international employment law firm alliance L&E Global

Portugal’s MLGTS joins L&E Global

LEG Affiliated Member

L&E Global is proud to announce that Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (MLGTS) has joined L&E Global as the Affiliated Member in Portugal.

MLGTS is a leading Portuguese full service firm with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal (Madeira). To address the growing needs of its clients throughout the world, particularly in Portuguese speaking countries, MLGTS has established the MLGTS Legal Circle, which consists of a network of solid associations and alliances with leading offices and law firms in Angola, Mozambique and Macau (China).

MLGTS has a highly reputed labour and employment practice. Both in a consultancy capacity and in litigation before labour courts. MLGTS provides daily assistance to a vast number of companies, including many multinationals, in all areas pertaining to labour relations. The labour and employment team has extensive and consolidated experience in the most important and current areas of labour relations, such as the protection of industrial and intellectual property, the conventions on confidentiality and non-competition, and the models of assistance provision and complementary benefits established by the public system of social security.

MLGTS is ranked in Band 1 for Employment Law in Chambers Europe 2015 and Tier 1 for Employment Law in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015. According to Chambers, the MLGTS employment practice is renowned for its, “solid litigation practice coupled with expertise in regulatory matters such as employment agreements. Often advises high-profile domestic and multinational clients on employment issues related to restructurings and business transfers.”

Pedro Pardal Goulão (Partner) leads the MLGTS employment law practice along with a dedicated team of employment law specialists. Based in Lisbon, Pedro provides consultancy in all areas of labour law, concerning both individual and collective employment relationships as well as social security matters.

Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director and Member of the Board of L&E Global, noted that, “Having a solid and reliable member in Portugal, which we now have in MLGTS, brings the L&E Global alliance full circle in Western Europe. This expansion highlights L&E Global’s commitment to provide top-notch legal services to clients wherever they operate.”

“More and more multinationals are seeking labour and employment law advice in different regions throughout Europe,” noted Chris Van Olmen, Chairman of L&E Global and Partner at Van Olmen & Wynant. “By establishing a presence in Portugal, L&E Global, together with MLGTS, effectively offers clients the coverage they need in the jurisdictions that are the most important to their businesses.”

“We have a lot of respect for the L&E Global members and affiliated members and we are very excited to be a part of this prestigious alliance,” said Pedro Pardal Goulão, Partner at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados. “We expect that the MLGTS Employment Team will play an active role in the network and we look forward to working with our L&E Global colleagues to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality legal advice across borders.”

Founded in January 2011 with 6 premier employment law boutique firms, today L&E Global has 21 international practices with more than 1,500 attorneys across 5 continents with firms in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

L&E Global’s client service strategy is effectively responding to economic challenges and changing client expectations, as well as the internationalization of legal services, by offering its members’ clients support for all of their employment law needs, wherever they operate.