PLMJ named Portuguese Firm of the Year 2016 by Who's Who Legal


The British directory, Who’s Who Legal, which specialises in researching leading lawyers and law firms around the world, has named PLMJ “Portuguese Firm of the Year 2016". The award was presented last night at a ceremony in New York attended by managing partner Luís Pais Antunes, and it is the second year in a row that PLMJ has won this award. Who’s Who Legal recognised the quality and innovation of the work done by Portugal’s largest law firm. It also recognised the firm’s commitment to attracting talent, and to leadership and internationalisation. 

For PLMJ managing partner Luís Pais Antunes, “the fact that Who’s Who Legal has once again named PLMJ ‘Portuguese Firm of the Year’ strengthens our position one of the best recognised law firms on a European level. It also reflects our commitment to constant improvement and greater efficiency. This international award gives further impetus to our ambition for excellence, rigour and innovation in providing legal services to our clients.”

“PLMJ must continue to focus on providing services with high added value and on seeking innovative and efficient solutions for clients. Continuing to optimise our structure and to increase investment in specialisation, training and management are – and will increasingly be – the keys to our success. And this is PLMJ’s focus for the coming years, not only in Portugal, but also in the other places around the world where we want to increase our presence and support our clients”, PLMJ’s managing partner emphasises.

The directory Who’s Who Legal is an official partner of the ABA and the IBA. It has a higher profile in the United States but is also recognised in Europe. The awards are given to 53 European countries and five US states.

This award reflects the work done by PLMJ’s lawyers in 2015 in advising on the main operations and projects that took place in Portugal, as well as on cross-border deals including Angola, Mozambique, China and Switzerland, in the areas of M&A, private equity, arbitration, and banking and finance. Besides focusing on legal work, the Who’s Who Legal awards place great importance on the management, strategic vision and capacity for innovation of the law firms evaluated, and on client service.

PLMJ, Portugal’s largest law firm, which was recently identified as the most recognised brand in the legal sector in the country, had already been named “Portuguese Firm of the Year” between 2007 and 2011, and in 2015.

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