Nature of practice and clients
PLMJ is Portugal's largest firm and is proud to be one of the leading and most innovative law firms in Continental Europe, according to the Financial Times in 2014. It is a full-service and multidisciplinary firm, with more than 45 years' of experience and an unparalleled track record of advising complex domestic and cross border transactions. PLMJ's 250 lawyers, including 49 partners, offer 24/7 reliable and expert legal advice, placing great emphasis on exceeding clients' expectations and keeping to clients' budgets. PLMJ has built up a strong network of joint ventures across the Portuguese-speaking countries where synergies are generated by a common language and culture, especially in Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Macao and Cape Verde. The network also spreads across the markets for outbound and inbound investment in Portuguese speaking countries mainly China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Working with PLMJ International Legal Network clients will find multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers who can provide cross-border legal services with cost-effectiveness and deep knowledge of local markets and legal systems. This approach guarantees the integrated provision of unrivalled services to clients on a full service basis in all the countries in the network. Clients benefit from the network's contacts and an immediate response, and from the security the network affords with local experience, and they are always able to maintain the same contact lawyer in the country of origin who co-ordinates the work with the local teams.