PLMJ Appoints 12 Managing Associates and 7 Senior Associates


The largest law firm in Portugal now has 270 lawyers and 57 senior associates

PLMJ - Law Firm is pleased to announce the appointment of 12 managing associates and 7 senior associates. In making these appointments, PLMJ has taken yet another step in the policy of organic growth that is a hallmark of the largest law firm in Portugal. This step also recognises the merit, high level of specialisation and leadership capacity of its lawyers.

For the first time, PLMJ has introduced the new category of 'managing associate'. The role of the managing associate is to coordinate key clients and matters in PLMJ's various practice areas. These promotions confirm PLMJ believes in the importance of recognising the significant contribution lawyers make towards increasing the competitiveness and efficiency of the firm.

The managing associates were chosen on the basis of a career of more than 10 years in the law, using the main criteria of experience, knowledge and leadership capacity. This position is one preparation for partnership, and its main objective is the management of teams, projects and clients. The 12 lawyers appointed as managing associates are:

Cláudia Varela, of the employment and labour team Vasco Franco, Head of PLMJ Algarve/Faro Office Raquel Ribeiro Correia, of the commercial litigation team Marta Pedro, of the Mozambique Desk team Alexandra Mota Gomes, of the criminal litigation team Rita Assis Ferreira, of the China Desk team and currently in Macao Margarida de Osório Amorim, of the real estate and construction team Sara Blanco de Morais, of the public law team Ana Oliveira Rocha, of the energy and natural resources team Célia Vieira de Freitas, of the corporate/M&A team Raquel Azevedo, of the private equity/M&A team Catarina Gonçalves Oliveira, of the capital markets team In turn, based on the excellence of the work they have been doing and on their daily contribution to increasing PLMJ's competitiveness and reputation, the following seven lawyers have been promoted to senior associate:

António Pinto Monteiro, a member of the PLMJ Arbitration team Sofia Coutinho, a member of the real estate and construction team Raquel Sofia Lemos, a member of the commercial litigation team Hugo Nunes e Sá, a member of the banking and finance team Filipa Nunes Dias, a member of the commercial litigation team Alexander Ehlert, a member of the private equity/M&A team Priscila Santos, a member of the tax team For PLMJ managing partner Luís Pais Antunes...

To continue reading