Luís Pais Antunes is PLMJ's new managing Partner for the next three years and takes over from Manuel Santos Vítor, who had held the position since 2008. At PLMJ for 18 years, this partner from the firm's regulatory law practice was elected on 14 July at the general meeting of the partners, which also elected a new board of directors. During his term of office, Luís Pais Antunes will focus on the internationalisation of the firm and on the development of international partnerships.
At PLMJ since 1997, Luís Pais Antunes has a truly impressive track record of legal work and has advised on very significant cases in the areas of corporate, TMT and European Union and competition law. Besides his legal work, Luís Pais Antunes has also played an important role in government, as Secretary of State for Employment in the 15th Constitutional Government, Deputy Secretary of State and of Employment in the 16th Constitutional Government, and a member of the Portuguese Parliament and vice president of its European Affairs Committee between 2005 and 2009.
Luís Pais Antunes feels "this challenge is one with enormous responsibility. The coming years will be particularly challenging, with the legal services market seeing a significant upturn and with ever more dynamic competition. I trust in the excellent skills and qualities of the PLMJ team and in the enormous amount of work they have been doing in Portugal and abroad to achieve consolidation at home and solidity internationally".
I count on the unconditional support of everyone who works at PLMJ and in PLMJ International Legal Network in pursuing our objectives for the next three years. I also count on the continued support of our partners in Portugal and in other countries. Besides this, we want to continue to merit the trust our clients have placed in us", added PLMJ's new managing partner.
Manuel Santos Vítor, who had held the position of PLMJ managing partner since 2008, will continue his work as a PLMJ partner and head of the firm's corporate, energy and natural...