About the team:
PLMJ’s team have the necessary experience to assist clients in any matter of competition law or European Union law, regardless of its size and complexity.
In the area of Competition law, the firm advises its clients in proceedings relating to possible cartels, abuses of dominant position and vertical restraints, as well as in merger control and state aid cases. The firm has played a role in several of the most important competition cases involving companies operating in Portugal, from sectors as diverse as financial, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and food distribution. The team’s experience includes dealing with cases before the Portuguese Competition Authority and the European Commission, and with cases before the courts and before arbitral tribunals. The team is skilled in implementing compliance programmes and in identifying and preventing potential risks of violation of competition rules.
In the area of European Union law, the firm has vast experience in areas such as structural funds, the Common Agricultural Policy and the free movement of goods, persons, services, and capital. Frequently representing clients before the European Commission and the courts of the European Union.
The firm also regularly handles proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of individuals and businesses.
About the firm:
PLMJ is a leading, national, independent law firm in Portugal focused on advising corporate clients, and with one of the largest teams of lawyers in the country.
Leaders for over 50 years, the firm is proud of its culture. PLMJ sees its clients' challenges as its own and put their people at the centre of its strategy to always excel in delivering value to everyone who places their trust in them. The firm truly believes in building long-lasting, transparent and committed relationships with all its stakeholders.
The firm supports 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. The agility of its teams combined with in-depth knowledge of the sectors where their clients operate is a defining feature of the way PLMJ position itself: as true legal partners.
PLMJ Colab is the firm’s collaborative network of law firms that spreads across Portugal and other countries with cultural and strategic ties to it. This network makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of clients, wherever they are.
ESG criteria are at the core of PLMJ’s strategy, and the firm is focused on always seeking the best solutions to mitigate the impact of what it does and on ensuring balance in the lives of its people. As a result, PLMJ wants to go further and proactively contribute to solving social and environmental problems. The firm believes, above all, that it is always possible to give value back to society without losing sight of the principle of prospering from PLMJ’s work. It’s business ethics is based on this balance of managing and mitigating the impact on environment and on society on the one hand and building a project that is economically sustainable and constantly growing on the other.
Social intervention and sustainability are a tradition at PLMJ, and the firm increasingly strives for greater consistency, greater ambition and greater determination in its commitment to focus on the well-being of its people, in monitoring the social impact of its work, and in supporting its clients and partners.