05 August 2019

PLMJ lawyers depart for rival

Team moves round the top table of Portugese legal firms as PLMJ lawyers leave for Lisbon rival Abreu Advogados.

Portuguese firm Abreu Advogados has recruited an experienced partner from one of the country's leading firms. Manuel Santos Vítor joins the firm from PLMJ where he has worked for more than 30 years and was managing partner between 2008-2015. PLMJ has branches across Lusophone Africa and Macau which Mr Vítor was heavily involved in developing. He specialises in M&A work -  advising on deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors. A team of three associates specialising in tax - Maria Inês Assis, Joana Maldonado Reis and Luísa Casimiro da Costa - have become the latest lawyers to quit PLMJ for Abreu Advogados.

Team work

PLMJ of tax partner Nuno Cunha Barnabé has left along with Mr Vítor, a week after PLMJ managing associate Marta Costa quit to join Abreu Advogados as a partner. Ms Assis was a managing associate at PLMJ and had been with the firm for 11 years. Ms Maldonado Reis had been a senior associate at PLMJ, having previously been a lawyer at Raposo Bernardo & Associados, and a tax consultant at Deloitte and KPMG. Ms Casimiro da Costa had been with PLMJ for two years, having previously a tax consultant at EY and a lawyer at Telles de Abreu e Associados.