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EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAW

The employment and labour law practice is represented by one of the largest teams of specialist employment lawyers in Portugal. Their academic qualifications, legal backgrounds and broad experience means they are perfectly placed to meet all their clients' needs

The employment and labour law practice is organised into areas of specialisation to provide a better response to increasingly complex matters and issues.

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in employment litigation and are conscious of the conflictual nature of a significant number of employment law matters.

The legal advice this team provides to corporate clients can be broken down into the following main categories:

  • Preventive advice: we bring new legislation and relevant court decisions to the attention of our clients and use our extensive experience to advise them on the implications for their businesses of any legislative changes or developments in case law;
  • We offer real-world, practical solutions to address the current concerns and objectives of our corporate clients. When necessary, we provide daring/determined strategies to avoid the problems caused by excessively strict legislation, in which we gauge and assess the consequences of any possible legal dispute.

Clients of this practice come from the following business sectors:

  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Energy
  • Capital markets and venture capital
  • Pharmacology, biotechnology and cosmetics
  • Real estate
  • Tourism and hotels
  • Automotive
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Press and media

The advice we provide is often complemented by support from lawyers of other PLMJ practice areas, particularly in large-scale transactions, to enable us to offer our clients a full service.

The employment and labour law practice is managed from PLMJ’s head office in Lisbon, where the majority of its lawyers are based, but services are provided across Portugal by specialised labour law lawyers in our Oporto and Algarve offices.