PLMJ has appointed the former managing director of the Portuguese Automobile Club, João Mendes Dias, as its new chief operating officer.
Mendes Dias’s previous roles have also included a spell as director of the corporate business unit at Vodafone. Prior to that, he worked at Motorola in Portugal.
The firm´s managing partner Luís Pais Antunes said: “Hiring a person with the impressive career and professional experience of João Mendes Dias is a significant investment in the growing professionalisation of our firm.”
Mendes Dias added: “The Portuguese legal market is thriving at the moment and I believe that my professional experience will provide added value, bearing in mind the increasing need to bring greater professionalism to the structures of law firms”.