Two partners leave PLMJ to SRS and Antas da Cunha ECIJA

SRS has confirmed the hiring of Sara Estima Martins and Antas da Cunha ECIJA has approved the incorporation of Alexandra Mota Gomes

PLMJ confirmed that two partners will depart the law firm by the new year to other law firms. 

Alexandra Mota Gomes (pictured left) will join Antas da Cunha ECIJA as the new Criminal, Misdemeanours and Compliance department partner. At PLMJ, Mota Gomes was a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.  With 20 years’ experience, her primary focus has been on organised crime, economic crime, and white-collar crime, particularly on preventing corruption, money laundering, and terrorist financing. Mota Gomes also has extensive experience in administrative offences, particularly in the context of banking, capital markets, pharmaceuticals, the environment, civil construction, energy, telecoms, advertising and economics. She has a Law degree from the Universidade de Lisboa School of Law and completed a postgraduate course in Arbitration at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa School of Law. She also attended the postgraduate course in Economic-Financial Criminal Law at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Universidade de Lisboa School of Law and the advanced course in international and European judicial cooperation in criminal matters at the same institution. There is still no news about Mota Gomes’ future position or firm.

Beatriz Costa accompanies Alexandra Mota Gomes, incorporating the structure as Antas da Cunha ECIJA senior associate. Beatriz Eusébio da Costa has six years of experience in the areas of Criminal law, Misdemeanours and Compliance, particularly in combating money laundering, illicit financing, terrorism and corruption. She has a degree in law and a master’s degree in legal and labour sciences from the Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Lisboa. She also has a post-graduate degree in Law Enforcement, Compliance and Criminal Law in banking, financial and economic activities, from a higher education institution. He is a member of the Association of Criminal Lawyers

Sara Estima Martins (pictured right) will become the second partner of the SRS Competition and EU department. This is the sixth partner hiring of SRS all over 2020. Martins was PLMJ´s EU & Competition Law practice partner with more than 15 years of experience in this area. Her expertise covers all Competition Law matters, especially mergers, cartels and other horizontal practices, vertical agreements and abuses of a dominant position. She frequently assists clients in implementing internal Competition Law compliance programmes. She also provided advice to several companies in European Union Law matters, particularly on freedom of movement issues, structural funds, EU common agricultural policy and access to documents of the EU institutions. Sara has often represented these clients before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. Her clients come from a variety of sectors including agriculture, food, pharmaceutical and financial. Estima Martins earned her Law degree from the Universidade de Coimbra School of Law and has an LLM in EU Law from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. In 2005, she worked on secondment in the Competition Law department of Allen & Overy in Madrid.

Antonio Jimenez Morato