Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa,

+351 213 197 300

Banking and financeHugo Rosa Ferreira

Capital marketsAndré Figueiredo

Corporate and M&ADiogo Perestrelo

Private equity: Duarte Schmidt Lino

Project financeInês Pinto da Costa

Restructuring and insolvencyJoaquim Shearman de Macedo

  • 50+ years of experience
  • 290+ lawyers
  • Present in 7 countries through PLMJ Colab
  • 10 languages
  • 9 international desks

PLMJ is a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, we have focused on innovation and creativity to produced specific, strategic solutions to effectively defend the interests of our clients.

We support our clients in all areas of the law, often with multidisciplinary teams, acting as an extension of their internal teams. We have specialist lawyers that are experts in the sectors and markets they work in, always keeping close contact with the relevant regulators.

With the aim of being close to our clients, we created PLMJ Colab, our collaborative network of law firms spread across Portugal and other countries with cultural and strategic ties with Portugal. PLMJ Colab makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of our clients, wherever they are. The national partnerships allow us to extend PLMJ’s presence from Lisbon, Porto and Faro to the Azores, Coimbra, Guimarães and Madeira.  International collaboration is ensured through firms specialising in the legal systems and local cultures of Angola, China/Macao, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

We also have a pool of international desks specializing in Angola, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mozambique, Scandinavia, Switzerland and UK markets. Each desk focuses on a specific market and has a multidisciplinary team experienced in supporting and advising international investors. Besides knowing the idiosyncrasies of language and culture, these teams have a deep knowledge of the market, legislation and workings of the economy of the place where they work.

Portugal: Porto, Faro, The Azores, Coimbra, Guimarães, Madeira
Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Cape Verde
Asia: Timor-Leste, China