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, 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. Martim also has significant litigation experience, namely in the defence of multinationals facing consumer class actions.

Prior to joining PLMJ, Martim was a Legal Director at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. He also worked at two leading international law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. In addition, Martim 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.


Office: Lisbon
(+351) 213 197 300*

*National landlines call

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2005
  • LL.M. in competition law from the College of Europe (Bruges), 2006
  • LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School, 2008
Professional Background
  • Legal Director, Competition and Markets Authority, London (2016 - 2020)
  • Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (2012 - 2016)
  • Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels (2008 - 2012)
  • Stagiaire, Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels (2006 - 2007)
The Legal 500
2024 - Martim Valente, Rising stars | EU and Competition
2023 - Martim Valente, Rising stars | EU and Competition
2022 - Martim Valente | EU and Competition
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