Martim Valente
Senior Counsel

Martim Valente

Joined PLMJ in 2020.
Senior counsel in the EU and Competition law practice.


About Martim

Martim is a senior counsel in the EU and Competition law practice. He has over 15 years’ experience, in particular with respect to all aspects of anti-cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings, merger control and the implementation of compliance programmes. He has particular expertise in the TMT, financial services, retail and consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to joining PLMJ, Martim was a Legal Director at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. He also worked at two of the leading competition law practice groups in the world: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. Martim also spent six months on secondment to the competition team at Google.

Martim obtained his primary law degree at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and LLM degrees from the College of Europe (Bruges) and the University of Chicago.


Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1999
  • LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • LL.M. in competition law from the College of Europe (Bruges), 2006
Professional Background
  • Legal director at the Competition and Markets Authority (London), 2020
  • Senior associate at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London), 2016
  • Associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels), 2012
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