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Main Contacts

Bruno Ferreira

Managing Partner


Lisbon, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Porto, Portugal


Transformative Legal Experts.

PLMJ is a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, the firm has taken an innovative and creative approach to produced tailor-made solutions to effectively defend the interests of its clients.

The firm supports its 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.

With the aim of being close to its clients, the firm created PLMJ Colab, its 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 its clients, wherever they are.

The national partnerships allow the firm to extend PLMJ's presence from Lisbon, Porto and Faro to the Azores, Coimbra, Guimaraes and Madeira. International collaboration is ensured through firms specialising in the legal systems and local cultures of Angola, China/Macao, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste.

Year this Office was Established: 1967
Lawyers Worldwide: 290
Languages: PLMJ Lawyers are able to provide services in various foreign languages, in particular English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.


Areas of Practice


Of Counsel

Senior Associates

Rita  Albuquerque

Rita Albuquerque

Managing Associate
Rute  Alves

Rute Alves

Managing associate
Eliana  Bernardo

Eliana Bernardo

Managing associate
Joana  Brandao

Joana Brandao

Managing Associate
Ruben  Brigolas

Ruben Brigolas

Managing associate
Ines Gomes da Cruz

Ines Gomes da Cruz

Managing Associate
Abel  de Barbosa Mendonca

Abel de Barbosa Mendonca

Managing Associate
Alexander  Ehlert

Alexander Ehlert

Managing associate
Joao Dias Lopes

Joao Dias Lopes

Managing Associate
Marta  Pedro

Marta Pedro

Managing Associate
Telma  Pires de Lima

Telma Pires de Lima

Managing Associate
Marco  Ramalheiro

Marco Ramalheiro

Managing Associate
Dirce  Rente

Dirce Rente

Managing associate
Priscila  Santos

Priscila Santos

Managing associate


Sofia  Coutinho

Sofia Coutinho

Managing associate
Celia Vieira de Freitas

Celia Vieira de Freitas

Senior Counsel


Angola Granting credit in the real sector of the economy

  Angolan Central Bank (Banco Nacional de Angola, “BNA”) recently published Notice 10/22 of 6 April to update the scope of application of Notice 10/20 of 3 April on the granting credit to the real sector of the economy. The new Notice establishes (i) the terms and conditions applicable to the this type of credit, (ii) the minimum requirements in terms of number and total value and (iii) the treatment in the calculation of the reserve requirements. The illustrative list of essential goods to which the Notice applies underwent minor changes and now includes bee-keeping, pastry and bakery goods, wheat crops and derivatives, and fertilisers and soil correction materials...

These exceptional measures have been published by the Government in the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation

 Decree-Law 30-A/2022was published on 18 April to approve the exceptional measures intended to ensure the simplification of the procedures for producing energy from renewable sources. These measures came into force on 19 April and will be in force for a period of 2 years. These exceptional measures have been published by the Government in the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation...



PLMJ welcomes 22 new associates

PLMJ has welcomed 22 new associates after they completed their training at the firm and were admitted the Portuguese Bar Association. "We are extremely proud to have this group of lawyers who have stood out throughout their training period at PLMJ. When we are choosing our trainee lawyers, we usually say that we are potentially choosing the future partners of this firm. We are sure potential and talent will not be lacking. On PLMJ's side, as well as being extremely demanding in the quality of our legal services, we are committed to providing all the conditions necessary for them to have a long, successful and happy career in the firm", says Bruno Ferreira, PLMJ's managing partner...

PLMJ advises Helexia on the aquisition of Ewen Energy

PLMJ advised Helexia on the acquisition of Ewen Energy. Helexia is a French company operating in Portugal since 2016 in the devlopment of self-consumption solutions. The French company has acquired 60% of the Porto-based consultancy Ewen Energy and this is its first acquisition in the Portuguese market. The PLMJ team responsible for the transaction was coordinated by João Marques Mendes, the partner who is co-head of PLMJ's Energy practice, and by Nuno Serrão Faria, senior associate in the Corporate M&A practice. They were assisted by associates Ana Nunes Teixeira and João Trindade da Silva...