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BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION

Now more than ever, financial institutions need to manage and reduce risks, whether they are legal, regulatory, financial or reputational.

With many years’ experience in working on the highest profile financial litigation cases in Portugal and internationally, involving the largest banks operating in Portugal, PLMJ is the only Portuguese law firm that has a team of lawyers focused on representing clients from the banking sector. This team can provide a response to the specific needs of the sector in litigation and risk management matters including:

  • Mis-selling
  • Construction financing and contractual liability
  • Derivatives
  • Liability for issuing prospectuses for public offers of securities 
  • Class actions
  • Injunctions and litigation involving consumer rights
  • Pre-litigation and litigation relating to D&O liability insurance claims by directors of banking institutions
  • Regulatory and administrative offence proceedings before the Bank of Portugal, the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) and the Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court.

We believe success in risk management lies in identifying and permanently monitoring these risks, so that we can produce the best analysis of the most appropriate legal and strategic options. It is only possible to provide this strategic advice with close and specialised support, and our lawyers have unparalleled experience in advising large international banks and financial companies on the most sensitive and complex issues.


The banking and finance litigation team benefits from being part of PLMJ’s large litigation and arbitration practice, and it works closely with the banking and finance and capital markets practices and the restructuring and insolvency, crime, compliance and administrative offence teams. This approach means we can handle all matters, including regulatory and administrative offence cases, from the outset through to the stages of litigation or arbitration, by creating highly qualified taskforces with specific know-how.