Practice Areas

Technology and privacy

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We act in all technology-related areas, from telecommunications to personal data. With vast experience in regulatory, commercial and litigation matters, we represent both technology companies and technology users.

We advise Portuguese and international companies from the traditional IT sectors on software licensing, IT consulting, selling hardware, electronic identification, software development, domain names, e-commerce, outsourcing, consumer electronics and cloud services.

We also work in the most innovative areas of technology. Our team has acted in multiple projects relating to biotechnology, mobility, fintech and the Internet of things. We also represent clients in areas of emerging technology, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and automation. In addition, the team provides support and mentoring to Portuguese and international entrepreneurs and start-ups that operate in these areas.

We also have extensive experience in dealing with transactions in the areas of technology and telecommunications. The team represents several telecoms and media operators in regulatory matters. Since the complete liberalisation of the telecoms market, we have also represented alternative operators in regulatory matters, including litigation against the regulators of the sector. In the area of media, our team represents content producers and media outlets in regulatory and contractual matters.

The areas of privacy and cybersecurity have grown exponentially in recent years. This has increased the work we do in audits and in helping companies adapt to the new legislation. As part of this work, we have created integrated compliance programmes from scratch. The team supports companies that have suffered security incidents, providing assistance with strategy issues and risk mitigation. We also provide a Data Protection Officer service on an outsourcing basis.

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There are two main things I like about the firm. One, they describe perfectly what my need is, so I realised that they knew what I needed. They always answer very fast, know what you need and are also very smart in detecting what your issues could be. We’re very happy, and they’re doing very well. Right now, I can’t offer any improvements.
Chambers Europe
2019 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 1

"Best known for its work in the information technology and data protection fields, the team holds notable experience in IP and is adept at litigious proceedings and impresses with its"high technical knowledge" coupled with "excellent service and good understanding of the customers' business and problems.""

2018 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 1

"Leading department working with well-known corporates, including those with activity in the TMT, retail and automotive sectors. Best known for its activity in the technology and telecommunications fields."

2017 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 1

"The team has the expertise in these matters, the prompt response, the practical sense in solving the questions and in-depth knowledge of our business."

The Legal 500
2019 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 2
2018 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 2
2017 Telecommunications, Media and Technology Recommended Tier 1
Who's Who Legal
2019 Data Thought Leaders

"WWL Thought Leaders - Data 2019 brings together the world’s foremost practitioners in the area, giving readers access to their insight, expertise and wisdom. This publication features Q&As with practitioners who have extensive experience in data privacy, protection, security and TMT matters. The featured individuals obtained the largest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in our most recent research cycle."

2019 Data Global Leaders
Best Lawyers
2019 Technology Law Lawyer of the Year
2018 Recognised Lawyer Recognised Lawyers
2018 Technology Law Law Firm of the Year
2017 Media Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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