement and arbitration proceedings are among the typical instructions for Tiago Duarte. Joana Brandão is also part of the core team.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Duarte Campos

Other key lawyers:

Tiago Duarte; Joana Brandão; Carla Machado

Testimonials

‘ PLMJ has a high quality team with extensive experience in providing legal advice in public law, always within a full service context, which allows for comprehensive advice. The team is very flexible, has the ability to anticipate scenarios, and to adjust according to specific needs. They maintain a constructive attitude, always in search of the best solution for the client.’

‘We have worked with PLMJ for many years, and the public team, namely Tiago Duarte and Diogo Duarte de Campos, are almost in-house lawyers.’

‘Diogo Duarte Campos and Joana Brandão are professional, technical, quick to respond.’

‘Tiago Duarte is recommended for his deep knowledge in various subjects, competence and professionalism.’

‘I would highlight Diogo Duarte Campos. A lawyer who combines extensive experience in public-private partnerships and concessions with a solid academic background, which allows him to propose innovative solutions for complex legal issues.’

‘Reputation, track record, advice oriented to the client’s business, availability and competitive fees.’

‘The PLMJ public law team is characterised by the strength of its theoretical knowledge, combined with its practical experience, in the most diverse areas of public law, revealing it both in legal consultation, as well as in administrative and arbitration litigation.’

Diogo Duarte de Campos is a lawyer with the merit of having led / coordinated a young team in (re) construction, which asserted itself very quickly in the national context. He showed enormous coordination skills, rigor, a fast evolution of the team and the business.’

Key clients

Altri Group

Ascendi Group

Cascais Ambiente

Cascais Dinâmica

Cimpor

Iberdrola

Impresa

Microsoft

Lisbon and Cascais Municipalities

Navigator

Nova University of Lisbon

Nova SBE

Alfredo de Sousa Foundation

Portuguese State

Regional Government of Madeira

Sacyr- Somague

State of Cabo Verde

TAP

Trofa Saúde

Verdelago

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate team at PLMJ is adept at assisting domestic and foreign clients in relation to their real estate projects in Portugal and abroad. Its broad service offering covers the gamut of real estate transactional, construction and development work. On the transactional side, the firm has been using AI tools to enhance its ability to analyse large portfolios of real estate assets and related documents. The team recently witnessed a change in leadership: it is now overseen by Rita Alarcão Júdice, who has extensive experience in sale and leaseback transactions involving shopping centres, offices buildings and hotels, and Francisco Lino Dias, who is a key point of contact for international clients, notably developers and investment funds. Other key individuals include Sofia Gomes da Costa, who is noted for her expertise in asset management of large property portfolios, tourism law specialist Margarida Osório de Amorim and managing associate Abel de Barbosa Mendonça.

Practice head(s):

Rita Alarcão Júdice; Francisco Lino Dias

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Gomes da Costa; Margarida Osório de Amorim; Abel de Barbosa Mendonça

Testimonials

We have used PLMJ in several complex transactions, always with excellent results. As one of the leading firms in Portugal, they have demonstrated a superior ability to bring together their corporate, tax and urban planning practices effectively to offer comprehensive solutions.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the real estate market; ability to respond directly and objectively to the questions asked; practical and pragmatic sense aligned with the client’s needs; unsurpassed team availability.’

‘Francisco Lino Dias stands out for his availability, responsiveness and analysis of different issues, presenting legal approaches and solutions that have translated into successful operations. Abel Barbosa Mendonça is also recommended.’

‘I was greatly impressed by the professionalism of Margarida Osório de Amorim.’

‘We worked with Francisco Lino Dias and Abel de Barbosa Mendonca. They were an excellent team and worked very well together. They were both fully up to speed on all aspects of the transaction. The team was well-versed in the subject matter, very commercial and extremely easy to deal with- we were able to contact them at all hours and they were extremely responsive throughout. ’

‘Francisco Lino Dias offered creative solutions to our problems. He was strong throughout. Abel de Barbosa Mendonça was the “engine” driving the PLMJ team. Extremely bright and hard-working, he was also extremely direct in his advice and guidance.’

‘The team demonstrates professionalism in all aspects. Lawyers possess solid technical knowledge. Their advice is always practical and results-oriented. I am particularly grateful for Rita Alarcão Júdice.’

‘Rita Alarcão Júdice brings together a distinct set of knowledge and professional experience. Rita has an excellent ability to express herself with clarity and precision, and is assertive in exposing and defending her ideas.’

Key clients

Blackstone Group

IKEA Group

Oaktree

Morning Capital

H&M

Minor International

Barclays Bank

Time Out Markets

Sniper Capital

Crédit Agricole Lisbon I.T. Centre

WPCarey

MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH

Martinhal Resorts Group

TAP Air Portugal

Primark

Nestlé Portugal

Santander Consumer

United Investments Portugal

CGD Bank

UBS Real Estate GmbH

Logicor Europe

Invesco Real Estate

Incus Capital Advisers

Mornington Capital

Morgan Stanley

Commerz Real

Apple

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Tax Tier 1

A firm-wide restructuring at PLMJ has seen the tax practice refocusing on work for blue-chip clients as well as big-ticket work for smaller clients. Other recent developments include the hiring of Isaque Ramos, an expert in transaction-related taxation matters, tax due diligence and compliance processes, in January 2020. Serena Cabrita Neto in the Lisbon office and Miguel Reis in Porto jointly head the team of 'excellent professionals, with very good technical knowledge', which is renowned for advising on the tax elements of significant M&A, banking, restructuring and real estate matters, along with complex tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Serena Cabrita Neto; Miguel Reis

Other key lawyers:

João Velez de Lima; Isaque Ramos

Testimonials

PLMJ stands out for having an excellent work team, with its high focus on customer needs. All the solutions they present are highly technical and assertive.

The PLMJ Tax team is made up of excellent professionals with extensive experience in tax matters. The quality of the service provided is high for the reasons listed above. The cooperation and availability presented allows the interaction between the client and firm to be easily done and the result of the work can always have added value.

Serena Cabrita Neto is an essential piece for our company. We maintain an excellent professional relationship for many years. The vast experience in tax litigation and her personal and professional characteristics (availability, proactivity and a sense of commitment and responsibility) certainly bring added value to our company through the service she provides.

João Velez de Lima – I would like to highlight the high degree of dynamism and commitment that he applies to all the topics addressed to him, which, combined with extensive experience and high technical rigor translates into very efficient results.

‘Of particular note is Miguel Reis, as partner and specialist in the area of ​​tax law.

As the main characteristics I highlight the proactivity, the focus on the client, on the creation of solutions, the total availability.

Excellent professionals, with very good technical knowledge and a concern for the client that generates a lot of confidence.

Key clients

ACH Brito & CA., SA

EngMindera

Finerge

Future Healthcare

Galp Energia, SGPS, SA

H.B. Fuller

Iberdrola

Instituto de Gestão de Fundos de Capitalização da Segurança Social, IP

Montepio Crédito

Pernod-Ricard Portugal

Philip Morris International (Portugal)

RAR Group

Sofarma

Sousa Lima & Peixoto Sousa – Gestão e Turismo, Lda.

TAP Air Portugal

Transdev Group

Volkswagen

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

In data protection, PLMJ provides legal support on an ongoing basis to key clients, and demonstrates an ability to assist with comprehensive audits, as well as litigation. The team has seen recent growth in work for international players entering the Portuguese market, and in cross-border data privacy projects. The team is under the leadership of Pedro Lomba, who is experienced at acting for clients from regulated sectors, including transport, healthcare and media. Jorge Silva Martins is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Lomba

Other key lawyers:

Maria João Faísca

Testimonials

‘Extensive experience in the sector of privacy and protection of personal data, practical and pragmatic approach in monitoring the activity of its customers. Investment in knowledge, particularly in the context of the introduction of legislative changes and the publication of case law with relevance for the sector. Interdisciplinarity in critical areas of adjacent practice, namely regulatory. Rigor and innovation in the proposed solutions. Availability and response time well above average.’

‘Pedro Lomba is a brilliant lawyer, who knows exactly what the client needs. He is not only providing high-class legal services but can also see the problem as a business case that requires appropriate steps to take. Thus, Pedro’s approach of thinking outside the box helps the client succeed but be sure that the situation is handled professionally from a legal perspective at the same time.’

The speed of the responses and the technical quality are its most striking elements.’

‘Pedro Lomba combines traditional legal experience with knowledge of new and constantly evolving areas of law.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Impresa

Minor Hotels

Hotel Urbano

IKEA

Kinda

Groupe SEB

SAP

Ride HIVE

Free Now

National Association of Pharmacies

Clever Leaves

Mazda

Ford

Omtel

HIQ Consulting

EMARP

Empire Puzzle

Coindu

Fresenius Kabi

Quilaban

ADENE – Agência para a Energia

Herbalife

Dynabook

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

PLMJ offers support to major Portuguese and international companies on the full spectrum of energy and natural resources law. Clients not only seek advice in relation to regulatory issues and significant M&A transactions, but also engage the team in relation to energy infrastructure projects (covering upstream and downstream activities) and litigation. With broad capabilities across mining, oil and gas and renewable energy, the practitioners combine local and cross-border expertise and are proficient in energy and natural resources mandates involving African jurisdictions, notably Angola and Mozambique. Inês Pinto da Costa regularly handles cross-border matters in the areas of energy and PPP projects. The team was recently strengthened with the arrival of João Marques Mendes, who has in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy sector in Portugal.

Practice head(s):

Inês Pinto da Costa; João Marques Mendes

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Serrão Faria

Testimonials

‘Client focus and cross collaboration between teams. I would highlight their interest and availability for calls and conversation.’

‘I highlight the dimension and quality of the team, which covers all areas of law, and makes PLMJ capable of responding to all our needs. We have worked for many years with PLMJ, having personally collaborated with several partners, associates and lawyers. But in recent times we have been working mainly with Nuno Serrão Faria. He has advised us on M&A transactions, always with a high level of competence and professionalism.’

The interaction we had for some years with partner João Marques Mendes was frankly positive, in terms of knowledge and proactivity, recognising the high quality of the services provided. It should be noted that the collaboration provided was on a relatively “new ” subject in the National Energy System (Natural Gas Regulation).’

‘I highlight João Marques Mendes. In addition to a deep knowledge of the energy sector, his ability to respond to find solutions to complex challenges is excellent.’

João Marques Mendes  has great knowledge in the area of energy and natural resources, as well as in M&A. He is always available, helpful and extremely dedicated to our projects.’

Nuno Serrão Faria proved to be fundamental in the support that PLMJ provided us. The team’s capabilities were enhanced by the hiring of João Marques Mendes.’

‘Joao Marques Mendes was the reference lawyer who successfully helped us in dealing with the engineering, construction and procurement project we were involved in within the energy sector.’

‘I want to highlight the professionalism, confidence and high quality of the work developed by João Marques Mendes in the areas of energy and environmental and industrial licensing. João Marques Mendes, with whom I had the opportunity to work in the last year, is a professional of excellence, dedicated, who responsibly assumes the commitments together with clients, dealing in detail with the requested matters, presenting innovative legal solutions that allow the client, considering the various hypotheses, adopt the one that will be the most beneficial within the context under analysis.’

Key clients

Energi Innovation

RWE

Engie

Total Solar

Enerparc Projects GmbH

Ascendant Resources Inc.

Iberdrola

Finerge

Alrosa Group

WeLink Group

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

The criminal law and compliance practice at PLMJ is particularly adept at assisting with preventative measures, evidenced by its strong performance in corporate investigations and compliance policies. The team has been extremely active in administrative and regulatory proceedings, but also possesses wide-ranging criminal litigation capabilities, having been involved in some of the most high-profile cases pertaining to white-collar crime. Practice head Paulo Farinha Alves is a seasoned practitioner in criminal proceedings involving the ports and financial services segments. Alexandra Mota Gomes left the firm in December 2020.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Farinha Alves

Other key lawyers:

Dirce Rente; José Maria Formosinho Sanchez

Key clients

Barclays Bank

Pernod Ricard Portugal

Ikea Industry Portugal

United Investments Portugal

Ascendi Pinhal Interior, Estradas do Pinhal Interior

SPAST-Sociedade Portuguesa de Aluguer e Serviço de Têxteis

Sidul Açucares

H&M

Somincor – Sociedade Mineira de Neves Corvo

Electrão – Associação Portuguesa de Gestão de Resíduos

Intellectual property Tier 2

PLMJ offers advice on IP rights protection to a diverse client roster that includes household names in the telecoms, financial services, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. The department undertakes the entire spectrum of IP matters, ranging from patent prosecution to design, copyright and trade mark infringement. Manuel Lopes Rocha is noted as an expert in IP disputes, particularly pharmaceutical patent arbitration. Hugo Monteiro Queirós, whose notable areas of practice include patents, trade marks, copyright and designs, recently joined the team. Ana Teresa PulidoPaula Martinho da Silva and Jorge Silva Martins are no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Monteiro Quierós

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Lomba; Manuel Lopes Rocha

Testimonials

Excellent relationship with the client and attention to details. In-depth knowledge of the subject and the legislation, as well as of the functioning of specific courts.’

‘With in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property Law and the functioning of the courts and other entities, Manuel Lopes Rocha demonstrated an enormous capacity in the search for alternative solutions that met the client’s objectives. In addition to legal knowledge, he was extremely careful in explaining the solutions to the problem, which proved to be decisive in the developed strategy.’

‘Availability and knowledge. Manuel Lopes Rocha is excellent.’

Promptness, high theoretical and practical knowledge and excellent reasoning.’

‘We have always received a magnificent service from the PLMJ team.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Samsung

Toshiba

TVI

Bacardi

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Critical Software

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

SIC

Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Distribuição (Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies)

IKEA

Instituto Superior Técnico

Verbz Labs

ADENE – Agência para a Energia

Planning law Tier 2

PLMJ has significant capabilities in planning law, particularly in large urban developments; in 2020, it advised on student housing and office developments in Lisbon, among a broad range of instructions. Practice head Sara Blanco de Morais has town and country planning expertise and also covers project management and related litigation and regulatory issues. Managing associate Manuel da Silva Gomes focuses on planning and environmental matters, in particular administrative matters and related litigation. Public entities in Portugal as well as domestic and international developers make up the team's client base.

Practice head(s):

Sara Blanco de Morais

Other key lawyers:

Manuel da Silva Gomes

Testimonials

Strong customer orientation. Creativity and constant search for the best solutions.

PLMJ is the office with which I usually interact mainly in the area of urbanism. What distinguishes it, in my opinion, is the competence and availability of its professionals and the multidisciplinary nature of the services they provide.

Technical and legal knowledge, assertiveness and leadership skills.

What distinguishes Sara Blanco de Morais is her high competence and availability.

‘Sara’s knowledge of urban themes and assertiveness are a fundamental contribution to the development of the projects in which we have been working and it is a characteristic recognized by the various players.

Key clients

Elegant Family Hotels/Martinhal

Eunea/VESB, S.A. – Aldeia da Muda/Comporta

Galp Energia

Grupo SIL

Ikea Portugal/Inter Ikea Centres

Jackyl

Quinta do Lago

SCAI, S.A. (Grupo Champalimaud)

United Investments Portugal – Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Vale do Lobo

Transport Tier 2

PLMJ is retained by a diverse client base, comprising banks, financial services players and operating lessors on the gamut of aviation mandates. The team showcases particular strength in transactional work, including aircraft finance and purchases, as well as leasing matters. Recent engagements also included providing ongoing assistance to lessors in relation to the management of the contractual implications resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. In addition, the practice has extensive experience in the urban mobility sector, having been busy assisting new road transport operators. Diogo Perestrelo and Pedro Lomba oversee the group. Nuno Luís Sapateiro left the firm in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Perestrelo; Pedro Lomba

Testimonials

‘Very experienced and proactive team for aircraft finance: they have a deep understanding of the local requirements for aircraft and lease registration and how this fits into international financing and leasing transactions. The team is able to coordinate the logistics of the execution formalities without over-complicating matters and maintains good relationships across the industry.’

‘Nuno Luís Sapateiro stands out because he is very commercial-minded and solutions focused in addition to being highly knowledgeable and well connected in the industry.’

‘Multidisciplinary practice that is innovative in the proposal of solutions, provides quick responses, and is oriented by the needs of the client.’

‘Nuno Luís Sapateiro is experienced, available, knowledgeable, and focused on finding the solution’

‘As a firm that is active in the aviation sector, the PLMJ team showed a good understanding of the key issues relating to an aircraft sale and purchase transaction. Lawyers were very commercial in their approach and showed excellent knowledge of governmental issues relating to the deal.’

‘Nuno Sapateiro was the key PLMJ contact. He was very accessible and provided clear advice on aviation and corporate issues. PLMJ’s role as local deal counsel made the transaction run smoothly and showed a clear level of expertise and experience.’

‘It was refreshing to collaborate with external counsel that was as invested in getting the transaction over the line as we were as lead counsel.’

‘Nuno Luís Sapateiro was extremely helpful and very responsive.’

Key clients

Aero Capital Solutions, Inc.

Air Lease Corporation

Avolon Aerospace Leasing

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A.

Credit Suisse (Aviation Finance)

Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, S.A.

Flixbus

Kapten / Transopco

Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services

My taxi

Free Now

Nordic Aviation Capital

Ride Hive

TAP Air Portugal

TMT Tier 3

After reshaping its TMT practice in January 2020, PLMJ now fields a technology, mobility and communication team, headed by Pedro Lomba. The new team has been focusing in particular on digital transport companies such as Flixbus and Ride Hive, as well as taking its established technology expertise and advising a more diverse client base in that area. Lomba is praised for 'creative and innovative approaches' and is particularly strong in digital transformations for companies in regulated sectors. Hugo Monteiro Queirós joined the firm in November 2020.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Lomba

Other key lawyers:

Hugo Monteiro Quierós

Testimonials

‘The PLMJ team works with great efficiency and practical relevance. We highly appreciate the solutions that can be implemented in practice.’

‘Pedro Lomba presented creative and innovative approaches related to the matters, taking into account the legal and regulatory framework in force and under review.’

‘Pedro Lomba, in addition to his outstanding expertise, is a lawyer with humour and professionalism.’

‘PLMJ offers a fast and direct service, providing a comprehensive and attentive approach to developments that this type of technology services undergo very quickly.’

‘We recommend Pedro Lomba for availability, speed and intelligence.’

‘The group of lawyers is very solid and, at the same time, very pragmatic, which invests in the knowledge of the company, marketed products and the corporate culture itself, proactively anticipating client issues, because it invests time in the knowledge of the corporate culture itself.’

‘Pedro Lomba – Very knowledgeable, excellent communicator and able to translate and synthesize complicated legal matters in order to allow a more informed risk analysis by the business. Curious and innovative, he seeks new perspectives for the application of the law.’

Key clients

Tata Communications

Morgan Stanley Infrastructures + Horizon Equity Partners

Omtel

Accenture

Hotel Urbano

Observador

Mazda

Flixbus

Free Now (formerly my taxi)

Ikea

Clever Leaves

Tabaqueira (PMI)

Inteligent Apps

Ride Hive

Kapten

Empire Puzzle

Boticário

Verbz Labs

Angola > Foreign firms Tier 1

PLMJ's Angola desk focuses on foreign investment and has a diverse client base, which expanded further in 2019 with additional clients in the steel, agriculture, LNG and telecoms industries. Inês Pinto da Costa has experience in the infrastructure sector and Ruben Brigolas, promoted to managing associate in January 2020, is active in Angola-related matters, specialising in energy and mineral resources. BCSA – Advogados is the firm's local partner. Bruno Xavier de Pina left the firm in May 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Inês Pinto da Costa; Ruben Brigolas

Key clients

TAP Air Portugal

Grupo Águas de Portugal

Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Petro Atlético de Luanda)

Sodosa S.A.

ThyssenKrupp

TechnipFMC

Banco de Fomento de Angola

Mercadão Mangolê

Luena Plaza

BayQi

Milbridge

Mozambique > Foreign law firms Tier 1

'Detail oriented' with a 'good grasp of the local laws and regulations', PLMJ provides a multi-disciplinary service to a diverse client base of international and domestic companies in Mozambique. Corporate and M&A expert Miguel Spínola heads the Mozambique desk, for which banking and finance has been a recent focus, Gonçalo dos Reis Martins being the key contact in that discipline for clients including BCI, ABSA and Standard Bank Moçambique. Managing associate Marta Pedro has strong experience in the country's corporate, real estate and construction markets, and associate Neylla Gulamhussen also receives praise.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Spínola

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins; Marta Pedro; Neylla Gulamhussen

Testimonials

Their responsiveness, courteous professionalism, attention to detail and the confidence they exude on the subject-matters they are required to advise on.

Miguel Spinola is exceptional. He anticipates all aspects of an enquiry, consequently his legal advice is very detailed and of immense practical value.

The firm is detailed oriented in the legal advice, the quality of their work is outstanding, they are quick to act, available on short notice, well versed and have a good grasp of the local laws and regulations in Mozambique. We can always count on them to do thorough job on any legal issues that we instruct them on. PLMJ is a reliable firm to work with.

‘Neylla Gulamhussen is reliable, with good grasp of the laws and the regulations, quick turnaround on legal matters, she is always available. The legal advice she gives is clear, concise and well researched. The quality of her work is outstanding. We can always count on her when we have a legal issue in Mozambique.

PLMJ team has demonstrated their capability to advice our company as well as our subsidiary on various legal matters. PLMJ Team response has been so far timely and with clarity of legal understanding.

Individuals of PLMJ I have interacted with in Mozambique were always cooperative, willing to listen to other perspectives and adopted positive problem solving attitude for the job.

Key clients

Heineken

Multichoice Africa Holdings B.V.

Standard Bank

Auto Sueco Moçambique

Maersk

FNB – First National Bank

Siemens Africa

Kenya Airways

ABSA

BCI – Banco Comercial e de Investimentos, S.A.

International Capital Markets (ICM)

China Machinery Engineering Coporation

Mybucks Bank Mozambique, S.A.

Standard Bank Moçambique

Sumol + Compal Moçambique, SA

Angola > Local firms Tier 2

Standout instructions in mining, utilities projects and sports law were among the broad range of matters handled by BCSA – Advogados in 2020. Sandra Saraiva is the name to note for real estate and construction work. The firm is praised for being 'process-driven, technology-enabled and client-oriented' and has a close association with PLMJ and its Angola desk. João Bravo da Costa left the firm in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Saraiva

Testimonials

Personalized service, and competent and fast results.

Confidence, closeness, personal attention and diagnostic accuracy of situations.

The extremely positive attitude and responsiveness of the team makes it unique. The BCSA are practically part of our team and understand very well the intricacies of our business and of our operational challenges.

Responsiveness, engagement, proactive attitude and bilingual.

What makes this practice unique is the fact that they are process-driven, technology-enabled, and client-oriented, offering us cost-effective legal support and a streamlined, efficient service that always satisfy us. They also always seeking for our feedback and we have not been disappointed. BCSA were able to select an appropriate team for the instruction, coordinated all the administration and delivered a quality product ahead of time. They adapted to our needs every time.

We feel very confident with the individuals that work directly with us, they have unsurpassed abilities to represent us. They stand behind us and give us the tools and resources we need to ensure successful results.

Key clients

Baker Hugues General Electric (BHGE)

Banco de Fomento de Angola

Suez Group

Clínica Sagrada Esperança

Alrosa

Kimang

Angola LNG Limited

MacSteel

Grão Invest

International SOS

Quantum Global Group

NedBank

Internet Technologies Angola

The firm: 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.

PLMJ Colab: 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
▪ Capital markets
▪ Corporate M&A
▪ Dispute resolution
▪ Employment and labour
▪ EU and competition law
▪ Healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals
▪ Intellectual property
▪ Projects and energy
▪ Public law
▪ Real estate and tourism
▪ Tax
▪ Technology, mobility and communications

Sectors:
▪ Agro-Industry
▪ Banking and financial institutions
▪ Distribution and retail
▪ Energy and natural resources
▪ Government and public sector
▪ Healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals
▪ Infrastructure
▪ Insurance and pension funds
▪ Manufacturing
▪ Mobility, transport and logistics
▪ Real estate and construction
▪ Social Economy
▪ Sport
▪ Technology, media and communications
▪ Tourism and leisure

Social responsibility: Through our sustainability strategy, we want not only to avoid possible negative impacts of our activities, but also to make a proactive contribution to solving the social and environmental problems of our community. Above all, we believe we can make a valuable contribution to society at the same time as pursuing our business objectives.

PLMJ was built on a set of values that have made this law firm one of the largest in Portugal. Today, it is home to many people who began their careers here, who have always felt part this project that makes us so proud, but PLMJ also continues to attract the best talent who see in this firm the best opportunity to develop or continue their careers.

Whether in major litigation cases or in large-scale deals, our greatest commitment has been and will always be to know our clients, to share their risks, and to propose strategic and innovative solutions that add value for them.

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Managing Partners Luís Pais Antunes / Bruno Ferreira plmjlaw@plmj.pt +351 213 197 300
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 Alexander Ehlert photo Alexander Ehlert Managing associate
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PLMJ creates team to deal with ‘Legal Finance’ services

In the current economic circumstances of an increase in cases (and risks) of breaches of contract and violation of rights, and in the resulting litigation, companies have to be increasingly creative in allocating resources. To assist them, PLMJ has set up a team specialising in the area of Legal Finance.