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PLMJ

AV. FONTES PEREIRA DE MELO, 43, 1050-119 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 319 73 00
Fax:
Fax +351 21 319 74 00
Email:
Web:
www.plmj.com
Faro, Lisbon, Luanda, Maputo, Oporto

 

The firm

We are a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, we have taken an innovative and creative approach that has produced specific, strategic solutions to effectively defend the interests of our clients.

We are a full-service firm and we support our 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 always keep in close contact with the regulators for each sector.

With the aim of being close to our clients, we created PLMJ Colab, our 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 our clients, wherever they are. The national partnerships allow us 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.

We also have international desks specializing in Angola, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mozambique, Scandinavia, Switzerland and UK markets. Each desk focuses on a specific market and has a multidisciplinary team experienced in supporting and advising international investors. Besides knowing the idiosyncrasies of language and culture, these teams have a deep knowledge of the market, legislation and workings of the economy of the place where they work.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the team handles all aspects of the area including corporate finance, real estate financing, leveraged and acquisition finance and asset finance.

Capital markets: the team is highly specialised and covers all aspects of securities, financial regulation and corporate governance.

Corporate and M&A/PE: the team is consistently on top of both M&A and Private Equity league tables, and it has an impressive track record of advising on a full range of legal models for the acquisition of companies and assets.

Dispute resolution and arbitration: the practice boasts one of the country’s largest DR teams. The team has a vast experience in a wide range of areas, and this equips them to deal with all types of litigation and arbitration cases.

Investigations and White-Collar Defence: the team is highly specialised and has experience gained from the hundreds of legal proceedings in which they have been involved.

Employment, compensation and benefits: this practice has one of the largest teams in Portugal and their technical qualifications, background, experience and professional connections ensure all client needs are more than met.

Energy and natural resources: this specialised team provides advice on energy and natural resources issues to a vast number of top-ranking Portuguese and foreign companies.

EU and competition: PLMJ has the largest EU and competition law practice of any law firm in Portugal. The team is highly regard and recognised in the market as a beacon of excellence.

Restructuring, insolvency and debt recovery: the practice boasts an expert team able to provide advice in cases of all sizes and complexities, and in all phases from negotiations to legal or out-of-court proceedings.

Intellectual property: a highly experienced team, whose main specialisations include brands, industrial designs, patent protection, copyrights and unfair competition

Projects and infrastructure: PLMJ has been directly involved in the largest projects to have been carried out in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, and this team has impressive experience in all types of projects.

Public Law: the team has worked on all the major public works and public-private partnerships projects, and has specific knowledge in fields as diverse as the road, port, rail, hospital and energy sectors in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Real estate: the team handles all aspects of real estate and corporate real estate, from dealing with every aspect of the disposal of real estate assets to structuring and negotiating a full range of real estate transactions.

Tax: the team is one the largest in Portugal, and all its members employ their technical qualifications, wealth of pertinent experience and academic and professional networks to answer all different types of client needs.

Telecommunications, media and technology (TMT): the team members have extensive experience in areas ranging from regulation of electronic communication, television and social communication and the acquisition and licensing of software to e-commerce, data protection, supply of hardware, outsourcing of IT systems and electronic signatures.

 

  • Contact
  • Luís Pais Antunes (managing partner)
  • Other offices
  • Porto
  • Faro
  • Azores
  • Coimbra
  • Guimarães
  • Madeira
  • Angola
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Macao
  • China
  • Mozambique
  • Switzerland
  • East Timor
  • UK
  • Number of lawyers: 290+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese

Above material supplied by PLMJ.

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