Luís Sáragga Leal is one of the founders of PLMJ Law Firm. With more than 40 years’ experience in legal practice, Luís has been associated with major transactions and capital market operations such as, (to mention only the most recent), the IPO of the Portuguese mail company CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A. and the successful participation in the privatisation of CSS, the largest insurance and health care group in Portugal. Luís has vast experience in assisting clients in corporate finance, merger and acquisitions, projects and infrastructures and all types of cross-border transactions in Portugal and internationally in China, Macau and Portuguese-speaking countries such as Angola and Mozambique and several other jurisdictions. A member of the IBA - International Bar Association, Union Internationale des Avocats, IFA - International Fiscal Association, Portuguese section of the International Commission of Jurists and an honorary member of the Florida Bar Association, Luís Sáragga Leal has been consistently recommended in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Legal 500, PLC – Which Lawyer, as a leading lawyer in his areas of expertise. He was nominated for Best Lawyer of the Year 2014, for the second time. He also won The Lawyer’s European Managing Partner of the Year Award in 2011 (being the only Portuguese lawyer to ever receive this distinction) and was awarded the designation of “Senior Statesmen” by Chambers and Partners.