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SRS Advogados, Dr Luís Neto Galvão, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Dr Luís Neto Galvão

Work +351 21 313 20 00
SRS Advogados

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Corporate /M&A and TMT.


Partner - Information and communication technologies law, privacy/data protection and e-commerce law.


Luís has been a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1993 and obtained in 2000 the Certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’avocat, following exams at the Ecole de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris. Luís joined the firm in 2004 after having worked as a law clerk at the General Court of the European Union. Prior to this, he worked as a lawyer at the Brussels office of the Confederation of Portuguese Industry and for the Paris office of the Portuguese Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP). He was Chairman of the Portuguese-Belgian-Luxemburguese Chamber of Commerce between February 2008 and March 2012. He is currently a Partner at SRS Advogados, where he has acquired experience and skills in the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Privacy areas over more than fifteen years. He advises companies and organizations in areas such as licensing, development and distribution of software and supply of hardware, technologic outsourcing, digital security, social networks, e-commerce platforms and e-transactions over the Internet (B2B and B2C), among other. Luís has considerable expertise in Privacy and Data Protection, which require specialized advice, including all aspects of compliance, data audits and international data transfers, especially in the Telecommunications, Media and IT, Health and Pharmaceutical, Energy, Banking and Insurance. Luís is also involved in sectors projects Communications Regulatory, with a focus on the general authorization regime and grant of rights of use (spectrum and numbers), wholesale contractual relations among operators, regulated offers, interconnection and number portability, contracts with residential clients or companies, spectrum management and relations with the regulator ICP-ANACOM and the European Commission. In October 2013, Luís was appointed a member of the Commission Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts, by the Director-General for DG Justice, European Commission. The Group’s mandate is to propose to the Commission a set of safe and fair contractual clauses for cloud computing agreements with consumers and small businesses.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian.


Portuguese Bar Association; APDC – Portuguese Communications Association; President of the Portuguese Belgian Luxemburguese Chamber of Commerce; Irish Portuguese Business Network.


Law Degree from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School (1991); post-graduate degree in European Studies (Law) from the same university (1994); masters degree in European Studies (Politics and Administration) from the College of Europe, Bruges (1994).


Reading, sailing, travelling.



Within: TMT

With a focus on telecoms and technology matters, SRS Advogados counts NOS among its key clients, which it continued to represent against MEO/PT regarding statutory fines and number portability, as well as in cases against telecoms authority Anacom challenging regulatory charges. Another key client is BT, which received assistance with several regulatory matters. Octávio Castelo Paulo and Dr Luís Neto Galvão are the names to note.

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