PLMJ advises A.P. Møller Holding A/S on the purchase of Unilabs

December, 2021 - Lisbon, Portugal

PLMJ, together with Allen & Overy, is advising A.P. Møller Holding A/S (A.P. Moller Holding) on the purchase of Unilabs.

On the buyer's side, the operation is coordinated by Allen & Overy and PLMJ is providing legal advice in Portugal through a multidisciplinary team made up of 30 lawyers. The team is led by PLMJ partners Diogo Perestrelo, the partner who heads the Corporate M&A team, Eduardo Nogueira Pinto, the partner who heads the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals practice, and Ricardo Oliveira, the partner who heads the European Law and Competition practice. The team also includes Guilherme Seabra Galante, a managing associate in Corporate M&A, José Maria Formosinho Sanchez, a managing associate in Dispute Resolution, Mariana Paiva, a managing associate in the Employment and Labour and Raquel Freitas, a managing associate in Public Law.

With an annual turnover in excess of €2.3 billion, Unilabs is the largest provider of health diagnostic services in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe, with a presence on 3 continents and 16 countries. It has more than 200 laboratories, 180 imaging centres and 12,600 workers, operating in 15 European countries.