Legal Services | Portugal
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Main Contacts

Bruno Ferreira

Managing Partner


Porto, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal


Set up in October 2002, the Oporto Department is a regional Department of PLMJ embodying the Firm's local office in the Northern Region.

It is located in Oporto, and it was originally created in order to better attend to the rising demand for legal services by our Clients, as well as to provide for the delivery of integrated legal services, in all areas of Law, to the local market, under the coordination of the partner Tom's Pessanha.

We advise our Clients on several legal areas, ranging from Corporate, Commercial Contracts and Foreign Investment, Labour, Administrative and Public Procurement, Real Estate, Planning, Construction and Tourism and Litigation (Corporate, Civil, Labour and Administrative).

Year this Office was Established: 2002
Lawyers Worldwide: 290
Languages: English, French, Spanish


Areas of Practice


Senior Associates

Joana  Brandao

Joana Brandao

Managing Associate
Raquel  Freitas

Raquel Freitas

Managing Associate


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...