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Why PLMJ

Trainee programme

Statements

PLMJ is one of the most merit-based organisations I know. The career path is absolutely clear and predictable for all lawyers. This is the one aspect of how PLMJ works that I’m most excited about, because it provides motivation and structure that bring success to the firm. This is a true democracy based on the principle of 'one person, one vote', and the way the firm is managed is perfectly transparent.  I think this makes us unique.

partner and head of the German Desk and Faro office

Vasco de Ataíde Marques

PLMJ is one of Portugal’s best-known law firms. Independent, pioneering, demanding and diversified are, for me, the adjectives that best describe this firm, a firm its partners and support staff are so proud of.

partner in the insolvency and corporate recovery team

Filipa Cotta

I know this firm very well. I joined it as a trainee lawyer and now it’s an honour to be a partner here. Like a fine wine, over time PLMJ has improved on what was already good, but without losing the vigour of youth. Like a good book, PLMJ has stories and characters that make it unique.

partner in the public law practice

Tiago Duarte

PLMJ is the firm where any valid project can be born, grow and thrive. This applies not only in the different areas of law, but also in the social and cultural work that plays a central role in the life of the firm. There is room for diversity, initiative and innovation here, and we never forget the importance of our social impact. These were the values that attracted me when I first joined PLMJ.

partner in the tax practice

Serena Cabrita Neto

I remember the first day I walked through the doors of PLMJ. The interview. And walking out feeling “this is the one!”, the place I want to work. They say what you never forget about people is the way they make you feel. Ten years have passed since that interview and I have had other experiences, in an area different to the one I thought I would work at PLMJ. Now, my colleagues and our clients make me feel like this is where I belong.

senior associate in arbitration team

Rute Alves

Besides being one of the top firms in Portugal and in the other countries where it’s present, it is simply the place where I grow and learn every day, as a professional and as a person. PLMJ has great lawyers and great support staff. This makes it both a friendly and a productive place to come and work every day. It’s really rewarding from a professional and a personal point of view.

senior associate in the corporate M&A and Private equity practices

Alexander Ehlert

PLMJ has changed a lot since I joined the firm in 1996. But we have always known how to keep our pioneering spirit and ability to adapt while preserving our most distinctive characteristic: our diversity and the quality of our personal relationships. New generations at PLMJ will find a deep-rooted culture in which they can flourish in their careers with great personal and intellectual satisfaction.

partner and head of the EU and competition law practice

Ricardo Oliveira

For me, PLMJ is the best firm in Portugal to work for. As an independent firm, PLMJ has been able to create its own very special DNA. The strands of this DNA are high ethical standards, solidarity with colleagues and with society at large, cohesion and team spirit. All these strands are as important as the distinct legal work we do. This is why PLMJ is, without doubt, where I’ve always wanted (and still want) to be.

associate in the corporate M&A practice

José Miguel Albuquerque

At PLMJ, every day and every project is different and enriching. We work with excellent professionals in Portugal and in other countries, in my case, particularly with Mozambique. We also we have the chance to work together on matters, clients and international operations involving parties and companies from all over the world.

partner and head of the Mozambique Desk

Miguel Spínola

PLMJ is my second home and no day is ever the same here. Sometimes I feel like I’m sailing a big yacht on a calm sea. Others, it’s like I’m riding a roller coaster with endless loops!

managing associate in the litigation and arbitration practice

Raquel Ribeiro Correia

Training Policy

Training as a Priority

As an integral part of its human capital development policy, PLMJ recognises the importance of continuous training and qualification of its lawyers. The aim of this policy is not only the individual and collective betterment of our professionals, but also the creation of an environment to achieve the levels of quality, efficiency and innovation for which we are known.

The main objective of our training is to deepen and update the legal and behavioural knowledge of our lawyers, and to help them adapt to the different markets where we operate. We believe this is one of the reasons for the position PLMJ has achieved in the legal sector in Portugal, and one of the reasons it stands out from the crowd.

Our commitment to expanding knowledge is applied to all our people from day one. For this reason, in addition to the induction training, we offer a comprehensive annual programme that includes language training, and legal, technical and behavioural training.

We believe it is essential to help our lawyers and staff in their personal and professional development and growth. To achieve this, we have sessions where they can acquire and develop a thorough understanding of the challenges of the profession, of business, and of the markets where our clients operate.

Our experts do not only give training of a technical nature. We also have a programme of training in techniques and soft skills that help us be more productive, more efficient and more assertive in our relationships with clients.

Our training programmes have long been one of PLMJ’s distinguishing marks. For us, a bet on valuing our professionals and helping them grow is always a winning bet.

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