Practice Areas

Real estate, planning and tourism


Our real estate, planning and tourism team has more than 30 lawyers with experience in all types of real estate and corporate real estate operations.

We represent the leading investors and developers in the market in buying, selling, operating and redeveloping of all kinds of real estate assets. These include office buildings, logistics parks, shopping centres and retail parks, residential developments, hotels, and various types of tourism projects.

Over the years, we have provided legal support in the most significant real estate deals in Portugal in all areas of the market. We advise our clients from the structuring and negotiation of their real estate projects through to the investment, providing full support in due diligence processes, purchase and sale, sale and leaseback, forward funding, construction and turnkey transactions.

Our team also deals with matters that relate directly to urban development and spatial planning, in both the public and private sectors. We provide advice not only within the processes to obtain the necessary approvals and the administrative procedures in respect of urban planning and rehabilitation, but also on any related litigation and on the enforcement of the various urban planning instruments.

In the tourism sector, we have advised on some of the most important tourism developments and acted for the leading Portuguese and international hotel brands. We handle projects from their inception, by preparing and negotiating the contracts for tourism operation and hotel management, among others. Our experience also includes advising on obtaining the licences to set up and operate these leading tourism developments and hotels.


PLMJ is the most organised firm and the most committed at doing things on schedule and to the time that is asked. They are the most up to date and one of most professional law offices that work with us.
Chambers Europe
2019 Real Estate Recommended Tier 2

"Clients report that team members are quick to react, their explanations are clearly explained and they are available 24/7."

2019 Planning & Zoning Law Recommended Tier 2

"Well-versed in town planning and zoning matters, in addition to environmental and administrative law. Active in real estate, construction and development. Distinct strength in luxury homes projects. "

2018 Real Estate Recommended Tier 1

"Large department experienced across all aspects of real estate. Stands out for work on behalf of leading international retailers looking to expand their Portuguese presence either through the construction of new premises or the signing of lease agreements."

2017 Real Estate Recommended Tier 1

"The team has a great ability to respond to multiple issues and the lawyers are pragmatic, straightforward and responsive."

The Legal 500
2019 Real Estate and Construction Recommended Tier 1
2017 Real Estate and Construction Recommended Tier 1
2017 Real Estate and Construction Recommended Tier 1
Who's Who Legal
2019 Real Estate Global Leaders
Best Lawyers
2018 Recognised Lawyers
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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