Mobility, transport and logistics


Transport is crucial to the free movement of people, goods and services and it is vital to the Portuguese economy and its international links. Intrinsically tied to large infrastructure projects, investment in the sector contributes to the development of a modern network of transport and mobility.

From civil aviation to sea, land and multi-modal transport, PLMJ acts for airlines, air freight companies, and owners and operators of aircraft and land transport vehicles. We also represent companies that specialise in supplying transport or related services, and bodies involved in the regulation or management of infrastructure and airspace. We are prepared to support clients in preparing all kinds of contracts relating to their activities. Our team also provides services that include Portuguese and international arbitration and litigation, including ship arrests in the case of maritime transport.

Aviation regulations have developed intensely in recent years to produce a complex set of rules that requires deep aviation knowledge, in particular, of the air transport sector and the creation of aviation legislation. We assist our clients with all contractual, litigation or licensing matters involving aircraft and aviation personnel, and we provide these services under Portuguese and European legislation, and under JAA-EASA rules, among others.

The maritime and automotive sectors are fundamental to mobility and transport. In these sectors, we provide legal assistance in the areas of corporate, taxation, regulatory, competition and litigation. We also advise on large investment projects abroad and, in all our transport work, we focus on achieving safety, speed, and sustainable mobility.

Chambers Europe
2019 Transportation and Aviation Recommended Tier 2

"Impressive cross-practice group regularly handling Portuguese and multi-jurisdictional aviation projects. Boasts extensive experience negotiating a variety of aviation contracts, including wet and dry lease contracts and aircraft purchase and agreements. Particularly noted for advice to international banks and finance companies on amendments to existing aircraft mortgages or the agreement of new lease facilities."

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