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January, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal



PLMJ once again on the shortlist for the ‘Law Firm of the Year: Iberia’ award at The Lawyer European Awards 2016


The law firm PLMJ has once again been shortlisted for the ‘Law Firm of the Year: Iberia’ award at The Lawyer European Awards 2016, presented by the prestigious London based magazine, The Lawyer. It has already won this award twice, in 2015 and 2012, and this makes PLMJ the only Portuguese law firm to have achieved this distinction on two occasions.
For PLMJ managing partner, Luís Pais Antunes, “PLMJ being nominated once again for ‘Law Firm of the Year: Iberia’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2016, consolidates the position we had already enjoyed as one of the most recognised law firms on a European level. This international recognition is an incentive to be even more ambitious in the excellence, rigour and innovation of the services we provide to our clients.”
“PLMJ must focus increasingly on providing high added value services and on seeking innovative and efficient solutions for its clients and for their businesses. To achieve this, we must optimise structures, invest in specialisation and document management, and ensure across-the-board training for all our human capital. The great challenge that faces us is to keep on increasing efficiency in our internal organisation and in providing high quality services to our clients. This is PLMJ’s focus for the coming years”, emphasises PLMJ’s managing partner.

PLMJ’s appearance on the shortlist is due in no small part to the work done by its lawyers in 2015, in advising on the main deals and projects that took place in Portugal, and on cross-border transactions, particularly in Angola, Mozambique, China and Switzerland. The practice areas involved include M&A, private equity, arbitration and banking and finance. Importantly, these awards also value the management, strategic vision and capacity to innovate of the law firms evaluated, as well as the service provided to clients.
Appearing on this shortlist, which identifies the best European law firms, represents, in itself, public and international recognition of the consistency and pioneering spirit of PLMJ’s management, and the work of the firm, not only in service of its clients, but also in managing a team of around 270 lawyers.
PLMJ – which is the largest Portuguese law firm and, more recently, was named the leading brand in the legal sector in Portugal – has already won the ‘Law Firm of the Year: Iberia’ award on two occasions, in 2015 and in 2012. Besides this, in 2011, The Lawyer named PLMJ founding partner, Luís Sáragga Leal, ‘European managing Partner of the year’.
Every year, The Lawyer evaluates best practice in business law in the European legal profession and recognises the work of the leading independent and global law firms that are most active in Europe’s main markets.


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