PLMJ strengthens EU and Competition practice by hiring Andrea Gomes da Silva


Andrea Gomes da Silva joins PLMJ's EU and Competition team in November as Special Advisor bringing with her experience that is unmatched in the Portuguese market.

Before joining PLMJ, Andrea was a member of the Board of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with particular responsibility for the CMA’s merger work. She also provided strategic advice on the work done by the authority in this area. 

Andrea joined Freshfields, one of the world's leading law firms, in 2001. She became a partner in 2008 and played an important role in the development of Freshfields' international partnership programme Stronger Together, which is today a solid network of more than 300 offices worldwide. Andrea was responsible for the firm’s relationships in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Ricardo Oliveira, the partner who heads PLMJ's EU and Competition Law practice area, said: "We are very excited about Andrea Gomes da Silva's arrival at PLMJ and in our team in particular. Andrea has had an exceptional career and has in-depth knowledge of the application of competition law to a wide variety of sectors. She will be a very significant asset to the team. Today, the team is already exceptionally strong and, with Andrea's arrival, I am sure we will be able to provide something unique in Portugal and guarantee an even better service to our clients".

Andrea Gomes da Silva: "I am delighted to be joining PLMJ's EU and Competition law practice as  Special Advisor. I know the team and the firm well as I have worked with PLMJ for many years and I am very excited to be able to contribute to a team of this quality".

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