PLMJ appoints two new partners and 12 managing associates


PLMJ has appointed two new partners this year. Teresa Madeira Afonso is the new Corporate M&A partner and Carla Góis Coelho is the new Dispute Resolution partner.

“The appointment of new partners and PLMJ's commitment to career development are recognition of the merit, talent and exceptional contribution of our lawyers to the firm's success. This also reflects our constant commitment to working with the coming decades in mind. Teresa Madeira Afonso and Carla Góis Coelho are extraordinary lawyers and outstanding examples of team leadership. We are very proud of their careers and impact on the firm, as recognised by our clients and our people. This is also the right time to acknowledge the talent, contribution and enormous capacity of our new managing associates.” says PLMJ managing partner Bruno Ferreira.

Teresa Madeira Afonso has been with PLMJ since 2015 and has 15 years’ professional experience in the area of commercial law, with a special focus on commercial real estate and financial law. Her work is centred on structuring, negotiating and carrying out M&A and private equity transactions, setting up and monitoring investment and venture capital funds, acquiring credit portfolios, and advising on financing and corporate restructuring operations in various industry sectors, and in real estate and tourism.

Carla Góis Coelho joined PLMJ in 2006 and has more than 10 years' experience focusing on civil and commercial litigation. She also handles corporate restructuring and insolvency matters, and arbitration cases. Besides her experience in complex litigation cases, often of an international and multidisciplinary nature, Carla also has experience in advising clients in pre-litigation scenarios.

PLMJ has also appointed 12 new managing associates: Mariana Paiva (Employment and Labour); Guilherme Seabra Galante and Tomás Almeida Ribeiro (Corporate M&A); Filipe Abreu and Priscila Santos (Tax); José Maria Formosinho Sanchez and Rute Marques (Dispute Resolution); Maria João Faísca (TMT); André Abrantes (Banking and Finance and Capital Markets); Anja Noack and Samantha Zürn (German desk) and Benedita Lacerda (Public).


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