Luis Sáragga Leal
Senior Partner

Luis Sáragga Leal

One of PLMJ’s founding partners.

About Luis

Luis is one of PLMJ’s founding partners. He is a senior partner in the Corporate M&A 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.

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

He 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
The Legal 500
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Hall of Fame | Corporate / M&A
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Leading individual | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Leading individual - Hall of fame | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
2017 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
Who's Who Legal
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Iberia National Leader | M&A and Governance
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Global Leader | M&A and Governance
2019 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Global Leader | M&A and Governance
IFLR1000
2022 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Highly regarded | Corporate and M&A
2022 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Highly regarded | Banking and Finance: Project Finance
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Highly regarded | Banking & Finance: Project Finance
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
2018 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
Best Lawyers
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Recommended Lawyers
2019 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Recommended Lawyers
2018 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Mergers & Acquisitions Law
2018 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Recommended Lawyers
2017 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Mergers and Acquisitions Law
2017 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Recommended Lawyers
2016 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
Chambers Europe
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Senior Statespeople | Corporate Law / M&A

"He has vast experience in the areas of cross-border M&A and investment projects."

2019 - Luis 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 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

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

2017 - Luis 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
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate Law / M&A
2020 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Senior Statespeople | Corporate Law / M&A

"He commands a strong reputation in the corporate field. He has vast experience in the areas of cross-border M&A and investment projects."

2019 - Luis 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 - Luis Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesmen | Corporate Law / M&A

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

2017 - Luis 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."

Leaders League
2021 - Luis Sáragga Leal | Corporate / M&A
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