Legal Services | Portugal
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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


Senior Associates

Sofia  Coutinho

Sofia Coutinho

Senior Professional support lawyer
Barbara  de Bastos Viegas

Barbara de Bastos Viegas

Managing Associate
Ines  Dias Pinheiro

Ines Dias Pinheiro

Managing Associate
Luis  Miguel Vasconcelos

Luis Miguel Vasconcelos

Managing Associate


Andre  Abrantes

Andre Abrantes

Managing associate
Rita  Albuquerque

Rita Albuquerque

Managing associate
Rute  Alves

Rute Alves

Managing associate
Eliana  Bernardo

Eliana Bernardo

Managing associate
Ruben  Brigolas

Ruben Brigolas

Managing associate
Petra  Carreira

Petra Carreira

Managing associate
Ines Gomes da Cruz

Ines Gomes da Cruz

Managing associate
Joao Lamy da Fontoura

Joao Lamy da Fontoura

Managing associate
Alexander  Ehlert

Alexander Ehlert

Managing associate
Nuno Serrao Faria

Nuno Serrao Faria

Managing associate
Rute  Marques

Rute Marques

Managing associate
Mariana  Paiva

Mariana Paiva

Managing associate
Tomas Almeida Ribeiro

Tomas Almeida Ribeiro

Managing associate
Priscila  Santos

Priscila Santos

Managing associate
Sergio  Teixeira

Sergio Teixeira

Managing associate
Dinis  Tracana

Dinis Tracana

Managing associate


Numbering range for machine‑to‑machine services

1. Introduction Transmission services used in the provision of M2M services are growing in importance. As a result, in May 2019 ANACOM (the Portuguese communications regulatory authority) launched a public consultation1 to collect input on the possible creation of a specific range in the national numbering plan (plano nacional de numeração - PNN) to accommodate these services. According to ANACOM, the aim of opening this range would be to respond to the significant increase in demand for numbers for machine-to-machine (M2M) services...

Rent update coefficient and extraordinary lease support

RENT UPDATE COEFFICIENT FOR 2023 Law no. 19/2022 was published in Diário da República (Official Journal) on 21 October 2022 and, among other measures, it establishes the rent update coefficient for the calendar year of 2023. During the next year, the annual update coefficient for rents of the several types of leases, both urban and rural, established in article 24 of Law no. 6/2006 of 27 February, which approved the New Urban Lease Regime (NRAU), will not apply. Conversely, the coefficient of 1.02 (2%) will apply, unless otherwise stipulated by the parties. This coefficient of 1...



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...