A Multidisciplinary Vision
home | areas of expertise | practice areas | criminal law, white collar defence and compliance
CRIMINAL LAW, WHITE COLLAR DEFENCE AND COMPLIANCE

The criminal law, white collar defence and compliance practice is staffed by a very mature and highly specialised team that is recognised for its experience in advising on and handling all types of cases in these areas. The team deals with all aspects of the cases from the inquiry and discovery phase through to trial, always working in close cooperation with PLMJ’s other practice areas.

For many years now PLMJ’s criminal law, white collar defence and compliance team has handled the most complex and high profile cases in Portugal. It has worked in every area of criminal law from the more traditional crimes covered by the Criminal Code to new areas such as tax and social security crimes, money laundering, the phenomenon of corruption in sports, medical liability, the protection of markets and IT law. With a keen focus on the great increase in regulatory control witnessed over recent years in areas such as banking, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, the team has been heavily involved in administrative law cases where it has acted both to provide preventive advice and to bring legal challenges against fines imposed by the regulatory authorities.

Whenever possible, the team focuses its attention on prevention. It works in close cooperation with clients on compliance issues, offering auditing services to detect potential problems and providing any necessary corrective advice as well as advice on achieving best practice standards.