Luís Sáragga Leal
Partner

Luís Sáragga Leal

One of PLMJ’s founding partners.

About Luís

Luís is one of PLMJ’s founding partners. Is the head of Real estate, planning and tourism practice and has 50 years’ experience as a lawyer, over the years, he has acted in some of the most important legal operations in Portugal and abroad.

Luís specialises in international transactions, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment.

His team provides legal support for cross-border transactions and large-scale investment projects involving various countries, including China, Angola, Mozambique and Portugal.

In 1998, he was one of the driving forces behind the setting up of the PLMJ Foundation and he is still involved today in his role as president of its board.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1968
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1970
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 1973
  • Vice-President of the General Council of the Bar Association, 1986
  • Portuguese delegate to the CCBE - Consultative Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community, 1983
Member of
  • Portuguese section of the International Commission of Jurists
  • Honorary member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Lisbon District Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, 1980
  • General Council of the Bar Association, 1983
  • President of the Bar Association’s Institute of Law, 2005
Chambers Europe
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statespeople | Corporate Law / M&A

"He remains a well-established figure in the corporate arena and is described by interviewees as a great lawyer with a great reputation."

2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"His reputation as a top-class M&A lawyer"

2017 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"He is highly regarded for cross-border operations and investments as the head of the international projects team."

Chambers Global
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statespeople | Corporate Law / M&A

"He remains a well-established figure in the corporate arena and is described as a great lawyer with a great reputation."

2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesmen | Corporate Law / M&A

"He is highlighted for his ability to come up with solutions in a creative way."

2017 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"He continues to be regarded as "a well-reputed lawyer" recognised for offering a wealth of experience. He is highly regarded for cross-border operations and investments as the head of the international projects team."

The Legal 500
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Leading individual - Hall of fame | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
2017 - Luís Sáragga Leal, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
IFLR 1000
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
Best Lawyers
2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Mergers & Acquisitions Law
2019 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Mergers and Acquisitions Law
2017 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Luís Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
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