Banking, finantial institutions


We advise banks and financial institutions, covering all transactions, products and financial instruments. Our clients include Portuguese and international credit institutions, financial companies and investment firms that operate in Portugal.

We have deep knowledge of the sector and unique experience in advising on classic financing, project finance, structured products, financial services, creation and marketing of investment funds, guarantees and letters of credit, financial derivatives, mortgage lending and consumer credit.

Many of our lawyers have previously worked in the legal departments of credit institutions or financial supervisory authorities. As a result, they have extensive and varied experience. This makes PLMJ the first choice for legal support for day-to-day banking activity, restructuring operations, and financial regulation and supervision matters.

Our lawyers design and implement transaction in this sector. They advise on structuring financial products and services and have been entrusted to revise and adapt corporate legal documentation and internal processes to comply with EU-sourced legislation. The team also has a strong track record in advising on cross-border banking and financial activity, for both Portuguese institutions abroad and foreign institutions in Portugal.

Best Lawyers
2020 Corporate Law Law Firm of the Year
2019 Insolvency and Reorganization Law Law Firm of the Year

"Filipa Cotta of PLMJ is celebrating both her firm’s 2019 “Law Firm of the Year” award for Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portugal, and its recent 50th anniversary as a major player in the Portuguese market. Cotta speaks with Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer about changes in her insolvency practice, and what the firm has planned for the future."

2018 Recognised Lawyers
Chambers Europe
2019 Capital Markets Recommended Tier 2

"Sources commend the firm's capabilities in the field, enthusing: "The team is pragmatic, commercial and knows how to work with international clients.""

Chambers Global
2020 Angola - General Business Law Recommended Tier 3
2020 Banking & Finance Recommended Tier 2
2019 Capital Markets Recommended Tier 2
2019 Banking & Finance Recommended Tier 2
IFLR 1000
2020 Angola - Banking Recommended Tier 2
2020 Investment Funds
2020 Mozambique - Banking Recommended Tier 2
Who's Who Legal
2019 Banking - Finance Global Leaders
2019 Capital Markets - Debt & Equity Global Leaders
2019 Capital Markets - Structured Finance Global Leaders
2019 Restructuring & Insolvency Global Leaders
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