PLMJ – Law Firm is pleased to announce the arrival of
Diogo Perestrelo, one of the leading figures in Portugal's
legal profession, who joins PLMJ as a partner.
Diogo Perestrelo is joining PLMJ with the team who have been at
his side throughout his professional career of 24 years. They are:
consultant Elsa Pizarro Pardal, managing associate Ana Graça
Remondes, senior associates Stéphanie Sá Silva and
Nuno Marques, and associate Guilherme Seabra Galante. With these
new arrivals, PLMJ has strengthened its position as the largest
Portuguese law firm, with 290 lawyers among a total staff of more
than 400 people.
PLMJ managing partner Luís Pais Antunes says,
"we are very pleased with the decision of Diogo Perestrelo
and his team to join PLMJ. His track record and impressive know-how
in the areas of M&A, venture capital and management of major
cases, together with his international experience, will undoubtedly
bring enormous added value to both our M&A practice and to our
clients. This added value will benefit not only major international
companies, but also clients from the financial and public sectors,
foreign investors seeking opportunities in Portugal, and Portuguese
companies seeking innovative investment solutions in the
"This is a significant step and a significant
challenge, which represent an important investment in strengthening
PLMJ's response capacity", Pais Antunes
According to Diogo Perestrelo, "I felt it was time for
a new challenge and this was the right moment. I am very proud to
join PLMJ, a strong brand and a benchmark in the Portuguese legal
profession, which has always known how to renew itself over the
years. PLMJ is a law firm with a large group of partners that cover
all the important practice areas. As such, it has a structure
capable of offering the same level of service I have been
developing for and with my clients."
PLMJ Corporate/M&A now has 47 lawyers with unparalleled
experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in the energy,
transport and infrastructures, tourism, distribution and aviation
sectors, in major domestic and cross-border
The arrival of Diogo Perestrelo and his team at PLMJ is yet
another step in consolidating the strategy to strengthen PLMJ's
response capacity, through organic growth complemented by a policy
of lateral hirings of leading, highly specialised legal
professionals with strong domestic and international track
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