About us

We are a young, dynamic and informal team dedicated mainly to Labour Law, as well as to Data Protection Law and Intellectual Law related to labour organizations.

We provide advice to employers and workers, either national or foreign, in the various sectors of activity (eg public and private sectors) and in all areas of employment (eg hiring, collective bargaining, economic unit transfers, restructuring and redundancies).

We combine practical experience with theoretical approaches that respond to the answers given by national and foreign courts.

We provide practical, personalized, preventive and non-reactive advice and support our Clients in all litigation cases, either administrative or judicial, in the pre-litigation and litigation phases.

We seek to resolve the issues of our Clients in a clear and efficient manner, with identification of the risks and contingencies of each solution. The Client must have the necessary conditions to make the best decision in the defence of his/her/its interests.

Our work and our organization is guided by three essential values: (i) integrity, (ii) excellence; and (iii) proximity. We build lasting relationships of collaboration with our Clients

Team

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David Carvalho Martins

Managing Partner Portugal


  • Law graduate, masters-in-Law and PhD candidate at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (Introduction to the Study of Law, General Theory of Civil Law, Contracts Law, Rights in Rem Law, Succession Law, Civil Procedure Law, Commercial Law, Economy Law, European Union Law, Private International Law and Labour Law)
  • Guest Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (2014-2015: Interdisciplinary Legal Practice) and at the Universidade Europeia (2014: Private International Law; 2018: Labour Law)
  • Guest Lecturer in the Master Course in Social Rights, organized by the Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) (2014-2017)
  • Technical Advisor and deputy at the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Employment (2011-2012)
  • Speaker at conferences and seminars, promoted by national and foreign organizations, on Labour Law issues
  • Founding member and Ex President of AJJ – Young Labour Lawyers Association
  • Member of APODIT (Associação Portuguesa de Direito do Trabalho), of AEDTSS (Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social), of ILERA (International Labour and Employment Relations Association), of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and of CIELO Laboral

Antonio Pedrajas Quiles

International partner

DCM Littler Internacional Partner

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Manging Partner of Abdón Pedrajas

Degree in Law, University San Pablo CEU

Master in Labor Legal Advice, Center for Garrigues Studies

PhD Labor Law, Complutense University of Madrid

Sonia Cortés García

International partner

DCM Littler Internacional Partner

Abdon Pedrajas Partner

Graduated in Law by the Barcelona University

Master in Business Administration, International Business School of Madrid

Certificate of European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

Certificate in English Law, With Honours, City of London Polytechnic University

António De Lemos Monteiro Fernandes

Of Counsel

Degree and Master in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Doctor “honoris causa” from the University of Messina (Italy).
He taught Individual and Collective Labor Law and related areas, at the former Instituto Superior de Economia (today ISEG), at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, and at Universidade Lusíada from Porto.
He is currently a professor at NOVA School of Law and at the Faculty of Law at Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa.
Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Trento (Italy).
Author of more than a hundred articles in national and foreign papers, he has published several books, the most recent of which are: the manual “Direito do Trabalho”, 20th edition (2020), “Escritos de Direito do Trabalho” (2019) and “Uma História de Leis do Trabalho” (2021).
He was a member of the ILO’s Management Board (2008/2011).

Ana Paula Santiago

Lawyer LL

Law Degree at University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Post-graduated in Corporate Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon School of Law
Post-graduated in Course of Labor Law and Social Security at University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Post-graduated in National Defense Law at University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Post-Graduate Course in Public Procurement at University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law

Cláudio Rodrigues Gomes

Lawyer LL

Law degree at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Specialization course in Law and Financial Sciences at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law

Leonor Frazão Grego

Lawyer LL

Law Degree at University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Master’s degree in Administrative Law of the University of Lisbon with thesis developed in the area of public contracts - Faculty of Law
Preparatory Course for Admission to the Center for Judicial Studies at the Oporto Gobal University

Hugo Silva Santos

Lawyer LL

Law degree at the University of Lisbon - Faculty of Law;
Master’s degree in Forensics and Arbitration - Nova University of Lisbon - Faculty of Law;
Post-Graduation studies in Labor Law and Social Security - University of Lisbon - Faculty of Law (Currently attending).

Tiago Sequeira Mousinho

Trainee Lawyer

Law degree at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Masters-in-Law candidate at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (specialized in Labour Law)
Tutor at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (Contracts Law, Commercial Law, Labour Law)

Ana Cristina Amaro

Trainee Lawyer

Law degree at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Masters-in-Law candidate at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (specialized in Labour Law)

Gonçalo Asper Caro

Trainee Lawyer

Law degree at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law
Masters-in-Law candidate at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (specialized in Labour Law)
Tutor at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (Introduction to the Study of Law, Comparative Law, Labour Law and Rights in Rem Law)

José Maria Coelho

Paralegal

Law degree at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law.
Masters-in-Law candidate at Portuguese Catholic University – Lisbon School of Law (Forensic Law)
Post-Graduated in Business Law at the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law.

Juliana Madeira

Public Relations Consultant

Social Communication Degree at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Master Course in Marketing at the Aveiro University

Tiago Bernardo

Public Relations Trainee

Degree in Social and Cultural Communication from the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Ana Marques

Financial and Management Control Assistant

Degree in Accounting and Administration from ISCAL.
Professional experience in secretarial.
Professional experience as Administrative and Financial Assistant in a multinational in the Insurance Sector.

Mafalda Cunha Verónica

Administrative Assistant

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    Where We Are

    Lisboa

    Rua Julieta Ferrão, n.º12, 204, 503 e 604
    1600-131 Lisboa

    Tel.: +351 217 961 074

    Algarve

    Avenida José dos Santos Farias – Edifício Arcadas, Bloco B, 1.º esq.
    8135-167 Almancil, Loulé

    Madrid

    Jorge Juan 35, 28001 Madrid

    Barcelona

    Edificio Master´s, Pedro i Pons 9-11, planta 10ª, puerta 3ª, 08034 Barcelona