Abdón Pedrajas Littler expands to Portugal

The Spanish law firm Abdón Pedrajas Littler has expanded its coverage to Portugal by merging with DCM Lawyers

pjimage 2021 11 02T093832.376Abdón Pedrajas Littler, has expanded to Portugal by merging with DCM Lawyers, a boutique specialised in Labor Law, as well as Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law with labour organisations.

Abdón Pedrajas Littler will have a team of six professionals in Portugal, led by David Carvalho Martins, who will become the coordinating partner of Abdón Pedrajas Littler Portugal, a brand with which DCM Laywers will operate from now on. 

The alliance with DCM Lawyers also means that the Portuguese firm becomes part of Littler Global, the international structure of the American firm Littler Mendelson. Abdón Pedrajas Littler is part of Littler Global, as exclusive partner in Spain, since January 1, 2021, assisting in the affairs of the North American law firm and the rest of the firms that make up Littler Global.

Abdón Pedrajas Littler adds to its headquarters in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​offices in Lisbon and Algarve, together with the more than 100 offices in America, Europe and Asia, in which more than 1,600 lawyers are dedicated to Labor Law work.

Antonio Pedrajas, managing partner of Abdón Pedrajas Littler, assures that the presence of the firm in Portugal: “is a natural step in the firm’s internationalisation strategy, which will allow us to expand and improve our services and cover the needs of our clients with interests in the region thanks to the deep knowledge of the local business fabric of the members of DCM Lawyers.”

For his part, David Carvalho, coordinating partner of Portugal, points out that: “the alliance with Abdón Pedrajas Littler and with Littler Global, is a magnificent opportunity that fills us with pride, giving us the opportunity to act as strategic partners with a leading law firm in the field labor law in the Iberian Peninsula, with the support and solidity of a unique international structure worldwide in Labor Law such as Littler’s.”

Pictured from left to right are Antonio Pedrajas, managing partner of Abdón Pedrajas, David Carvalho, partner responsible for Abdón Pedrajas Littler Portugal and Stephan Swinkels, global partner at Littler.


Michael Heron