PLMJ

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.

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update
We are facing the growing and exponential spread of COVID-19. As a result, it is important to assess what impact this situation may have on the ability of parties to meet the obligations they have assumed under contracts in progress.
Legal Update

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portuguese Government approved Decree-Law of March 26 which establishes a moratorium on certain financing agreements with a view to protect the liquidity of companies and families.

Legal Update
To mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, extraordinary measures have been taken in the field of taxation. The aim is to ensure the cash flows of companies and to allow some flexibility in complying with tax obligations and in the payment of taxes by companies and individuals.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Portugal

Lisboa
Porto
Faro

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Africa & Middle East

Africa 
Angola, Luanda
Mozambique, Maputo

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Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
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Key Contact Partners Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Practice Groups
Energy Mining & Clean Tech
Energy Mining & Clean Tech
International Corporate Transactions
International Corporate Transactions
International Trade Law
International Trade Law
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Life Sciences
Life Sciences
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Tax & Private Wealth
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Human Resources
Human Resources
Manuel Cavaleiro Brandao manuel.cavaleirobrandao@plmj.pt
Abel Mesquita abel.mesquita@plmj.pt
Nuno Morgado nuno.morgado@plmj.pt
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Diogo Duarte Campos diogo.duartecampos@plmj.pt
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Privacy & Data Protection
Privacy & Data Protection
Antitrust & Competition
Antitrust & Competition
Ricardo Oliveira ricardo.oliveira@plmj.pt
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