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Portugal's MLGTS Joins L&E Global


WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 28, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (MLGTS) has joined L&E Global as the Affiliated Member in Portugal.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global, an alliance of employment law boutique firms and practices, which today has 21 member law firms and more than 1,500 attorneys across five continents with law 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.

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, a network of associations and alliances with leading offices and law firms in Angola, Mozambique and Macau (China). MLGTS has a highly reputed labor and employment practice in advisory matters and in litigation before labor courts. The firm’s labor and employment team has extensive  experience in the most important and current areas of labor and employment law,  including the protection of  intellectual property,  confidentiality and non-competition matters, and the models of assistance provision and complementary benefits established by the public system of social security.

“This alliance,  coupled with L&E Global’s alliance with leading Brazil firm Tozzini Freire, gives L&E Global a very strong presence in the Portuguese-speaking world,” observed Jackson Lewis Principal John Sander, Leader of Jackson Lewis’ International Employment Issues practice group. “Having this team of esteemed employment lawyers at MLGTS on board will help ensure that our cross-border clients receive the advice and counsel they need.”

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.”

MLGTS Partner Pedro Pardal Goulão leads that Firm’s employment law practice along with a dedicated team of employment law specialists. Based in Lisbon, Pedro provides advice in all areas of labor and employment law, concerning both individual and collective employment relationships as well as social security matters.

 “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.”

More information on Jackson Lewis’ International Employment Issues practice group can be found here


About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of practice areas provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law firms and practices in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region.

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John L. Sander

John L. Sander