Miguel Spínola > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa
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Work Department

Corporate / M&A




Miguel is the partner who heads PLMJ’s Mozambique Desk. He has more than 17 years’ experience, specialising in foreign investment and mergers and acquisitions, in Portugal and Mozambique.
Miguel has been involved in numerous complex transactions concluded in recent years in both countries. In this work, he has advised Portuguese and international clients from various industries and sectors, in particular, energy (renewables and oil and gas), financial services, infrastructure, construction and real estate.
In 2013, he won the prestigious award “40 under forty” award given by the magazine Iberian Lawyer.
Miguel has had several articles published in Portuguese newspapers and in specialist publications. He participates regularly as speaker in conferences and seminars on topics relating to commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment in the Mozambican market.
Prior to his arrival at PLMJ, Miguel was a lawyer at the law firms Mullerat and Uría Menéndez, at the Lisbon Municipal Council and at the Lisbon Property Owners Association.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French


Member of the Board of the Portugal-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce, 2013
Portuguese Bar Association.


Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

The ‘very amicable and accessible‘ team at PLMJ maintains a full-service practice and has recently been particularly active in corporate and M&A and litigation. The Mozambique desk comprises lawyers in the Lisbon, Faro and Porto offices, and works in close cooperation with local firm TTA – Sociedade de Advogados. Miguel Spínola heads the practice, which includes banking and capital markets expert Gonçalo dos Reis Martins and managing associates Marta Pedro and Nuno Morgado Pereira.