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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Helena Tapp Barroso, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Helena Tapp Barroso

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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

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Personal data privacy and protection , Labour and Social Security (Labour Law, Labour Litigation, Social Security and Pensions).


Data protection, employment and social security, insurance reinsurance and pension funds.


Joined the firm in 2006, became a Non-Equity Partner in 2010. Develops relevant activity providing legal counseling in data protection and labour law, assisting clients in different business areas (insurance and pension funds, banking and financial activities, TMT’s, distribution and automotive). Assists companies in setting-up privacy and (data protection), “compliance” policies, practices and solutions for personal data protection and GDPR conformity. Has wide experience in labour litigation, transactions and dispute resolution, collective agreement negotiation, pension schemes and labour counseling, including in transfer and restructuring operations.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1991). Portuguese Bar Association (member of the Lisbon District Council from 1999 to 2001).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 1989). Master's Degree in Commercial Law and Capital Markets (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 1995).



Within: Employment

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for its ‘engagement, assertiveness and respect in the market’. It acts for a variety of companies, including start-ups. The ‘extraordinaryLuís Miguel Monteiro provides ongoing advice to Pfizer, ‘fantastic’ and ‘technically flawless’ managing associate Joana Almeida assisted Indorama with its acquisition of operational industrial assets from Artlant and Artelia, and Helena Tapp Barroso advised Impresa Group on the sale of its magazine portfolio. Practice head Pedro Pardal Goulão regularly acts for Tupperware.

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Within: TMT

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados possesses telecoms and media, data protection and gaming expertise. Key client Nos - as opposing third party - received advice on competition, regulatory and public law issues regarding the proposed acquisition of Media Capital by Altice. The matter was led by managing associate Gonçalo Machado Borges, who is noted for his ‘highly professional skills’ and ‘fast, personalised attention’. Other team members include IT and data protection expert Tiago Félix da Costa, João Alfredo Afonso, who has a focus on IT, media, e-commerce and data protection, and data protection specialist Helena Tapp Barroso.

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