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Legal Services | Portugal

tel: + 351 226 074 700 | fax: +351 226 074 750
Rua S. Joao de Brito, 605-E, 1º - 1.2 | Porto | 4100-455 | Portugal

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Porto, Portugal | Faro, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal

PLMJ's Overview

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 Tomás 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
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • EU and Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Equity
  • Privatisations
  • Projects & Infrastructures
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Tax


Of Counsel

Frederico Vidal

Frederico Perry VidalSenior counsel

Senior Associates

Joana Brandao

Joana BrandaoManaging Associate

Raquel Freitas

Raquel FreitasManaging Associate

Mafalda Moreara

Mafalda MorearaManaging Associate


Golden Visa: Changes to the Rules on Obtaining a Residence Permit for Investment in Portugal
PLMJ, February 2021

The reasons for the changes to the Golden visa rules: A legislative authorisation in the 2020 State Budget 2020 authorised the Government to review the rules on residence permits for investment provided for in Law 23/2007 of 4 July by the end of 2020. The aim is to encourage investment in inland areas, urban regeneration, cultural heritage, activities of high environmental or social value, and productive investment and job creation...

Coronavirus: Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19
PLMJ, February 2021

The judgment of the United Kingdom Supreme Court On 1 May 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the body that oversees the insurance industry in the United Kingdom, announced that it wanted to obtain a ruling from the English courts on the meaning and effect of the sample of business interruption clauses that it selected from eight insurers in particular. The case was brought under the Financial Market Test Case Scheme and the court of first instance was asked to consider the clauses of 21 business interruption policies...

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PLMJ Advises EuroBic on EUR 1.2 Billion Securitisation
PLMJ, December 2020

PLMJ advised EuroBic on the sale of a portfolio of around €1.2 billion of residential mortgage credit, the bank's first Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) securitisation. The PLMJ team that advised on this securitisation was led by Gonçalo dos Reis Martins, a partner from the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practices. The team also included Kathleen Hoffmann Barley and Carolina Antunes. Gonçalo Reis Martins: “This was a very demanding process as it was executed in a short space of time. It was also particularly challenging in view of the current pandemic and the resulting implications for the interaction with the rating agencies”...

PLMJ collects its highest number of awards ever at the Forty under 40 awards, with two individual awards and two winning teams
PLMJ, October 2020

PLMJ lawyers Isaque Ramos and Eliana Bernardo have been named among the 40 best lawyers on the Iberian Peninsula under the age of 40 in the categories of best lawyers of the year in tax and life sciences respectively. PLMJ has also received two awards for best team in the areas of M&A and Insurance. With these results, PLMJ has achieved the highest number of awards from Iberian Lawyer in this year's edition. The firm was also in the top five of votes in 18 other individual and team categories...

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