Due to the increased globalisation and advent of new challenges of the digital area, it became urgent the need to give a response to the companies’ demands, with the provision of specialised legal services in information technologies and in digital businesses. By anticipating and following the increased importance of these matters to its clients, the Department has been developing its activity in several operations involving technologies, such as in technical assistance agreements, supply of hardware, outsourcing operations and software contracts. The Department is also active in the e-commerce area, namely regarding e-commerce platforms and internet domains. The team is composed of lawyers with broad expertise in the negotiation of contracts between operators, such as sharing of infrastructures and, also, in the drafting of agreements between operators and clients regarding access to the internet, roaming contracts, among others.

Particularly in Media Law, we emphasise the provision of preventive consultancy services and the representation in legal proceedings related with freedom of the press and related rights, as well as our large experience within the scope of relationships with the relevant regulatory entities. It should also be highlighted the important work performed by the Department in the implementation of the best privacy and personal data protection practices. Accordingly, the Department provides specialised services for the full compliance, by its clients, with the national and European rules regarding personal data protection, including the preparation and implementation of the necessary compliance programs adjusted to the needs and solutions intended by its clients, for the full compliance of the European legislative package on the data protection reform, specially the General Data Protection Regulation.

Head of Department: Pedro Mota Soares