PLMJ is Portugal’s largest law firm and has almost 50 years of history and accumulated experience.
We are recognised for our immediate and assertive response to all our clients’ needs and for our investment in human capital and the development of legal talent.
PLMJ is all known for our unparalleled quality and track record of work on innumerable transactions of enormous complexity, advising Portuguese clients and handling major international and foreign investment operations.
The reputation and values of PLMJ’s brand and legal services have spread across borders and have merited extensive international recognition for both excellence and innovation.
PLMJ stands on the Financial Times ranking of the 50 most innovative law firms in Europe.
As a true full-service, PLMJ offers a high level of specialisation in all areas of the law together with accumulated experience and specific know-how in the most important industries and sectors of activity. We also focus on training multidisciplinary teams with the skills and experience necessary to act for clients in specific sectors.
With a team of more than 270 lawyers, the focus on internationalisation is increasingly relevant for PLMJ and through PLMJ International Legal Network, the firm has also been establishing itself as a reference outside Portugal. This network is made up of partnerships with local, independent firms in Angola, Mozambique, Macao, China, Brazil, Cape Verde and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and all of these markets represent a strengthening of PLMJ’s presence in destinations of interest to investors.
PLMJ’s investment in the continuous training of its lawyers through PLMJ’s Excelentia Training Centre has made it possible to provide lawyers with the in-depth, critical vision of the challenges of the profession and of their clients’ businesses and the market in which they operate that it so crucial today. Sharing know-how has always been a concern of PLMJ because we believe the only way to contribute to enriching the legal community is by publishing books, articles, guides and manual on the topics of greatest concern to our clients and the firm.
In Portugal, PLMJ has offices in Oporto and in Algarve as well as a network of national partnerships covering Coimbra, Guimarães, Azores and Madeira. This network enables each of these offices to be closer to its clients, to enrich their knowledge by sharing know-how, and to ensure effective support in the handling of any professional matters in Portugal or abroad.
The Oporto Office
set up in October 2002 embodies the firm’s local presence in the Northern Region of Portugal. PLMJ’s Oporto office was created to better meet the rising demand for legal services from the firm’s local clients. Despite its regional nature, the Oporto Office has also been developing its international work as a consequence of its foreign client base and the continuing internationalization of its local clients.
“The Clients are practical and take real life as well as the law into account. They give us advice which we can execute and which will work. Attentive, efficient and fast.” Client reference from Chambers and Partners
PLMJ represents a number of large international companies, some of which are Fortune 500 companies. PLMJ’s international clients are making an ever greater contribution to our billing and these clients come not only from our offices in Portugal, but also from the offices of PLMJ International Legal Network.
We advise some of the country’s largest listed companies as well as private companies and individuals. Our clients include leading domestic and international banking institutions, and companies from sectors such as aviation, insurance, real estate and telecoms.