PLMJ strengthens EU and Competition practice

PLMJ has strengthened its EU and Competition practice by hiring Andrea Gomes da Silva

pjimage 2021 09 09T120646.917Andrea Gomes da Silva (pictured) has joined PLMJ’s EU and Competition team as special advisor, bringing with her a wealth of experience.

Before joining PLMJ, Gomes da Silva was a member of the board of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with particular responsibility for the CMA’s merger work. She also provided strategic advice on the functions performed by the authority in this area.

The lawyer began her career and completed her training contract at Slaughter & May, before joining Freshfields UK in 2001. She became a partner in 2008 and played an important role in the development of Freshfields’ international partnership programme “Stronger Together”, which is today a network of more than 300 offices worldwide. Andrea was also responsible for the firm’s relationships in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Ricardo Oliveira, the partner who heads PLMJ’s EU and Competition practice area said: “We are very excited about Andrea Gomes da Silva’s arrival at PLMJ and in our team in particular. Andrea has had an exceptional career and has in-depth knowledge of the application of Competition Law to a wide variety of sectors. She will be a very significant asset to the team. Today, the team is already exceptionally strong and, with Andrea’s arrival, I am sure we will be able to provide something unique in Portugal and guarantee an even better service to our clients.”

Andrea Gomes da Silva: “I am delighted to be joining PLMJ’s EU and Competition Law practice as Special Advisor. I know the team and the firm well, as I have worked with PLMJ for many years, and I am very excited to be able to contribute to a team of this quality.”

PLMJ strengthens EU and Competition practice

Michael Heron

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