PLMJ strengthens is Corporate/ M&A practice with the arrival of Diogo Perestrelo and his team


PLMJ – Law Firm is pleased to announce the arrival of Diogo Perestrelo, one of the leading figures in Portugal’s legal profession, who joins PLMJ as a partner.

Diogo Perestrelo is joining PLMJ with the team who have been at his side throughout his professional career of 24 years. They are: consultant Elsa Pizarro Pardal, managing associate Ana Graça Remondes, senior associates Stéphanie Sá Silva and Nuno Marques, and associate Guilherme Seabra Galante. With these new arrivals, PLMJ has strengthened its position as the largest Portuguese law firm, with 290 lawyers among a total staff of more than 400 people.

PLMJ managing partner Luís Pais Antunes says, "we are very pleased with the decision of Diogo Perestrelo and his team to join PLMJ. His track record and impressive know-how in the areas of M&A, venture capital and management of major cases, together with his international experience, will undoubtedly bring enormous added value to both our M&A practice and to our clients. This added value will benefit not only major international companies, but also clients from the financial and public sectors, foreign investors seeking opportunities in Portugal, and Portuguese companies seeking innovative investment solutions in the international markets".

"This is a significant step and a significant challenge, which represent an important investment in strengthening PLMJ’s response capacity", Pais Antunes emphasises.

According to Diogo Perestrelo, "I felt it was time for a new challenge and this was the right moment. I am very proud to join PLMJ, a strong brand and a benchmark in the Portuguese legal profession, which has always known how to renew itself over the years. PLMJ is a law firm with a large group of partners that cover all the important practice areas. As such, it has a structure capable of offering the same level of service I have been developing for and with my clients."

PLMJ Corporate/M&A now has 47 lawyers with unparalleled experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in the energy, transport and infrastructures, tourism, distribution and aviation sectors, in major domestic and cross-border operations.

The arrival of Diogo Perestrelo and his team at PLMJ is yet another step in consolidating the strategy to strengthen PLMJ’s response capacity, through organic growth complemented by a policy of lateral hirings of leading, highly specialised legal professionals with strong domestic and international track records.

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