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PLMJ Lawyers

EDIFÍCIO EUROLEX, AV DA LIBERDADE, 224, 1250-148 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 319 73 00
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Fax +351 21 319 74 00
Email:
Web:
www.plmj.com
Faro, Lisbon, Luanda, Maputo, Oporto

Paulo Farinha Alves

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Work +(351) 213 197 300
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PLMJ

Work Department

Criminal Law, White Collar Defence and Compliance and Sports

Position

Partner

Career

Paulo Farinha Alves is Partner in PLMJ since 2005. He has over 30 years’ experience in criminal law, white collar defence and compliance and sports law. He is praised by clients for his experience, know-how and specialisation in advising and handling the most intricate and high profile criminal cases in Portugal, mainly involving the criminal side of sports and banking and financial institutions law.

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Member

ECBA – European Criminal Bar Association; Portuguese Bar Association

Education

Law degree from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1994; Post-graduate qualification in accounting and legal support for companies from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1997


Portugal

Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

PLMJ Lawyers ‘impresses with its track record and experience’ and is valued for its ‘proximity to the client’ and ‘strategic view of matters’. It has roles in some of the most headline-grabbing ongoing cases, including representing several defendants in the so-called Operation Marquês, the largest pending criminal investigation into companies and high-profile individuals; and GE Power Controls, also as defendant, which is being accused of violating construction rules causing several deaths and injuries due to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Practice head João Medeiros ‘knows the system deeply and is totally available and efficient’. Paulo Farinha Alves, Alexandra Mota Gomes and senior associate Pedro Barosa are the other names to note. José Ricardo Gonçalves left the firm in February 2019.

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