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Employment & Pensions Lawyers

Especially dedicated to a complete labour assistance, working in team with the client in defining the strategy of solutions adapted to the activity performed by the client.

We provide proactive juridical assistance considering the goals and business strategies. We recognize the importance of human capital and assume our role in the success of our clients.

The Labour Law team has a high level of expertise in areas such as:

  • Preventive support to human resources department, participating in the planning definition for implementation of the best practices in Labour Law
  • Restructuration of staff, whether in collective dismissal procedures, whether in individual extinction of job position processes, or layoff situations
  • Participation in negotiation processes to cease labour contracts by mutual agreement
  • Labour audits, in situations that involve mergers and acquisitions, or implementation of better practices
  • Conduct of pre-litigation processes, namely those related with disciplinary procedure
  • Labour litigation
  • Social Security
  • Monitoring of situations related with hiring foreign employees, namely to obtain visas, or employees from the European Union, in the regime of posting/secondment or new hiring

Acknowledgement

Clients highlight the flexibility and availability of the team and appreciate the lawyers' "very creative and pragmatic approach".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Band 2: "An impressive employment team providing excellent quality work."
Legal 500 2015
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Sofia Mateus
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sofia Mateus has been developing her activity mainly within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation. Providing daily general legal assistance to several public and private...
Susana Afonso
Susana Afonso
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Susana Afonso has been developing her activity within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation. Susana Afonso's work has been particularly acknowledged in the area of...
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Catarina Gil Jorge
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Catarina Gil Jorge has been developing her activity mainly within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation. Catarina is particularly active within the area of Labour Law and...
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Valter Dias
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Funchal
Válter Diogo Dias provides employment advice to a multitude of companies on a daily basis, including all aspects of promotion and management of disciplinary proceedings regarding dismissals with ...
Sofia Lobo
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sofia has developed her activity providing legal advice and support to companies, both domestic and foreign, in internal restructuring contexts of acquisition and sale of shareholdings, assessing...
Miguel Almeida Costa
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
With extensive experience in Labour, Employment and Social Security Law, Miguel is responsible for the day-to-day assistance of a pool of national and international clients, directly liaising with...
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João Paulo Gomes
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Funchal
João Paulo Gomes has been developing his professional activity mainly within the areas of labour, corporate and real estate Law. João provides legal assistance within the labour practice area, with pa...
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Margarida Rosenbusch
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Maria Margarida Rosenbusch has been developing her practice predominantly in employment and social security law, with particular emphasis on staff restructurings and downsizing processes with the...
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Tiago de Magalhães
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2013.
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Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes has been developing his activity within the area of Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Insolvency and Corporate Rescue. Within the ambit of civil litigation he has been...