Chambers Europe 2020
PLMJ's responsiveness is outstanding and the firm is able to adapt the team structure in a flexible manner.
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Pedro Metello de Nápoles (Band 2)

"He possesses strong skills in arbitrations arising from the energy, construction, banking and life sciences sectors."

Clients attest that the firm showcases "experience, flexibility and very hard work.
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André Figueiredo

"He offers experience in diverse corporate financing and restructuring transactions"

Bruno Ferreira (Band 3)

"Clients affirm that Bruno Ferreira is client-oriented and paysattention to detail."

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

"He is applauded for his very fast, pragmatic and assertive approach."

Hugo Rosa Ferreira (Band 2)

"Clients values him for his experience and negotiation skills and further details his "flexibility and responsibility."

Sources commend the firm's capabilities in the field, enthusing: "The team is pragmatic, commercial and knows how to work with international clients."
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André Figueiredo (Band 2)

"He demonstrates competencies in both debt and equity, advising on IPOs and bond issuances, including convertible bonds."

Bruno Ferreira

"He often advises clients on the private placement of bonds, public offerings and share capital decreases."

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

"He is skilled in administering securitisations. In cross-border matters, he demonstrates considerable knowledge of the UK market."

Clients highlight the firm's connections in the sector, stating that its "relationship and involvement" with the authorities is very efficient.
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Ricardo Oliveira (Band 1)

"His work is described as "clear, efficient and accurate" by his clients."

Clients laud the lawyers' technical skill and ability to "handle extremely complex transactions."
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Diogo Perestrelo (Band 1)

"Clients praise his technical skill, with one interviewee enthusing: "He is one of the best corporate lawyers in Portugal."

Duarte Schmidt Lino

"Clients value his experience and availability."

Luís Sáragga Leal (Senior Statespeople)

"He has vast experience in the areas of cross-border M&A and investment projects."

Well reputed team for handling criminal matters involving fraud, corruption or money laundering.
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Paulo Farinha Alves (Band 2)

"He is adept at handling cases with cross-border elements."

Clients depict the firm as "well organised, very knowledgeable and very dedicated."
Experienced team in mining and frequently provides support on oil and gas projects, including E&P operations. Further active on renewable energy matters, advising on various biofuel and solar photovoltaic projects.
Reputable team with strengths in insurance and reinsurance matters,well equipped to advise international insurance companies and to act on cross-border transactions, with notable activity in other European jurisdictions or Portuguese-speaking Africa.
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Joaquim Shearman de Macedo (Band 1)

"Sources underline their "great ability to make fast decisions. "

Nuno Luis Sapateiro (Band 1)

"Wins praise by clients for his expertise in the insurance area and by his "rigour, experience and versatility."

The team is very dedicated and swiftly reply to our queries. They are interested, proactive and enthusiastic - they identify a problem and simultaneously present a strategy to overcome it.
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Eduardo Nogueira Pinto (Spotlight Table)

"He is recommended by clients as "a very senior and experienced name in the pharmaceutical industry."

Top-tier practice particularly recognised in the market for copyright matters. Also advises on trade marks, unfair competition, licensing agreements and patent issue.
Sizeable team experienced in collective agreements, employment contracts and restructurings, as well as transactional support. Offers strong capabilities in litigation. Expertise extends to assisting human resource departments with internal policies and employee remuneration structure.
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Abel Mesquita (Senior Statespeople)

"He is extolled by interviewees as a "heavyweight." He has extensive experience in social security issues."

Nuno Guedes Vaz

"Clients value him for his "strong persuasive ability."

Nuno Ferreira Morgado

"He advises on collective dismissal proceedings and labour aspects of transactions. He has experience in internal audits relating to the gender pay gap."

Tiago Cortes (Band 2)

"Clients value him for being "an excellent communicator."

Clients enthuse: "PLMJ's responsiveness is outstanding and the firm is able to adapt the team structure in a flexible manner.
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Joaquim Shearman de Macedo (Band 2)

"He is known for providing "pragmatic and assertive solutions."

Nuno Líbano Monteiro (Band 1)

"He is recognised by interviewees as a "first-tier lawyer" and is particularly praised for his efficient case management."

Pedro Metello de Nápoles (Band 3)

"Clients appreciate his effective approach and describe him as a "very easy person to talk with."

Well-versed in town planning and zoning matters, in addition to environmental and administrative law. Active in real estate, construction and development. Distinct strength in luxury homes projects.
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Sara Blanco de Morais (Band 2)

"Clients affirm that she is characterised by her "efficiency, experience and knowledge in the area."

Outstanding full-service outfit equipped to provide corporate, tax and employment advice, further to advice on administrative law and representation in disputes. Active in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Has a diverse client portfolio covering both domestic and multinational companies from an array of sectors such as retail, technology and energy.
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Diogo Duarte Campos (Public law - Band 2)

"Commended by clients for his "dedication and technical knowledge, the simplicity and objectivity of the language he uses."

Filipe Avides Moreira (Public law - Band 2)

"Maintains a strong foothold in the public law space, providing particular expertise in concessions and PPPs."

João Velez de Lima (Tax - Up and Coming)

"Noted for his tax capabilities, clear know-how and empathy."

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão (Employment - Senior Statespeople)

"Recognised as a key reference in employment also referred as highly efficient, experienced and capable."

Miguel C. Reis (Tax - Band 1)

"Maintains a leading position in the Porto tax sphere, with his extensive knowledge regarding tax and business practices."

Clients describe the team as trustworthy in a variety of sectors, as weel as proactive, commercial and responsive.
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Diogo Perestrelo (Band 3)

"Clients describe him as "proactive, commercial and responsive."

Duarte Schmidt Lino (Band 2)

"He has considerable expertise in acquisitions, including management buyout transactions and the drafting of shareholders' agreements."

Renowned for its vast international network, the firm is particularly active across other jurisdictions such as Angola, Mozambique and China.
Clients profess to be "happy with the business relationship" offered by the firm.
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Diogo Perestrelo (Band 3)

"Adept at handling international projects, especially those involving the UK."

Inês Pinto da Costa

"She is well versed in administering projects in lusophone jurisdictions, particularly Angola."

The team is known for maintains a strong presence in the market, able to provide comprehensive advice through its substantial team. Notable practice in concession agreements, public tenders and public procurement procedures
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Diogo Duarte Campos (Band 2)

"He is known to be "very reliable" by his clients"

Tiago Duarte (Band 2)

"Clients depict his work as "practical and solid"."

Large department with experience in all aspects of the real estate market. The team is described as "knowledgeable and quick to respond".
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Francisco Lino Dias

"He is notable for his hotels and leisure-focused real estate practice."

Pedro Sáragga Leal (Senor Statespeople)

"He is praised for his client service and he is "always available and responsive."

Rita Alarcão Júdice (Band 2)

"advises on a broad range of real estate matters but stands out for her work on the acquisition and sale of real assets."

Clients highlight that "the lawyers are technically very competent and work in big teams, which allows for specialised knowledge in insolvency and corporate litigation, as well as fast response capabilities.
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Nuno Líbano Monteiro (Band 1)

"He is a "highly knowledgeable individual who is able to identify problems, create solutions and unlock difficulties."

Top-tier practice group advising on complex tax matters. Advises on the tax aspects of transactions in the energy and real estate sectors, further to assisting with corporate restructurings. Regularly involved in cross-border tax matters. Handles indirect tax issues and offers notable strength in tax litigation. Additionally conducts tax due diligence. Clients include blue-chips, domestic banks and private equity companies.
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Miguel C. Reis (Band 3)

"He wins praise for his commercial approach, boasts broad tax expertise and is particularly active advising clients on the tax aspects of restructurings and refinancing transactions."

Serena Cabrita Neto (Band 2)

"She is recognised for her strong tax controversy practice as well as her ability to advise on the tax aspects of transactions."

Best known for its work in the information technology and data protection fields, the team holds notable experience in IP and is adept at litigious proceedings and impresses with its"high technical knowledge" coupled with "excellent service and good understanding of the customers' business and problems."
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Luís Miguel Pais Antunes

"He has experience in telecoms and IT mandates."

Impressive cross-practice group regularly handling Portuguese and multi-jurisdictional aviation projects. Boasts extensive experience negotiating a variety of aviation contracts, including wet and dry lease contracts and aircraft purchase and agreements. Particularly noted for advice to international banks and finance companies on amendments to existing aircraft mortgages or the agreement of new lease facilities.
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Nuno Luis Sapateiro

"Noted for his expertise in aircraft leases and refinancing transactions, Clients also described him as "very supportive and responsive."

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