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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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Sara Chiappe Homem Nolasco
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Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sara Chiappe H. Nolasco has been developing her practice predominantly in employment and companies law, with particular emphasis on the implementation of collective dismissal and work post suppression...
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Catarina Gil Jorge
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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 Social...
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João Paulo Gomes
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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...
Susana Afonso
Susana Afonso
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
For more than 20 years Susana has been developing her skills in the Labour Law field, being recognized as a specialist in her area by the Bar Association. She is the lead coordinator of CMS Rui Pena &...
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Tiago de Magalhães
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Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2013.He has developed his activity mainly in the areas of Labour Law, Social Security and Pension Funds. He has provided general legal consultancy and litigation...
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Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes
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Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Henrique is responsible for the international relations within the employment department, assisting both individual clients and companies in what regards to immigration, hiring of foreign European and...
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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 entities,...
	Sofia Costa Lobo
Sofia Lobo
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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 the...
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Margarida Rosenbusch
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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 implementation...
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Mafalda Alves da Silva
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Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Mafalda Alves da Silva has been developing her activity mainly within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation.Mafalda Silva joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut as a Lawyer in 2010...