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Legal Services | Portugal

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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


The Impact of VAT on Your Business in China
PLMJ, October 2020

Defining your strategy and analysing the market are crucial when making the decision to invest in China, but the tax efficiency of the business has its own specific issues and investors should not neglect them either. The Chinese tax system has particular characteristics that you must get to know before investing. In this informative note, we will address some basic aspects of value added tax and the invoicing system. However, it will always be necessary to go into much more detail and to consult a specialist in each individual case. Value added tax (VAT) and the invoicing system known as fapiao are two of the main sources of revenue for the Chinese government...

Supervision by Banco de Portugal of Activities Involving Virtual Assets
PLMJ, October 2020

Law 58/2020 of 31 August implements into Portuguese law Directive (EU) 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing. It enshrines in the Portuguese legal framework a first approach to the regulation of entities that engage in activities with virtual assets...

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PLMJ Hires Joaquim Shearman de Macedo as Co-Head of its Dispute Resolution Practice
PLMJ, June 2020

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is a new partner and co-head of PLMJ’s dispute resolution practice. Ten years after leaving PLMJ, where he started his career, Shearman de Macedo has re-joined the firm in the new cycle that began at the end of 2018. He comes in as co-head of the team together with Rita Samoreno Gomes and Pedro Metello de Nápoles. For Bruno Ferreira, PLMJ's co-managing partner, “this strengthening of the firm's leadership in the dispute resolution practice is a strategic step towards realising our vision for the firm: to be able to serve our clients for the next 20 years, to continue to grow in Portugal and to consolidate our international position...

PLMJ Reinforces its Tax Department with the Arrival of New Partner Isaque Ramos
PLMJ, December 2019

Isaque Ramos joins PLMJ from McKinsey, where he was responsible for the tax and legal management of projects in Portugal and Africa. Ramos focuses providing consultancy services in Portugal and in international markets. He has previously worked at EY and in the corporate and international tax department of KPMG. PLMJ managing partner Luís Pais Antunes said the hiring of Ramos was a “decisive step in consolidating the transformation strategy that PLMJ has undertaken to provide high quality legal services to increasingly demanding clients”...

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