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Pedro Lomba and Jorge Silva Martins to head new Technology, Mobility and Communications team

30/01/2020
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PLMJ is pleased to announces the creation of its new Technology, Mobility and Communications practice. This new team will be headed by the lawyers Pedro Lomba and Jorge Silva Martins and it replaces the Technology and Privacy team led by Daniel Reis, who has now left PLMJ.

The Technology, Mobility and Communications team deals with a broad range of problems, operations and sectors linked to the information society and the digital economy. It advises clients on all legal aspects of communications, the Internet, mobility, technology, advertising, intellectual and industrial property, e-commerce, privacy, and data protection.

Pedro Lomba is a PLMJ partner and has a PhD in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, where he is also a professor. With over 17 years of professional experience as a lawyer, arbitrator and consultant, he is recognised as an expert in public and regulatory law. He has provided legal support to clients in regulated sectors undergoing rapid digitalisation and technological transformation. These include the sectors of mobility and transport, health and life sciences, including controlled substances, and e-commerce.

Pedro was also Secretary of State in the 19th and 20th Constitutional Governments (2013 -2015).

Jorge Silva Martins is a PLMJ managing associate. He has a master's in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and an LL.M. from New York University (NYU) School of Law. More recently, Jorge attended the training programme in intellectual property at Stanford Law School. With 15 years’ professional experience, he provides regular legal support to Portuguese and international clients in matters relating to new technologies, in particular blockchain and artificial intelligence. He also advises on electronic communications, telecommunications, intellectual property, the Internet, e-commerce, and data protection. Jorge is one of the leaders of PLMJ’s innovation team and a mentor in a number of startup accelerations programmes. He is also Vice President of the ACEPI - the Portuguese Digital Economy Association, and a member of the board of ARBITRARE.

Pedro Lomba says, “I am facing this challenge as a natural continuation of a work I have been doing, in particular, in the sectors of communications, mobility and transport, digitalisation of the health sector and regulation of new technologies. That is why our focus is on taking a new approach to this multi-sector area of public and private regulation. With the Jorge Silva Martins, it will be possible to leverage our experience and know-how in very diverse areas. This will allow us to provide our clients with a full service of the highest quality”.

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