Four PLMJ lawyers have been recognised in the second edition of
the Expert Guides' Rising Stars guide, which, every year,
identifies promising young international lawyers from countries
around the world. The lawyers are Sara Estima Martins, a partner
from PLMJ EU and Competition, Filipa Cansado Carvalho, a senior
associate from PLMJ Arbitration, Rodrigo Formigal, a senior
associate from PLMJ Banking and Finance and Filipe Abreu, a senior
associate from PLMJ Tax.
Sara Estima Martins, 36, has been involved in numerous deals and
cases before the Competition Authority and Portuguese courts. She
has also represented clients before the European Commission and the
Court of Justice of the European Union. Among these cases, she
represented European companies and associations from the processed
fruit and vegetable sector in actions to annul regulations and
decisions of the European Commission in relation to the CAP. She
also represented a group of former employees of Air Atlantis in a
claim based on non-contractual liability against the Portuguese
State for violation of EU law.
Filipa Cansado Carvalho, 39, is a specialist in international
arbitration who also acts as an arbitrator. Over recent years, she
has represented many companies in commercial disputes. She has also
represented companies and foreign states in actions against other
foreign states, particularly involving corporate, construction and
concession disputes of many different types.
Rodrigo Formigal, 36, has, over the last few years, handled a
range of financing and debt restructuring operations, as well as
operations involving issue and placement of debt instruments
including commercial paper, bonds and credit securitisation. He has
also worked on the sale of Barclays' business in Portugal and a
number of cases related to the BES resolution.
Filipe Abreu, 33, joined PLMJ in 2015. Before that he worked as
an adviser to the Secretary Of State for Tax Affairs in the 19th
Constitutional Government and as a member of the IRS (personal
income tax) Reform Commission. He focuses on tax consultancy work
and was part of the team that advised on the sale of Barclays'
operation in Portugal.
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