The competition practice at PLMJ is steered by Ricardo Oliveira, who is supported by fellow partner Rita Aleixo Gregório – promoted in December 2022 – and two counsel, including Alexandra Dias Henriques, a recent hire from Gomez Acebo & Pombo. The team is defending Volvo’s Renault Trucks against follow-on damages claims stemming from the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision. It also advises Apple, Mastercard and NBC Universal in other private damages litigation. On the merger control side, the firm is advising Live Nation Entertainment on its acquisition of Ritmos & Blues and Arena Atlântico, which received an in-depth review.
|Head(s) of competition
|No. WWL nominees
|2 partners, 2 counsel, 8 associates
|Volvo Renault Trucks, SAP, Apple, Affidea, Mastercard, NBC Universal, Live Nation Entertainment, Grupo Bimbo, Securitas, Primedrinks
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 been shaping bold and creative solutions to defend its clients’ interests effectively.
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.
PLMJ has specialist lawyers that know the sectors and markets they work in well, and they maintain close contact with the regulators for each sector. PLMJ’s services are divided into areas of practice, sectors and desks, all with specialist teams dedicated to different areas of the law that work together seamlessly.
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. The firm’s partnerships within Portugal allow it to extend PLMJ’s presence from Lisbon to 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, Cape Verde, China/Macao, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.
The firm’s approach to social and environmental problems is inseparable from the firm’s professional work as lawyers. PLMJ wants to help solve social and environmental problems in the community and the firm believes it is possible to add value back into society in parallel with the financial return for the firm’s work.
PLMJ’s social impact strategy seeks to expand its tradition of social intervention by giving it the greater consistency that comes from applying impact metrics and considering the external aspect of the firm’s actions. PLMJ’s focus is on the well-being of its employees and on controlling the social impact generated by the firm’s activity.