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PLMJ's projects and energy team stands by the side of investors in designing and implementing major investment projects, and it has a special focus on the energy sector. Our clients choose us for our in-depth knowledge of the various sectors in which we operate. This enables us to provide regulatory support in the implementation of each project.

We create multidisciplinary teams rise to any challenge, so our clients can rely on legal advice that combines specific legal knowledge of each dimension of the project.

We implement and provide ongoing support for the main infrastructure and energy projects in Portugal, advising both promoters and financing entities. Our experience also includes advising on international projects to structure and implement infrastructure, energy, mining, and industrial projects in countries where the official language is Portuguese, in particular, Angola and Mozambique.

Our team has an integrated vision of each industry and project, particularly in areas such as public law, the environment, finance, tax, employment and labour, and restructuring.

In the area of energy projects, with a special focus on renewable energies, our in-depth knowledge of the applicable legal and regulatory framework has enabled us to advise on some of the key renewable energy projects in Portugal, particularly solar energy, and energy transport infrastructures.

In the transport infrastructure segment, we have advised promoters, bank syndicates and investment funds in the phase of setting up and structuring projects. We have also advised on syndication and debt restructuring operations. Besides this, our team has handled step-in operations in innovative public-private partnerships in Portugal.

Specialisations

In terms of strengths, I would say their technical skill and that the team has a lot of resources. They work across a broad range and you can ask someone for expertise in all areas. They are very responsive, have a huge track record and understand things very quickly. They know how we can protect ourselves, are very quick and flexible. I don’t have any improvements to suggest.
The Legal 500
2021 Projects and Project Finance Recommended Tier 1
2020 Projects Recommended Tier 1
2019 Projects Recommended Tier 1
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2017 Planning Law Recommended Tier 2
IFLR1000
2022 Project Development
2021 Project Development Recommended Tier 2
2018 Corporate / M&A (Energy and Infrastructure) Recommendend Tier 1
Chambers Europe
2022 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2021 Energy and Natural Resources law Recommended Tier 3

"Clients depict the firm as "well organised, very knowledgeable and very dedicated.""

2021 Energy and Natural Resources law (International) Recommended Tier 3
2021 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"Renowned for its vast international network, the firm is particularly active across other jurisdictions such as Angola, Mozambique and China.
Clients profess to be "happy with the business relationship" offered by the firm."

2020 Energy and Natural Resources law Recommended Tier 2

"Clients depict the firm as "well organised, very knowledgeable and very dedicated.""

2019 Energy and Natural Resources law (International) Recommended Tier 2

"Strong team that frequently assists international clients from the energy sector with regulatory, corporate and financing mandates. Experienced in mining and frequently provides support on oil and gas projects, including E&P operations. "

2019 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"Interviewees highlight the quality of the department's advice and describe team members as "diligent, fast and technically very good."

2019 Energy and Natural Resources law Recommended Tier 2

"Clients praise the firm's international presence, highlighting its strong local support with experienced lawyers in several areas."

2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"Renowned for its vast international network, the firm is particularly active in projects involving lusophone jurisdictions, with noted expertise in projects in Angola and Mozambique as well as China. Regularly advises on project financing, concessions contracts and related transactions."

2017 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"The team members go beyond their role as business advisers and are practical and knowledgeable."

2017 Planning & Zoning Law Recommended Tier 2

"The team provides excellent work product, proactive problem-solving and practical, down-to-earth, implementable advice."

Chambers Global
2022 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2022 Angola - Projects Recommended Tier 2
2021 Angola - Projects Recommended Tier 2
2021 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2020 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2020 Angola - Projects Recommended Tier 2
2019 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2017 Projects Recommended Tier 2
Best Lawyers
2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Recommended Lawyers
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