Spanish labor law firm Abdón Pedrajas Littler merges with DCM Lawyers in Portugal

Posted Tuesday, November 2nd 2021
Spanish labor law firm Abdón Pedrajas Littler merges with DCM Lawyers in Portugal

Pictured from left to right are Antonio Pedrajas, managing partner of Abdón Pedrajas, David Carvalho, partner responsible for Abdón Pedrajas Littler Portugal and Stephan Swinkels, global partner at Littler

Abdón Pedrajas Littler, a leading Spanish labor law firm, is merging with Portuguese boutique labor law firm DCM Lawyers. DCM will adopt the name Abdón Pedrajas Littler Portugal and become part of Littler Global, the international structure of the American firm Littler Mendelson, the largest labor law firm in the world. The merger will give Abdón a foothold in the Portuguese market and strengthen its presence in the Ibero-American market. Abdón Pedrajas has been part of the Littler Global, the international structure for US law firm Littler Mendelson, the largest labor law firm in the world, since January 1. The firm’s labor & employment advisory practice is ranked as Excellent by Leaders League, while its labor litigation practice is ranked as Leading.

The Portuguese team consists of six professionals, led by David Carvalho Martins, who will become the coordinating partner of Abdón Pedrajas Littler Portugal. The merger will give Abdón Pedrajas offices in Lisbon and Algrave, in addition to the firm’s headquarters in Madrid and Barcelona.

Antonio Pedrajas, managing partner of Abdón Pedrajas Littler, says that the firm’s entrance into Portugal "is a natural step in the firm's internationalization strategy, which will allow us to expand and improve our services and cover the needs of our clients with interests in the region thanks to the deep knowledge of the local business fabric of DCM Lawyers.”

David Carvalho, coordinating partner of Portugal, says that “the alliance with Abdón Pedrajas Littler and with Littler Global is a magnificent opportunity that fills us with pride, giving us the opportunity to act as strategic partners with a leading law firm in labor law in the Iberian Peninsula, with the support and solidity of a unique international structure in labor law such as Littler's.”