Legal Services | Portugal
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Porto Office Park, Av. de Sidonio Pais 153 | Porto | 4100-467 | Portugal

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

Ana  Raquel Frada

Ana Raquel Frada

Managing Associate


Benedita  Lacerda

Benedita Lacerda

Managing associate
Carla F. Machado

Carla F. Machado

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 advises TCC on purchase of CIMPOR

12/12/2023PLMJ advised TCC (Taiwan Cement Corporation) on the acquisition of 60% of CIMPOR for €480 million.The deal was led by Diogo Perestrelo, partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A practice, and included João Regadas, managing associate, Ânia Cruz, João Trindade da Silva, Beatriz Veiga Santos, Carolina Inverno Branco, Inês Cruz Rodrigues, associates, and Maria Brasileiro de Mello, trainee...

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...