Why join

Linklaters in Lisbon

 It’s the combination of our local potential for growth with the scale and expertise of our global network that really sets us apart in the Portuguese market.

Join us and you’ll be joining an ambitious firm. Established as recently as 2002, our innovative Lisbon office has enjoyed considerable growth, and first tier success in many areas of business law. We aim to be the first port of call for the major national and international corporations and financial institutions in Portugal. And we’ll build on our reputation for consistent innovation.

And as a smaller office, our people genuinely have the chance to drive us forward and fulfil our aspirations. If you can bring a passion for learning as well as academic prowess, this could be the place for you. The environment is demanding, intelligent, a place where people are on top of their game - but it’s also incredibly supportive, with an open-door culture that encourages mutual respect and knowledge sharing. Our Lisbon team is close-knit. So, wherever you work, and in whatever capacity, you’ll soon get to know everyone and feel part of the firm’s growth, development and success.

And our culture isn’t limited to Lisbon. Our teamwork focus opens up global opportunities. Our lawyers work on a stimulating mix of Portuguese and international projects, and complex, cross-border transactions. At any given time, you could be liaising with colleagues from any one of our offices around the world. As well as helping us to match the right people to client needs, the personal exposure this offers is invaluable.

As for learning and development: local leading professors – experts in their fields – visit our offices to advise on a wide range of legal matters. Every colleague can also access our global Learning and Development programmes, which include legal and soft skills training. And you’ll have a personally tailored development plan. In recognition for your hard work and commitment, rewards include performance-related bonuses.

Our passion for achievement is also felt outside the firm, with a strong focus on the community. A project we’re particularly proud of is our ‘Time to Volunteer’ day, when we go out into the community to support a local cause. These have included painting a children’s after-school club, organising day trips for senior citizens and donating to social service institutions for the needy. We also share the expertise of all our staff through pro bono work.


We’re proud of our 178 year history, a leading global law firm with a reputation for consistent excellence. Our people go further to support our clients, with market-leading legal insight and innovation. And we go further for each other, too. We’re people you want to work with, generous with our time and ready to help. So no matter what the future holds, with us you’ll be one step ahead.

Our strategy

We're empowering our teams

We develop exceptional talent as they work on high profile projects on a global scale. We welcome diversity and individuality. Along with highly competitive rewards, we'll provide the very best training and the flexibility you need to steer your own career.

We’re investing in our clients

We are business partners as well as legal advisors. Guided by experts from the world of law and beyond, we are our clients' guide to global trends, and their commercial implications.

We’re changing our mindset

Open, approachable people make for great teams. Teams that are more united, even when separated by hundreds of miles. So we invite everyone who works here to shape our ideas. We experiment. We embrace innovative ideas, tools and technology. And we help each other to do the right thing for our clients, communities, and the environment.

Our future

Our strengths and vision set out our roadmap to an even more successful future. Achieving it though, starts at home. It calls for everyone who works under the Linklaters name to work to a shared sense of purpose, and common values.  It's what we call ‘Our Team Linklaters Way’.


Our Team Linklaters Way

Our five values guide what we do, so that every action we take makes us stronger and brings us closer to realising our goals. Day in, day out, they shape what we expect of ourselves and each other.



1. We strive for excellence

We deliver fantastic client service. We seek and act on feedback, so that we continuously improve.

2. We respect each other

We support our people and embrace diversity. We are accountable, and we lead by example.

3. We are leaders

We are empowered, entrepreneurial and inspire. We take the initiative, encourage innovation and embrace new ideas.

4. We act with integrity

We don’t just do things right, we do the right thing. We are admired as a responsible business.

5. We are one team

We are united, inclusive and collaborative. We deliver the whole firm to our client

Our impact

This is a time of unprecedented challenge for our clients. At Linklaters, we’re ready. Empowered, united, performing: we give our clients the clarity they need to navigate instability, building confidence in our communities.

And together, we deliver legal certainty in a changing world.


A global outlook

Inspiring confidence is central to everything at Linklaters. It makes us unique – for our clients, for our colleagues and for the communities in which we work. If we can continue to earn the trust of our clients we will lead the way around the world.

Fortunately, while we're proud of our past, we also know where we're going. Our global capability grants us access to the most interesting work. And we're in business to meet the complex needs of the world’s leading organisations.

Everyone who works with us needs to identify with that vision. We're looking for the new breed of commercial lawyer, who can work seamlessly across geographical boundaries. It calls for a global outlook: cultural sensitivity, empathy and a good deal of flexibility, but achieve that balance successfully, and the rewards are substantial.

If you're a globally-minded individual who's passionate about problem-solving, then Linklaters is the right choice for you.

A collective responsibility

We’re dedicated to responsible business, whether advising clients on issues such as sustainability or fair practice, or taking direct action to support communities. Launched in 2013, our collective responsibility strategy is award-winning, and wide-ranging, too. It includes commitments not just to the community and environment, but to protecting human rights and combatting slavery. We’ve also joined the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative, building a fairer, healthier, more prosperous society, through the power of partnership.

Protecting the right to justice

Every year we draw on our global networks to provide more than 30,000 hours of pro bono legal support to around 200 not-for-profit organisations, and many more vulnerable individuals. For example, we recently contributed to a successful appeal at the US Supreme Court for Bobby Moore, a death row inmate with intellectual disabilities. This case has major implications for death penalty cases across the United States. And our work on social finance for not-for-profit organisations is setting the bar for the sector.

“The support we've received from Linklaters has been outstanding. No question has been too much hassle.” Geoff Burnard, CEO, Investing for Good
“Linklaters has done a great job on the Bobby Moore case and many others. Not all cases end up in the Supreme Court, but they really do make a difference.” Margot Ravenscroft, Director, Amicus



Investing in the community

With our Realising Aspirations programme, and law scholarships, we’re removing barriers to success for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We’re helping not-for-profit organisations to grow their capabilities. And through matched giving and paid time off to volunteer, we’re inspiring our colleagues to improve lives on their doorsteps.