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.