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Legal Services | Portugal

tel: +351 213 197 300 | fax: +351 213 197 400
Avenida da Liberdade, 224 | Lisbon | 1250-148 | Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Porto, Portugal

PLMJ's Overview

PLMJ is one of Portugal’s leading law firms and has established itself as a point of reference in the practice of law in this country through its dynamism, capacity for innovation and the quality of its services.

It is a full-service and multidisciplinary office with over 45 years’ experience and an unparalleled team that places great emphasis on specialisation and practices in all areas of the law. With a team of more than 250 lawyers, including 56 partners, PLMJ is the largest Portuguese law firm.

Based in Lisbon, the firm has offices in Oporto and Faro as well as a network of joint ventures covering Coimbra, Guimarães, the Azores and Madeira.

PLMJ has built up a strong network of joint ventures across the Portuguese-speaking countries where synergies are generated by a common language and culture, especially in Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Macao, Timor-Leste and Cape Verde.

Our network spreads across the markets which are the main target for Portuguese foreign investment: the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and also in China. This provides cross-border legal services with cost-effectiveness and deep knowledge of local markets and legal systems.

Looking back on years of history, we are proud of what we have achieved. Looking forward, we continue to focus on innovation, internationalisation, client service and talent management.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1967
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 250

Languages: PLMJ Lawyers are able to provide services in various foreign languages, in particular English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.


Areas of Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Criminal Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • EU and Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Equity
  • Privatisations
  • Projects & Infrastructures
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)
  • White Collar Defence and Compliance
Representative Clients
  • Barclays
  • Volkswagen
  • Microsoft
  • NestléFOSUN
  • IKEA
  • Tha Blackstone Group
  • TripAdvisor


Of Counsel

Senior Associates

Filipe Abreu

Filipe AbreuSenior Associate

Rita Albuquerque

Rita AlbuquerqueSenior Associate

Raquel Azevedo

Raquel AzevedoManaging Associate

Carmen Baptista Rosa

Carmen Baptista RosaSenior Associate

Pedro Barosa

Pedro BarosaSenior Associate

Eliana Bernardo

Eliana BernardoSenior Associate

Joana Brandao

Joana BrandaoSenior Associate

Joao Bravo da Costa

Joao Bravo da CostaSenior Associate

Ruben Brigolas

Ruben BrigolasSenior Associate

Filipa Cansado Carvalho

Filipa Cansado CarvalhoSenior Associate

Maria Cavaleiro Brandao

Maria Cavaleiro BrandaoSenior Associate

Eduardo Correia

Eduardo Finamore CorreiaSenior Associate

Raquel Correia

Raquel Ribeiro CorreiaManaging Associate

Marta Costa

Marta CostaSenior Associate

Sofia Coutinho

Sofia CoutinhoSenior Associate

Ines da Cruz

Ines Gomes da CruzSenior Associate

Manuel da Silva Gomes

Manuel da Silva GomesSenior Associate

Abel de Barbosa Mendonca

Abel de Barbosa MendoncaSenior Associate

Tais de Fendi

Tais Issa de FendiSenior Associate

Sara de Morais

Sara Blanco de MoraisManaging Associate

Alexander Ehlert

Alexander EhlertSenior Associate

Rita Ferreira

Rita Assis FerreiraManaging Associate

Rodrigo Formigal

Rodrigo FormigalSenior Associate

Vasco Franco

Vasco FrancoManaging Associate

Carla Gois Coelho

Carla Gois CoelhoSenior Associate

Maria Ines Assis

Maria Ines AssisSenior Associate

Antonio Judice Moreira

Antonio Judice MoreiraSenior Associate

Marisa Larguinho

Marisa LarguinhoSenior Associate

Manuel Liberal Jeronimo

Manuel Liberal JeronimoSenior Associate

Telma Lima

Telma Pires LimaSenior Associate

Teresa Madeira Afonso

Teresa Madeira AfonsoSenior Associate

Joana Maldonado Reis

Joana Maldonado ReisSenior Associate

Lin Man

Lin ManSenior Associate

Carolina Meireles

Carolina MeirelesSenior Associate

Patricia Mendes

Patricia Dias MendesSenior Associate

Nuno Miguel Lourenco

Nuno Miguel LourencoSenior Associate

Luis Monteiro

Luis Pinto MonteiroSenior Associate

Alexandra Mota Gomes

Alexandra Mota GomesManaging Associate

Miguel Neiva de Oliveira

Miguel Neiva de OliveiraSenior Associate

Anja Noack

Anja NoackSenior Associate

Filipa Nunes Dias

Filipa Nunes DiasSenior Associate

Hugo Nunes Sa

Hugo Nunes SaSenior Associate

Ana Oliveira Rocha

Ana Oliveira RochaManaging Associate

Margarida Osorio de Amorim

Margarida Osorio de AmorimManaging Associate

Marta Pedro

Marta PedroManaging Associate

Nuno Pimentel Gomes

Nuno Pimentel GomesSenior Associate

Marco Ramalheiro

Marco RamalheiroSenior Associate

Dirce Rente

Dirce RenteSenior Associate

Maria Santa Martha

Maria Santa MarthaSenior Associate

Priscila Santos

Priscila SantosSenior Associate

Sonia Santos Viana

Sonia Santos VianaSenior Associate

Nuno Sapateiro

Nuno Luis SapateiroSenior Associate

Tiago Serrao

Tiago SerraoSenior Associate

Marta Silva

Marta SilvaSenior Associate

Raquel Sofia Lemos

Raquel Sofia LemosSenior Associate

Claudia Varela

Claudia VarelaManaging Associate

Celia Vieira Freitas

Celia Vieira FreitasManaging Associate

Pacome Ziegler

Pacome ZieglerSenior Associate



PLMJ Strengthens Its Corporate/M&A Practice With the Arrival of Diogo Perestrelo And His Team
PLMJ, November 2016

PLMJ – Law Firm is pleased to announce the arrival of Diogo Perestrelo, one of the leading figures in Portugal’s legal profession, who joins PLMJ as a partner. Diogo Perestrelo is joining PLMJ with the team who have been at his side throughout his professional career of 24 years. They are: consultant Elsa Pizarro Pardal, managing associate Ana Graça Remondes, senior associates Stéphanie Sá Silva and Nuno Marques, and associate Guilherme Seabra Galante. With these new arrivals, PLMJ has strengthened its position as the largest Portuguese law firm, with 290 lawyers among a total staff of more than 400 people...

PLMJ Creates Banking and Finance Team to Advise Financial Institutions and Companies on Prevention and Handling of Disputes
PLMJ, September 2016

Over recent years, banks and financial institutions have been increasingly involved in large-scale, complex litigation cases. The common denominator of these cases is the need to comply with internal procedures and rules, and with the legal and regulatory duties that apply to banks and institutions. In light of this situation, the law firm PLMJ has created a banking and finance litigation team with the experience and know-how to meet the specific needs of the sector in litigation and risk management matters. Rita Samoreno Gomes, a partner from PLMJ Litigation, will lead the team that also includes PLMJ of counsel Pedro Caetano Nunes, and associates Rute Marques and Cristiano Dias...

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