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PLMJ lawyers give interview to Iberian Lawyer

09/03/2018
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In its January/February issue, the magazine Iberian Lawyer includes various articles with contributions from five PLMJ partners:

  • Duarte Schmidt Lino, the partner who heads PLMJ Private Equity
  • Pedro Metello de Nápoles, the partner who heads PLMJ Arbitration;
  • Nuno Cunha Barnabé, the partner who heads PLMJ Tax;
  • Miguel Spínola, the partner who heads the PLMJ Mozambique Desk
  • Bruno Xavier de Pina, the partner who heads the PLMJ Angola Desk;

When asked about the fact that private equity funds are usually very demanding clients, the partner who heads PLMJ Private Equity said that he sees this as something positive: "It is much easier to do good work when you have intelligent, demanding and sophisticated clients. This allows lawyers to do much more exciting work." Read the article in full here.

In turn, Pedro Metello de Nápoles begins by providing some observations on the state of arbitration in Portugal. He explains that the use of arbitration in the country is increasing, but it aume can still be difficult to convince Portuguese clients that arbitration is a faster way of resolving disputes. See the full article here.

The partner who heads PLMJ Tax begins by explaining that the performance of the Portuguese economy in 2017, which was above the European average, and the stable political environment mean that lawyers should expect an increase in tax work in the areas of M&A, real estate and tourism here.

Miguel Spínola talked about the economic and financial situation of Mozambique: "here are a lot of expectations in Mozambique, and measures and reforms have been undertaken for investors to feel more comfortable. However, the country still suffers structural problems in terms of finance, and faces difficulties in accessing the international markets to increase national debt." See the full article here.

Finally, Bruno Xavier de Pina, talked about the Angolan market, including the financial assistance from the IMF: "everyone is looking forward to this assistance, which will help the country from a technical and management perspective as well as a financial one", acrescentando, ainda, que "It will improve compliance standards and the country's reputation, and our clients are showing a lot of interest." See the full article here.

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