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PLMJ is a highly specialised, full-service and multidisciplinary law firm with almost 50 years of experience. The firm focuses on adding value to its clients’ activities and providing first-class legal services. PLMJ’s mission is to provide excellence in legal services.

PLMJ was a pioneer in Portugal in becoming a full-service firm focusing on specialisation and covering all core areas of the law relevant to businesses. Our lawyers are organised into main practice areas including corporate, litigation, EU law and competition, tax, public law and employment.


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The team operates across Portugal via offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Faro (the Algarve) and works across most sectors, including banking and finance, energy and natural resources, capital markets and venture capital, pharmacology, biotechnology, cosmetics, life sciences, real estate, tourism and hotels, automotive, sports, telecommunications and press and media, tackling the whole spectrum of employment and labour issues.

The team advises on all matters pertaining to employment and labour issues and related litigation before the labour courts. In addition to this, its work includes assistance in the preparation of different types of employment contracts, compensation and benefits policies, internal regulations, disciplinary proceedings, employment terminations, downsizing processes, contacts with labour authorities, social security related issues, foreign employees and expatriates, restructuring and labour issues related to M&A operations, collective and individual redundancies and collective bargaining.

International expertise


  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Merck
  • Servier
  • Guerbet
  • Medical Merit
  • Ken Pharma
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Ikea
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ryanair
  • Microsoft
  • Diageo
  • …And more


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