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Legal Services | Portugal

tel: +351 213 197 300 | fax: +351 213 197 400
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43 | Lisbon | 1050-119 | Portugal

Main Contacts

Luis Antunes

Luis Pais AntunesManaging Partner


Lisbon, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Porto, Portugal

PLMJ's Overview

Transformative Legal Experts.

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, 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.

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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1967
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 290

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


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


Of Counsel

Senior Associates

Filipe Abreu

Filipe AbreuSenior Associate

Teresa Afonso

Teresa Madeira AfonsoSenior Associate

Rita Albuquerque

Rita AlbuquerqueSenior Associate

Rute Alves

Rute AlvesSenior Associate

Eliana Bernardo

Eliana BernardoSenior Associate

Joana Brandao

Joana BrandaoSenior Associate

Maria Brandao

Maria Cavaleiro BrandaoSenior Associate

Ruben Brigolas

Ruben BrigolasSenior Associate

Carla Coelho

Carla Gois CoelhoSenior Associate

Eduardo Correia

Eduardo Finamore CorreiaSenior Associate

Raquel Correia

Raquel Ribeiro CorreiaManaging Associate

Sofia Coutinho

Sofia CoutinhoSenior Associate

Joao da Costa

Joao Bravo da CostaSenior Associate

Ines da Cruz

Ines Gomes da CruzManaging Associate

Paula da Silva

Paula Martinho da SilvaSenior Associate

Catarina de Carvalho

Catarina Guedes de CarvalhoManaging Associate

Miguel de Oliveira

Miguel Neiva de OliveiraSenior Associate

Alexander Ehlert

Alexander EhlertSenior Associate

Rita Ferreira

Rita Assis FerreiraManaging Associate

Celia Freitas

Celia Vieira de FreitasManaging Associate

Manuel Gomes

Manuel da Silva GomesSenior Associate

Nuno Gomes

Nuno Pimentel GomesSenior Associate

Maria Ines Assis

Maria Ines AssisSenior Associate

Raquel Lemos

Raquel Sofia LemosSenior Associate

Telma Lima

Telma Pires LimaManaging Associate

Joao Lopes

Joao Dias LopesSenior Associate

Nuno Lourenco

Nuno Miguel LourencoSenior Associate

Lin Man

Lin ManSenior Associate

Nuno Marques

Nuno MarquesSenior Associate

Carolina Meireles

Carolina MeirelesSenior Associate

Patricia Mendes

Patricia Dias MendesSenior Associate

Abel Mendonca

Abel de Barbosa MendoncaSenior Associate

Antonio Moreira

Antonio Judice MoreiraSenior Associate

Mafalda Moreira

Mafalda Coelho MoreiraSenior Associate

Anja Noack

Anja NoackSenior Associate

Marta Pedro

Marta PedroManaging Associate

Marco Ramalheiro

Marco RamalheiroSenior Associate

Dirce Rente

Dirce RenteSenior Associate

Hugo Sa

Hugo Nunes SaSenior Associate

Priscila Santos

Priscila SantosSenior Associate

Nuno Sapateiro

Nuno Luis SapateiroManaging Associate

Marta Silva

Marta SilvaSenior Associate

Pacome Ziegler

Pacome ZieglerManaging Associate

Samantha Zurn

Samantha ZurnSenior Associate



PLMJ Announces the Appointment of Six New Managing Associates
PLMJ, May 2019

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of six new managing associates. These appointments reflect PLMJ’s clear commitment to a policy of organic growth and to recognizing the technical and human qualities and professional merit of its lawyers...

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...

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