Rooted in prestigious law firms founded in the 1930s and 1960s, today Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva e Associados (Morais Leitão) is one of the leading law firms in Portugal.
We offer specialized services in the main areas of law, having been involved in many of the largest and most important operations in Portugal, as well as in high-value cross-border transactions and disputes. We also provide multilingual representation to large companies around the world. Based in Lisbon, with offices in Porto and Funchal, Morais Leitão has more than 190 lawyers at a client’s disposal.
The Employment Law team provides daily assistance to a vast number of companies, including many multinationals, in all areas pertaining to labor relations, both in a consultancy capacity and in litigation before labor courts.
In line with recent developments in the Portuguese economy, we have been providing advice to a number of clients involved in personnel rationalization processes, namely by participating in the non-contentious and contentious phases of collective lay-offs and redundancies and we are closely involved in the labor law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and outsourcings.
Morais Leitão is recommended for Employment Law by Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe (Band 1) and The Legal 500 (Tier 1) amongst others.
What they say
Market-leading practice recognised for its strength in complex employment litigation. Provides comprehensive labour and social security advice to an impressive roster of clients from a wide range of industries, including major players in the financial services, energy and communications sectors. Frequently assists with issues relating to large corporate restructurings and business transfers. – Chambers and Partners