Pedro Lomba
Partner

Pedro Lomba

Joined PLMJ in 2016.
Partner and head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice.

About Pedro

Pedro is a partner and head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice. With almost 20 years’ professional experience as a lawyer, arbitrator and consultant, he specialises in information technology law, regulation, media and telecommunications law, internet law, mobility law, platform regulation, consumer law, advertising and data protection. His clients include both public and private bodies.

Pedro is also a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He earned a Phd in free speech law, advertising law and commercial communications at the same faculty and he has a master’s in research  from the European University Institute.

Pedro was also a Deputy Secretary of State of the Ministry of Regional Development in the 19th Constitutional Government (2013-2015) with responsibilities in the area of media policy and, subsequently, a Deputy Secretary of State and of Parliamentary Affairs in the 20th Constitutional Government (2015). He was also a legal adviser to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (2003).

Pedro has enjoyed a high profile in the media since 2004. He was a member of the Public Broadcaster’s Public Opinion Council between 2016 and 2021.

 

Contacts

Office: Lisbon
(+351) 213 197 300*
pedro.lomba@plmj.pt

*National landlines call

Languages:
English, French, Spanish, Italian

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2000
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2003
  • Master of laws (legal-political sciences) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2005
  • Master of research in comparative law and international law from the European University Institute, 2008
  • Admission to doctorate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (being concluded)
Professional Background
  • Lawyer at the law firm LCA Sociedade de Advogados (2002-2003)
  • Assistant-trainee at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (2000-2005)
  • Legal consultant to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and to the Office of the Deputy Secretary of State of the Prime Minister in the 15th Constitutional Government (2003-2004)
  • Visiting researcher, Yale Law School, 2009
  • Guest lecturer in constitutional law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 2011
  • Research at the European University Institute, 2007-2011
  • Visiting researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, 2012
  • Guest lecturer in constitutional law, public international law, European Union Law and constitutional justice at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2005-2013
  • Legal consultant and adviser, 2008-2013
  • Deputy Secretary of State of the Minister of State and Regional Development in the 19th Constitutional Government (2013-2015)
  • Deputy Secretary of State of Parliamentary Affairs in the 20th Constitutional Government (2015)
Other Awards
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Highly recommended | Leaders League - Trademark Prosecution
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - Technology
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Excelent | Leaders League - Telecoms
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - IP Litigation
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - Data Protection & Cybersecurity
2021 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - Data Protection & Cybersecurity
2021 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - Technology
2020 - Pedro Lomba, Leading | Leaders League - Data Protection & Cybersecurity
2020 - Pedro Lomba, Excellent | Leaders League - Technology
Chambers Europe
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Band 3 | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
The Legal 500
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Recommended | Data protection and cybersecurity
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Recommended | Shipping & Transportation
2023 - Pedro Lomba, Recommended | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
2022 - Pedro Lomba | Data protection and cybersecurity
2022 - Pedro Lomba | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
2022 - Pedro Lomba | Shipping & Transportation
2021 - Pedro Lomba | Shipping & Transportation
2021 - Pedro Lomba | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
2021 - Pedro Lomba | Intellectual Property
2021 - Pedro Lomba | Data protection and cybersecurity
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