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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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Susana Afonso
Susana Afonso
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Susana Afonso develops her skills in the area of Labor Law for over 20 years and has been recognized as an expert in her field by the Portuguese Bar Association. She is the leading coordinator of CMS...
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Sofia Mateus
Sofia Mateus
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sofia Mateus has over 20 years of experience and is the coordinator responsible for labor litigation, defining the strategy and action plan underlying any disciplinary proceedings, labor misdemeanor impugnation...
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Miguel Almeida e Costa
Miguel Almeida e Costa
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Miguel Almeida e Costa has extensive experience in Labor Law and Social Security Law. He advises clients on day-to-day matters, being a key partner in the legal framework and in the management and definition...
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Sara Chiappe Nolasco
Sara Chiappe Nolasco
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sara Chaippe Nolasco develops her activity mainly in Labor Law, with extensive experience in Labor Law and Social Security Law. She is responsible for assisting a number of clients in day-to-day advisory...
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Sofia Lobo
Sofia Lobo
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Sofia Costa Lobo is responsible for the legal team of Labor Audits in the context of internal compliance with the aim of optimizing costs and internal procedures in order to assess labor risks and contingencies...
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Catarina Gil Jorge
Catarina Gil Jorge
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Catarina Gil Jorge is responsible for the area of Labour and Social Security Law in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.With extensive experience in Labour Law and Social Security Law, she is responsible...
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Tiago de Magalhães
Tiago de Magalhães
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Tiago de Magalhães develops his activity mainly in the areas of Labor Law, Social Security & Pension Funds, and has extensive experience in day-to-day and legal litigation advisory to the Human Resources...
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Margarida Rosenbusch
Margarida Rosenbusch
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Margarida Rosenbusch coordinates the employment litigation team, providing legal assistance in legal actions arising from dismissal disputes or claims for salary claims arising, or not, from the termination...
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Mafalda Alves da Silva
Mafalda Alves da Silva
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Mafalda Alves da Silva coordinates all matters relating to the protection of personal data on human resources with national and international clients.Mafalda has extensive experience in Labor Law and...
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Válter Diogo Dias
Válter Diogo Dias
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Funchal
Válter Diogo Dias develops his activity in Labour Law, Civil and Commercial Law through the advising of multinational companies as well as local companies established in Madeira (inside and outside the...