Wherever we turn, doors are open to give help and advice to a trainee lawyer
What does PLMJ mean to you?
For me, PLMJ is the reference law firm in Portugal. It has held this position throughout its history up to the present day and will continue to hold it into the future. PLMJ is the reference because is the essence of quality, specialisation, competitiveness, dynamism, innovation, vision and courage and it has the capacity to provide a first class response to all present and future challenges in Portugal and around the world. This is only possible because, with its status as an independent firm, PLMJ has been creating a unique set of DNA with high standards of ethics, solidarity (among colleagues and the community at large), cohesion and team spirit, all of which are just as important as professional excellence. For all this, PLMJ was, is and will remain the leader.
What is your “PLMJ story”?
A My journey at PLMJ began as a summer intern and this was fundamental to understanding that this war really where I wanted to be. One year later I began my professional training made up of three periods in three different practice areas, and I am still involved in this process. During my training period, PLMJ was able to reconcile my wishes in the choice practiced areas in which I would work with the needs of the firm. I began in banking and finance and then moved on to litigation and I am now working in the international projects team, as always, alongside very capable professionals with a clear vision of what it means to be a teacher. My journey so far at PLMJ has been one of constant learning and it is exactly what I was looking for.
What is daily life like at PLMJ?
It is always challenging: the work is interesting and demands the best of is. But all this becomes easier when the relationship between colleagues if relaxed and informal, even with the commitment and strong sense of responsibility. Wherever we turn, doors are open to give help and advice to a trainee lawyer. We feel confident that we are part of something big and the reason for this is simple: PLMJ hires and trains young lawyers to become a part of the frim as associates in the future. We are at PLMJ for the long run.
José Miguel Albuquerque, Trainee