Pedro Siza Vieira joins PLMJ as a partner


Pedro Siza Vieira is returning to the legal profession and will join PLMJ's group of partners from September to lead a multidisciplinary team dedicated to advising companies and the financial sector.

With a career spanning three decades as a lawyer, he has led some of the most important deals in the Portuguese economy and has made a decisive contribution to modernising of the legal sector, and Pedro is now joining PLMJ to reinforce its team. He brings an in-depth and unique knowledge of the Portuguese business world and broad experience in advising Portuguese and international clients on major projects, transactions and arbitration cases.

PLMJ managing partner, Bruno Ferreira: "We are very excited about welcoming Pedro Siza Vieira. Pedro has had a brilliant career in the legal profession and he has worked on some of the most structural projects in the Portuguese economy. He also and enjoys considerable domestic and international recognition both for his career as a lawyer and for the way in which he has been involved over the last few decades in projects promoting economic development, in particular, in the Portuguese business world. For PLMJ, which, in 2018, adopted a very clear position as a law firm that stands by the largest Portuguese companies and the main investors in projects in our country, having him with us reaffirms and consolidates that vision and will undoubtedly represent an accelerator of this mission of ours."

Pedro Siza Vieira: "I was very enthusiastic to accept PLMJ's invitation to join the team as a partner. At PLMJ, I found an extremely motivated and top quality team with a vision of our profession and of how we operate in society that is very much in line with my own. In recent years, PLMJ has undergone a major transformation in terms of organisation, methods and teams, and having ensured a significant rejuvenation of the team, it has remained at the top of its market. I am very pleased with the prospect of returning to the profession which has been mine for thirty years and which I interrupted recently. I am also keen to contribute to better serving Portuguese companies and the foreign investors who come to our country".

As a lawyer, Pedro Siza Vieira worked for Morais Leitão, J. Galvão Teles, & Associados (as it was then known), where he was a partner from 1997 onwards. He then founded the Lisbon office of Linklaters, where he was managing partner from 2006 to 2016. Throughout his career, he has served on the board of the Association of Law Firms of Portugal, was Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, was a member of the Executive Committee of the Mission Structure for the Capitalisation of Companies. He was also a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Between 2017 and the beginning of 2022 he performed Governmental roles, having been Minister of State, of the Economy and of Digital Transition in the 22nd Government of the Portuguese Republic.

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