PLMJ is a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, the firm has taken an innovative and creative approach to produced tailor-made solutions to effectively defend the interests of its clients.
The firm supports its clients in all areas of the law, often with multidisciplinary teams, and always acting as a business partner in the most strategic decision-making processes.
With the aim of being close to its clients, the firm created PLMJ Colab, its collaborative network of law firms spread across Portugal and other countries with which it has cultural and strategic ties. PLMJ Colab makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of its clients, wherever they are.
The national partnerships allow the firm to extend PLMJ’s presence from Lisbon, Porto and Faro to the Azores, Coimbra, Guimarães and Madeira. International collaboration is ensured through firms specialising in the legal systems and local cultures of Angola, China/Macao, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.
With over 40 years of experience, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international law firm noted for top-quality legal advice and cutting-edge innovation. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients. VdA offers robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism, and is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by the most reputed professional organisations, international publications and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.
Through the VdA Legal Partners network, clients have access to 12 jurisdictions, with a broad sectoral coverage in all Portuguese-speaking and several French-speaking African countries, as well as Timor-Leste. Angola – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Chad – Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Equatorial Guinea – Gabon – Mozambique – Portugal – Sao Tome and Principe – Timor-Leste
VdA Legal Partners consolidates VdA’s international footprint, bringing together all the lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with VdA for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste. The firm has a unique blend of exceptional technical expertise, a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge across industries and local markets. Each mandate is tenaciously handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matter specialists and local practitioners. Lawyers at VdA work as a team regardless of their physical location: enthusiastic client service is part of their DNA, wherever the client may be. The firm’s international reach is further enhanced through a set of working relationships with some of the most reputed law firms in Europe, America - particularly Brazil - Asia and Africa.
A full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal, Abreu Advogados is amongst the largest law firms in Portugal, with a team of over 200 lawyers in business law firm with over 300 professionals, annually recognized in international rankings of the legal sector. Abreu Advogados was the first law firm to adopt a professional management structure committed to create a client-oriented culture that offers highly responsive teams, business-oriented advice and cost-effective structures. Thus, Abreu Advogados was the first law firm in Portugal to certify its quality management system under the ISO 9001 standard Abreu Advogados breaks down barriers, walls and established models by opening discussions involving the different legal practices and skillsets so that together the team can deliver a complete and cohesive solution to its clients.
Raposo Bernardo is an international law firm, with presence in 8 countries between Europe and Lusophone Africa, and the very first Portuguese law firm opening an office in Spain.
Our track record illustrates the quality of our client relationships and the diversity of the transactions we have been involved in. Internationally we have handled some of the largest and the most cutting-edge and challenging operations, For instance, we are proud to quote an analyst of LegalBusiness magazine (The Legal500 group) after the one and only major banking operation in Iberia: “Raposo Bernardo has cracked the Iberian legal elite”. Our approach also stands for its effervescent cross selling between practice areas, and between different countries where we are located. The local experience and expertise of our multiple offices are gathered in a unique methodology enabler of synergized opportunities and bridged interests between Iberia and Eastern and Central Europe and Africa, creating and reassuring our client’s strategically important and complex deals.
Our underlying values of innovation, integrity and technical excellence, allied to very hard work, sector insight and unshakable team spirit have been rewarded by IFLR1000, Legal500 and Chambers and Partners recommendations, and by winning the leading categories of Best Law Firm in areas like M&A, Project Finance, Competition, Tax and Due diligence; and Full Service Law Firm for all the countries we have offices. These awards and distinctions come from the most considered media such as Finance Monthly, Corporate INTL, ACQ, Intercontinental Magazine, Deal-Makers, amongst many others. Raposo Bernardo has completed more than 20 years in the certainty it is directly competing with larger, long established law firms, offering strong client outcomes, closeness and a true sense of partnership.
This is Raposo Bernardo and this is our commitment: to drive forward our Clients’ goals and ambitions – wherever they are whichever the matter.