PLMJ appoints 3 new partners

PLMJ have confirmed that Rita Aleixo Gregório, Joana Brandão and Renata Valenti will all be joining the firm’s partnership.

Rita Aleixo Gregório joined the firm in 2020, where until now she was a senior consultant in the competition area. With more than 15 years of professional experience, she has focused on advising clients, both public and private, on matters of competition law, namely on matters of state aid, cartel proceedings, abuse of a dominant position or vertical agreements, control of mergers and compliance programs. Before joining PLMJ, she worked in the restrictive practices department of the Competition Authority.

Joana Brandão has been with PLMJ for 13 years and has moved from managing associate to partner in the public sector. With more than 18 years of experience, she has been closely monitoring infrastructure projects and concessions, including real estate and construction. She has been advising national and foreign investors in the implementation of projects, focusing on the negotiation, elaboration and implementation of EPC contracts, O&M, among others.

Renata Valenti is a partner at PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados, PLMJ’s partner firm in Angola, and until now was a senior consultant at PLMJ. She is now the firm’s international partner. She has been dedicated to the Angolan market for 15 years and has extensive experience in supporting companies that intend to set up or develop activities in that country.

Bruno Ferreira, managing partner, said: “The moment when a firm appoints new partners is always very special, because it means celebrating the past and present and preparing for the future. It is the moment when we thank the enormous effort and commitment of those we invite to join the partnership, but it is also the moment when we tell them that they are the future of the firm, in a permanent cycle of evolution and renewal that we cultivate at PLMJ . I and the board of directors of this firm, could not be more pleased to recognise in Rita Aleixo Gregório, Joana Brandão and Renata Valenti, the future of PLMJ. They are, in their respective areas, references of national and international talent, team leaders and examples of ethics. Precisely what we demand from our partners.”

Michael Heron