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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

Main Contacts

Luis Leal

Luis Saragga LealManaging Partner

Luis Antunes

Luis Pais AntunesManaging Partner


Lisbon, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Porto, Portugal

PLMJ's Overview

PLMJ is Portugal's largest and most senior law firm with 290 lawyers, including 55 partners. With 50 years of history and experience, PLMJ stands out as a full-service firm that offers a high degree of specialisation gained from working across industries, sectors and countries.

The firm is recognised for its unparalleled quality in advising Portuguese, international and foreign investment clients on a wide range of matters. Through its solid network, PLMJ has established itself as a benchmark for legal services outside Portugal, thanks to its partnerships with local, independent firms in Angola, Mozambique, China, Guine-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Brazil and Cape Verde. PLMJ also has specialised desks for France, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Benelux, Scandinavia and Italy, to cover the key markets for outbound and inbound investment in Portuguese-speaking countries. Working with PLMJ Network, clients have access to multidisciplinary teams of lawyers who provide high quality cross-border services enhanced by deep knowledge of the local markets and legal systems where we work. This approach guarantees the day-to-day provision of integrated legal services throughout our network. Clients benefit not only from the contacts and the immediate response, but also the security the network affords while maintaining the same coordinating partner who manages the work of all teams involved.

  • 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

Raquel Azevedo

Raquel AzevedoManaging Associate

Pedro Barosa

Pedro BarosaSenior 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

Marta Costa

Marta CostaManaging 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

Sara de Morais

Sara Blanco de MoraisManaging Associate

Miguel de Oliveira

Miguel Neiva de OliveiraSenior Associate

Pedro De Sousa

Pedro Ferreira De SousaSenior Associate

Alexander Ehlert

Alexander EhlertSenior Associate

Rita Ferreira

Rita Assis FerreiraManaging Associate

Rodrigo Formigal

Rodrigo FormigalManaging Associate

Vasco Franco

Vasco FrancoManaging Associate

Celia Freitas

Celia Vieira de FreitasManaging Associate

Manuel Gomes

Manuel da Silva GomesSenior Associate

Nuno Gomes

Nuno Pimentel GomesSenior Associate

Francisco Guedes

Francisco Castro GuedesSenior Associate

Maria Ines Assis

Maria Ines AssisSenior Associate

Manuel Jeronimo

Manuel Liberal JeronimoSenior 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

Maria Martha

Maria Santa MarthaSenior Associate

Carolina Meireles

Carolina MeirelesSenior Associate

Patricia Mendes

Patricia Dias MendesSenior Associate

Abel Mendonca

Abel de Barbosa MendoncaSenior Associate

Mafalda Moreira

Mafalda Coelho MoreiraSenior Associate

Antonio Moreira

Antonio Judice MoreiraSenior Associate

Anja Noack

Anja NoackSenior Associate

Marta Pedro

Marta PedroManaging Associate

Marco Ramalheiro

Marco RamalheiroSenior Associate

Joana Reis

Joana Maldonado ReisSenior Associate

Dirce Rente

Dirce RenteSenior Associate

Ana Rocha

Ana Oliveira RochaManaging Associate

Hugo Sa

Hugo Nunes SaSenior Associate

Priscila Santos

Priscila SantosSenior Associate

Nuno Sapateiro

Nuno Luis SapateiroManaging Associate

Tiago Serrao

Tiago SerraoSenior Associate

Marta Silva

Marta SilvaSenior Associate

Sonia Viana

Sonia Santos VianaSenior Associate

Pacome Ziegler

Pacome ZieglerManaging Associate

Samantha Zurn

Samantha ZurnSenior 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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