In the year in which PLMJ celebrates its 50th anniversary, we
are very proud to inform you that the firm as once again been
shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards 2017, in two categories.
PLMJ is shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: Iberia and European
banking and finance deal of the year, for advising on the sale of
Barclays' Portuguese operations to the Spanish bank, Bankinter.
The PLMJ team, led by partner Hugo Rosa Ferreira, was responsible
for structuring and implementing the legal solution for this
operation in Portugal.
This recognition by The Lawyer is the fruit not only of the work
done by PLMJ's lawyers in 2016 in advising on the main
operations and projects taking place in Portugal, but also of their
work on cross-border operations. These cross-border operations
involved Angola, Mozambique, China and Switzerland, among others,
and legal areas including M&A, private equity, arbitration,
real estate and construction, and banking and finance. PLMJ's
appearance on the two shortlists is also a reflection of the steps
it has taken to significantly strengthen its principal teams. These
steps include the lateral hiring of Diogo Perestrelo and his team
(PLMJ M&A), Bruno Ferreira (PLMJ Banking and Finance), and
João Velez de Lima and Francisco Castro Guedes (PLMJ
For PLMJ managing partner, Luís Pais Antunes,
"PLMJ's nominations for "Law firm of the
year: Iberia" and "European banking and
finance deal of the year" in The Lawyer European
Awards 2017 strengthens our position among the most recognised law
firms on the European level. This international recognition has a
special meaning for us, because it has come in the year when we
celebrate our 50th anniversary. It is a great incentive for us to
be even more ambitious in the excellence, rigour and innovation of
the services we provide to our clients."
PLMJ has already been recognised twice by The Lawyer European
Awards, having been named "Law Firm of the Year: Iberia"
in 2015 and 2012. In addition, at the awards ceremony in 2011, PLMJ
founding partner, Luís Sáragga Leal, was named best
managing partner in Europe.
Being shortlisted for these awards is a result of the trust you,
our clients and partners, place in us, and we will continue to do
everything we can to maintain and improve the high standards we
apply to all the work we do for you.
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