Full-service firm

We are a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full-service with all the mastery and skill of legal craftsmanship.

We have a genuine enthusiasm for overcoming the impossible that often takes us down the “road less travelled” and transforms old certainties into new disruptions. For more than 50 years, our bold and transformative approach has translated into real solutions that respect the requirements of the law and effectively defend our clients’ interests.

We focus on specialisation and our lawyers have the academic and professional experience needed to be essential team-mates in the lives and businesses of our clients and partners.

We know our clients, share their risks and support their decisions by giving our opinions and proposing strategic solutions that bring them added value. This has been and will always be our greatest commitment.

Who we are
  • National and international coverage
    Clients from +100 countries
    Presence in 7 countries
  • Quality and specialisation
    +150 Lawyers with PhDs, master’s and LLMs
    +25 Lawyers teaching in universities
  • Proximity
    10 Languages
    9 Desks
  • International recognition
    +25 International awards
    10% Of Fortune 500 companies advised by us
  • Size and multiculturalism
    +400 people
    57 partners
  • Pioneering and innovative
    Top 50 most innovative law firms in Europe

Our history

PLMJ was founded back at the end of the 1960s with the association between António Maria Pereira and Luís Sáragga Leal, who were joined in the next decade by Francisco de Oliveira Martins and José Miguel Júdice.

Over the decades that followed, generations of great lawyers have joined PLMJ’s founding partners to pursue the goals of this firm. All of them have contributed to its growth, solidity, modernisation and future vision.

In 2017, we celebrated a very important milestone: our first 50 years of history in the service of society and of justice. We are now looking ahead to the next 50 years with the determination to keep on supporting our clients in all their challenges, and to keep our focus on internationalisation and specialisation.

 "We have been pioneers and often the very first. But nostalgia, only for the future.”

Awards & Rankings

Trainee programme

The next daring generation

We are looking for interested people who want to make tomorrow happen today. Agents of change who want to go ever further and not just stand on the sidelines. Forces of will who face the future with confidence.

Apply here
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