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VdA Vieira de Almeida

AV DUARTE PACHECO, 26, 1070-110 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 311 34 00
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Fax +351 21 311 34 06
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Lisbon, Oporto

Fernando Resina da Silva

Tel:
Work (+351) 21 311 3519
VdA Vieira de Almeida

Work Department

Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT)

Position

Partner

Career

Fernando returned to VdA in 2001. Currently he is one of the partners in charge of the Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) practice group. In such capacity he has been involved in several transactions, in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on information technologies, electronic communications, outsourcing, cloud computing, emerging technologies, intellectual property, advertising and media issues namely outsourcing transactions (ITO and BPO) in the banking sector.
He has also been developing his activity in the fields of Intellectual Property, Corporate and Commercial Law.
Began his career in Vieira de Almeida - Lawyers, and afterwards became partner in the law firm Perry da Câmara & Resina da Silva and in the law firm PMBGR - Pena, Machete, Botelho Moniz, Nobre Guedes, Ruiz & Associados.
He is author of several articles published in national and international specialized publications. He has participated as speaker in several conferences and seminars related to his area of practice.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Member

Member of the Consulting Board of the ICP - Instituto das Comunicações de Portugal (Portuguese Regulatory Authority) (1996-2001).
Secretary general of APST - Associação dos Prestadores de Serviços de Telecomunicações (ex-APSTVA) (1996-2001).
Member of the Board of Directors of APRITEL - Associação dos Operadores de Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Operators Association) (2001-2002).
Member of APDC - Associação Portuguesa Para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações (member of the Organisation Committee of the 13º Congresso das Comunicações (2003)) and member of the Advisory Board.
Member of the board of IberGovernance - Instituto Ibérico de Corporate Governance (2005-2007).
Member of APDSI - Associação Para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação. Lider of the "Grupo de Trabalho Permanente - Justiça" of APDSI.
Honorary partner of Associação Portugal Outsourcing.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of itSMF - IT Service Management Forum.
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Education

Law Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon.
Attendance of the 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico.


Portugal

Oporto: Leading commercial firms

Within: Oporto: Leading commercial firms

VdA Vieira de Almeida is ‘always able to find useful solutions’. Public law specialist Mário Esteves de Oliveira represented the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia in liability litigation against cement producer Cimpor, which closed its warehouse in the city following the implementation of a new regulation. The ‘calm, sharp and business-minded’ Isabel Gião de Andrade heads the office, which also includes TMT expert Fernando Resina da Silva.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Fernando Resina da Silva - VdA Vieira de Almeida

Within: TMT

VdA Vieira de Almeida’s impressive client roster includes the Alliance for Affordable Internet, Meo and Microsoft as well as various public entities. The team advised the International Telecommunication Union on creating an intra-regional digital agenda for CPLP countries. Fernando Resina da Silva handles IT and emerging technologies; Magda Cocco acts on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity; and Margarida Couto is the name to note for telecoms matters.

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