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Corporate M&A

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PLMJ's Corporate M&A practice advises large and medium-sized companies and investment funds on acquisitions, mergers, de-mergers, and joint ventures in the Portuguese market. It has also worked on the main privatisation processes that have taken place in Portugal.

We act for companies in a wide range of sectors, in mergers and acquisitions, in and out-of-court corporate restructuring, and corporate governance.

Our team advises on matters of corporate law, commercial law, and contracts, and we also provide support in the negotiation of partnerships and joint ventures.

In advising our clients, we focus constantly on being aware of the sectors and markets where they operate, and we always keep in close contact with the regulators of each sector.

Specialisations

The team is always very responsive and proactive. The lawyers anticipate your needs and exceed expectations when delivering their advice, even when timing is tight.
Leaders League
2022 Corporate / M&A Leading
2021 Corporate / M&A Leading
The Legal 500
2022 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2022 Oporto Market Recommended Tier 2
2021 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2021 Oporto Market Recommended Tier 1
2020 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2020 Oporto Market Recommended Tier 1
2019 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2017 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
Who's Who Legal
2021 M&A and Governance
2020 M&A and Governance
2019 M&A and Governance
IFLR1000
2022 Corporate and M&A: Private Equity Recommended Tier 1
2022 Corporate and M&A Recommended Tier 1
2022 Investment Funds
2022 Angola| Finance and Corporate: M&A Recommended Tier 2
2021 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2021 Angola - M&A
2021 Mozambique| Financial and Corporate Recommended Tier 2
2021 Mozambique| M&A
2021 Corporate / M&A (Private Equity) Recommended Tier 1
2020 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2020 Angola - M&A Recommended Tier 2
2020 Mozambique - M&A
2019 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2019 Corporate / M&A (Project Development) Recommended Tier 2
2018 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Angola - Corporate / M&A
Best Lawyers
2022 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2022 Corporate Law Best Lawyer of the Year
2021 Public Law Lawyer of the year
2021 Private Equity Law Lawyer of the year
2020 Corporate Law Law Firm of the Year
2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2018 Private Equity Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2018 Recommended Lawyers
2017 Private Equity Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Recommended Lawyers
Chambers Europe
2022 Porto Recommended Tier 2
2022 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2021 Porto Recommended Tier 1

"Outstanding full-service outfit equipped to provide corporate, tax and employment advice, further to advice on administrative law and representation in disputes. Active in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Has a diverse client portfolio covering both domestic and multinational companies from an array of sectors such as retail, technology and energy."

2021 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1

"Clients laud the lawyers' technical skill and ability to "handle extremely complex transactions.""

2020 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1

"Clients laud the lawyers' technical skill and ability to "handle extremely complex transactions.""

2019 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1

"Clients praise the team's straightforward and honest approach, in addition to the provision of a high-quality service which is always tailored to the customer's needs."

2018 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1

"In multi-jurisdictional work they have excellent co-ordination between different countries – it's seamless. They are definitely one of the top players."

2017 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1

"They provide high international competence and knowledge of law, are client-minded and have a sound understanding of a client's business and a proactive approach with clear and consistent advice."

Chambers Global
2022 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2021 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2020 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2020 Mozambique - General Business Law Recommended Tier 2
2019 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2017 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1
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