Practice Areas

Criminal law and compliance


We support companies and individuals confronted, in their daily activities or lives, with criminal or administrative offence cases.

Our team has worked on the most complex and high profile cases in Portugal, acting in all areas of criminal law and administrative offence law, and providing support to companies, their directors and staff.

We advise on all aspects of criminal law, from the more traditional crimes to new areas of the law, such as tax and social security crime, white-collar crime, cybercrime, crime in the world of sport, medical liability and the protection of markets.

We provide customised compliance services and always prioritise prevention. Our team helps companies to detect potential contingencies and provide corrective advice and advice on following the best practices. We draw up codes of conduct and anti-corruption and prevention of money laundering regulations for our clients. These documents are based on the specific activities of each client and we also help companies to carry out training programmes. Our team provides continuous personalised support in monitoring compliance with internal policies and in checking compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.

We are keenly aware of the large increase in regulations seen in several sectors, such as banking, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, civil construction, capital markets, employment and the environment. In view of this, our team develops solutions in response to these regulatory impositions, both in terms of preventive advice and in any administrative offence proceedings before the regulatory and supervisory authorities, and the courts that specialise in these matters.


They provide clearly structured and well-founded advice, even at short notice and have knowledge, commitment and proactivity.
Chambers Europe
2018 Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime Recommended Tier 1

"PLMJ has always provided us with their best resources."

2017 Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime Recommended Tier 1

"Highly regarded and expanding team covering the full range of corporate, financial and commercial litigation as well as corporate crime."

Legal 500
2019 Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance Recommended Tier 1
2018 Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance Recommended Tier 1
2017 Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance Recommended Tier 1
Best Lawyers
2017 Criminal Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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