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

Member Voices

"We have always had the pleasure of collaborating extensively with WLG members, especially thanks to the efforts of our founding partner Luis Sáragga Leal. Our teams that act in global transactions will certainly be on the front line, especially when it comes to M&A, antitrust, tax and finance work, as will our litigation team, a true powerhouse for the firm. We have been seeing an increasing volume of collaboration on life sciences and tech and, of course, we expect that restructuring will be a big part of what the firm will be doing in the short term, given the economic impact of the pandemic. We also expect to collaborate more in Angola and Mozambique."

Legal Update
The new Decree-Law introduces a ban on the advertising of discounts on the price of medicines subject to medical prescription that are reimbursed by the National Health Service ("NHS") or that contain narcotic or psychotropic substances.
Legal Update
There is a growing consensus among business stakeholders andsociety at large that mere compliance with legal rules is not enough to live up to the requirements of business integrity.

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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All Firm Contacts Committees
Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Young Lawyers Forum
Young Lawyers Forum
Francisco da Cunha Matos + 351 963901579 frcm@plmj.pt
Key Contact Partners Forum
Key Contact Partners Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Practice Groups
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
Energy, Mining & CleanTech
International Corporate Transactions
International Corporate Transactions
International Trade Law
International Trade Law
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Diversity
Diversity
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Daniela Amaral daniela.amaral@plmj.pt
Bruno Ferreira bruno.ferreira@plmj.pt
COVID-19
COVID-19
Francisco da Cunha Matos + 351 963901579 frcm@plmj.pt
André Figueiredo andre.figueiredo@plmj.pt
Ricardo Rocha ricardo.rocha@plmj.pt
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Tax & Private Wealth
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
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance
Francisco da Cunha Matos + 351 963901579 frcm@plmj.pt
Bruno Ferreira bruno.ferreira@plmj.pt
Pedro Gaspar da Silva pedro.gasparsilva@plmj.pt
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Diogo Duarte Campos diogo.duartecampos@plmj.pt
André Figueiredo andre.figueiredo@plmj.pt
Pedro Gaspar da Silva pedro.gasparsilva@plmj.pt
Venture Capital
Venture Capital
André Figueiredo andre.figueiredo@plmj.pt
Pedro Gaspar da Silva pedro.gasparsilva@plmj.pt
Antitrust & Competition
Antitrust & Competition
Ricardo Oliveira ricardo.oliveira@plmj.pt